Sunday, 21 May 2017
Kinds Of Interstellar Adversaries
Of Anderson's future histories, only the Technic History shows future humanity facing a hostile interstellar empire whereas Blish imagined:
Earthmen overthrowing the Vegan Tyranny but later displaced by the Web of Hercules;
the Hegemony of Malis and a telepathic Central Empire occupying the galactic centre in different strands of the Haertel Scholium;
the Green Exarchy ruling half of humanity's worlds from the far side of the galaxy in yet another strand.
For the Angels with whom Earthmen unite against the Malans and a comparable Andersonian being, see here.