Thursday, 17 November 2016
On The Oceans Of Eternity
I refer again to the mystery of the disappearing posts. To be more precise, posts do not disappear from the blog but post titles disappear from the blog archive. The earliest title listed for October 2016 is dated 17 October (see here). However, a search for On The Oceans Of Eternity reveals earlier posts for that month. See here.
The present plan is to continue reading and discussing On The Oceans Of Eternity. To do this, it is helpful to be able to refer to earlier posts that mention this novel.
Every work of fiction, even the most realistic, is set in a parallel universe or alternative timeline to the extent that its characters and events do not exist in our timeline. On the other hand, even the most fantastic fiction "fantastically reflects" the real world in which it was created. Poul Anderson and SM Stirling make us feel that their alternative timelines are as real as ours.