Sunday, 27 September 2015

Today And Tomorrow

This morning, I have finished rereading Poul Anderson's Harvest The Fire. Today, while the sky is blue, I will walk, then swim. Tomorrow I might start to reread Anderson's The Fleet Of Stars, unless a long awaited novel by SM Stirling at last arrives by post.

Proserpina is one of Anderson's most imaginative creations. Venator says that it is always night there but the Proserpinans carve vast colorful habitats inside this large asteroid and can simulate a sky on a ceiling. Jesse Nicol, dissatisfied in the Inner Solar System, goes to Proserpina to become one of their poets.

1 comment:

Sean M. Brooks said...

Kaor, Paul!

And why did Jesse Nichol abandon Earth and the inner Solar System? Because life in a society de facto ruled by the AI dominating Earth has become pleasant, but pointless, idle, meaningless. My view is that would more and more cause despair and frustration to spread among humans. Life was still REAL at Proserpina!