Wednesday, 10 August 2016
Wellsprings Of Dream
Please read it! But maybe also bear with me while I appreciate the article by summarizing it. In this collection, Anderson tries to display every aspect of science. He therefore includes one story about telepathy and also this article, "Wellsprings...," about ideas.
In "Wellsprings...," He suggests that Homer and the poets:
celebrated great deeds;
"...fabled of wonders..." (p. 237) -
- and that sf does the same for science, evoking our potential future equivalents of:
I was familiar with only three of those names and had trouble spelling the fifth. Here Anderson effortlessly combines mythological and scientific knowledge. It is all one universe. I will have to post about this article in stages.