Sunday, 2 October 2016
Fantasy, Future History And Time Travel
I have been on a coach trip to Birmingham;
I am still engaged in other reading.
However, memories of reading Poul Anderson's works continue to generate posts on:
the Time Patrol;
the Technic History -
- and on more than these, but those are the three other posts dated today. Ys is a fully realized city, the Time Patrol is a fully realized organization and the Solar Commonwealth is a fully realized society. Gratillonius, King of Ys, Manson Everard, Unattached agent of the Patrol, and David Falkayn, Master Merchant of the Polesotechnic League, are fully realized characters, different from each other.
Ys is destroyed and the Commonwealth falls but the Patrol endures - as far as we know.