Tuesday, 18 March 2014
Wells wrote a time travel classic and a future history;
Olaf Stapledon wrote a future history brought to the present by a time traveler;
Anderson wrote many works of Wellsian-Stapledonian sf.
Let us compare five final states of humanity:
Morlocks and Eloi;
Wardens and Rangers;
Morlocks and Eloi are devolved bourgeoisie and proletarians;
the Last Men are Neptunians;
Danellians are post-human, the temporal equivalent of extraterrestrials;
Wardens and Rangers are a pastoral-urban antithesis, synthesized in their further future;
the Star Masters are multi-species interstellar travelers initiated by and interacting with time travelers.
I can only contemplate these imaginative creations with awe!