Wednesday, 16 March 2016
The Arrival Of The Prince
Poul Anderson's History of Technic Civilization;
Jerry Pournelle's CoDominium History;
the Man-Kzin Wars period of Larry Niven's Known Space History (this period is a shorter history within the longer history).
Poul Anderson wrote the first and contributed to the second and third.
The purpose as always is to appreciate whichever work is currently under discussion while sooner or later returning to Andersonian themes or comparisons.
My copy of The Prince (CoDominium) has arrived. I hope that the image conveys some impression of its size. It has 1151 pages and collects four volumes but one of those was originally two volumes.
Meanwhile, however, I have become interested in Pournelle's and Stirling's contributions to Man-Kzin Wars, which connect with Anderson's, so I am not sure how soon I will return to the CoDominium.