Saturday, 12 July 2014

Multiverse: The Next Generation

Greg Bear and Gardner Dozois, Editors, Multiverse: Exploring Poul Anderson's Worlds (Burton, MI, 2014).

Two Time Patrol couples have started families.
Dominic Flandry has more children and even a grown up grandson.
Alianora has three grown up children.
The boy who was rescued from the Queen of Air and Darkness has grown up and now has a baby girl.
The hero of "The Long Remembering" has a grown up daughter.
Poul Anderson's fantasies had already featured Steven Matuchek's daughter from birth to adulthood but "Operation Xibalba" introduces a new couple...

This list covers seven, just over half, of the Multiverse stories because there are two Flandry narratives. Thus, extend any series long enough and it will feature the sons and daughters of the original characters, which is only be expected.

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