Friday, 23 September 2016
"Eventually, though, it started working the other way 'round."
-SM Stirling, Against The Tide Of Years (New York, 1999), Chapter Fifteen, p. 223.
Poul Anderson shows us moots, assemblies and parliaments down the ages, notably:
the Council of Suffetes in Ys (with Karen Anderson);
the World Parliament in The Star Fox;
the Great Kruath of all the choths on Avalon;
an imitation of the British Parliament on Toka (with Gordon R Dickson).
James Blish's Doctor Mirabilis is a historical novel covering the period of:
Roger Bacon, discoverer of scientific method;
Simon de Montfort, "Father of Parliament";
Robin of Sherwood, symbol of popular resistance.
Thus, Doctor Mirabilis is like a prequel to science fiction.