Friday, 8 January 2016
Doctor Mirabilis by James Blish, about the founder of scientific method;
Miracleman by Neil Gaiman, about a Golden Age that becomes a Silver Age, then a Dark Age - a utopia that goes bad;
a book about yogis who seem already to have much of the psychophysical knowledge sought by Anderson's psychotechnicians;
a book, published in 2015, about current global politics and militarism.
Miracleman is set in an alternative timeline. The three other works describe our past and present - and could lead to something like Anderson's Psychotechnic Institute, Planetary Engineers, Solar Union etc in our future.