Wednesday, 1 June 2016
Building The Future
Fabulous geography gives way to contemporary geography. Ys is gone. From the top of Mons Ferrruginus/Mont Frugy, Gratillonius looks down to the River Odet and the cultivated fields beyond. He leads the building of the societies that will survive the Fall of the Roman Empire just as Poul Anderson's character, Dominic Flandry, lays the foundations for societies that will survive the Fall of the Terran Empire.
The countryside glows with promise:
"With surrounding trees cleared away, [Gratillonius] had a view down wooded hillside whose green glowed transient gold..."
-Poul and Karen Anderson, The Dog And The Wolf, Chapter XI, section 4, p. 226.