Sunday, 6 August 2017
Bond lives and works in the author's present.
Everard, based in the present, works in the past.
Flandry lives and works in our future.
Fleming reflected and described his own period, the 1950s and early '60s, whereas Anderson realized historical and prehistorical periods and imagined a future period.
is captured by the villain before the end of a novel;
sustains injuries requiring hospitalization.
The indefinitely prolonged lifespan of a Time Patrolman enables Everard to spend years in the past, then return apparently unaged to the day and hour of his departure from the present, while "antisenescence" keeps Flandry active at the age of seventy, whereas it is clever textual revision by his author that keeps Bond active for at least an extra decade.