Wednesday, 9 July 2014
Multiverse: Operation Xibalba, A Metaphysical Question
I finished reading "Operation Xibalba" by Eric Flint over breakfast and it is an authentic addition to Poul Anderson's Operation... series, with an unexpected way of completing the mission. It doesn't matter that the rescued expedition to Hell is not brought back in one piece...
When discussing "...the Mesoamerican deities and spirits...," the narrator refers to:
"The underlying belief system that had created them..." (p. 168)
This implies that the denizens of the supernatural realms have been brought into existence by belief in them. This is the premise of Neil Gaiman's The Sandman, Mike Carey's Lucifer and related works but was it stated in Anderson's Operation... books? I can't remember but, if not, it is a valid addition which, of course, could generate unlimited sequels - and this new team deserves its own series.