Monday, 13 July 2015
Heinlein, Anderson And Stirling
The Future History
time travel (future circular causality)
juvenile sf (14 novels)
magic as technology (one novel)
eight future histories
time travel (past and future circular causality and causality violation)
juvenile sf (a few short stories) (BUT see Comments)
magic as technology (a series)
alternative histories (interconnected stories and novels)
historical fiction and other genres
alternative histories (many novels and series)
time travel (a contribution to Anderson's Time Patrol series)
Military or militaristic sf is one common theme.
Heinlein and Anderson were generalists whereas Stirling so far is a specialist.
Heinlein declined; Anderson did not; Stirling hopefully will not.
What theme can follow past, future and alternative history?