Search Results: "Poul Anderson"


BOOK REVIEW

WAR OF THE GODS by Poul Anderson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"A brilliantly accomplished yarn that smolders bravely without quite catching fire."
Veteran pro Anderson (The Fleet of Stars, p. 26, etc.) offers a Dark Age saga based on Old Scandinavian mythology and the exploits of the legendary Danish King Hadding (cf. Read full book review >

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FOR LOVE AND GLORY by Poul Anderson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 23, 2003

A final hurrah from the prolific Anderson (Mother of Kings, 2001, etc.), who died in 2001. Read full book review >

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GENESIS by Poul Anderson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"Quite."
Episodic, far-future yarn developed from short stories, from the veteran author of Starfarers (1998), etc. Before Christian Brannock dies, he uploads his own mentality into a computer, thus achieving immortality. Read full book review >

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HARVEST THE FIRE by Poul Anderson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"A mediocre short story whose single theme is padded out with updates, recaps, and philosophizing. (24 b&w illustrationsnot seen)"
Third in Anderson's future-history series (Harvest of Stars, 1993; The Stars Are Also Fire, 1994). Read full book review >

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THE FLEET OF STARS by Poul Anderson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 1, 1997

"Flabby and meandering: an average entry in this very disappointing series."
Fourth addition to Anderson's future-history series (Harvest the Fire, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE TIME PATROL by Poul Anderson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"Absorbing, accurate historical backdrops add depth and conviction to yarns that otherwise are neither startlingly original nor particularly rigorously worked out."
Anderson has been producing Time Patrol yarns—all eight are collected here, plus an original—since 1954. Read full book review >

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THE STARS ARE ALSO FIRE by Poul Anderson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"Anderson (Harvest of Stars, 1993, etc.) demonstrates once again his powerful storytelling talents, and betrays once again his tendency to hang far too much political, sociological, and technological baggage on the shining thread of the tale."
Several generations after Dagney Beynac and other humans settle on the moon, social, political, and economic strife is on the rise between the Lunarians, genetically altered descendants of these first human settlers, and the rest of the human race. Read full book review >

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ALL ONE UNIVERSE by Poul Anderson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"The fiction's excellent—but it's impossible to begin any of these nonfiction entries without immediately becoming utterly engrossed."
Another of those odd but agreeable science fiction/nonfiction hybrids: 18 pieces, 196793, drawn from various publications and comprising nine stories, six essays, a play, and two unquantifiable entries. Read full book review >

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MOTHER OF KINGS by Poul Anderson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2001

"Still, a worthy effort through it all."
A ponderous, meandering, but unquestionably great work. Read full book review >

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STARFARERS by Poul Anderson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 24, 1998

"An episodic, disconcerting mix of mind-boggling ideas, thrilling storytelling, dull padding, and characters-by-numbers, set forth in Anderson's patented outlandish, antique prose: probably his best-ever full-length outing."
Far-future cosmic epic from the veteran author of The Fleet of Stars (1997), etc. Early in the next century, speed-of-light starships become feasible, while astronomers discover that, 5,000 light-years distant, another race is already using starships. Read full book review >

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HARVEST OF STARS by Poul Anderson
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 1993

"Why he persists in grinding out ponderous, somnolent, bloated offerings like this is one of science fiction's enduring mysteries."
Medium-future power struggle between a North America gripped by a techno-religious dictatorship, and an interplanetary corporation representing the last bastion of free enterprise: from the author of The Boat of a Million Years, Orion Shall Rise, etc. The doctrine of Avantism predicts a transcendent future for humanity; but, meanwhile, the real ruler of North America is secret police chief Enrique Sayre, whose best weapon is a computer-copied personality (``download'') of Avantism's main opponent—the late Fireball head honcho Anson Guthrie—that's been reprogrammed to accept Avantism. Read full book review >