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Encyclopedia > The Boat of a Million Years

The Boat of a Million Years is a book by Poul Anderson nominated for the 1990 Hugo. The novel follows a group of immortals from ancient times to the semi-distant future. The novel indicates a love for the past and anticipation for the wonders of the future. However the sections concerning the nineteenth and twentieth century make strong, generally libertarian based, criticism of the world situation. Poul William Anderson (November 25, 1926 – July 31, 2001) was a prolific science fiction author of the genres Golden Age; some of his short stories were first published using the pseudonyms A. A. Craig, Michael Karageorge, and Winston P. Sanders. Poul Anderson also wrote fantasy such as the King... See also Libertarianism and Libertarian Party Libertarian,is a term for person who has made a conscious and principled commitment, evidenced by a statement or Pledge, to forswear violating others rights and usually living in voluntary communities: thus in law no longer subject to government supervision. ...


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Off the coast of southern Africa, in the winter of 1938, a fishing boat called The Nerine dragged from the Indian Ocean near the Chalumna River a fish thought to be extinct for 70 million years.
The nautilus, another mollusc, was living in the seas 300 million years ago,30 and these creatures are living, feeding and reproducing in exactly the same form in today's seas.
Finally, a spider fossilized in amber, and estimated as being 20 million years old, was one of the most important discoveries of the 2000s.
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