Monday, 29 August 2016
two blank pages, 439-440 if they are to be numbered;
the inside back cover with a photograph of the author and two sentences about him;
the back cover with an illustration, blurb and publication information.
At the top of p. 438, gods and demons are still in a battle that had begun on p. 435;
on p. 438 -
- the remaining demons flee;
the gods' allies relax;
a trumpet peals;
a choir sings;
the fifth archangel, Cambiel, fills the sky with his radiance, covers the constellations with his wings and removes all traces of the battle with a wave of his hand;
the Native American gods vanish;
the human beings fly home;
the wolf howls.
We want to know more about:
all the universes and pantheons;
Heaven and Hell;
the One God and His Adversary;
the future lives and careers of the Matucheks;
the future of goetic space exploration and colonization.
Poul Anderson's vast output is just one small part of all possible universes.