Friday, 22 July 2016
Beginning Island In The Sea Of Time
a comment from SM Stirling, answering a query about a passage in his The Peshawar Lancers;
my copy of Stirling's Island In The Sea Of Time (New York, 1998).
Island... is relevant to the concerns of this blog in at least four respects:
(i) it comes highly recommended by Poul Anderson -
"'A PERFECTLY SPLENDID STORY ...ENDLESSLY FASCINATING. THERE HAVE BEEN MANY STORIES ABOUT CASTAWAYS IN TIME, BUT VERY FEW SO SOLIDLY CONVINCING.'
-Poul Anderson" (p. 1)
(ii) Stirling's Acknowledgments include:
"...to Poul Anderson for catching a couple of embarrassing errors..." (p. 7)
(iii) Copyright notifications include:
"Lyrics to 'A Girl Needs A Knife' by Neil Gaiman are copyright Neil Gaiman 1995, and used by his kind permission. They are taken from the Flash Girls CD Maurice and I." (p. 4)
(iv) This blog acknowledges SM Stirling as a colleague and successor of Poul Anderson in the sub-genre of alternative fiction history.