Saturday, 22 April 2017

Memories And Now II

Staying with the theme of memories and identity: "Here is one I prepared earlier," as they used to say on a British children's TV programme.

In Larry Niven's World Of Ptavvs, an alien and a human being briefly exchange all their memories with the result that the human being spends some time thinking that he is the alien in the wrong body whereas the alien, used to telepathy, does not make the reverse mistake.

After these mind-expanding extrapolations, I will return to a sunny day in Lancaster and to rereading Stieg Larsson who, like every other part of the universe, is sometimes relevant to Poul Anderson Appreciation.

1 comment:

Sean M. Brooks said...

Kaor, Paul!

And I'm reminded of how one of the Man/Kzin wars stories has one of the Kzin "taking in" the personalities of a human and another Kzin.