Friday, 20 January 2017
In Anderson's contribution to Isaac Asimov's Robots series, two men out in space discuss Stephen Byerley (see here) who has recently been elected on Earth.
In 2017, people around Earth discuss the newly elected President of the United States.
When I started reading science fiction, including works by Poul Anderson, in the 1960s, all three of these statements would equally have been sf.
Next year will be 2018. Year 2018 was an alternative title of Volume I of James Blish's Cities In Flight Tetralogy which begins with politics in Washington.
It is good to read about the future, then to live it.