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Anderson, Poul 1926-2001

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Works: 829 works in 2,620 publications in 14 languages and 56,727 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Periodicals  History  Biography  Juvenile works  Fantasy fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Science fiction  Illustrations 
Roles: Author, Creator, Editor, Contributor, Other, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent, Adapter
Classifications: PS3551.N378, 813.54
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The boat of a million years by Poul Anderson( Book )
22 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in English and Czech and held by 1,446 libraries worldwide
A look at human history through the adventures of those who live without aging. When this immortality is revealed, a research program begins to attain eternal life and a utopia on earth
Harvest of stars by Poul Anderson( Book )
13 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and Spanish and held by 1,224 libraries worldwide
Winner of seven Hugo and three Nebula Awards, Paul Anderson is one of science fiction's few acknowledged masters. Harvest of Stars is the most ambitious novel of his distinguished career, a compulsively readable saga blending thrilling adventure with a stunning vision of humanity's destiny. Earth lies in the grip of the Avantists, a repressive regime that has crushed dissent and now threatens to extinguish the last bastion of liberty, the maverick interplanetary corporation known as Fireball. His heroine, Kyra Davis, a beautiful and courageous young space pilot, is entrusted with a high-risk mission to rescue an electronic ghost - Fireball's founder, Anson Guthrie, whose mind was stored in a computer after his death - and rally the resistance to strike a blow against tyranny. Pursued by Avantist forces, she and Guthrie engage in a desperate battle of wits against a brilliant adversary: a copy of Guthrie's personality that has been reprogrammed to serve the enemy
The shield of time by Poul Anderson( Book )
12 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,142 libraries worldwide
Manse Everard, an unattached agent of the Time Patrol charged with protecting humanity's transcendent future against those who would alter Time itself, and Wanda Tamberley, a cataloger of natural history, join together to save the stability of history
The stars are also fire by Poul Anderson( Book )
15 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in English and Spanish and held by 1,114 libraries worldwide
In the early 21st century the lunar colony struggles to become independent of Earth. Centuries later the solar system is dominated by machine intelligences, and humans must survive in a system that no longer needs them
The time patrol by Poul Anderson( Book )
30 editions published between 1983 and 2006 in 6 languages and held by 1,110 libraries worldwide
A member of the Time Patrol, which is charged with preserving history as they know it in order to protect the future, Manse Everard, the Patrols finest temporal troubleshooter, is torn between his conscience and desire to alleviate human suffering and the absolute necessity to not change history
Starfarers by Poul Anderson( Book )
10 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and Czech and held by 1,097 libraries worldwide
A spaceship leaves Earth to make contact with another civilization, a trip which will take ten years. The novel describes the impact of the trip on the crew's psyche and their reaction when they return to Earth, where thousands of years have elapsed. By the author of The Fleet of Stars
The avatar by Poul Anderson( Book )
25 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,042 libraries worldwide
Having utilized the "gate" to colonize the Phoebus star system, man-kind now embarks on a desperate search for the great alien race known as The Others
Genesis by Poul Anderson( Book )
12 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,034 libraries worldwide
Astronaut Christian Brannock, having taken advantage of the technology that allows a human personality to be uploaded into a computer, achieving a sort of hybrid immortality, returns to Earth after a billion years exploring the stars, where he teams up with Laurinda Ashcroft, another hybrid upload, to explore the supermind of Gaia
Nebula award stories ( serial )
in English and held by 1,002 libraries worldwide
Tau zero by Poul Anderson( Book )
47 editions published between 1967 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 955 libraries worldwide
Poul Anderson's book Tau Zero stands out in the genre in large part because it does precisely the thing that one so rarely sees in science fiction: it takes a keen interest in the emotional lives of the characters in the novel, which the novel combines this with a general fascination for all things scientific. In Tau Zero, these two often competing themes in the genre work together with a synergy that makes the novel much more than just another deep space adventure story.From practically the very first page, Tau Zero sets the scientific realities in dramatic tension with the very real emotional and psychological states of the travelers: you have the time factor and their emotional response to the consequence of traveling at this high rate of speed and the time that has passed. This tension is a dynamic that Anderson explores with great success over the course of the novel as fifty crew-members settle in for the long journey together. While they are a highly-trained team of scientists and researchers and therefore professionals, they are also a community of individuals, each of them trying to create for him or herself a life in a whole new space (or literally, in space).It isn't too long, however, before the voyage takes a turn for the worse. The ship passes through a small, uncharted cloud-like nebula that makes it impossible to decelerate the ship. The only hope rather, is to do the opposite and speed up. But acceleration towards and within the speed of light means that time outside the spaceship passes even more rapidly, sending the crew deeper into space and also, further into an unknown future
For love and glory by Poul Anderson( Book )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 925 libraries worldwide
Discovering an ancient artifact from a technologically superior culture, interstellar archaeologist Lissa and her alien academic partner, Karl, encounter dangerous adversaries who also seek the artifact for mercenary purposes
Orion shall rise by Poul Anderson( Book )
16 editions published between 1983 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 911 libraries worldwide
After nuclear weapons ravaged the Earth, only Skyholm, a huge solar-powered station floating above Europe, remains in possession of high technology. But as Skyholm is seized by a religious faction, a young noble escapes to the ground below and joins a group who conspire to use the power of the atom, outlawed for centuries, to regain the lost heritage of space flight
The high crusade by Poul Anderson( Book )
44 editions published between 1960 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 910 libraries worldwide
A science fiction classic about a most unusual First Contact
War of the gods by Poul Anderson( Book )
11 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and Czech and held by 905 libraries worldwide
The Danish prince Hadding, who was brought up by giants after his father and mother were slain, sets out to avenge their death and reclaim the throne. A retelling of a Scandinavian legend. The story of the great King Hadding is one of the darkest and most violent to come down to us from the old North. Hadding was raised by giants far from his rightful throne, as his father, a Danish king, was slain shortly after Hadding's birth. But the time comes when Hadding feels he must reclaim his legitimate place in the land of the old North. He must endure ferocious battles, the charms of voluptuous Valkieries, and a War of the Gods to rival Armageddon
The fleet of stars by Poul Anderson( Book )
7 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and Czech and held by 883 libraries worldwide
To keep themselves in power, machine intelligences which govern Earth, Moon and Mars claim machines have always been rulers and they point to past machine-run civilizations. But as one man finds out this is pure propaganda, those civilizations never existed. A study of the relationship between man and machine
Mother of kings by Poul Anderson( Book )
16 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and Czech and held by 863 libraries worldwide
A story of love, violence and enchantment, set in the tenth century at the end of the Viking era, blending both historical and mythological characters. Gunnhild and Eirik fight cunning rivals to ensure the succession of their sons
The earth book of Stormgate by Poul Anderson( Book )
17 editions published between 1978 and 1983 in English and held by 802 libraries worldwide
Science fiction-noveller, som alle beretter om begivenheder der medførte, at menneskene og ythrianerne i fællesskab koloniserede planeten Avalon
Fire time by Poul Anderson( Book )
16 editions published between 1974 and 1988 in English and Spanish and held by 780 libraries worldwide
Ishtar is a planet with three suns (the main sun, a dwarf sun, and a wandering sun) where humans and the indigenous centauroid aliens co-exist. At intervals, the wandering sun comes too close and causes "Firetime." Civilization has always collapsed at these times, due in large part to the "barbarian" Ishtarians whose lands are the hardest hit when the rogue sun comes around. They leave their baked homelands and go rampaging into the more "civilized" lands elsewhere on the planet. This time around, the humans are experiencing their first Firetime, and they try to stop civilization from being destroyed yet again
Harvest the fire by Poul Anderson( Book )
6 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and held by 762 libraries worldwide
A revolt by humans against the machine intelligences which rule them. The protagonists are poet-pilot Nichol and his revolutionary girlfriend, Falaire. By the author of The Stars Are Also on Fire
Operation Luna by Poul Anderson( Book )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and Russian and held by 753 libraries worldwide
The long-awaited sequel to "Operation Chaos." When life is discovered on the Moon, everyone on Earth is anxious to make contact. But the launching of a new spacecraft is prevented by a series of bugs, snafus, and angry spirits
 
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Alternative Names
Andersen, Poul 1926-2001
Anderson, P.
Anderson, P. U. 1926-2001
Anderson, P. W. 1926-2001
Anderson, Paul
Anderson, Pol
Anderson, Pol 1926-2001
Anderson, Poul
Anderson, Poul William
Anderson, Poul William 1926-2001
Craig, A. A. 1926-2001
Karageorge, Michael 1926-2001
Sanders Winston P. 1926-2001
Андерсон, Пол 1926-2001
アンダースン, P
アンダースン, ポール
アンダースン, ポール・ウィリアム
Languages
English (332)
Spanish (17)
French (16)
Czech (11)
Italian (9)
Russian (7)
German (3)
Portuguese (2)
Japanese (2)
Turkish (1)
Swedish (1)
Dutch (1)
Hebrew (1)
Finnish (1)
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