Thursday, 15 December 2016

The Sea Of SF

Space is a sea of virtual particles.
Sf is a sea of ideas and interconnections.
Poul Anderson is a good focus because he addresses many ideas and connects with many other authors.

The previous post recalled:

two series written by SM Stirling;
Sandra Miesel's Afterword to one series co-written by Anderson.

Thus, the direct Anderson connection became somewhat tenuous! However, Poul Anderson's works were the primary inspiration for the blog and it is those works that have led to comparative readings of other future histories, alternative histories, time travel stories and fantasies.

I must finish reading SM Stirling's Nantucket Trilogy Volume III, knowing that this Trilogy is a mere prelude to a much longer alternative history series and must also make some preparations for Christmas.

1 comment:

Sean M. Brooks said...

Kaor, Paul!

Commenting on your last paragraph: I would not call the Nantucket trilogy a mere prelude to the Emberverse series beginning with DIES THE FIRE. Rather, the Nantucket books formed an independent series or timeline alongside the longer Emberverse timeline. Also, the Nantucket books cannot be called a prelude to the Emberverse because there is no connection between the Nantucket and Emberverse world line except the Change/Event SPLITTING them apart.

And there are Andersonian allusions to be found in the Emberverse books.

Merry Christmas! Sean