Sunday, 15 December 2013
At present, I prefer visual-verbal so I am still rereading Neil Gaiman's The Sandman graphic novels and posting about those (see here), focusing on their considerable philosophical content. I cannot read Gaiman without remembering Anderson or vice versa:
Odin as a fictional character;
an inn between the worlds;
fictions in which figures from different mythologies coexist and interact;
the alternative potential futures of the Roman Empire-
- and I have probably missed something.
Gaiman presents painfully intense children's points of view, also sympathetic feminine povs;
Anderson was a prolific master of hard sf who also wrote historical fiction and detective novels.