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Ensign Flandry

Ensign Flandry

Author: Poul Anderson Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/06/2018

Inside Earth

Inside Earth

Author: Poul Anderson Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2018

Security

Security

Author: Poul Anderson Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2018

Industrial Revolution

Industrial Revolution

Author: Poul Anderson Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2018

Sentiment, Inc.

Sentiment, Inc.

Author: Poul Anderson Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2018

Fantastic Stories Presents the Poul Anderson Super Pack

Fantastic Stories Presents the Poul Anderson Super Pack

Author: Poul Anderson Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2018

Admiralty

Admiralty

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 22/12/2016

Poul Anderson's stories are classics from the golden age of science fiction and beyond. A master storyteller, Anderson wrote tales ranging from the immediate to the distant future, from Earth to far-flung galaxies, from hard science fiction to fantasy - all the elements stirred and blended as only Anderson could!ADMIRALTY is the fourth volume of The Collected Works of Poul Anderson and collects his best works from a writing career that spans over 50 years.This volume contains 23 stories including:Goat Song (Hugo and Nebula winner)Operation ChangelingThe Adventure of the Misplaced HoundDelenda EstLodestarThe PugilistMariusInside StraightPlus the revised version of 'Black Bodies' and an afterword by Poul Anderson discussing 'Eutopia'

Saturn Game

Saturn Game

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 22/12/2016

Poul Anderson's stories are classics from the golden age of science fiction and beyond. A master storyteller, Anderson wrote tales ranging from the immediate to the distant future, from Earth to far-flung galaxies, from hard science fiction to fantasy - all the elements stirred and blended as only Anderson could!THE SATURN GAME is the third volume of The Collected Works of Poul Anderson and collects his best works from a writing career that spans over 50 years.This volume contains 18 stories including:The Saturn Game (Hugo and Nebula winner)Hunter's Moon (Hugo winner)No Truce with Kings (Hugo winner)Operation SalamanderSam HallThe Only Game in TownHiding PlaceA Tragedy of ErrorsPlus: seven limericks and two untitled songs!

Queen of Air and Darkness

Queen of Air and Darkness

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 22/12/2016

Poul Anderson's stories are classics from the golden age of science fiction and beyond. A master storyteller, Anderson wrote tales ranging from the immediate to the distant future, from Earth to far-flung galaxies, from hard science fiction to fantasy - all the elements stirred and blended as only Anderson could! THE QUEEN OF AIR AND DARKNESS is the second volume of The Collected Works of Poul Anderson and collects his best works from a writing career that spans over 50 years. This volume contains 23 stories including: 'The Queen of Air and Darkness' (1972 Hugo Award-winner) 'Jennifer's Lament' 'Industrial Revolution' 'The Longest Voyage' (1960 Hugo Award-winner) 'Marque and Reprisal'

Call me Joe

Call me Joe

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 22/12/2016

Poul Anderson wrote stories ranging throughout time and space, from the near future to the far future, tales set on Earth, other planets, and galaxies distant... sometimes with a bit of time travel added to the brew.Call me Joe is the first of a multi-volume compendium of Poul Anderson's best works from a writing career that spans over 50 years and contains 26 stories, including: "e;Call Me Joe"e;"e;Enough Rope"e;"e;Starfog"e;"e;The Helping Hand"e;"e;The Man Who Came Early"e;"e;The Sharing of Flesh"e; (1969 Hugo winner)"e;Time Patrol"e;"e;Tomorrow's Children"e;"e;Wildcat"e;

Chapter Ends

Chapter Ends

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 23/11/2016

Julith clasped the star-mans arm with one hand, while her other arm gripped his waist. The generator in Joruns skull responded to his will . . . they rose quietly and went slowly seaward . . . .

Star Ship

Star Ship

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 23/11/2016

Butwhy us? The Terrestrialswhat have we to do with Janaziks yellow eyes blazed at him. You arent stupid, blood-brother. Think! After a moment Anse nodded bleakly. The Star Ship Of course! Volakech has seized the rocket boat. No Terrestria

Out of the Iron Womb!

Out of the Iron Womb!

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 23/11/2016

Darkness and the chill glitter of stars. Bo Jonsson crouched on a whirling speck of stone and waited for the man who was coming to kill him.

Lord of a Thousand Suns

Lord of a Thousand Suns

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 23/11/2016

He got the lock open as they retreated for another charge. For an instant his teeth flashed under the moon, the cold grin of Daryesh the warrior who had ruled a thousand suns in his day and led the fleets of Vwyrdda.

Witch of the Demon Seas

Witch of the Demon Seas

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 20/10/2016

He wondered, with a brief giddiness, if the dark witch before him could be as evil as her enemies said. Strong and ruthless, yesbut so was he. When he learned the full truth about her soaring plans, he might even decide they were right.

Valor of Cappen Varra

Valor of Cappen Varra

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 20/10/2016

We have said that there are many and strange shadows, memories surviving from dim pasts, in this FANTASTIC UNIVERSE of ours. Poul Anderson turns to a legend from the Northern countries, countries where even today the pagan past seems only like yesterday, and tells the story of Cappen Varra, who came to Norren a long, long time ago. Let little Cappen go, they shouted. Maybe he can sing the trolls to sleep

Sensitive Man

Sensitive Man

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 20/10/2016

Conspiracy seems to be as much a part of our times as it was in the times of Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot. Hence it finds frequent reflection in all branches of fiction, including science fiction. Yet, as in life, something new has been added, the most gigantic conspiracy of all, the human conspiracy against conspirators. Which makes for a fine stirring story in this short novel of the future. One man stood between a power-hungry cabal and world masterybut a man of unusual talents.

Innocent at Large

Innocent at Large

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 20/10/2016

A hayseed Martian among big-planet slickers . . . of course he would get into trouble. But that was nothing compared to the trouble he would be in if he did not get into trouble!

Duel on Syrtis

Duel on Syrtis

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 20/10/2016

Bold and ruthless, he was famed throughout the System as a big-game hunter. From the firedrakes of Mercury to the ice-crawlers of Pluto, hed slain them all. But his trophy-room lacked one item; and now Riordan swore hed bag the forbidden game that roamed the red deserts . . . a Martian!

Chapter Ends

Chapter Ends

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 14/10/2016

Julith clasped the star-man's arm with one hand, while her other arm gripped his waist. The generator in Jorun's skull responded to his will . . . they rose quietly and went slowly seaward . . . .

Industrial Revolution

Industrial Revolution

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2016

Acclaimed sci-fi scribe Poul Anderson was the rare talent who combined a thorough grasp of technology with keen insight into psychological and political motivations. The novella "e;Industrial Revolution"e; is a seamless amalgamation of both of these, unfurling a thrilling tale about a group of insurgent asteroid miners who spark a resistance against their distant, arrogant overlords back on Earth.

Innocent at Large

Innocent at Large

Author: Poul Anderson, Karen Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2016

This hilarious gem from the golden age of science fiction takes the old "e;city mouse, country mouse"e; archetype to a whole new level. A savvy call girl and her duplicitous pimp hatch a scheme to take an unsophisticated "e;hayseed"e; alien for all that he's worth -- but they wind up getting more than they bargained for.

Innocent at Large

Innocent at Large

Author: Poul Anderson, Karen Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2016

This hilarious gem from the golden age of science fiction takes the old "e;city mouse, country mouse"e; archetype to a whole new level. A savvy call girl and her duplicitous pimp hatch a scheme to take an unsophisticated "e;hayseed"e; alien for all that he's worth -- but they wind up getting more than they bargained for.

Inside Earth

Inside Earth

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2016

In this gripping sci-fi novella from award-winning writer Poul Anderson, the galaxy has been taken over by a regime known as Valgolia, whose brutality and ruthlessness is known far and wide. A man named Conru sacrifices everything to aid the uprising against Valgolia, but when he penetrates the resistance's upper echelons, he finds himself immersed in a complex political game.

Inside Earth

Inside Earth

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2016

In this gripping sci-fi novella from award-winning writer Poul Anderson, the galaxy has been taken over by a regime known as Valgolia, whose brutality and ruthlessness is known far and wide. A man named Conru sacrifices everything to aid the uprising against Valgolia, but when he penetrates the resistance's upper echelons, he finds himself immersed in a complex political game.

Industrial Revolution

Industrial Revolution

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2016

Acclaimed sci-fi scribe Poul Anderson was the rare talent who combined a thorough grasp of technology with keen insight into psychological and political motivations. The novella "e;Industrial Revolution"e; is a seamless amalgamation of both of these, unfurling a thrilling tale about a group of insurgent asteroid miners who spark a resistance against their distant, arrogant overlords back on Earth.

Out of the Iron Womb!

Out of the Iron Womb!

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 30/09/2016

Darkness and the chill glitter of stars. Bo Jonsson crouched on a whirling speck of stone and waited for the man who was coming to kill him.

Star Ship

Star Ship

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 30/09/2016

"e;But-why us? The Terrestrials-what have we to do with-"e;Janazik's yellow eyes blazed at him. "e;You aren't stupid, blood-brother. Think!"e;After a moment Anse nodded bleakly. "e;The Star Ship-"e;"e;Of course! Volakech has seized the rocket boat. No Terrestrial in his right mind would show him how to use it, so he had to capture someone who understood its operation and force them to take him out to the Star Ship.

Lord of a Thousand Suns

Lord of a Thousand Suns

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 30/09/2016

He got the lock open as they retreated for another charge. For an instant his teeth flashed under the moon, the cold grin of Daryesh the warrior who had ruled a thousand suns in his day and led the fleets of Vwyrdda.

The Sensitive Man

The Sensitive Man

Author: Poul Anderson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/05/2016

Industrial Revolution

Industrial Revolution

Author: Poul Anderson Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/05/2016

Fantastic Stories Presents the Poul Anderson Super Pack

Fantastic Stories Presents the Poul Anderson Super Pack

Author: Poul Anderson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/05/2016

Sentiment, Inc.

Sentiment, Inc.

Author: Poul Anderson Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/02/2016

Security

Security

Author: Poul Anderson Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/02/2016

Inside Earth

Inside Earth

Author: Poul Anderson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/02/2016

Longest Voyage

Longest Voyage

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 30/09/2014

In search of the Aureate Cities, Captain Rovic had brought the Golden Leaper halfway round the World. Weathering hurricanes and mutiny, he meant to do what no other ship's master had done: circulate the globe and return to riches and glory. Then, on a distant barbarous island, Rovic met a shipwrecked traveler who claimed to have come on an even longer voyage. But who could believe his tale - of a ship that sailed between the stars?

The Broken Sword

The Broken Sword

Author: Poul Anderson Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/08/2014

The sword Tyrfing has been broken to prevent it striking at the roots of Yggdrasil, the great tree that binds earth, heaven and hell together ... But now the mighty sword is needed again to save the elves, who are heavily involved in their war against the trolls, and only Skafloc, a human child kidnapped and raised by the elves, can hope to persuade the mighty ice-giant, Bolverk, to make the sword Thor broke whole again. But things are never easy, and along the way Skafloc must also confront his shadow self, Valgard the changeling, who took his place in the world of men. A superb dark fantasy of the highest, and most Norse, order. THE BROKEN SWORD is a fantasy masterpiece.

Man Who Counts

Man Who Counts

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 31/07/2014

Nicholas Van Rijn: Interstellar Merchant Prince one moment, barbarian chattel the next. Marooned half a world and an ocean away from the sole human outpost on a planet whose very water is poisonous to humans; captured by winged barbarians in the midst of a brutal war of extermination, somehow 'Old Nick' must scheme, conspire, wrangle and battle his way to survival.

Third Golden Age of Science Fiction MEGAPACK (TM): Poul Anderson

Third Golden Age of Science Fiction MEGAPACK (TM): Poul Anderson

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 30/05/2014

Poul Anderson (1926 - 2001) was an American science fiction author who began his career during one of the Golden Ages of the genre and continued to write and remain popular into the 21st century. Anderson also authored several works of fantasy, historical novels, and a prodigious number of short stories. He received numerous awards for his writing, including seven Hugo Awards and three Nebula Awards. This volume collects 8 classic stories:WITCH OF THE DEMON SEAS (1951)DUEL ON SYRTIS (1951)SECURITY (1953)SENTIMENT, INC. (1953)THE SENSITIVE MAN (1954)THE CHAPTER ENDS (1954)THE VALOR OF CAPPEN VARRA (1957)INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION (1963)And if you enjoy this volume, don't forget to search your favorite ebook store for "e;Wildside Press Megapack"e; to see the more than 170 entries in the MEGAPACK ebook series, covering science fiction, fantasy, horror, mysteries, westerns, classics -- and much, much more!

Valor of Cappen Varra

Valor of Cappen Varra

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 01/05/2014

After establishing a name for himself in the classic science fiction canon, author Poul Anderson tried his hand at historical fantasy. One of his indelible creations in the genre is the character of Cappen Varra. In this tale, the amusing scamp finds himself stranded in an inhospitable land and must rely on his wits to escape alive.

Valor of Cappen Varra

Valor of Cappen Varra

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 01/05/2014

After establishing a name for himself in the classic science fiction canon, author Poul Anderson tried his hand at historical fantasy. One of his indelible creations in the genre is the character of Cappen Varra. In this tale, the amusing scamp finds himself stranded in an inhospitable land and must rely on his wits to escape alive.

Sentiment, Inc.

Sentiment, Inc.

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 01/05/2014

In the future, technological advancements have rendered the heartbreak of unrequited love a thing of the past. One enterprising researcher has discovered a way to zap human brains into a state in which they become receptive to a particular person's romantic overtures. But one fellow whose love interest has been forced to undergo the procedure against her will is more than a little peeved about the whole thing -- and decides to take action.

Sentiment, Inc.

Sentiment, Inc.

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 01/05/2014

In the future, technological advancements have rendered the heartbreak of unrequited love a thing of the past. One enterprising researcher has discovered a way to zap human brains into a state in which they become receptive to a particular person's romantic overtures. But one fellow whose love interest has been forced to undergo the procedure against her will is more than a little peeved about the whole thing -- and decides to take action.

Sensitive Man

Sensitive Man

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 01/05/2014

The Sensitive Man is one of science fiction scribe Poul Anderson's novels about the Psychotechnic Institute and its members, many of whom possess extraordinary extrasensory powers. In this installment, prominent member Michael Tighe has been snatched by a power-hungry politician who is part of a fascist group called the Actionists. Will Tighe's friends and family be able to rescue him in time?

Sensitive Man

Sensitive Man

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 01/05/2014

The Sensitive Man is one of science fiction scribe Poul Anderson's novels about the Psychotechnic Institute and its members, many of whom possess extraordinary extrasensory powers. In this installment, prominent member Michael Tighe has been snatched by a power-hungry politician who is part of a fascist group called the Actionists. Will Tighe's friends and family be able to rescue him in time?

Security

Security

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 01/05/2014

The importance of personal freedom is a key theme that runs throughout the work of science fiction writer Poul Anderson, and it is perhaps most directly explored in the novella Security. The story imagines a future in which the United States has attained absolute power, instituting a police state with the justification that a severe restriction of liberty is the only way to preserve security.

Security

Security

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 01/05/2014

The importance of personal freedom is a key theme that runs throughout the work of science fiction writer Poul Anderson, and it is perhaps most directly explored in the novella Security. The story imagines a future in which the United States has attained absolute power, instituting a police state with the justification that a severe restriction of liberty is the only way to preserve security.

Duel on Syrtis

Duel on Syrtis

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 01/05/2014

What happens when hunters grow weary of pursuing traditional game? In the future imagined by Poul Anderson in the story "e;Duel on Syrtis,"e; wealthy sportsman Riordan has upped the stakes by traveling across the solar system to pursue an intelligent creature that can match wits with him.

Duel on Syrtis

Duel on Syrtis

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 01/05/2014

What happens when hunters grow weary of pursuing traditional game? In the future imagined by Poul Anderson in the story "e;Duel on Syrtis,"e; wealthy sportsman Riordan has upped the stakes by traveling across the solar system to pursue an intelligent creature that can match wits with him.

Chapter Ends

Chapter Ends

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 01/05/2014

What will the end of the Earth's lifespan look like? What will happen to the humans left on the planet when it fades into obsolescence? These are just a few of the profound questions at the center of science fiction master Poul Anderson's thought-provoking tale "e;The Chapter Ends."e;

Chapter Ends

Chapter Ends

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 01/05/2014

What will the end of the Earth's lifespan look like? What will happen to the humans left on the planet when it fades into obsolescence? These are just a few of the profound questions at the center of science fiction master Poul Anderson's thought-provoking tale "e;The Chapter Ends."e;

Dahut

Dahut

Author: Poul Anderson, Karen Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 24/09/2013

The conflict between the King of Ys and the gods growing, with increasingly devastating results. It is becoming impossible to balance the demands of his own god, Mithras, with those of the gods of Ys, as they demand that he marry his daughter, which is forbidden by his religion. And while the King struggles to preserve his kingdom, others are plotting his demise... Meanwhile, the Roman Empire is occupied by its own internal struggles, and the barbarians sense an opportunity to attack. Filled with rich historical detail and a gripping fantastical narrative, this wonderful mixture of history, legend and fantasy continues the compelling story begun in Roma Mater and continued in The Gallicenae.

Mother of Kings

Mother of Kings

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 24/09/2013

As a child of just seven summers, Gunnhild finds herself fascinated with the powers of a witch-woman who is a concubine of her father's, a powerful Norse chieftain. She also finds another fascination in handsome and lordly Eirik, son of their king. When her mother dies, Gunnhild promises, "e;I will never yield"e;, and that, "e;through me, our blood shall flow greatly"e;.Gunnhild has learned from her chieftain father the way the powerful use the weak. But there are other lessons and other power she seeks. Sent away to learn the magic of a pair of shamans, Gunnhild becomes a Spaewife - a knower of the Gods, a master in the ways of witchcraft and sorcery. Aided by her new abilities, Gunnhild marries Eirik. She is destined to become queen, and her magic is a fearsome complement to Eirik's strength. But Eirik's enemies are cunning, and Gunnhild is soon without his might.If Gunnhild can keep the promise she made as a child to never yield, her family's blood will flow greatly, and the sons she bore Eirik will each become a king. Her own struggles, though, are far from over...

Psychotechnic League

Psychotechnic League

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 29/08/2013

In the beginning was World War III...Out of the flames was born a new civilization, a new humanity dedicated to one world rather than to many nations, to once peace rather than many wars. Never again on Planet Earth would one group of humans "e;defend"e; themselves against another group equally convinced that all their actions were "e;defensive"e;. Never again on Planet Earth.But cycles repeat themselves endlessly; Earth is only the beginning of the human story. Next comes planet against planet, and then the stars themselves. Through it all the impersonal forces of historical necessity will tend to force that story into the pathways of tyranny, stasis, and war. And in the end they must prevail. But ever will humankind win free once more...

War of Two Worlds

War of Two Worlds

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 25/07/2013

The twenty-year Earth-Mars war was finally over. What was left of Earth - its crumbled cities, its ruined farmlands - were firmly and completely under the rule of the Martian Archon. And this powerful planetary ruler was taking no chances: he intended to reduce the Terrans to a society of primitive agricultural tribes in less than a generation!But for David Arnfeld, ex-spaceman and Earth Base Commander, there was something in the whole set-up which did not ring true. Why had both sides muffed countless chances to end that awful war in the first year or two? And why had the two planets gone to war in the first place?In the back of Arnfeld's mind an idea was growing...perhaps there was yet a chance to save the doomed population of Earth. But if his idea was true, and proof was available, he had to work fast. Too many people were involved in this War of the Two Worlds to let one man upset their plans.

Vault of the Ages

Vault of the Ages

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 24/06/2013

Archaeologists, studying the past, are handicapped by the fact that relics are usually few and in poor condition. Often, one is not even sure where to look for them. Out of such finds, from tombs, ruined cities, swamps, deserts, and any other place where men of the past have left some trace of themselves, the archaeologist tries to build up a picture of these men's lives and civilizations. but there are great gaps in our knowledge and probably always will be. For Instance, we cannot yet read the inscriptions left by the ancient Cretans, and so are in the dark about many features of their high civilization...

Earthman's Burden

Earthman's Burden

Author: Poul Anderson, Gordon R Dickson Format: eBook Release Date: 23/04/2013

It could almost have been Earth - or so thought Ensign Alexander Braithwaite Jones, who crash-landed on the planet Taka, 500 light-years from the Solar System. Then he met the Hokas, a race of teddy-bear-like aliens, with the astounding ability to transform outdated Earth stories into riotous real life adventures.From the guns and slang of an Old West saloon to a hair-raising drug bust in Victorian England led to the by a button-nosed, pipe-puffing Hokan Sherlock Holmes, the Hokas demand that Alex Jones live it all along with them.Suddenly his ordinary military career is changed into a crazy world of intergalactic adventure, as he tries, without much success, to bring his furry, alien charges along the road to civilization, sanity, and a m ore respectable social rating in the Interbeing League.

Anthology of Sci-Fi V3, the Pulp Writers - Poul Anderson

Anthology of Sci-Fi V3, the Pulp Writers - Poul Anderson

Author: Poul Anderson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2013

Hoka!

Hoka!

Author: Poul Anderson, Gordon R Dickson Format: eBook Release Date: 15/10/2012

One Hoka is a threat to human sanity. Two Hokas are a menace to civilization. And three Hokas . . . Heaven help the galaxy, in this hilarious science fiction adventure from two of the best writers in the genre.

Shield

Shield

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 29/09/2011

Koskinen had returned to earth with a strange new "e;Shield"e; - a device which enclosed the wearer in a force shield which absorbed all energies below a certain level. Light could come through the Shield, but no weapon known to man could penetrate it.Koskinen had developed the Shield in collaboration with the Martians. From the moment of his return to earth he was in deadly danger. His own country sent men to kill him to prevent the Shield from falling into enemy hands.Soon the whole civilised world was searching for this one man - a man armed with the greatest potential military weapon mankind had ever seen the only question was which power would possess the Shield as its very own?

There Will Be Time

There Will Be Time

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 29/09/2011

Jack Havig seemed like an ordinary man. But since he was a small child he had kept a frightening and exhilarating secret. He was a born time-traveller - a man who could cross the centuries just by willing himself to.Over the years, he had investigated the past - from Christ's Jerusalem to the America of the Indian tribes, from Athens to mediaeval Constantinople. And, seeing the future, he found meaning in life and a reason for his gift. He sensed that there were others like him. Men and women who must fight for man's future. Because that future threatened the extinction of the whole of human civilisation...

Dancer from Atlantis

Dancer from Atlantis

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 29/09/2011

AN ACCIDENT IN TIME...Duncan Reid was snatched out of the twentieth century from a cruise liner in the mid-Pacific. Oleg Vladimirovitch came from Novgorod in medieval Russia. Udin was a Hun barbarian who lived by cunning and the axe. Erissa had been a sacred priestess in a lost continent. And a mistake in a time-experiment by a race from the far future had thrown these four unlikely comrades together, pulling them through a warp in the fabric of space and time to a world which was ancient history.The strange alliance that Duncan and his comrades formed in that unfamiliar world was to take on a significance that none of them could have foreseen. For not only their own future, but they very future of the world they had found was at stake...

Byworlder

Byworlder

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 29/09/2011

Early in the 21st century the world is enjoying an uneasy peace, with a distinct division between the "e;straight"e; society and the various fringe groups that go to form the Byworld.Tension grows, however, over the presence of an alien spaceship that is orbiting the world, bearing a single occupant - the Sigman. It appears that no-one knows how to communicate with the Sigman; no-one knows the purpose of his visit. Until two people - one "e;straight"e; and the other a Byworlder - solve the problems involved; and in so doing trigger off a series of violent plots and counterplots that mount to a frenetic climax.

World Without Stars

World Without Stars

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 29/09/2011

When the starship Meteor crash-landed on a strange world orbiting a solitary sun in the vast darkness outside the galaxy, her crew of Earthmen had no idea of what to expect. The planet was Earthlike in gravity, air, animal and vegetable life - but what of the native races they glimpsed from a distance?What kind of culture would evolve on a planet whose sky was dominated by the glow of an entire galaxy - and with no other stars save its own dim sun? What kind of gods would they worship?The Earthmen had to find the astounding answers to these questions on a planet split by a world-wide war.

Star Fox

Star Fox

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 29/09/2011

Earthmen and Aleriona have met in space and neither side can afford to let the other get too strong. The Aleriona have captured the human outpost, New Europe, and claim that all the inhabitants were killed. The World Federation on Earth seems committed to peace at any price, but there are those, and ex-navy Captain Gunnar Heim is one of them, who know that appeasement will only lead to further Alerion encroachment, and he passionately believes that there must be a showdown now, before it is too late.Heim and his crew of volunteers take off from Earth in the Star Fox and start to fit out for their hit-and-run battle.

Corridors of Time

Corridors of Time

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 29/09/2011

The corridors of time connect the ages to each other. Through them, one can travel backwards and forwards over the history of man. But rival factions have waged war for centuries: the gates onto time are bitterly fought for and jealously guarded. Malcolm Lockridge is a modern American swept into the past by the beautiful and mysterious Storm Darroway, the lithe, glowing Goddess of her people. Malcolm is an ordinary man of today, caught up in a time war beyond his comprehension.

Three Worlds to Conquer

Three Worlds to Conquer

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 29/09/2011

A dozen years had passed since Mark Fraser and his family had fled to Ganymede, hoping to find the peace and freedom which had eluded them on Earth. Now violence and terror had pursued them to their new-found home: Captain Swayne and his battleship Vega had made landfall on Ganymede and were using its resources to build missiles with which to hold Planet Earth to ransom. For the second time, Mark Fraser was a marked man, running for his life. His only chance of escape was to a third planet: Jupiter. But as Fraser knew only too well, Jupiter itself was the scene of conflict and carnage. And so far no human being had ever breathed its atmosphere and lived to tell the tale!

Makeshift Rocket

Makeshift Rocket

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 29/09/2011

Knud Axel Syrup, chief engineer of the spaceship Mercury Girl, sat and drank his favourite beer and thought about the coming war he was so anxious to avoid. For Grendel - the planetoid on which he was stranded - had been occupied by a band of fiery Irish revolutionaries. And once the rival Anglians discovered this, there response would be speedy and violent.Then, as Herr Syrup shook up a bottle of brew and let the foam shoot out of its top, he realised suddenly what could be done to get him off Grendel.And so came about a marvellous spaceship - built of beer kegs, bound by gunk, upholstered with pretzel boxes, and powered by the mighty reaction forces of malted brew!

After Doomsday

After Doomsday

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 29/09/2011

Earth is dead - murdered from the depths of space. But how? And by whom? Poul Anderson, as versatile and ingenious as ever, admirably confirms with this tale of interplanetary terror that he possesses one of the most awe-inspiring talents in the whole field of science fiction.

High Crusade

High Crusade

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 29/09/2011

In the year of grace 1345, as Sir Roger Baron de Tourneville is gathering an army to join King Edward III in the war against France, a most astonishing event occurs: a huge silver ship descends through the sky and lands in a pasture beside the little village of Ansby in North East Lincolnshire. The Wersgorix, whose scouting ship it is, are quite expert at taking conquering planets, and having determined from orbit that this one is suitable, they initiate standard procedure. Their ship carries guided missiles and nuclear weaponry - but they have long since lost the art (and weapons) of hand-to-hand fighting. And this time it's no mere primitives the Wersgorix seek to enslave - they've launched their invasion against Englishmen! In the end, only one alien is left alive - and Sir Roger's grand vision is born. He intends for the creature to fly the ship first to France to aid his King, then on to the Holy Land to vanquish the infidel. And then . . . ?

Knight of Ghosts and Shadows

Knight of Ghosts and Shadows

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 29/09/2011

The Terran Empire was faced with disaster. A turmoil of unrest on the planet Diomedes was the first spark that threatened to ignite a chain reaction of insurrection. All the attention of the ruling powers was centred on Diomedes - but Sir Dominic Flandry, bon vivant and interstellar troubleshooter, was one jump ahead. Through a highly unorthodox gambit, Flandry had learned that the Diomedean troubles were a red herring masking the real location of a deadly plan for a galactic civil war that would crush the Empire out of existence.Time was running out. Only Flandry had the knowledge that could prevent devastation. And when the real trouble began, Flandry was half a universe away.

Stone in Heaven

Stone in Heaven

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 29/09/2011

This is the culmination of the greatest adventure series in the history of science fiction.With 'A Stone in Heaven' Poul Anderson has brought the career of Dominic Flandry full cycle. From the beginning Flandry has piece by piece mortgaged his soul that the long night of galactic barbarism might be held off just a little longer. Now, face to face with his personal long night, Flandry is offered one last chance for love and honour in a universe he has come to believe holds neither...

Game of Empire

Game of Empire

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 29/09/2011

DOMINIC FLANDRY HAS FOUGHT THE GOOD FIGHT.But fight, scheme and betray he might to stave it off, with the inevitability of physical law the Long Night of interstellar barbarism approaches. He has known that for 50 years - just as he has known that a lost cause may be the only one worth fighting for. That is why he has devoted his life (that part of it not devoted to the decadent pleasures of a decadent civilisation) to providing a few more years of peace and plenty for uncounted billions of sentient beings.But now Dominic is of an age more suited to deciding the fate of empires from behind the throne; others must take up the challenge of courting danger on strange planets filled with creatures stranger still. Such a one, with her faithful Tigery companion, now enters the galactic stage. Her name is Diana.Though her career is just beginning, two things are certain: illegitimate or not, she's the true daughter of Dominic and...SHE'LL DO HER OLD MAN PROUD!

Long Night

Long Night

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 29/09/2011

The legendary Nicholas van Rijn had, of course, been right all along. Just as he had foreseen, the Polesotechnic League - that great empire of merchant princes - had flowered and then crumbled into the vastness of space.The same fate would befall the Terran Empire that succeeded it. Even heroes like Dominic Flandry lived under the shadow of their eventual extinction - the ever-hungry darkness that would take him and his world in the end.But for those who came after, those wretched heirs of Terran civilisation, the darkness was no impending tragedy. This time they were facing the reality of...THE LONG NIGHT

Let the Spacemen Beware

Let the Spacemen Beware

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 29/09/2011

To the men of the starship Quetzal their task seemed routine: to establish diplomatic relations and enter into trade negotiations with the people of a newly discovered planet. Since to all appearances the folk of Gwydion were the most thoroughly amiable in all the galaxy - words for such concepts as war, theft, anger, murder and jealousy did not even exist in their language - there could hardly be a problem. But as the season changed on Gwydion, so did the people...

Shield of Time

Shield of Time

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 29/09/2011

Mase Everard is a man with a mission. As an Unattached Agent of the Time Patrol, he's to go anyplace - and anytime! - where humanity's transcendent future is threatened by the alteration of the past. This is Manse's profession, and his burden: for how much suffering, throughout human history, can he bear to "e;preserve"e;?Wanda Tamberley is a Patrol member in search of her mission. Recruited from sunny California in the late 20th century, she'd rather serve as a scientist in the research branch, exploring Earth's flora and fauna in epochs long past. But as hints accumulate from the Patrol's mysterious leaders uptime, it's beginning to look as if a lot of human history depends on her personal decisions - and Manse's.Meanwhile, the Exaltationists are on the loose, determined to revise human history and rule Time forever and Manse Everard is sworn to stop them, no matter what the heartbreaking cost!

Time Patrol

Time Patrol

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 29/09/2011

Forget minor hazards such as the H-Bomb. The discovery of time travel means that everything we know, anyone we know, might not only vanish, but never even have existed. Against that possibility stand the men and women of the Time Patrol, dedicated to preserving the history they know and protecting the future from fanatics, terrorists, and would-be dictators who would remold the shape of reality to suit their own purposes.Manse Everard, the Patrol's finest temporal trouble-shooter, bears a heavy burden. The fabric of history is stained with human blood and suffering which he cannot, must not do anything to alleviate, lest his tampering bring disastrous alterations in future time. Everard must leave the horrors of the past in place, lest his tampering - or that of the Patrol's opponents, the Exaltationists - erase all hope of a better future, and instead bring about a future filled with greater horrors than any recorded by past history at its darkest and most foul.

Orbit Unlimited

Orbit Unlimited

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 29/09/2011

Earth had changed since the days when her proud space fleets spanned the void of Space. Now her people were packed and packaged tight on Earth, their freedoms exchanged for a promise of stability by a multi-armed autocratic government. Then one small band of people led by a fanatic saw there was one last chance for Man to make his place in the Universe. But to take that chance they had to fight, not only the mighty grip of the government, but the terrible, generation-long voyage fraught with risk. And then, the new planet - strange, challenging, alien...

New America

New America

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 29/09/2011

The benevolent, paternalistic World State regarded the freedom-minded Jeffersonians as a minor embarrassment whose violent elimination would cause more disruption than their demise would merit. So both sides were happy when the chance came for voluntary exile to a distant planet. But two hundred years later the less benevolent descendant of the World State that had let them go was to decide that the cosmos was not big enough to hold both it and a free people.

Maurai and Kith

Maurai and Kith

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 29/09/2011

After Armageddon the People of the Sea created a new kind of civilisation, on based on the integrity of Life and the moral as well as pragmatic necessity of conservation. But the Sky People live by a different vision, and they have come to enforce it...

Orion Shall Rise

Orion Shall Rise

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 29/09/2011

Centuries after a worldwide nuclear war has decimated Earth's population and devastated the land, four opposing pockets of civilisation vie for control of the planet - and of the precious resources that survived the destruction.Nothing less than the future of Mankind is at stake . . .A novel of politics and people, adventure and passion, of worlds real and imagined, ORION SHALL RISE is a powerful and utterly enthralling speculation on our global destiny - and a gripping story as only Poul Anderson could write it.

Starfarers

Starfarers

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 29/09/2011

Starfarers is the story of an expedition into the far reaches of the galaxy, where answers to mankind's greatest questions await. The saga begins when evidence of an advanced civilization is discovered by SETI astronomers. "e;Trails"e; observed in the sky are thought to be from starships travelling at the speed of light, an enigma that spurs scientific minds until this breakthrough is achieved by mankind as well. An expedition is then mounted and an eclectic team of scientists chosen to journey into the sector where the intelligent life is allegedly located. But because the destination of the starship, Envoy, and her crew is 60,000 light-years away, the time required to reach the point of origin of the signals and return is 120,000 years - longer than Homo sapiens has been on Earth. And though the crew is ready to face the ramifications of such a trek, no one is prepared for what awaits them at the outer edge of the cosmos - or back at the planet they once called home. Starfarers is a story of patience and immediacy, but most of all of courage. It is a saga for anyone who has ever felt the emptiness of life on Earth and found the missing substance in the spaces between the stars.

Harvest of Stars

Harvest of Stars

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 29/09/2011

Earth lies crushed in the grip of totalitarianism. To save her planet, Kyra Davis is sent on a mission to liberate the last bastion of freedom and to rescue its legendary leader. Her bold adventure will sweep her from Earth's rebel enclaves, to the decadent court of an exotic lunar colony, from the virtual realities of biotech and artificial intelligence to a brave new world menaced by a dying star.

Stars Are Also Fire

Stars Are Also Fire

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 29/09/2011

It is the dawn of a new era of space exploration and colonisation. Dagny Beynac, descendant of the legendary Anson Guthrie, becomes a heroine of a new Lunarian civilisation that struggles to break free of the influence of Earth.Centuries later, the entire solar system is dominated by a vast network of machine intelligences. On Earth and Luna, splintered fragments of humanity search for some way to survive in a system that no longer seems to hold a place for flesh and blood.And the only solution lies in the distant past, in the life of Dagny Beynac.

Harvest the Fire

Harvest the Fire

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 29/09/2011

The third volume in Anderson's saga about humanity's strife-ridden future among the stars. The complex rivalry between human and machine has continued for years. Events come to a head on Prospina, where the human poet Jesse Nicol finds his fate intertwined with that of the android Venator.

Fleet of Stars

Fleet of Stars

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 29/09/2011

The Fleet of Stars sees the return of Anson Guthrie, Poul Anderson's iconoclastic hero from Harvest of Stars. Suspecting a conspiracy to suppress humankind's freedom, Guthrie begins a dangerous journey across the realm of comets...

Dog and the Wolf

Dog and the Wolf

Author: Poul Anderson, Karen Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 29/09/2011

Ys has fallen, murdered by her god in an act of senile vengeance. Now Gratillonius, once King of Ys, must strive to save a remnant of his people from utter destruction - then use them to rescue civilisation itself, as the light that once was Rome flickers out and barbarian night descends upon the world.In the process, he will give rise to a legend that will ring down the corridors of time . . .

Gallicenae

Gallicenae

Author: Poul Anderson, Karen Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 29/09/2011

Set in the misty time between the fall of the Roman Empire and the rise of our own age, The King of Ys chronicles the coming of Gratillonius, the Roman prefect who became a king.Gallicenae continues that story to tell of Gratillonius' nine queens and penetrate to the very heart of the legend of the King of Ys . . .

Roma Mater

Roma Mater

Author: Poul Anderson, Karen Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 29/09/2011

Before there was an England, there was Roma Mater . . .Before King Arthur, there was the King of Ys . . .In the wild and eldritch time between the fall of Rome and the rise of our own age, the kingdom of Ys was ruled by the magic of The Nine and the might of the king, their husband. How the Nine conspired with their gods to bring him to them, though he belonged to Mithras and to Rome, is only the beginning of an enchanted saga that weaves together Celtic myth with distant memories of Roman Britain - and adds a magic of its own.

Merman's Children

Merman's Children

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 29/09/2011

In the waning years of the Middle Ages, before Christendom had completely scoured the world of magic, both Faery and Man lived on Europe's shores. This is the story of those last days: of the halfling children of the Liri king, who were of both realms but chose the one we call the other; of how they schemed and fought for survival, hounded from the Baltic to the ice caves of Greenland to the Mediterranean coast; of how they loved and how they died. It is the epic master piece, the adventure at once erotic, violent and magnificently sad, that Poul Anderson has always wanted to write.

Midsummer Tempest

Midsummer Tempest

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 29/09/2011

Somewhere, spinning through another universe is an Earth where a twist of fate, a revolution and a few early inventions have made a world quite unlike our own.It is a world where Cavaliers and Puritans battle with the aid of observation balloons and steam trains; where Oberon and Titania join forces with King Arthur to resist the Industrial Revolution; and where the future meshes with the past in the shape of Valeria, time traveller from New York.

Hrolf Kraki's Saga

Hrolf Kraki's Saga

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 29/09/2011

His father had been slain in a heinous ambush; his grandfather, in an act of brotherly murder. His blood was of the Skjoldungs . . . and even the most unremarkable of seers knew his life would be as sweeping as it was savage.From the roiling midnight years before his birth, to the unshakable love and twisted fates that brought him to the throne of his ravaged Icelandic kingdom, Hrolf Kraki's magnificent saga is the story of an age of runes and ravishments, of blades and omens . . . and of a man who ruled and was ruled by an inescapable destiny.

Operation Luna

Operation Luna

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 29/09/2011

Steve Matuckek Book 2Ginny Greylock and Steve Matuckek are partners on an Earth quite unlike our own. Ginny is a licensed witch and Steve is an engineer and werewolf. He works on a spacecraft out in the Arizona desert and takes part in a project that soon discovers there is life on the moon.

Operation Chaos

Operation Chaos

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 29/09/2011

Steve Matuckek Book 1In a war waged against Black Magic, the fact that Steve is a werewolf and his wife is a highly skilled witch is not unusual. But their adventures prove very unusual, even for their world, when they are given the task of neutralizing an enemy's ultimate weapon - the world's most powerful demon.

For Love and Glory

For Love and Glory

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 29/09/2011

Hugo and Nebula award winner Anderson incorporates two stories he wrote for the Asimov's Universe series into this absorbing posthumous novel, a fast-paced space opera that never lets the reader forget that aliens are alien. At a time when nearly immortal humans have colonized the galaxy, various space-faring species commingle freely and the residents of Earth have become as alien to other humans as true ETs, an astronomical event that may affect all existence is about to take place. Unfortunately, only one set of aliens knows what that event is and their ruling dictatorship is hell-bent on keeping it that way. Lissa Windholm, an Earth woman with a spirit of adventure men find attractive, is determined to uncover the mystery and share the knowledge with everyone. Lissa and her partner Karl, a tyrannosaurus-like scientist, make some startling archaeological discoveries on the planet Jonna about beings known as the Forerunners, but a psychologically scarred starship captain and an impressively ancient and profit-minded human rogue have other plans for the relics.

Genesis

Genesis

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 29/09/2011

Artificial intelligence has been developed to a point where human intelligence can be uploaded into a computer, achieving a sort of hybrid immortality. Astronaut Christian Brannock welcomes this technology that will make it possible for him to achieve his dream and explore the stars.A billion years later, Brannock is dispatched to Earth to check on some strange anomalies. While there he meets Laurinda Ashcroft, another hybrid upload. Brannock and Laurinda join forces and investigate Gaia, the supermind dominating the planet, and learn the truth of her terrifying and secret plans for Earth...Winner of the John W. Campbell Award for best novel, 2001

War of the Gods

War of the Gods

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 29/09/2011

The story of the great King Hadding is one of the darkest and most violent to come down to us from the old North. Hadding was raised by giants far from his rightful throne, as his father, a Danish king, was slain shortly after Hadding's birth. But the time comes when Hadding feels he must reclaim his legitimate place in the land of the old North. He must endure ferocious battles, the charms of voluptuous Valkieries, and a War of the Gods to rival Armageddon.

Boat of a Million Years

Boat of a Million Years

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 29/09/2011

Early in human history, certain individuals were born who live on, unaging, undying, through the centuries and millennia. We follow them through over 2000 years, up to our time and beyond - to the promise of utopia and the challenge of the stars. A milestone in modern science fiction and a New York Times Notable Book on its first publication in 1989, this is one of a great writer's finest works.

Devil's Game

Devil's Game

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 29/09/2011

On an isolated island, seven people with a desperate need for money play a game conceived by an intelligence of perfect evil. The rules are simple: each player will perform an act: each of the others must duplicate it, or be eliminated. All that the players have in common is their desperation. One is a mercenary soldier with a taste for proving his manhood through self-torture. Another is a porno-starlet. A third is a perfectly ordinary mother whose seven-year-old's life depends on a million-dollar medical treatment. Each of the seven thinks he or she will do anything; all but one of them are wrong.

Avatar

Avatar

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 29/09/2011

And through the shimmering gates they left for us, there are stars beyond stars: universes to be discovered on a voyage more awesome, an adventure more incredible, than anything humankind has ever dared to dream before!

Winter of the World

Winter of the World

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 29/09/2011

The second Ice Age came - and civilisation was buried beneath the glaciers. Then all men became barbarians. But out of the frozen chaos three cultures emerged. The Seafolk and the Rogaviki were simple, primitive people. Ranged against them was the mighty Rahidian-Barommian Empire, a nation hungry for power, eager to exploit its superior technical knowledge. If the Empire fulfilled its ambitions, its neighbours knew they would not survive. On the day of the intended conquest they must be ready to engage the powers of science in a bloody, apocalyptic struggle for the destiny of the planet.

Fire Time

Fire Time

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 29/09/2011

Anu, red giant companion-star to Bel and Ea, was relentlessly approaching Ishtar - scorching the land, forcing the barbarians of the North ever southward away from the Inferno. Fire Time was fast confronting the planet; civil war broke out as the Tassui led their forces against the army of the Gathering in a desperate struggle for survival.The Gathering anxiously awaited help from the human colony in Primavera. Jill Conway and other colonists like her hoped to save the civilisation of Ishtar and they relied on the Navy of the Federation of Earth to do so. But now the Federation was engaged in its own was, an interstellar war that seemingly had no end. And no end meant no help of Ishtar...

Twilight World

Twilight World

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 29/09/2011

Another war, the most terrible nuclear disaster in the history of man has scorched and crippled all life on the surface of earth. In a few isolated zones human survival has occurred. Among these groups the birth rate is said to be phenomenal. There are reports of strange mutations of the human species appearing as frequently as fifty or sixty in a hundred births. Only a few of these strange mutations have been strong enough to survive, but some are reported to be reproducing their kind. A physical and mental examination of these freaks is being undertaken at the present time.

Enemy Stars

Enemy Stars

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 29/09/2011

They built a ship called the Southern Cross and launched her to Alpha Crucis. Centuries passed, civilisations rose and fell, the very races of mankind changed, and still the ship fell on her headlong journey toward the distant star.After ten generations the Southern Cross was the farthest thing from Earth of any human work - but she was still not halfway to her goal.Here is an absolutely absorbingly exciting tale of the far future from one of the giants in the field of Science Fiction writing.

Long Way Home

Long Way Home

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 29/09/2011

You can't go home again. For home is not merely a place, but a situation and when that situation changes, home is no more. Captain Edward Langely of the experimental starship Explorer was to learn this the hard way...

Question and Answer

Question and Answer

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 29/09/2011

For many years the starships of earth searched the heavens for places where men could live. Many planets were found, but always something was wrong: too hot; too cold; atmospheric contaminants; poisonous biochemistry; intelligent natives - something. At last a deep-space survey vessel has reported a planet that seems perfect, an uninhabited paradise where people can roam free. But the first Troas Expedition never returns. And now the crew of the De Gama must find out why or mankind will lose the stars forever.

Brain Wave

Brain Wave

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 29/09/2011

'Imagine that tomorrow neurotic response is so accelerated on this earth that an I.Q. of 500 is commonplace, a moron has the thinking capacity of yesterday's intellectual. Poul Anderson's detailedly plausible exploration of his theme makes for an unusually satisfying and stimulating book.'

Star Ways

Star Ways

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 29/09/2011

"e;Five of our worlds are missing"e;. That was the essence of the report that shocked the galactic Nomads at their annual meeting. For each of the mighty star-ships reported vanished was a world of its own - a man-made, self-sustaining city-state housing thousands of people. The Nomads themselves were an unplanned by-product of man's conquest of the stars. They were the gypsies of the distant future, the restless rovers of outer space. But to Joachim of the peregrine tey represented a way of life that was to be dearly defended. So it fell to him to make his own world-ship the bait in a cosmic trap set to catch the galaxy's unknown foemen!

Snows of Ganymede

Snows of Ganymede

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 29/09/2011

When the Order of Planetary Engineers sent Hall Davenant to Ganymede for a terraforming survey, they knew that the job on the airless, frigid Jovian moon would be tough. Changing it to resemble Earth - with fertile land, water and good air - was the biggest and most important planet conversion job ever attempted by the Engineers. But they hadn't counted on the already too Earthlike behaviour of the Ganymede colonists, who had never altered the ancient Earth-born habits of intrigue, bigotry and double-dyed treachery!

Virgin Planet

Virgin Planet

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 29/09/2011

He could see from above that this planet was inhabited. He emerged from the ship - to find himself lassoed and captured by a beautiful redhead mounted on a strange, bird-like creature. That was the first shock; the second was to realise that this world of women looked on him as a monster. For while the women of Atlantis had waited for the coming of the Men, they were certain that this creature who had landed on their planet could not possibly be a man.

Cold Victory

Cold Victory

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 29/09/2011

Born in the radioactive ashes of World War Three the institute for Applied Psychodynamics had guided Planet Earth to a period of plenty that for the first time fulfilled Science's promise. But it is the central irony of human existence that prosperity bears the seeds of its own destruction; this time not just Earth but the entire Solar System would endure the flames of war.

Starship

Starship

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 29/09/2011

The conflicts of Planet Earth are forgotten now. Even The Solar System War with its Cold Victory is barely a memory. In this the third and final volume of THE PSYCHOTECHNIC LEAGUE, the scale is immeasurably greater: in Space, in Time, and in violence

Trader to the Stars

Trader to the Stars

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 29/09/2011

Their space-yacht, pursued by angry Adderkops thirsting for their blood, has run into serious engine trouble. Picking up the trail of another alien spaceship, they decide to board it and force its crew to take them home. But once aboard, its not so easy to find the crew: they're faced with cages full of bizarre, other-wordly animals: Tiger apes, Elephantoids, Gorilloids, Caterpiggles, Helmet beasts, Tentacle centaurs. One set of these extraordinary creatures must be the crew, in hiding. But which? Survival depends on finding the right answer...

Trouble Twisters

Trouble Twisters

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 29/09/2011

Meet David Falkayn, sharpest young trader in the Polesotechnic League and susceptible only to the lithe curves of unwary space-girls. In three ingenious, fast-paced tales of interplanetary adventure and intrigue, Falkayn shows himself equally handy with his wits and a blaster. See him untangle alien taboos, outwit alien invasions, manoeuvre adroitly through alien revolutions - and then twist everything up again for his own crafty purposes.

Satan's World

Satan's World

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 29/09/2011

There were three of them - Adzel who measured four and a half metres and resembled a dragon, Chee Lan who was furry, catlike and female, and David Falkayn, a dare-devil rakehell from space.When they learned of a rogue planet two hundred and four light-years from Sol, they were interested because the planet, a nightmare of ice and darkness, was rich in minerals. And the planet was about to melt - to move closer to a sun and release the vast wealth entombed in its depths.And Falkayn, Chee Lan and Adzel were prepared to risk the horrors of an erupting, melting world if they could only salvage the riches that would shortly boil from the planet's core...

Earth Book of Stormgate

Earth Book of Stormgate

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 29/09/2011

'Behold these annals from the Discovery and on through the World-Taking.This is the tale as told by Terrans, who walk the earth.Then read.'THE EARTH BOOK OF STORMGATE POUL ANDERSON'S MIGHTY EPIC OF FUTURE HISTORYThe full length story forming the core of the chronicle of the expansion of earthmen into the inhabited galaxy . . . from the Earth Book kept in the Stormgate archive of the great winged race of Ythri.

Mirkheim

Mirkheim

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 29/09/2011

The Doomed PlanetThe gigantic planet of Mirkheim was gone - blasted and vaporised by a supernova. But its core had survived the holocaust, and now, transmuted, it was the only source of certain vital supermetals. David Falkayn, agent and troubleshooter for the powerful Polesotechnic League, governors of the Terran Empire, had plans for Mirkheim. But the Baburites - an unscrupulous alien race - were one step ahead of him and had claimed the priceless minerals as their own. The conflict could mean only one thing - war, on a titanic scale - unless Falkayn could turn the tide and negotiate a peaceful agreement. But with the Baburites, that was a near-impossible task.

People of the Wind

People of the Wind

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 29/09/2011

Like two giants the old enemies faced each other across the reaches of the galaxy - the Terran Empire and the Ythrian Domain. Terra was a Leviathan, encroaching ever further among the stars, promising peace and prosperity - but at the price of freedom. Ythri was smaller, but an empire in its own right, peopled by birdlike beings with a civilisation and intellect that easily matched Terra's own.And between the adversaries lay Avalon. One single planet, inhabited by human and Ythri alike. Both sides wanted to claim Avalon, by persuasion or by force, for it was a key world that could turn the tide of the war. But Avalon had developed a unique culture, a powerful blend of human and Ythrian thought. And Avalon had ideas of its own....

Ensign Flandry

Ensign Flandry

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 29/09/2011

Dominic Flandry had a great future ahead of him as saviour of the civilised universe. In later years his talent for swift, decisive action would give him an intergalactic reputation. But at the age of nineteen and straight out of naval academy, he was just another raw ensign.The mighty Merseian Empire had sworn to wipe the Earth from the face of the universe. The attack had already been launched, but no one knew how or where the ravening power of the savage green skinned aliens would strike. Only Ensign Flandry had the answer, in the form of a code which he might - or might not - be able to decipher.And so the Merseians were coming after Flandry with every weapon in their terrible arsenal. And just to make things worse, Earth's own armadas were after him too - for desertion, high treason and other assorted crimes. Even for a future saviour, times were looking pretty tough.

Circus of Hells

Circus of Hells

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 29/09/2011

Ace Lieutenant Dominic Flandry was not a man easily swayed from his duty to the Empire; not, that is, until galactic vice king Leon Ammon offered him a million-credit bribe, a voluptuous woman called Djana, and a chance to explore a dark and treasure-laden moon.Yet within the desolate peaks and valleys of that strange world of ice and shadows, Flandry found more than he had bargained for. Supposedly barren, the planet swarmed with a hideous race of strange, inhuman creatures, infernally controlled by a deranged and brilliant computer brain. Each, like a piece in a bizarre and vicious chess game, was programmed to kill. And although Flandry did not know it - so was the woman he loved.

Rebel Worlds

Rebel Worlds

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 29/09/2011

The barbarians in their long ships waiting at the edge of the Galaxy waited for the ancient Terran Empire to fall, while two struggled to save it: ex-Admiral McCormac, forced to rebel against a corrupt Emperor, and Starship Commander Flandry, the brilliant young officer who served the Imperium even as he scorned it.Trapped between them was the woman they both loved, but couldn't share: the beautiful Kathryn - whose single word could decide the fate of a billion suns.

Day of Their Return

Day of Their Return

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 29/09/2011

Back under the thumb of the Terran Empire after leading their planetary sector in an almost successful war against Imperial rule, Commissioner Desai saw real trouble brewing this time. A strange, fanatical movement was spreading like wildfire: there were rumours of the return of the fabled Elder Race: the Firstling, leader-elect of the planet, was on the run and hiding from Imperialist retribution. And off-planet agents from the Ythrian Domain and Mersia, Terra's ancient foe, were abroad in the land. Unless Commissioner Desai could damp the fuse of rebellion, the universe would begin its terrifying descent into the Long Night . . .

Agent of the Terran Empire

Agent of the Terran Empire

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 29/09/2011

"e;If it pleased Ruethen of the Long Hand to give a feast and ball at the Crystal Moon for his enemies. He knew they must come. Pride of race had slipped from Terra, while the need to appear well-bred and sophisticated had waxed correspondingly. The fact that spaceships prowled and fought, fifty light-years beyond Antares, made it all the more impossible a gaucherie to refuse an invitation from the Mersian representative. Besides, one could feel delightfully wicked and ever so delicately in danger."e;It is the common fate of empires to grow old and jaded: Rome, Byzantium, Britain, America, and so on to the Empire of Terra itself, each has near the end succumbed to the same weary "e;sophistication"e; that allows a warlord of Merseia to make a mock of a race whose star-conquering ancestors found the Merseians a race of pre-technic barbarians huddled in stone piles - and saved them from extinction. Flandry himself has come to understand that there is no more point to all his victories than that a few trillion of his fellow creatures may live out their lives before the coming of the Long Night of galactic barbarism. That he will not have shortened that coming Dark Age one bit - only postponed it. That the barbarians always win in the end, and are always followed by a new round of civilisation.

Flandry of Terra

Flandry of Terra

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 29/09/2011

Captain Sir Dominic Flandry was a top man in the Intelligence Corps of the Imperial Terrestrial Navy. He knew that on the outer edges of the empire, civilisation was spread hideously thin. The stars faded towards barbarism, with the great evil Empire of Merseia beyond.But there were times when Flandry abandoned his senior position of command to go out into the field. Then he operated like the cool and brilliant agent he was, a ruthless, highly-trained professional. And in these three fast-moving adventures Captain Dominic Flandry shows that a space-age secret agent has to stay on top of the job - or succumb to nameless horrors.

Genesis

Genesis

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 01/08/2011

Artificial intelligence has been developed to a point where human intelligence can be uploaded into a computer, achieving a sort of hybrid immortality. Astronaut Christian Brannock welcomes this technology, technology that will make it possible for him to achieve his dream and explore the stars. A billion years later, Brannock is dispatched to Earth to check on some strange anomalies. While there, he meets Laurinda Ashcroft, another hybrid upload. Brannock and Ashcroft join forces and investigate Gaia, the supermind dominating the planet, and learn the truth of her terrifying secret plans for Earth.

Harvest of Stars

Harvest of Stars

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 01/08/2011

Earth lies crushed in the grip of totalitarianism. To save her planet, Kyra Davis is sent on a mission to liberate the last bastion of freedom and to rescue its legendary leader. Her bold adventure will sweep her from Earth's rebel enclaves to the decadent court of an exotic lunar colony.

Boat of a Million Years

Boat of a Million Years

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 15/06/2011

Others have written science fiction on the theme of immortality, but in The Boat of a Million Years, Poul Anderson made it his own. Early in human history, certain individuals were born who live on-unaging, undying-through the centuries and millennia. This story follows them over two thousand years, up to our time and beyond-to the promise of utopia and to the challenge of the stars. As time goes on, these unique individuals must learn to cope with-and hide-their true nature. Facing suspicion by the mortals around them, they become wanderers, disconnected even from their families. But hope lies ahead. A milestone in modern science fiction and a New York Times Notable Book when first published in 1989, this is one of a great writer's finest works.

Broken Sword

Broken Sword

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 12/04/2011

This classic fantasy takes listeners to a world similar to that of J. R. R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings. Thor has broken the sword Tyrfing so that it cannot strike at the roots of Yggdrasil, the tree that binds together earth, heaven, and hell. But now the mighty sword is needed again to save the elves in their war against the trolls, and only Skafloc, a human child kidnapped and raised by the elves, can hope to persuade Bolverk the ice-giant to make Tyrfing whole again. But things are never easy, and along the way Skafloc must also confront his shadow self, Valgard the changeling, who has taken his place in the world of men. A superb dark fantasy of the highest, and most Norse, order The Broken Sword is a fantasy masterpiece.

Three Hearts and Three Lions

Three Hearts and Three Lions

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 11/03/2011

The gathering forces of the Dark Powers threaten the world of man. The legions of Faery, aided by trolls, demons, and the Wild Hunt itself, are poised to overthrow the Realms of Light. Holger Carlsen, a bemused and puzzled twentieth-century man mysteriously snatched out of time, finds himself the key figure in the conflict. Arrayed against him are the dragons, giants, and elfin warriors of the armies of Chaos and the beautiful sorceress Morgan le Fay. On his side are a vague prophecy, a quarrelsome dwarf, and a beautiful woman who can turn herself into a swan, not to mention Papillon, the magnificent battle horse, and a full set of perfectly fitting armor, both of which were waiting for him when he entered the magical realm. The shield bears three hearts and three lions-the only clue to Holger Carlsen's true identity. Could Carlsen really be a legendary hero, the only man who can save the world?

Brain Wave

Brain Wave

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 09/02/2011

What if we were all designed to be smarter than we actually are? Unbeknown to its inhabitants, the solar system has, for millions of years, been caught in a force field that effectively suppresses intelligence. When in the course of normal galactic movement the solar system breaks free of the force field, gone are the inhibiting effects, and a remarkable change begins to sweep across the earth-a change with sometimes surprising, sometimes chilling aftereffects. Human life is dramatically transformed, as people with IQs of 400 find themselves living within social structures and institutions designed for people of considerably lower intelligence. Others refuse to accept what has happened and band together in a rebellion against the new order. Human relationships with other creatures on the planet are likewise thrown into upheaval, as animals rediscover their native intelligence. Soon the transfigured humanity is reaching for the stars, leaving behind our earth to the less intelligent humans and animal lifeforms. Brain Wave is a fascinating "e;what if"e; novel, as well as an exploration into the ways in which human society is organized and the assumptions that are made about how we value life. It is also a novel about equality and what happens when the hierarchical structures we know and trust finally disappear.

Tau Zero

Tau Zero

Author: Poul Anderson Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/02/2006

Fifty men and women set out in the twenty-third century from Earth aboard an interstellar craft to travel to a planet some thirty light-years away. The ship will approach the speed of light and so (as Einstein predicted) subjective time on board will slow and so the journey of several decades will be of much shorter duration for the crew. But the ship's deceleration system is irreparably damaged when it hits a cloud of interstellar dust and acceleration continues toward light speed, tau zero. Soon the ship is speeding through galaxies and eons are passing on board the ship in the blink of an eye ...

Galaxy Trilogy, Vol. 1

Galaxy Trilogy, Vol. 1

Author: Poul Anderson, George Henry Smith, Stanton A. Coblentz Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/2006

Before Star Trek or Gene Roddenberry and before Star Wars and George Lucas, the science fiction writers of the 1950s and 1960s were writing some of the hippest genre literature of the era. Here are three imaginative novellas from some of these pioneers of pulp science fiction. Star Ways by Poul Anderson is an action-packed saga of the Nomads, space gypsies voyaging endlessly through the cosmos, and of Joachin of the starship Peregrine, who must act as both bait and trap for the deadliest foe the Nomads had ever known. In George Henry Smith's Druids' World, a fantasy of a crumbling civilization with ties to King Arthur's era, a strong leader, Adam Max McBride, faces off with both a corrupt ruling class and horrible nonliving polymorphs in a battle to save the homeland. In The Day the World Stopped by Stanton A. Coblentz, a US president and his advisors plan to use the ultimate weapon in "e;preventive war"e; against Red China, while a young senator who tries to avert the calamity gets unexpected help from space visitors who offer him the use of their special powers.

Brainwave His Enduring Masterpiece

Brainwave His Enduring Masterpiece

Author: Poul Anderson Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/10/2003

Conan The Rebel

Conan The Rebel

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 04/01/2003

A grand adventure of the mighty thewed barbarian, from one of Fantasy's biggest namesConan, The name has inspired generations, one that resounds through time immemorial. Yet it all began with a handful of stories from Robert E. Howard. In the decades since, there have been feature films, television and comic book series, and numerous spin-off novels. In 1979, Poul Anderson-winner of a staggering eight Hugo and three Nebula Awards-wrote what is regarded as one of the finest adventures in the canon of Conan: Conan the Rebel.Conan the barbarian and Belit, his raven-haired beauty, lead a band of savage pirates striving to free Belit's people from the iron grip of an evil reptile god and its cruel minions. Striking at the heart of tyranny, Conan must break the chains of oppression before eternal darkness claims them all.At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

All One Universe

All One Universe

Author: Poul Anderson Format: eBook Release Date: 15/05/1997

Poul Anderson himself has put together a retrospective collection of his recent writings, fiction and nonfiction, under the title All One Universe. This is the first major Poul Anderson collection in a decade. It encompasses all his strengths as a teller of tales and, in addition, provides a running commentary in the story notes and in the essays on other literary figures such as Rudyard Kipling, Johannes B. Jensen, and John W. Campbell, Jr., commentary that illuminates the fiction, gives personal insight into the mind of this fine writer, and provides a unifying personality for All One Universe. All One Universe, then, represents the new best of Poul Anderson. It is a rich, varied selection of quintessential science fiction as well as four essays, mostly from recent years, by one of the great science fiction writers of the century. His stories are filled with roaring energy, the soul of poetry, and dark imaginings. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.