Friday, 15 April 2016
I am currently reading The Prince by Jerry Pournelle and SM Stirling. As it happens, I do not share the authors' apparent fascination with the details of military organization and technology. This is not what I read sf for. However, there are plenty of parallels and points of comparison with other future histories, including the several written by Anderson.
There is an apparent assumption that, for the foreseeable future, society will be wracked by conflicts requiring military solutions. I think that technology and education make other kinds of solutions possible. Anderson's later future histories show society transcending current problems - although, of course, going on to find others.