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On 12/7/2022 at 5:25 PM, BigBen said:

Just reread an old story by David Brin, "Thor Meets Captain America."  Before anyone gets too excited, it's got nothing to do with any movie characters you may have in mind.  Instead, it deals with a suicide mission to blow up Valhalla, in an alternate universe in which World War II is still being fought in 1962, because the Nazis formed an alliance with the Norse gods.  

Without giving too much of the plot away, let me just say that the story is a meditation on the old-fashioned ideal of the U.S. as the fortress of democracy and our human duty to confront evil, regardless of the cost.  Like the Greek gods, the Norse pantheon is not a very likeable group, so the idea of their allying with the Nazis is scarily plausible.

Well worth a read, if you can find it.


On 12/7/2022 at 10:24 PM, Ron said:

I like David Brin's work. Three years ago, I reread his entire Uplift series for the second time. I won't be reading the series a third time, twice in forty years is enough. It's time to pass on the paperbacks.

David Brin has written some good works.  I see that "Thor Meets Captain America" was expanded by Brin into a longer work, "The Life Eaters."  Both are available from a giant corporation founded by someone with the first name of Jeff.

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