Friday, 21 August 2015
"A Slip In Time"
Poul Anderson is a master of sf in general and of time travel fiction in particular;
SM Stirling is a master of alternative history fiction, having written many novels and even series in this specific sub-genre;
Anderson wrote two short stories of realistic alternative history fiction;
however, Anderson's main vehicle for discussing and demonstrating realistic alternative histories is his Time Patrol time travel series;
Stirling has written one Time Patrol short story, "A Slip In Time," which presents an alternative history.
Thus, "A Slip In Time" seems to qualify as a synthesis of the best features of both Stirling and Anderson? It is a story that warrants rereading and further discussion on this blog but first your blogger will finish reading and discussing Stirling's Draka alternative history series volume I for the first time.