Monday, 7 August 2017
"'More to it than that,' Everard answered. 'A gift, a power - real leadership has a touch of mystery, something transhuman.... But I wonder if also the time stream isn't bearing her along.'"
-Poul Anderson, "Star of the Sea" IN Anderson, Time Patrol (Riverdale, NY, 2006), pp. 467-440 AT p. 556-557.
SM Stirling's Father Ignatius comments that leadership is a "'...heavy burden...,'" then adds:
"'Yet leadership has something else to it,' Ignatius said. 'To be a true King is to be touched by something beyond the human. By the finger of God, as David was when he danced before the Tabernacle of the Lord.'"
-SM Stirling, Lord Of Mountains (New York, 2013), Chapter Four, p. 91.
Leadership has "More..." or "...something else...":
"...a touch of mystery, something transhuman..."
"...touched by something beyond the human..."
Parallel thoughts: probably not one text directly influencing the other.