Friday, 13 January 2017
History Past And Future II
Anderson seamlessly blends past and future histories. The history of spaceflight encompasses:
Emett and gyrogravitics
Rotmistrov on Mars
Shuhara on Venus
the Asteroid Republic
the spaceship Astra
The Wiki links end where the fiction begins. To the crew of the Astra, this is a single uninterrupted history. I had not heard of Esnault-Pelterie and have paused on his name only because I am blogging, therefore noticing every detail.
Pre-space flight history includes:
the American Declaration of Independence
the Bill of Liberties
That is a lot of history, most of it also ours.