Tuesday, 16 May 2017

A Route Through The Blogverse

Here, we compared passages in works of prose fiction by Poul Anderson, CS Lewis, James Blish and SM Stirling.
Here, we added a comparison with a work of graphic fiction by Alan Moore.
Here, we compared this work by Moore with a prose novel about graphic fiction characters by Elliot S. Maggin.
Maggin's novel was written to coincide with this feature film but otherwise is independent of it.
Here, I speculated about Poul Anderson writing a scientifically rationalized Superman novel with an otherwise real-world setting.

That is five previous posts, proceeding from Anderson to Anderson via Lewis, Blish, Stirling, Moore, Maggin, Superman, two blogs and three media.

The present agenda is:

to finish reading Miracle Monday;
to finish reading The Sunrise Lands;
to start reading Murder In Black Letter.


Sean M. Brooks said...

Kaor, Paul!

Of course I read comic books as a boy, including comic books about Superman, Batman, etc. But, perhaps oddly, the ones that really appealed to me were the comic books about Walt Disney's Donald Duck and his uncle Scrooge McDuck!

I don't know if you have heard of it, or read it, but Larry Niven's essay about Superman, "Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex," might amuse you. It's a somewhat tongue in cheek science fictional rationalization of the Superman story.


Paul Shackley said...

Yes, I read Niven's essay.