the man-nature and man-machine interfaces;
the universe as described by modern physics;
every sf idea treated in more than one way;
earlier and later fantasy and sf writers;
issues of alien and artificial intelligence...
As Sean Brooks shows here, Anderson's third phase was one of continued creativity and innovation, not of regrettable repetition or decline. By contrast, of the other Campbell future historians, Heinlein and Asimov declined and Blish unfortunately died at fifty four with new and creative plans unrealized.
Recently rereading works as diverse as the Aeneid and Marvel Comics The Ultimates, I found thematic connections with Anderson. I must now return to rereading his Starfarers.
My technical assistant, Ketlan, has ensured that Sean Brooks' most recent article will remain at the top of the blog for a few days. I hope that regular readers will not miss my posts that will be published beneath it.