Monday, 2 April 2018
Axor And The Spiral Arm
"'They are variously known on the worlds as Ancients, Elders, Others - many names - The mysterious civilization that flourished in the galaxy - apparently through far more of it than this fraction of a single spiral arm which we have somewhat explored - vanishing millions of years ago, leaving scanty, glorious fragments of their works -'"
-Poul Anderson, The Game Of Empire IN Anderson, Flandry's Legacy (Riverdale, NY, 2012), pp. 189-453 AT CHAPTER ONE, pp. 206-207.
One Aenean name is "Old Shen" and Aycharaych the Chereionite claims that they were his people.
We note that Axor repeats the phrase about the fraction of a single spiral arm that we have somewhat explored. I know that Homer reused phrases but I think that this one of Anderson's gets a bit worn.