Knivesout no more
- Nov 11, 2003
- Bangalore, India
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. Standout works include Brainwave, Tau Zero and the Ensign Flandry series.
Anderson was a writer who, well into the 90s, could write SF the 'way it used to be' - the broad canvas, the interstellar adventure, the romance of space, and most of all that 'sense of wonder' - but still make it relevant, up-to-date and original.
Here's a bibliography: http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/authors/Poul_Anderson.htm
And an interview: http://www.locusmag.com/1997/Issues/04/Anderson.html