Thursday, 2 March 2017
the timeline of Poul Anderson's There Will Be Time, where Robert Anderson refers to My Lai;
the timeline of Anderson's Time Patrol series, where Manse Everard refers to American betrayal;
our timeline where Poul Anderson is the author of these works.
Although both these works are sf, involving time travel, the references to Vietnam could have been made in a mainstream novel or in real life. By contrast, Jamie Delano reflects on the war by writing a ghost story/horror story. The people of a small American town pray for their sons in a MIA battalion to return. The ghosts return, bringing the war with them, perceiving their home town as a Vietnamese village...
The next volume on my reading list is SM Stirling's The Protector's War. Mankind continues fighting in another alternative timeline.