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The Tale of the Cat

The Tale of the Cat


Poul Anderson

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Year of publication: 1998

The Tale of the Cat by Poul Anderson Illustration by Janet Aulisio Earth was the mother and her Kith Town the small motherland of every starfarer but there were other worlds where humans dwelt. At those the ships were almost always welcome, bearers of tidings and wares that bridged, however thinly, the abysses between. It was not perennially so on Earth. Thus, over the centuries, Tau Ceti became the sun to which voyagers from afar often sought first. Its Harbor was as homelike as any known ...

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Death and the Knight

Death and the Knight


Poul Anderson

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Year of publication: 0

Death and the Knight Introduction In 1952 I attended the world science fiction convention in Chicago and there encountered a young lady named Karen Kruse. We quickly became inseparable, right through the last party in the hotel penthouse, where Stuart Byrne sang Gilbert and Sullivan till, side by side with Anthony Boucher, we saw daybreak over Lake Michigan. Afterward we kept in touch only by mail, she being a Kentucky girl now living in the Washington, D.C. area, but the letters grew more and ...

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The Shield of Time

The Shield of Time


Poul Anderson

ISBN: 9780575108929
Year of publication: 2011

The Shield of Time Poul Anderson Part one: The Stranger That Is Within Thy Gates 1987 A.D. Maybe returning to New York on the day after he left it had been a mistake. Even here, just now, the springtime was too beautiful. A dusk like this was not one in which to sit alone, remembering. Rain had cleared the air for a while, so that through open windows drifted a ghost of blossoms and green. Lights and noises from the streets below were somehow softened, turned riverlike. Manse Everard wanted out. ...

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The Best Alternate History Stories of the 20th Century

The Best Alternate History Stories of the 20th Century


Larry Niven
Martin H Greenberg
Poul Anderson
Bruce Sterling
Gregory Benford
Greg Bear
Harry Turtledove
Susan Shwartz
William Sanders
Brad Linaweaver
Jack L Chalker
Kim Stanley Robinson
Allen Steele
Nicholas A DiChario
Ward Moore
Lewis Shiner

ISBN: 9780345449511
Year of publication: 2001

THE BEST ALTERNATE HISTORY STORIES OF THE 20TH CENTURY Edited by Harry Turtledove with Martin H. Greenberg INTRODUCTION Harry Turtledove WHAT IF Most science-fiction ideas dont come naturally. Most take a degree of intellectual sophistication that came only with the Industrial Revolution. Its hard to write about the effects of technology before theres much in the way of technology to write about. But alternate history isnt like that. Its as natural as those two mournful little words up there. ...

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The Star Fox

The Star Fox


Poul Anderson

ISBN: 0425051773
Year of publication: 1981

The Star Fox by Poul Anderson Part One MARQUE AND REPRISAL I Le roi a fait battre tambour, Le roi a fait battre tambour Gunnar Heim halted in midstride. He stood a while, turning his head in search of the voice that had risen out of the dark. Pour voir toutes ces dames. Et la premiere quil a vue It was some distance off, almost lost in the background of machine rumble to landward of the docks. But only one man was likely to be making his mock with that sinister old ballad, in San Francisco on ...

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A Midsummer Tempest

A Midsummer Tempest


Poul Anderson

ISBN: 0812530799
Year of publication: 1984

A Midsummer Tempest by Poul Anderson To Karen with thanks for twenty years of love I A midsummer tempest. Thunder and lightning. A heath about to be blasted. Throughout that sullen day, cannon had spoken from time to time between the confronting armies. Otherwise there was no move of war. First Rupert waited for the Yorkshiremen afterward he waited for morning, aware that meanwhile hunger, and memory of the defeats he had already dealt them, would gnaw his enemies for him. But as evening drew ...

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Renascence

Renascence


Poul Anderson

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Year of publication: 1995

Renascence by Poul Anderson Illustration by George M. Krauter I think he told me this because I am his daughter. Not that he begot me in his flesh. When I was born, he was still homebound on a voyage that had begun almost three hundred years before. When we spoke, he was machine. But my father and my mother bear the genomes of him and his mate. They were created with the same basic memories, harking back to Earth itself, and even with some shared recollections of lives lived afterward. Also, it ...

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The Corridors of Time

The Corridors of Time


Poul Anderson

ISBN: 0712610502
Year of publication: 1985

The Corridors of Time Poul Anderson TO ANTHONY BOUCHER For much more than introducing me to Storm Darroway 1 The guard said, You got a visitor, and turned the key. What Who Malcolm Lockridge rose from his bunk. He had been lying there for hours, trying to read a textbookkeep up with his course workbut mostly with his gaze held to a crack in the ceiling and his mind awash in bitterness. If nothing else, the noises and stinks from the other cells distracted him too much. I dunno. The guard clicked ...

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The Broken Sword

The Broken Sword


Poul Anderson

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Year of publication: 0

The Broken Sword Poul Anderson Foreword Late in the year of Our Lord 1018, Sighvat Thordarson fared through Gotaland on an errand for King Olaf of Norway. Most folk thereabouts still worshipped in the old way. The wife at one lonely steading would not let him and his friends spend the night because an Aljarblot was being readied. Any well-brought-up man in those days could make a stave at any time and Sighvat was a skald. Quoth he: That Odin be not angered, keep off the woman said. Were heathen ...

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The Dancer from Atlantis

The Dancer from Atlantis


Poul Anderson

ISBN: 0812523105
Year of publication: 0

The Dancer from Atlantis Poul Anderson To L. Sprague and Catherine de Camp And the seven angels which had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound. And the first angel sounded and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up. And the second angel sounded and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood and the ...

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Flandry of Terra

Flandry of Terra


Poul Anderson

ISBN: 9781596873490
Year of publication: 2007

Poul Anderson FLANDRY OF TERRA The Game of Glory I A murdered man on a winter planet gave Flandry his first clue. Until then, he had only known that a monster fled Conjumar in a poisoned wreck of a spaceship, which might have gone twenty light-years before killing its pilot but could surely never have crossed the Spican marches to refuge. And the trouble was, even for the Terran Empire, which contained an estimated four million stars, a sphere twenty light-years across held a devils number of ...

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Vault of the Ages

Vault of the Ages


Poul Anderson

ISBN: 9780425043363
Year of publication: 1980

VAULT OF THE AGES by Poul Anderson A Science Fiction Novel To Mor and John THE TIME CAPSULE 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 findsfrom tombs, ruined cities, swamps, deserts, and any other place where men of the past have left some trace of themselvesthe archaeologist tries to build up a picture of these mens lives and civilizations. But there are great ...

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The Boat of a Million Years

The Boat of a Million Years


Poul Anderson

ISBN: 0312931999
Year of publication: 1989

The Boat of a Million Years by Poul Anderson ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Chapter HI, The Comrade, has appeared in Analog Science Fiction and Science Fact, June 1988. Copyright 1988 by Davis Publications, Inc. Chapter V, No Man May Shun His Doom, does homage to the late Johannes V. Jensen. Karen Anderson prepared the epigraph, slightly modifying her translation at my request, and as scholar and critic was invaluable throughout. The CCCP is due to George W. Price. For other kinds of help I also thank John ...

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The Helping Hand

The Helping Hand


Poul Anderson

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Year of publication: 1950

Poul Anderson The Helping Hand A MELLOW bell tone was followed by the flat voice of the roboreceptionist: His Excellency Valka Vahino, Special Envoy from the League of Cundaloa to the Commonwealth of Sol. The Earthlings rose politely as he entered. Despite the heavy gravity and dry chill air of terrestrial conditions, he moved with the flowing grace of his species, and many of the humans were struck anew by what a handsome people his race was. People yes, the folk of Cundaloa were humanoid ...

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The Queen of Air and Darkness

The Queen of Air and Darkness


Poul Anderson

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Year of publication: 1971

The Queen of Air and Darkness by Poul Anderson The last glow of the last sunset would linger almost until midwinter. But there would be no more day, and the northlands rejoiced. Blossoms opened, flamboyance on firethorn trees, steelflowers rising blue from the brok and rainplant that cloaked all hills, shy whiteness of kiss-me-never down in the dales. Flitteries darted among them in iridescent wings a crownbuck shook his horns and bugled. Between horizons the sky deepened from purple to sable. ...

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