Wednesday, 12 November 2014
Settling Avalon II
Nicholas says that, in Nat's generation, the two species must come to know each other well. Three hundred years later, the Governor of Sector Pacis still refers to the biracial culture as being created on Avalon. More centuries after that, Dominic Flandry says that intelligent races will survive the Empire and will "'...build fascinating new civilizations...'" (Flandry's Legacy, p. 75), adding that mixed species cultures, like the one on Avalon, "...look especially promising." What others are there?
What we need is a post-Imperial novel set in an interstellar civilization led by Avalon and other multi-species planets. Nicholas Falkayn, Governor Saracoglu and Dominic Flandry point towards such a future but it remains just out of our reach.