Thursday, 3 March 2016
in HG Wells' The Shape Of Things To Come, Gustave de Windt, author of Social Nucleation (1942);
in Robert Heinlein's Future History, DD Harriman, "The Man Who Sold The Moon";
in Isaac Asimov's future history, Susan Calvin, robopsychologist;
in James Blish's Cities in Flight, Senator Bliss Wagoner, secretly behind the spindizzy and the antiagathics;
in Blish's The Seedling Stars, Jacob Rullman, inventor of pantropy, the science of human adaptation to extraterrestrial environments;
in Blish's Haertel Scholium, Adolph Haertel and Thor Wald, inventor of the Dirac transmitter;
in Poul Anderson's Psychotechnic History, Valti and Fourre;
in Anderson's Technic History, Nicholas van Rijn, leader of the independents in the Polesotechnic League, and David Falkayn, discoverer of Mirkheim and Founder of Avalon;
in Jerry Pournelle's CoDominium future history, John Christian Falkenberg, mercenary.
Wells' Philip Raven dreams an "Outline of the Future" whereas Asimov's Hari "Raven" Seldon predicts the future. Raven's dreamed text includes a chapter on Karl Marx and Henry George.