Friday, 19 December 2014

The Technic History: Generations

Nicholas van Rijn meets Sandra Tamarin in The Man Who Counts so there is an Eric Tamarin in Mirkheim.

David Falkayn marries van Rijn's granddaughter, Coya Conyon, between "Lodestar" and Mirkheim so Nicholas Falkayn is born in Mirkheim, Nicholas' son, Nathaniel, is in "Wingless" and their descendant, Tabitha, is in The People Of The Wind.

Tabitha marries Christopher Holm, son of Daniel Holm and, we hypothesize, descendant of Ivar Holm who had appeared in "Rescue on Avalon."

Emperor Manuel I is succeeded by his son, name unknown, who is succeeded by his son, Manuel II.

Dominic Flandry meets Persis d'Io in Ensign Flandry so there is a Dominic Hazeltine in A Knight Of Ghosts And Shadows.

The Starkadian Dragoika appears in Ensign Flandry and her son, Targovi, in The Game Of Empire.

Because Hugh McCormac flees the Empire, his second wife's brother becomes Firstman of Ilion and will be succeeded by his son, Ivar Frederiksen.

Emperor Hans is succeeded by his son, Dietrich, who is succeeded by his brother, Gerhart, who will be succeeded by his son, Karl. Hans also has a granddaughter, Megan.

Flandry meets Maria Crowfeather between novels so there is a Diana Crowfeather in The Game Of Empire.

We see three widely separated generations of Vixenite Kittredges.

As usual when I set out to summarize information from Poul Anderson's History of Technic Civilization, it turns out to be slightly more complicated than expected. (In fact, I have had to return to the post to add data.) The History covers periods of such length that we eventually lose sight of any particular lines of descent.


Sean M. Brooks said...

Hi, Paul!

I might have included how Emperor Georgios was succeeded by his unworthy son Josip III, who in turn was succeeded by a short lived Imperial kinsman.

I have wondered if Manuel I's unnamed son was the first Emperor Josip, btw!


Paul Shackley said...

Yes, I should have remembered Georgios and Josip. It is not easy to summarize Anderson.