Sunday, 6 August 2017

Evening In New York: Everard And Bond

"[Everard] looked out of his window. Lights flamed against a hectic sky; the street crawled with automobiles and a hurrying, faceless crowd; he could not see the towers of Manhattan from here, but he knew they reared arrogant toward the clouds."
-Poul Anderson, "Time Patrol" IN Anderson, Time Patrol (Riverdale, NY, 2006), pp. 1-53 AT p. 17.

"...[Bond] looked out of the window of his bedroom. To his left, the sun was setting in a blaze of colour. In the skyscrapers the lights were coming on, turning the whole town into a golden honeycomb. Far below the streets were rivers of neon lighting, crimson, blue, green. The wind sighed sadly outside in the velvet dusk, lending his room still more warmth and security and luxury."
-Ian Fleming, Live And Let Die (London, 2004), Chapter 4, pp. 034-035.

"Winter had fallen uptime. Snow tumbled past the window of [Everard's] apartment, making a cave of white stillness for us."
-Anderson, "The Sorrow of Odin the Goth" IN Time Patrol, pp. 333-465 AT p. 385.

Everard and Bond separately in 1954; then Everard and Farness together in 1980 - New York across the decades.

1 comment:

Sean M. Brooks said...

Kaor, Paul!

And we see descriptions of the similar towers and skyscrapers of Admiralty Center and Archopolis in stories like WE CLAIM THESE STARS and A STONE IN HEAVEN.