Sunday, 30 July 2017

Through Space And Time With Wells And Anderson

Wells' Cavor and Bedford travelled to the Moon and Bedford returned alone whereas Andersonian populations build interstellar civilizations, colonize spiral arms and trade between galaxies.

Wells' Martians invaded Earth, where they lacked immunity to Terrestrial micro-organisms, whereas humanity interacts with many extraterrestrial species for good or ill in Anderson's works.

Wells wrote one volume of future history whereas Anderson wrote several future history series.

Wells' single Time Traveller explored the remote future and returned to the nineteenth century whereas many Andersonian characters make complicated journeys backwards and forwards through past and future time.

However, even the simplest example of time travel gets complicated as I will show in the next post.

1 comment:

  1. Kaor, Paul!

    And you have reminded me I should get on with reading that Barnes and Noble collection of Wells' SF! So far, I've read THE TIME MACHINE, THE WAR OF THE WORLDS, THE ISLAND OF DR MOREAU, and THE INVISIBLE MAN. Next is THE FIRST MEN IN THE MOON.