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Anderson, Poul


The Sword & Sorcery Anthology

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Author: Robert E Howard

Blood will flow, heads will roll, dragons will soar, and the dead shall rise. Journey to ancient cities ruled by sinister mages, storm-tossed seas where monsters dwell, mysterious towers full of ancient secrets, and dark dungeons with untold treasures. From Robert E. Howard’s Conan the Barbarian to George R. R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire, join the legendary heroes and villains in nineteen epic adventures that are sure to bring out the barbarian in you.

Anti-hero Elric infiltrates a band of mercenaries to match wits with a powerful sorcerer. With her trio of dragons, Daenerys Stormbringer makes a fool’s bargain with slave traders. A mage’s apprentice, the young Grey Mouser uses newfound power to battle an evil duke. Conan breaks into the Tower of the Elephant to steal a spectacular jewel with a dark secret. Despite her drunkard’s ways, Malmury slays an old sea troll before facing his powerful daughter.

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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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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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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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The Complete Psychotechnic League, Vol. 3 (The Psychotechnic League)

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Author: Poul Anderson

Volume three of three collecting ALL of the Psychotechnic League future history stories, from multiple Hugo- and Nebula-award-winning author Poul Anderson. Includes stories never before collected in a Psychotechnic League volume! 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. 

After World War III has ravaged the globe and toppled once-great nations, 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. Peace reigns on Earth. Humankind shakes off the tyranny of gravity and ventures out into the galaxy. But no sooner is utopia realized than the cycle of war and destruction begins anew.

The final 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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Fantastic Stories Presents the Fantastic Universe Super Pack

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Author: Philip K. Dick

Fantastic Universe started publishing in 1953 and continued until March 1960. It was one of the better magazines to launch during the boom in science fiction magazines publishing. It published many important stories by some of the fields best known writers. Collected in this over sized edition are more than 175,000 words of science fiction and fantasy. Escape back to the golden age of science fiction! Exile from Space by Judith Merril Cogito, Ergo Sum by John Foster West Grove of the Unborn by Lyn Venable Two Plus Two Makes Crazy by Walt Sheldon Song in a Minor Key C. L. Moore The Helpful Robots by Robert J. Shea There Will Be School Tomorrow by V. E. Thiessen The Answer by H. Beam Piper It's All Yours by Sam Merwin, Jr. Rex ex Machina by Frederic Max This One Problem by M. C. Pease Small World by William F. Nolan The Cartels Jungle by Irving E. Cox, Jr. This Is Klon Calling by Walt Sheldon The Velvet Glove by Harry Harrison Moment of Truth by Basil Wells No Hiding Place by Richard R. Smith Beyond the Door by Philip K. Dick The Laminated Woman by Evelyn E. Smith Be it Ever Thus by Robert Moore Williams The Man the Martians Made by Frank Belknap Long My Father, the Cat by Henry Slesar I like Martian Music by Charles E. Fritch They Twinkled like Jewels by Philip José Farmer The Mighty Dead by William Campbell Gault Out of the Earth by George Edrich Martyr by Alan E. Nourse To Remember Charlie By by Roger Dee The Amazing Mrs. Mimms by David C. Knight The Sensitive Man by Poul Anderson


The High Crusade

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Author: Poul Anderson
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One of the Most Beloved Novels of a Grand Master of Science Fiction, with Introductions and Appreciations by Major Science Fiction Figures.

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 northeastern Lincolnshire. The Wersgorix, whose scouting ship it is, are quite expert at taking over planets, and having determined from orbit that this one was suitable, they initiate standard world-conquering procedure. Ah, but this time it's no mere primitives the Wersgorix seek to enslave—they've launched their invasion against free 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. Unfortunately, he has not allowed for the treachery of the alien pilot, who instead takes the craft to his home planet, where, he thinks, these upstart barbarians will have no choice but to surrender. But that knavish alien little understands the indomitable will and clever resourcefulness of Englishmen, no matter how great the odds against them. . .

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Hoka! Hoka! Hoka!

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Author: Gordon R. Dickson

THE HOKAS ARE BACK IN THIS CLASSIC OF HUMOROUS SF FROM POUL ANDERSON AND GORDON R. DICKSON.

The Interbeing League had been formed to make contact with new intelligent races in the galaxy and offer them membership. But when the League encountered the Hokas, furry creatures strongly resembling the teddy bears of Earth, the League’s agent, Alexander Jones, could have been excused for wishing he had a simpler assignment than making sense out of the Hokas—such as singlehandedly stopping an interstellar war.

Not that the fuzzy aliens were unfriendly. In fact, they loved everything about humans, and adopted various Terram cultures wholesale and in every little detail—but with a bit of confusion about the differences between fact and fiction. So, if the Hokas suddenly started outing out the parts in a rip-roaring, shoot-em-up western, or brought to life the London of Sherlock Holmes, complete with a pip-puffing, deerstalker-wearing Hoka, or suddenly decided to fly the Jolly Roger and lead a life of adventure and piracy on the high seas, mate—well, that was to be expected. And as the Hokas threw themselves wholeheartedly into progressively wilder worlds from Terran history and fiction, Jones could be excused for feeling that his grip on reality was hanging by a single, thin, increasingly frayed thread.

Praise for the Hokas stories:

“You aren’t apt to find a more gleeful book of S.F.”—The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction

“. . . the funniest s-f ever written.”—A Reader’s Guide to Science Fiction

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


The Van Rijn Method: The Technic Civilization Saga #1

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Author: Poul Anderson
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One of the Most Popular Characters Ever Created by Science Fiction’s Grand Master, Poul Anderson. A Complete Novel, The Man Who Counts, is Included in This Large Volume of Action and Adventure, Starring Nicholas Van Rijn, Volume One in the Complete Technic Civilization Series.

When the human race spread out among the stars, they took the profit motive with them, and none exemplified that fact better than Nicholas Van Rijn, interstellar trader and capitalist extraordinaire. He might look like Falstaff and talk in a steady stream of malapropisms, but anybody who might take him for a bumbling buffoon would quickly find themselves taken—to the cleaners!

            In Nick Van Rijn, Poul Anderson created one of the most memorable and popular characters in science fiction, and now, for the first time, all the stories of Van Rijn and the Polesotechnic League will be published in chronological order in three volumes.

            Also included are more stories of Van Rijn flamboyant exploits, plus stories set elsewhere in the Polesotechnic universe. And, after the three volumes chronicling the Polesotechnic League’s rise and fall will come more volumes, telling of the rise of the Terran Empire and the adventures of Poul Anderson’s other legendary character, Captain Sir Dominic Flandry.

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Fantastic Stories Presents the Planet Stories Super Pack

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Author: Philip K. Dick

Planet Stories was one of the better known Golden Age science fiction magazines. It was in its pages that Philip K. Dick first appeared. Planet Stories specialized in Space Opera and Sword and Sorcery fiction. Collected here in this massive edition are thirty stories from its pages totaling more than 300,000 words.

The Gun by Philip K. Dick
Solar Stiff by Chas. A. Stopher
Narakan Rifles, About Face! by Jan Smith
Lord of a Thousand Suns by Poul Anderson
Bride of the Dark One by Florence Verbell Brown
The Man Who Staked the Stars by Charles Dye
What Hath Me? by Henry Kuttner
Master of the Moondog by Stanley Mullen
One Purple Hope! by Henry Hasse
Black Amazon of Mars by Leigh Brackett
The Wealth of Echindul by Noel Loomis
Asteroid of Fear by Raymond Z. Gallun
Captives of the Thieve-Star by James H. Schmitz
Zero Data by Charles Saphro
The Woman-Stealers of Thrayx by Fox B. Holden
Out of the Iron Womb! by Poul Anderson
The Golden Amazons of Venus by John Murray Reynolds
B-12’s Moon Glow by Charles A. Stearns
Star Ship by Poul Anderson
George Loves Gistla by James McKimmey, Jr.
The Eyes of Thar by Henry Kuttner
Big Pill by Raymond Z. Gallun
Witch of the Demon Seas by Poul Anderson
The Envoy, Her by H. B. Fyfe
Thompson’s Cat by Robert Moore Williams
Sargasso of Lost Starships by Poul Anderson
Acid Bath by Vaseleos Garson
The Crystal Crypt by Philip K. Dick
Duel on Syrtis by Poul Anderson
Beyond Lies the Wub by Philip K. Dick

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