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Anderson, Poul


Three Hearts and Three Lions

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Author: Poul Anderson

Transported to a medieval realm of magic and myth, a World War II resistance fighter undertakes a perilous quest in this classic fantasy adventure.

Holger Carlsen is a rational man of science. A Danish engineer working with the Resistance to defeat the Nazis, he is wounded during an engagement with the enemy and awakens in an unfamiliar parallel universe where the forces of Law are locked in eternal combat with the forces of Chaos. Against a medieval backdrop, brave knights must take up arms against magical creatures of myth and faerie, battling dragons, trolls, werewolves, and giants.
 
Though Holger has no recollection of this world, he discovers he is already well-known throughout the lands, a hero revered as a Champion of Law. He finds weaponry and armor awaiting him—precisely fitted to his form—and a shield with three hearts and three lions emblazoned upon it. As he journeys through a realm filled with wonders in search of the key to his past, Holger will call upon the scientific knowledge of his home dimension, the destinies of both worlds hanging in the balance.

Before Thomas Covenant, Roger Zelazny’s Amber, and J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, the great Poul Anderson introduced readers to the Middle World and the legendary hero Ogier the Dane. Inventive and exciting, Three Hearts and Three Lions is a foray into fantasy that employs touches of science fiction from an award-winning master of the speculative.

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Fire Time

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Author: Poul Anderson

Fire Time [mass_market] Anderson, Poul [Feb 12, 1980]


The Broken Sword

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Author: Poul Anderson

This acclaimed fantasy classic of men, elves, and gods is at once breathtakingly exciting and heartbreakingly tragic.

Published the same year as The Fellowship of the Ring, Poul Anderson’s novel The Broken Sword draws on similar Scandinavian and Anglo-Saxon sources. In his greed for land and power, Orm the Strong slays the family of a Saxon witch—and for his sins, the Northman must pay with his newborn son. Stolen by elves and replaced by a changeling, Skafloc is raised to manhood unaware of his true heritage and treasured for his ability to handle the iron that the elven dare not touch. Meanwhile, the being who supplanted him as Orm’s son grows up angry and embittered by the humanity he has been denied. A pawn in a witch’s vengeance, the creature Valgard will never know love, and consumed by rage, he will commit a murderous act of unspeakable vileness.
 
It is their destiny to finally meet on the field of battle—the man-elf and his dark twin, the monster—when the long-simmering war between elves and trolls finally erupts with a devastating fury. And only the mighty sword Tyrfing, broken by Thor and presented to Skafloc in infancy, can turn the tide in a terrible clashing of faerie folk that will ultimately determine the fate of the old gods.
 
Along with such notables as Isaac Asimov and Ray Bradbury, multiple Hugo and Nebula Award winner Poul Anderson is considered one of the masters of speculative fiction.

This edition contains the author’s original text.

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Nebula Award Stories 7

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Author: Lloyd Biggle Jr.

This is the hardcover book club edition. Features science fiction stories published in 1970/71. Introduction by the editor, plus the stories: Good News from the Vatican (1971) by Robert Silverberg; Heathen God (1971 by George Zebrowski; Horse of Air (1970) by Gardner Dozois ; Mount Charity (1971) by Edgar Pangborn; Poor Man, Beggar Man (1971) by Joanna Russ; Sky (1971) by R. A. Lafferty; The Encounter (1970) by Kate Wilhelm; The Giberel (1971) by Doris Pitkin Buck; The Last Ghost (1971) by Stephen Goldin; The Missing Man (1971) by Katherine MacLean; The Queen of Air and Darkness (1971) by Poul Anderson. Also the following essays: The Year in Science Fiction by Damon Knight; Nebula Award Science Fiction, 1965-1970, The Science by Poul Anderson; Nebula Award Science Fiction, 1965-1970, The Fiction by Theodore Sturgeon.

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Tau Zero

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Author: Poul Anderson

This Hugo Award finalist, “justifiably regarded as a classic” (SFReviews.net), is the tale of an epic space voyage where time dilation goes horribly wrong.
 
Aboard the spacecraft Leonora Christine, fifty crewmembers, half men and half women, have embarked on a journey of discovery like no other to a planet thirty light-years away. Since their ship is not capable of traveling faster than light, the crew will be subject to the effects of time dilation and relativity. They will age five years on board the ship before reaching their destination, but thirty-three years will pass on Earth. Experienced scientists and researchers, they have come to terms with the time conditions of their space travel.
 
Until . . . the Leonora Christine passes through an uncharted nebula, which damages the engine, making it impossible to decelerate the ship on the second half of their trip. To survive, the crewmembers have no choice but to bypass their destination and continue to accelerate toward the speed of light. But how will they keep hope alive and maintain order as they hurtle deeper into space with time passing more and more rapidly, and their ultimate fate unknown?
 
With its combination of mind-blowing hard science and compelling human drama, Tau Zero is “the ultimate hard science novel” (Mike Resnick).
 

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Hokas Pokas

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Author: Poul Anderson

Two Legends of SF Team Up! Poul Anderson and Gordon R. Dickson present the Hokas, teddy-bear-like aliens who take the stories of Earth very seriously, in this classic of humorous SF.

When a human thinks he's Napoleon Bonaparte, it's time to get out a straightjacket. But when a Hoka thinks he's Napoleon Bonaparte, you'd better believe it! Particularly since there'll be hundreds of other Hokas around who know for a fact that they're the French Army, mon amis, even if they're on another planet lightyears away from Earth, and the forces they're facing aren't the British but very nasty warlike aliens who by all reason should be expected to make mincemeat out of the Hokas.

But when it comes to Hokas, reason does not compute. These friendly, fuzzy aliens who resemble large teddy bears have a very vivid imagination and have never quite grasped the difference between human fiction and reality, or (in the present case), between past history and the much later and rather different present. Always bet on the Hokas. Even when a young lad and his Hoka tutor find themselves stuck on a planet where they seem to be scheduled to fulfill and ancient (and lethal!) prophesy that neither of them had ever heard of until now. Hokas as usual find that reality is merely optional and the good guys—and bears—always win, quicker than you can say HOKAS POKAS!

About Poul Anderson:

"One of science fiction's authentic geniuses."–Chicago Sun-Times

“Anderson fuses elegiac prose and a sweeping vision of man’s technological future…”–Booklist

“One of science fiction’s giants.”–Arthur C. Clarke

About Gordon R. Dickson:

"Dickson is one of SF's standard-bearers."—Publishers Weekly

"Dickson has a true mastery of pacing and fine understanding of human beings."—Seattle Post Intelligencer

"A masterful science fiction writer."—Milwaukee Journal

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Trouble Twisters

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Author: Poul Anderson

1st edition 1st printing paperback, vg++ In stock shipped from our UK warehouse


The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Vol. IIA

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Very good copy. No apparent markings throughout. Spine is solid. General wear. Ships out quickly.

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The Merman's Children

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Author: Poul Anderson

Berkley Books, 1980. First paperback printing in Fine condition.


The Complete Psychotechnic League, Vol. 1

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Author: Poul Anderson

The first of three volumes collecting ALL of the Psychotechnic League future history stories, from multiple Hugo- and Nebula-award-winning author Poul Anderson. After World War III ravages the globe, humanity, led by the Psychotechnic Institute, bands together to create peace on Earth and to spread that peace throughout the solar system and beyond. But soon the cycle of war and destruction begins anew. Includes short stories never before collected in a Psychotechnic League volume.

FROM THE ASHES OF WORLD WAR III

World War III has ravaged the globe. Once great nations have been brought to their knees. Now, a new science offers hope for the future: Psychodynamics, the ability to influence government and popular opinion. Led by the Psychotechnic Institute, humanity denounces its violent ways, once and for all. While peace reigns on Earth, humankind ventures out into the Solar System—and to the stars beyond. But soon the cycle of war and destruction begins anew.

The first of three volumes collecting all of multiple Hugo- and Nebula-Award winning author Poul Anderson's massive future history magnum opus. Includes short stories previously uncollected in a Psychotechnic League volume!

About Poul Anderson:

"One of science fiction's authentic geniuses."–Chicago Sun-Times

“Anderson fuses elegiac prose and a sweeping vision of man’s technological future…”–Booklist
 
“One of science fiction’s giants.”–Arthur C. Clarke

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