Saturday, 20 August 2016
Withdrawal And Return
The Merman's Children were exorcised from Europe but a few fled across the Atlantic. In Operation Luna (New York, 2000), a farseer documentary "...about the Long Sleep and the Awakening..." (p. 126) shows:
"...a dead mermaid on a beach drying to nothing..." (p. 127) -
- but adds:
"Some few held on a long while, in odd corners of the Old World or throughout the New World, the Arctic, the Pacific. But the remorseless advance of European civilization -" (ibid.)
Flight to the Americas would give temporary respite. But where would it be possible to flee to after that? Poul Anderson has the answer and it ties in with his science fiction. When they Awoke but did not like the industrialized Earth, some of the Fair Folk flew to the Moon during an eclipse. Astronomers on the goetic Earth discover that the Moon is inhabited - by recent refugees from Earth.