Tuesday, 4 December 2012
Many Times II
"The Man Who Came Early," about the difficulties encountered by a man who is mysteriously transported to the Viking period, should definitely be included;
"Time Heals" would fit because its theme is difficulties encountered when transported into the future - although its character cannot return, thus experiences temporal stasis rather than time travel;
non-time travel items should be removed and collected elsewhere;
"Eutopia," about travel between alternative timelines, would fit better in a parallel universes collection ideally to be called The Old Phoenix And Other Universes, thus linking it to Anderson's four parallel universe novels;
"Wildcat," "The Little Monster," "The Nest" and "The Man Who Came Early" are set in different past periods;
"Welcome," "Time Heals" and "Flight To Forever" describe various problems encountered when traveling into the future.
Anderson wrote at least four non-time travel stories set in different past periods that are familiar from his novels: prehistoric, Roman and Viking. These stories -
"The Long Remembering,"
"The Peat Bog" and
"The Tale of Hauk"
- could form a Many Times collection. I will shortly reread these works and maybe comment here.