Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Imhotep. Neptune is unlikely to ever be any-one's home world.
Diana. Diana is also the name of the ancient Greeks' goddess of the hunt.
None. Poor Aycharaych, last of his kind except for the ghosts in the machines.
Starkad. Starkad's surface atmosphere isn't very healthy for humans
Chereion. Mars is our near neighbour while Beowulf and Barrayar are from Weber's 'Honorverse' and Bujold's 'Vorkosiganverse'.
|An alien by the name of Aycharaych is a recurring character in the Flandry stories. He has a special gift. What is it?||Poul Anderson's Empire
Xeno-telepathy. Telepathy, if not precisely common, isn't unheard of either but xeno-telepathy allows Aycharaych to read the minds of other species. This is unique.
|The enemies faced down by Dominic have been legion but one race in particular have caused recurrent problems for Dominic and his empire. Who are they?||Poul Anderson's Empire
The Merseians. Merseian civilisation had been saved by a Terran based trade team. Somehow they aren't properly appreciative.
Despite their huge size Wodenites are a pacific species.
Cynthians are a cat-like arboreal race and get along with Terrans quite well as far as we can see.
Gorzumi raided the solar system before the empire. They are no longer a problem...
|Dominick's allegiance to the empire (if not necessarily to the emperor of the day) has always carried him through, but one woman could have changed that. Who was she?||Poul Anderson's Empire
Kathryn McCormac. Unfortunately Kathryn was already married to the leader of the rebels and very much in love with him.
Catherine Tate is the new companion in "Doctor Who".
Alison and Carolyn are made up.
Intelligence. His natural sneakiness makes Intelligence a natural home
If he'd been a Engineer, the stories would have been so different!The Marines wouldn't have missed him though.
Command track isn't a service branch as such. Dominick is as bad at giving commands as he in carrying them out...
|Dominic Flandry is the main protagonist of most of Anderson's "Empire" stories. What rank is he in his first story?||Poul Anderson's Empire
Ensign. He does become a commodore in the stories but even Dominic has to start somewhere.
Celts. In this story, the Carthaginians wipe out Rome and most people haven't heard of Rome. The Aztecs aren't destroyed by the conquistadors and the Celtic civilisation isn't wiped out by Rome.
Kublai. Atilla was a Hun and invaded Europe.
Ghenghis (or Genghis) is a title while Temujin is his birth name.
Kublai Khan was the grandson of Genghis and we didn't learn much of his pleasure dome before Samuel Colleridge's dream is so rudely interrupted.
Cyrus. Nebuchadnezzar was the king of Babylonia who sacked Jerusalem.
Darius is a later king of Persia.
Meander is the name Manse takes while looking for Denison.
He and his fiancee were allowed to go and live out their lives in Victorian London.. Charles and Mary were on record as having lived their lives in Victorian London as well as dying in 1947 and 1944 respectively. Charles's and Manse's actions told the Danellians which was true history.
Charles Whitcomb. Jones, Nichols and Johns are fictional. In this context anyway!
He answers an ad in the paper.. A small ad in the paper attracts his attention. Keep an eye on them - you never know what you'll find!
Unattached status means you operate anywhere and anywhen.. Unattached status indicates a certain willingness to think and act outside the box but when offered this rank, Manse thinks he's being cashiered.
To maintain the future that leads to the Danellians.. In order to make sure that the Danellians come into being, the Time Patrol have a broad remit - though their official remit is make sure the time lines are left untouched. In order to do that they have to try and study history as it happens.
|Manse Everard is the man we follow through his adventures as a member of the Time Patrol. In which year was he recruited?||Poul Anderson's 'Time Patrol'
1954. Who wouldn't want to get away from the fifties?
Elfheugh. Elfheugh was one of the mightiest fortresses held by the trolls, never taken by force of arms. But the trolls had forgotten that not all those inside its walls had the trolls' interests at heart.
Utgard, Jötunheim.. While Sheffield has manufactured more than its share of the world's swords and knives, magical weapons have never been available alas.
Jötunheim was the land of the giants, no friends to the elves or the gods!
Bölverk. Even Bölverk's name is ill omened - evil worker!
Odin, the All-father, was good at giving orders and advice and Loki is the Norse trickster god.
As far as I can tell Firberg is made up (in this context at least).
Tyr. Tyr was the Norse god of war. Tyr warned Scafloc of the upcoming war and gave him a personal warning over family matters.
Mars is the Roman equivalent of Tyr.
Yes. Valgard grew up embittered with his status in life and was always too ready to use fists and weapons until he was exiled. Even amongst the outlaws he ruled through fear.
There was to be war with the trolls.. The elves had decisively beaten the trolls in earlier times but now rumours of new alliances were worrying the elves.
The elves left a changeling in his place.. The elves have generally had a reputation for stealing children.
No. Scafloc was given the the name Valgard by his father's request.
He could not be baptised quickly.. His father had quarrelled with the settlement's priest leaving it without one. The nearest priest was several days journey away, leaving the baby undedicated to any god.
So it could not be used to strike at the world tree Yggdrasil.. Thor was the Norse thunder god and his preferred weapon was a hammer.
Cortana.. Narsil and Glamdring are from Tolkien's Middle Earth stories, of course and Tyrfing is the sword that will destroy the world tree at Ragnarok.
A werewolf.. Not only are we given this name for a werewolf, but we also learn the French, loup garou, for this creature.