poul anderson

  1. D

    Reccomend a book by CJ Cerryh and/or Poul Anderson.

    Both good SF Authors.
  2. Mike J Nagle

    Poul Anderson's Technic History Reading-Order Flowchart

    Hello. Here is a reading-order flowchart that covers Poul Anderson's Technic History (Polesotechnic League) stories (Van Rijn, Flandry, etc.). This flowchart is primarily based on the excellent Technic History timeline created by Sandra Miesel. I hope you all like it. Of course, comments...
  3. The Big Peat

    Three Hearts and Three Lions by Poul Anderson

    Friends, fantasists, comrades. I am here to talk about what is probably one of the most influential books in the genre. A big claim but consider this brief synopsis. During WW2, an engineer named Holger Carlsen joins the Danish Resistance. He is wounded while covering the escape of Niels Bohr...
  4. B

    Who Do You Think is Greater, Robert A Heinlein or Poul Anderson ?

    Robert A Heinlein The Man who gave us Such Novels as Stanger in A Strange Land, Starship Troopers, Glory Road , The Moon is Harsh , Mistress and and so many other great novels and stories...
  5. Al Jackson

    Tau Zero at 50

    Not only is this the 50th anniversary of Tau Zero but also Niven's Ringworld was published in 1970. Interesting that two 'hard SF; novels were up for a Hugo in 1971. Ringworld won. One also notes the Bussard Interstellar Ram Jet is 60 years old this year. Published in 1960.
  6. Bick

    Favourite Poul Anderson Novel

    I'm a fan of Poul Anderson, and have read perhaps the majority of his most famous works, but there are doubtless hidden gems I've not read, and I'm also just curious which are the favourite books of the Chronicles learned collective - hence a poll. (A poll for Poul :)) There are three votes...
  7. Al Jackson

    Tau Zero

    Poul Anderson's Tau Zero is a hard SF novel all fans should read!
  8. Al Jackson

    Poul Anderson?

    I have a recollection of reading a Poul Anderson science fiction novel, with the following? I may be miss-remembering it may have been someone else. Anyone recall the following situation? In what novel? There is a description in a Poul Anderson novel, (I think!?) I can’t remember the novel, of...
  9. AE35Unit

    Poul Anderson SF recommendations?

    I've read, and enjoyed Tau Zero and The Enemy Stars, but many people know him more for his fantasy. But what other hard SF works of his are worth hunting out?
  10. AE35Unit

    The Enemy Stars by Poul Anderson (1959)

    4 men are signed up for a mission aboard a ship destined for Alpha Crucis. The ship, called the Southern Cross, is already in deep space but there is a device to transport them instantly to wherever the ship is, kind of like Star Trek's Teleporters. Then there is an error in the ship's...
  11. S

    Poul Anderson Short Story

    I'm looking for a short story by Poul Anderson that was referenced in a page at TVTropes. Here's the description: "There is a Poul Anderson short story in which a white-collar worker has his soul switched with a Conan-esque barbarian warlord. In the end, the goddess that switched them offers...
  12. AE35Unit

    New Poul Anderson anthology coming out!

    Got this in an email from Subterranean Press: http://www.subterraneanpress.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=bear01&Category_Code=PRE&Product_Count=2
  13. Anthony G Williams

    Tau Zero by Poul Anderson

    Poul Anderson was one of the most productive SFF writers of the second half of the last century, publishing about a hundred books and winning seven Hugo and three Nebula awards. His first book was published in 1953 and his last fifty years later, two years after his death. Tau Zero was published...
  14. Coragem

    Poul Anderson. Where to start?

    Well, I've been intending to give Poul Anderson's work a try for some time now. However, having looked over his whopping body of work I'm not sure where to start. I've been looking at Tau Zero and The Broken Sword, simply because the first made it into the SF Masterworks series, and the...
  15. Anthony G Williams

    The Enemy Stars by Poul Anderson

    Poul Anderson is one of the "greats" of SF so I looked forward to re-reading this novel. Somewhat to my surprise, I was unable to recall anything about it as I read it, but at least that meant I could enjoy it without knowing the outcome! First published in 1958, 'The Enemy Stars' was slightly...
  16. Fried Egg

    "The Broken Sword" by Poul Anderson

    I've just finished this book and, I must say, am well impressed with it. One of the best fantasy stories I have read and I wonder why there aren't more out there like it. Ok, there probably are, I just don't know about them... My only criticism is that the ending was rather abrubt, almost...
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    Earthman, Go Home! and Mayday Orbit

    Hi there all. This is my first post here. Im a scifi book collector from Sweden who is now in the process of replacing all my pocketbooks with the hardcover versions. A tough job...but fun. Right now I'm looking for Poul Anderson´s Earthman, Go Home! ( aka A Plague of Masters) and Mayday Orbit...
  18. Teresa Edgerton

    BOOK REVIEWS: The Broken Sword, and Kingdoms of Elfin

    TWO CLASSIC TALES OF FAERIE -- ANDERSON'S THE BROKEN SWORD, AND WARNER'S KINGDOMS OF ELFIN I thought it might be a good idea to review these two books together, since they are both about the denizens of Faerie, are in no way influenced by Tolkien’s conception of elves (although Anderson...
  19. nixie

    Poul Anderson

    I've just purchased an omnibus edition of Three Hearts & Three Lions/Broken Sword by Poul Anderson from my book club.Can anyone tell me what sort of fantasy it is and if its any good?
  20. Jayaprakash Satyamurthy

    Poul Anderson

    Poul Anderson (1926 - 2001) was one of the Golden Age greats. He was a prolific writer, and based on the fact the few novels and stories I've read are from various stages of his career, he was probably pretty consistent too. He was equally adept at hard sf, fantasy and a blend of the two...