Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Wide-Ranging Works

In recent posts, we have:

compared Ian Fleming's and Poul Anderson's treatments of their respective secret agent characters;

compared the treatment of religions in the Technic and CoDominium future histories;

listed themes and issues that Anderson shares with Mary Shelley, HG Wells, Olaf Stapledon, Robert Heinlein etc;

mentioned SM Stirling, Jerry Pournelle and John C Wright as successors of Anderson;

listed historical figures that might be regarded as heroes in the future;

discussed battles and a particular battle formation;

considered past fictional futures;

analyzed a fictional philosophy.

Thus, we cast the net widely thanks to the wide-ranging works of Poul Anderson.

1 comment:

Sean M. Brooks said...

Kaor, Paul!

And I thought the Cosmenosism we see in THE DAY OF THEIR RETURN esp. interesting due to the care Anderson took to work it out in some detail. As it had to be if Aycharaych's scheme for using it to "convulse and shatter" the Empire was to succeed.