Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Year 2018!

We have just received Radio Times, 6-12 January 2018, with 2018 in large numbers on the front cover but I can only find this film guide on google.

Year 2018! was the title of a paperback edition of James Blish's Cities In Flight, Volume I, discussed in:

Cities In Flight, Volume I
Bliss Wagoner
The Structure Of They Shall Have Stars

We have passed 1984, 2000 A.D. and 2001 and are about to enter 2018, a big year for fans of James Blish.

The Haertel Scholium Connections

A Martian Diptych
Welcome To Mars and "No Jokes on Mars" have a common setting.

The Galactic Cluster Trilogy
"This Earth of Hours" refers back to "Nor Iron Bars" which refers back to "Common Time."

The Heart Stars Trilogy
Both Mission To The Heart Stars and "A Dusk of Idols" refer back to The Star Dwellers.

The Quincunx Trilogy
Midsummer Century refers back to The Quincunx Of Time which refers forward to "A Style In Treason" and to Midsummer Century.

Adolph Haertel is in Welcome To Mars and "Common Time."
Jack Loftus is in The Star Dwellers and Mission To The Heart Stars.
Thor Wald is in The Quincunx Of Time and mentioned in Midsummer Century.
In Quincunx, Wald invents the Dirac transmitter which exists in a different form in Cities In Flight.