Sunday, 19 March 2017
Reality Strikes Back?
-Poul Anderon, Young Flandry (New York, 2010), p. 177.
"...the Pacific Ocean. Sheening and billowing under a full Luna, those waters gave a sense of ancient forces still within this planet that man had so oedipally made his own, still biding their time."
-Poul Anderson, Flandry's Legacy (New York, 2012), p. 50.
…6The LORD said, "Behold, they are one people, and they all have the same language. And this is what they began to do, and now nothing which they purpose to do will be impossible for them. 7"Come, let Us go down and there confuse their language, so that they will not understand one another's speech." 8So the LORD scattered them abroad from there over the face of the whole earth; and they stopped building the city.…
-copied from here.
"'Qui Verbum Dei contempserunt, eis auferetur etiam verbum hominis.' They that have despised the word of God, from them shall the word of man also be taken away."
-CS Lewis, The Cosmic Trilogy (London, 1990), p. 718.
And one of SM Stirling's characters compares the Change to the Curse of Babel.