Thursday, 1 December 2016
"Ozymandias" by Percy Shelley;
"Son of the Sword" by Poul Anderson;
On The Oceans Of Eternity, Chapter Fifteen, by SM Stirling.
"Ozymandias" was a Greek name for Ramesses II, who appears in Chapter Fifteen of On The Oceans..., whereas "Son of the Sword" is set during the reign of another famous Pharaoh. See here. Anderson also discusses Akhnaton in a non-fiction work,"The Discovery Of The Past." (For discussion of that work, although not its reference to Akhnaton, see here.)
"Ozymandias" became the code-name for one of Alan Moore's Watchmen.
In On The Oceans..., it is good to see McAndrews breaking away from Walker. He does this by trying to build the black Egypt of his dreams!