Friday, 14 October 2016

Pivotal People

In Poul Anderson's History of Technic CIvilization:

"Le Matelot" announces the beginning of the Polesotechnic League;
Manuel Argos announces the founding of the Terran Empire;
Roan Tom starts to rebuild after the Fall of the Empire.

Within each period:

David Falkayn addresses the problems in the League and prepares for its dissolution;
Hans Molitor prolongs the Empire but ends its period of legitimacy;
Daven Laure initiates a new period of immense wealth in a later civilization.

1 comment:

Sean M. Brooks said...

Kaor, Paul!

I would have included Dominic Flandry in the list, just before Hans Molitor: "Dominic Flandry helps to prolong the Empire while striving to uphold legitimacy."