Tuesday, 18 April 2017
X And Y
x = detective fiction;
y = Poul Anderson's Trygve Yamamura Trilogy.
x = historical fiction;
y = Anderson's The Last Viking Trilogy and two other historical novels.
x = JRR Tolkien's Norse-based fantasies;
y = Anderson's Norse-based fantasies.
x = Isaac Asimov's Foundation Trilogy;
y = Anderson's History of Technic Civilization.
x = HG Wells' The Time Machine;
y = Anderson's Time Patrol series, three time travel novels and one time travel collection.
x = Hal Clement's Mission Of Gravity;
y = Anderson's The Man Who Counts and A Stone In Heaven.
Anderson = comprehensive.
The point is not that y is just like x but that it should be of interest and there are some parallels.
John C. Wright's The Golden Age has "Sophotecs" and an "Earthmind" so it might be similar to Anderson's Harvest of Stars Tetralogy. The quoted reviews mention:
Arthur C. Clarke
The Matrix -
- but not Poul Anderson.