Wednesday, 26 April 2017
Starting The Sunrise Lands
stalled on The Golden Age;
still rereading Larsson;
some technical delay with accessing a Poul Anderson ebook;
starting to check out SM Stirling's The Sunrise Lands.
The deal on the blog is:
Poul Anderson addressed nearly every aspect of sf, including alternative histories;
Stirling succeeds and surpasses Anderson specifically in the sub-genre of alternative histories;
we find Andersonian allusions and parallels in Stirling's novels;
but we would not continue to read Stirling if all that he did was to echo Anderson!
A worthy successor is also an original.
The Sunrise Lands:
is 512 pages of gapless prose;
begins in CY22/2020 A.D., thus twelve years after the previous volume;
therefore, will feature the original hero's son now grown to adulthood;
begins with several laudatory quotations including comparisons with Anderson that warrant discussion.