sea of virtual particles.
Sf is a sea of ideas and interconnections.
Poul Anderson is a good focus because he addresses many ideas and connects with many other authors.
The previous post recalled:
two series written by SM Stirling;
Sandra Miesel's Afterword to one series co-written by Anderson.
Thus, the direct Anderson connection became somewhat tenuous! However, Poul Anderson's works were the primary inspiration for the blog and it is those works that have led to comparative readings of other future histories, alternative histories, time travel stories and fantasies.
I must finish reading SM Stirling's Nantucket Trilogy Volume III, knowing that this Trilogy is a mere prelude to a much longer alternative history series and must also make some preparations for Christmas.