Tuesday, 12 August 2014
The Hypothesis Realized
Poul Anderson is better than most at time travel. A few authors are as good as he is on some aspects but not across the board.
Is anyone out there wondering: How long can Shackley keep posting about the Time Patrol? I am convinced that this series is inexhaustible and that a word by word analysis would continue to reveal previously unsuspected nuances. However, there is going to be a limit to how much I can say about it without taking a break.
My current agenda is:
finish reading Stieg Larsson's third Millennium novel;
start reading Greg Bear's Eon, which I have just acquired;
post about Eon, possibly on the Science Fiction blog but more probably on Poul Anderson Appreciation because of Eon's Andersonian connections.
The only Anderson works that I have yet to track down are the NESFA collections Vol 2-up. This will be done, although individual short stories will feel like an anti-climax after the intricacies of the Technic History and the Time Patrol.