Tuesday, 19 April 2016
AI "emulations" in Anderson's Genesis;
timelines "deleted" by the Time Patrol;
the City of York and the World Tree in Operation Luna;
Jotunheim, the Norse land of giants, in The Broken Sword;
the Cloud Universe in the very last story of the Technic History.
Larry Niven's Ringworld and Smoke Ring;
ERB's Barsoom and Poloda;
the changed Solar System of Olaf Stapledon's Last Men period;
post-Armageddon Earth in James Blish's trilogy and the cosmic collision in his tetralogy;
Unable to write imaginative fiction, I feel privileged to be able to read, appreciate and discuss it. However, we, the readers, are an important part of the creative process. Because of us, works endure, are remembered and reprinted and hopefully become classics, always in print. Because of us.