Tuesday, 18 April 2017
The New Empire
In Poul Anderson's "Memory," after the fall of an unnamed interstellar Empire, the Hegemony, the Republic, the Libertarian League, the Royal Brotherhood, the High Earls of Morlan and several other civilizations spreading into space contend to build their idea of the New Empire.
In Anderson's Technic History, after the Fall of the Terran Empire, the Allied Planets recivilize some isolated planets and human civilizations eventually spread through several spiral arms.
In Anderson's "Flight to Forever," a multi-species Second Empire is built.
Interstellar empires seem impressive but we know them. We read about them in old sf mags. One James Blish story has six fallen empires older than man. See here.