Monday, 6 June 2016

History Of Rome, Continued.

See here.

(i), (v), (vii)-(x) the Time Patrol series.
(ii) The Golden Slave.
(iii), (iv), (xi), (xii) The King Of Ys.
(vi) "The Peat Bog."
(xiii) The Last Viking.
(xiv) The Boat Of A Million Years.
(xv) There Will Be Time.
(xvi) Rogue Sword.
(xvii) The History of Technic Civilization.

The addition proposed by Sean Brooks in the combox relates to The King Of Ys.

Also, Poul Anderson's Psychotechnic History begins with "Marius," which recounts the assassination of a military leader to prevent him from becoming another Marius, i.e., a good general but a bad politician.

1 comment:

Sean M. Brooks said...

Kaor, Paul!

Again, thanks for the nice mention of me! And your last sentence, about Marius ("a good general but a bad politician") reminded me of the concluding portions of Pournelle/Stirling's PRINCE OF SPARTA, when Dr. Whitlock, quoting Grand Admiral Lermontov's advice to his friends and colleagues, said that the worse kind of government we could have is military rule. Not because military people are bad (many, in fact, will be good, honorable, capable, admirable) but because the military virtues simply are not SUITABLE for the messy complexities of politics.

I would have suggested to Admiral Lermontov that rule by fanatical ideologues of the kind exemplified by Robespierre, Lenin, Stalin, Mao, Hitler, etc., would be even worse than rule by generals or colonels, but I do understand his point.