Sunday, 5 July 2015
Poul, Anderson and Poul Anderson
In the FirstSide timeline, Tom Christiansen and Adrienne Rolfe both like a number of writers, including "Anderson." In the New Virginia timeline, Adrienne's library includes Three Hearts And Three Lions and A Midsummer Tempest. Tom recognizes the titles so we know that they were imported from FirstSide.
In our timeline, Poul Anderson (see image) wrote Three Hearts And Three Lions and A Midsummer Tempest.
Thus, here are three timelines containing respectively a Poul (presumably Anderson), a (presumably Poul) Anderson and a Poul Anderson but they are not exactly the same guy. The Poul of the Lords of Creation timeline lives in a detectably different Solar System whose history diverges drastically from ours after 1962. The Anderson of the FirstSide timeline lives on an Earth whose history diverges minimally from ours after 1617 and might diverge further later. I don't know yet.
But other activities call so that is the end of posting until this evening or maybe tomorrow.