Monday, 8 February 2016
A Few Observations
I suggested an Anderson collection:
The Old Phoenix And Other Universes
"The House of Sorrows" is set in an alternative history. Furthermore, it is a history in which the Jews did not return from Babylon.
"Eutopia" is about travel between alternative histories. Furthermore, the travelers originate in a history where Alexander the Great did return from Babylon.
"House Rule" and "Losers' Night" are set in a meeting place between alternative histories.
Three stages: presentation, elaboration and summation of the concept.
I hope that I present practical demonstrations of the value of rereading. Several works by Anderson and Stirling have been read and blogged about twice. There is always more to be found in their texts.
Yesterday, Sunday, was spent with the lap top while recovering from a party. The next few days will be spent in other activities. Thus, less time from blogging. I will continue to reread SM Stirling's Conquistador.