Thursday, 6 October 2016
-SM Stirling, On The Oceans Of Eternity (New York, 2000), Chapter One, p. 16.
"The world" can mean the universe, the planet or society. In the third sense, where is the center? Rome? London? New York? The Great Wisdom? It depends when we are.
built by a time traveler in Poul Anderson's The Corridors Of Time;
the center of the world to one section of ancient society, as Babylon is to another, in Stirling's Nantucket Trilogy;
visited by an immortal in Anderson's The Boat Of A Million Years;
duplicated by a playful protector in Larry Niven's Protector.
For some Anderson references, see here.