Friday, 15 April 2016
Some Common Features
invention of a faster than light drive
an extrasolar exodus
a Grand Survey
First Contact with aliens
a human interstellar empire
a pre-Imperial regime (Commonwealth, CoDominium)
an individual who makes a difference (Falkayn, Falkenberg)
The FTL drives differ.
Anderson's Terran Empire is described as the First Empire by a later Galactic Archaeological Society and Pournelle has both a First and a Second Empire of Man.
Thus, anyone who has enjoyed either of these series may with interest turn to the other. For me so far, King David's Spaceship is the most colorful volume in the CoDominium History, beginning, like Anderson's "Sargasso of Lost Starships," in an inn on a human colony planet newly incorporated into the Empire.