Monday, 17 April 2017

Scene-Setting And So On

Poul Anderson, "Memory" IN Anderson, Beyond The Beyond (London, 1973), pp. 7-43.

On p. 7:

unfamiliar geographical names - Kettleback Fell, Brann's Dale, Skara River, Dumethdin;

Clan and Lodge emblems tattooed on faces;

men addressing each other as "oath-brother";

a viewpoint character called "Torrek," which means "stranger," because he looks different from everyone else and cannot account for his parentage;

an unfamiliar astronomical (?) term, "...all folk under the Rings..."

A humanly habitable but ringed planet within our universe has to be extrasolar or in the far future or both. Is this just an imaginary world or a future extrasolar colony or a result of planetary engineering within the Solar System? What will p. 8 disclose?

1 comment:

Sean M. Brooks said...

Kaor, Paul!

And, by now, you already know which of the alternatives you listed in the last paragraph was true.