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Anvil, Christopher

Overview
Works: 23 works in 67 publications in 6 languages and 1,502 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories  Science fiction 
Roles: Creator, Contributor
Classifications: PS3551.N9, 813.54
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Publications about Christopher Anvil
Publications by Christopher Anvil
Publications by Christopher Anvil, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Christopher Anvil
Pandora's planet by Christopher Anvil( Book )
9 editions published between 1972 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 214 libraries worldwide
War games by Christopher Anvil( Book )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 198 libraries worldwide
A collection of humorous science fiction tales offers a sardonic look at the future of warfare in a volume that also includes the full-length novel "The Steel, the Mist and the Blazing Sun," which looks at the aftermath of World War III as those who thirst for domination take on the defenders of freedom for control of the planet
The trouble with aliens by Christopher Anvil( Book )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 173 libraries worldwide
Interstellar patrol by Christopher Anvil( Book )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 166 libraries worldwide
A new omnibus anthology chronicles the adventures of a starship crew trapped on a planet populated by battling gangs, surviving by pretending to be the Royal Legions from a distant world pursuing a powerful villain hiding on the planet, but their plans go awry when the real Royal flagship shows up
The trouble with humans by Christopher Anvil( Book )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 165 libraries worldwide
"Humans-there's no understanding them, and no dealing with them either. Or even their planet. Pity the poor aliens, whose shape-changing ability should let them take over the planet Earth before the humans even know they're there-if it weren't for all that omnipresent pollution. Or consider another set of invaders, from a planet where the weather is always mild and the changing of the seasons is hardly noticeable. They land in force and their weapons are more powerful than those of the primitive humans-but they've never before had to deal with below-zero temperatures, flash floods or tornados-not to mention volcanoes. Then there were the aliens who noticed how belligerent humans were, and gave them the 'gift' of TV-like devices which would show anything anywhere on Earth, which was sure to lead to war. Imagine how surprised the aliens were when the humans took the gadgets apart, improved them, and started spying on everything the aliens were up to, all over the galaxy. Humans don't make sense, they don't fight fair, and they're making aliens throughout interstellar space think seriously about pulling up stakes and moving to another galaxy!"--Publisher description
RX for chaos by Christopher Anvil( Book )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 132 libraries worldwide
Modern science and technology have made our lives easier, cured diseases, and made routine things that an earlier age would have thought miraculous. But once in a while, the law of unintended consequences breaks loose. Christopher Anvil considers the two faces of technological innovation, when a new breakthrough may not break quite the way it was supposed to
The power of illusion by Christopher Anvil( Book )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 128 libraries worldwide
"The overwhelming power of massed starship armadas can be undone in a moment--by the subtle power of illusion, as demonstrated in this collection of stories by the master of humorous science fiction adventure..."--Publisher's description
Interstellar patrol II : the federation of humanity by Christopher Anvil( Book )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 125 libraries worldwide
Vaughan Roberts and his two companions had been trapped on a crime-ridden, chaotic planet until they bamboozled the population with a gigantic hoax-which brought them to the attention of the Interstellar Patrol, who were looking for a few good con men, capable of ingenious improvisation and adept at playing dirty tricks on the bad guys. The new recruits acquited themselves admirably, so they naturally were given more tough nuts to crack, including: Flummoxing an alien empire which has taken a number of human prisoners as reconnaisance for an invasion. This has a personal aspect, since the prisoners are from the planet which Roberts tricked into reforming. ... Stopping a plan by not-so-good Samaritans who are pretending to cure a planetary plague-which they introduced to the planet-with a "miracle" drug which creates an addiction to the same drug, which the schemers will be glad to continue supplying for ever-increasing sums ... Not only rescuing some Patrol personnel taken hostage by fanatics who plan to execute them one at a time until their leader is released, but convincing other fanatics throughout the galaxy that the consequences of threatening anyone in the Patrol are too terrible even to think about. . . .. Making sure that the rightful heir to a planet's throne escapes from captivity and overthrows the usurper. This time there's a complication: Roberts may be falling for the ruler's beautiful sister. ... And much more.
Pandora's legions by Christopher Anvil( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 59 libraries worldwide
Strangers in paradise by Christopher Anvil( Book )
3 editions published between 1969 and 1976 in English and held by 43 libraries worldwide
The steel, the mist, and the blazing sun by Christopher Anvil( Book )
3 editions published between 1980 and 1983 in English and held by 40 libraries worldwide
Warlord's world by Christopher Anvil( Book )
2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
The day the machines stopped by Christopher Anvil( Book )
2 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 18 libraries worldwide
Extraños en el paraíso by Christopher Anvil( Book )
2 editions published in 1972 in Spanish and held by 3 libraries worldwide
La Planète de Pandore by Christopher Anvil( Book )
2 editions published in 1975 in French and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Ciencia ficción : selección 15 ( Book )
1 edition published in 1975 in Spanish and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Terra ( Book )
1 edition published in 1966 in German and held by 1 library worldwide
Terra ( Book )
1 edition published in 1967 in German and held by 1 library worldwide
Utopia-Zukunftsroman ( Book )
1 edition published in 1966 in German and held by 1 library worldwide
Quando le macchine si fermeranno by Christopher Anvil( Book )
1 edition published in 1991 in Italian and held by 1 library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Crosby, Harry C.
Crosby, Harry C., Jr.
Languages
English (51)
German (4)
Swedish (3)
Spanish (3)
French (2)
Italian (1)
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