Tuesday, 11 October 2016
Larsson's journalists, hackers and spies use computer technology that was sf until recently. They uncover a conspiracy within Swedish Intelligence but not any time travelers or extraterrestrials. That is not necessarily because such clandestine beings do not exist but merely because Larsson did not write in that genre. A crossover sequel to Larsson's trilogy and to Anderson's Time Patrol series would be able to show Time Patrol agents monitoring Swedish Intelligence without intervening.
If radio messages are received from an extrasolar civilization within our lifetimes, then novelists will be able to refer to such messages without writing sf. I remain fascinated by this close yet distinct interface between sf and other genres. And Poul Anderson's scope is so vast that almost any other reading or experience can be made relevant to this blog.