Sunday, 7 August 2016
Matucheks And Morpheus
(ii) William Shakespeare writes A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Tempest for Morpheus in The Sandman and is the Great Historian in Anderson's A Midsummer Tempest.
(iii) Valeria meets Prince Rupert from the Shakespearean history in the Old Phoenix Inn in A Midsummer Tempest. Travelers from many histories shelter, in the Inn of the Worlds' End, from a reality storm caused by Morpheus' death in The Sandman.
Travelers from SM Stirling's alternative histories might find their way to either Inn but would then be surprised to learn that their "realistic" timelines coexist with many universes where supernatural beings exist and magic works.