Saturday, 13 May 2017
Continual Comparisons And The Flux Of Life
an ancient Roman Time Patrol trainee and some Emberversers treat machines like horses;
both Bond and Flandry were bereaved;
Merseians try to subvert Terran society as Russians tried to subvert Western societies;
Anderson and others speculate about the consequences of longevity;
Wells introduced ideas that Anderson and others developed;
Anderson is comparable not only to Wells but also to Tolkien.
These are just a few recent examples.
All writing and blogging occurs with the flux of life going on around it. Anderson showed us dynamic societies and we live in some of them. Tomorrow in Lancaster, Headteachers, Primary and Secondary School Teachers, Teaching Assistants, parents, pupils and their supporters will march and rally to protest against major cuts in government spending on educational services and none of them will do this as covert agents of any hostile foreign power! In the evening, there will be another Goth Night. But there might also be time for some blogging.