Friday, 14 July 2017
Founders Of Nations
-Poul Anderson, "The Sorrow of Odin the Goth" IN Anderson, Time Patrol (Riverdale, NY, 2006), pp. 333-465 AT p. 458.
"'Descendants of [Alawin's] took a leading part in founding the Spanish nation.'" (op. cit., p. 462)
"So had Sun Hair promised... 'A new world.' He did not understand, but he believed, and made his people believe."
-Poul Anderson, The Shield Of Time (New York, 1991), Part Four, "Beringia," 13,210 B.C., p. 250.
"...David and Coya Conyon/Falkayn...led to this planet humans who would found new homes...they were raising afresh the ancient banner of freedom...they knew - it is in their writings - how rich and strong a world must come from the dwelling together of two races so unlike."
-Poul Anderson, The Earth Book Of Stormgate (New York, 1979), p. 409. (Hloch's commentary between "Lodestar" and "Wingless.")
Time travellers and historians know when nations are founded.
And how many new nations are founded in SM Stirling's Emberverse?