Tuesday, 16 August 2016
The King of Ys, co-written by Karen Anderson, contends with barbarians and bureaucrats but his ultimate enemies are the Gods of Ys. The Ysan Sea God is a Son of Chaos.
In the Psychotechnic History, the "old and protean enemy" (and here), manifesting through many political movements and conspiracies, is the revolt of primitive man against civilization. This is Law and Chaos, the Dog and the Wolf, in another form.
The History of Technic Civilization has the racist Merseians and the manipulative Aycharaych.
In There Will Be Time, the Eyrie is an organization of time travelers with the racist and imperialist values of the nineteenth century.
In The Corridors Of Time, Wardens and Rangers fight a time war. Both are bad.
The Time Patrol contends not only with Neldorians and Exaltationists but also ultimately with temporal chaos. And here we have Law and Chaos yet again.
What an impressive list!
(SM Stirling's Against The Tide Of Years has arrived but meanwhile I have got heavily back into the goetic timeline of Anderson's Old Phoenix multiverse.)