Wednesday, 5 July 2017
Re-Creating The Past
-SM Stirling, The High King Of Montival (New York, 2011), p. 111.
I dislike the contradictory "new-old" although the meaning is clear enough.
Might it be possible to re-create the past with sufficient resources? Such an attempt is part of the Time Patrol history:
"'Coordinator Stantel V...In the thirty-eighth century. The Great Experimenter - colonies reproducing past socieities -'"
-Poul Anderson, "Delenda Est" IN Anderson, Time Patrol (Riverdale, NY, 2006), 2, p. 180.
It would be necessary to change not only conditions but also consciousness.