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Poul Anderson


(Poul William Anderson)
USA (1926 - 2001)
Husband of Karen Anderson, father-in-law of Greg Bear

aka A A Craig, Michael Karageorge, Winston P Sanders

Poul Anderson was one of the most prolific and popular writers in science fiction. He won the Hugo Award seven times and the Nebula Award three times, as well as many other awards, notably including the Grand Master Award of the Science Fiction Writers of America for a lifetime of distinguished achievement. With a degree in physics, and a wide knowledge of other fields of science, he was noted for building stories on a solid foundation of real science, as well as for being one of the most skilled creators of fast-paced adventure stories. He was author of over a hundred novels and story collections, and several hundred short stories, as well as several mysteries and non-fiction books. He died in 2001.
 
Series
Psychotechnic League
1. Star Ways (1956)
     aka The Peregrine
2. The Snows of Ganymede (1958)
3. Virgin Planet (1959)
4. The Psychotechnic League (omnibus) (1981)
4. Cold Victory (1982)
5. Starship (1982)
 
 
Future history of the Polesotechnic League
1. War of the Wing-Men (1958)
     aka The Man who Counts
2. Trader to the Stars (1964)
2. The Trouble Twisters (1966)
4. Satan's World (1969)
6. Mirkheim (1977)
The Earth Book of Stormgate (1978)

 





 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
Hadding
1. War of the Gods (1997)
 
 
Novels













 
Omnibus
 
Collections
Orbit Unlimited (1961)
Strangers from Earth (1961)
Time and Stars (1965)
Beyond the Beyond (1969)
Seven Conquests (1969)
Tales of the Flying Mountains (1970)
The Day the Sun Stood Still (1972) (with Gordon R Dickson and Robert Silverberg)
Un-Man (1972)
The Queen of Air and Darkness (1973)
The Many Worlds of Poul Anderson (1974)
     aka The Book of Poul Anderson
The Best of Poul Anderson (1976)
Homebrew (1976)
Get Out of My Sky (1980) (with James Blish and Thomas N Scortia)
The Dark Between the Stars (1981)
Explorations (1981)
Operation Otherworld (1983)
Conflict (1983)
Past Times (1984)
The Unicorn Trade (1984) (with Karen Anderson)
Dialogue with Darkness (1985)
Space Folk (1989)
Kinship with the Stars (1991)
The Armies of Elfland (1992)
All One Universe (1996)
Going for Infinity (2002)
To Outlive Eternity (2007)
Call Me Joe (2009)
Fragile and Distant Suns (2010)
Two Worlds of Poul Anderson (2010)
Beyond the Moons of Fomalhaut (2010) (with Leigh Brackett, Ron Cocking, Raymond Cummings, Harry Harrison, William Morrison and Manly Wade Wellman)
Admiralty (2011)
Six Short Science Fiction Stories by Poul Anderson (2011)
Science Fiction Gems, Volume Four (2012) (with Ben Bova, Hugh B Cave, Randall Garrett, Fritz Leiber, Frank Belknap Long, Kris Neville, Jack Sharkey and Walt Sheldon)
Classic Martian Stories, Vol. 5 (2013) (with Leigh Brackett, William Ferguson, George Griffith, Tom Leahy, Frank Belknap Long, Carey Rockwell, P H Sidney and Robert Silverberg)
The Seventh Science Fiction Megapack (2013) (with John Gregory Betancourt, Jerome Bixby, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Reginald Bretnor, Grendel Briarton (Reginald Bretnor), Damien Broderick, Fredric Brown, Arthur C Clarkes, Mark Clifton, Geoffrey Cobbe, Michael R Collings, Lester del Rey, C J Henderson, Michael Kurland, Edward M Lerner, Mike Resnick, Jesse Roarke, Robert Silverberg, Clifford D Simak, Jerry Sohl, Lawrence Watt-Evans, Richard Wilson and Robert F Young)
Giant Science-Fiction Six-Pack (2014) (with Marion Zimmer Bradley, Samuel R Delany, Harry Harrison, H Beam Piper (as by Winston P Sanders) and Harl Vincent)
The 11th Science Fiction MEGAPACK (2016) (with Manly Banister, John Gregory Betancourt, Jerome Bixby, J F Bone, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Hal Clement, Mark Clifton, Lester del Rey, Simon Eisner, E Everett Evans, H B Fyfe, Christopher Grimm, James E Gunn, Raymond F Jones, C M Kornbluth, Fritz Leiber, Murray Leinster, Katherine MacLean, William Morrison, Frederik Pohl, Frank M Robinson, Ross Rocklynne, Tony Rothman, Robert Silverberg, Clifford D Simak, Evelyn E Smith, Stephen Tall, William Tenn, Sydney J Van Scyoc, F. L. Wallace, Robert Moore Williams, Donald A Wollheim and Robert F Young)
The Golden Age of Science Fiction - Volume XV (2016) (with Karen Anderson, Eando Binder, Jerome Bixby, Ben Bova, Robert Silverberg, Clifford D Simak, C E Smith, Evelyn E Smith and F L Wallace)
Science Fiction Super Pack #2 (2016) (with Jerome Bixby, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Ken Brady, Algis Budrys, Brenda W Clough, Alfred Coppel, Philip K Dick, Charles Dye, H B Fyfe, Randall Garrett, Harry Harrison, Henry Josephs, Murray Leinster, Katherine MacLean, Judith Merril, C L Moore, Andre Norton, Jay O'Connell, H Beam Piper, Frederic Pohl, Larry Shaw, Robert Sheckley, Peter Sherman, Evelyn E Smith, Allen Steele, Bryce Walton and Jamie Wild)
The 12th Science Fiction MEGAPACK (2016) (with Alan Arkin, Manly Banister, John Gregory Betancourt, Jerome Bixby, Ray Bradbury, Rosel George Brown, Lucius Daniel, Lester del Rey, Philip K Dick, H.B. Hickey, R A Lafferty, Keith Laumer, Fritz Leiber, Murray Leinster, Richard Matheson, Walter M Miller, Chad Oliver, Talmage Powell, Mack Reynolds, Frank M Robinson, Tony Rothman, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Dean Wesley Smith, George O Smith and Jim Wannamaker)
 
Chapbooks
The Saturn Game (1989)
How to Build a Planet (1991) (with Stephen W Gillett)
 
Novellas
 
Short Stories
 
Series contributed to
 
 
Anthologies edited

 
Non fiction
 
Anthologies containing stories by Poul Anderson
Things (1951)
Astoundimg Science Fiction Vol. 10 No. 1 (1954)
Time to Come (1954)
The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction 4th Series (1955)
The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction 6th Series (1957)
The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction 7th Series (1958)
A Treasury of Great Science Fiction, Volume 1 (1959)
A Treasury of Great Science Fiction, Volume 2 (1959)
13 Great Stories of Science Fiction (1960)
A Decade of Fantasy and Science Fiction (1960)
Get Out of My Sky (1960)
Fifty Short Science Fiction Tales (1963)
Novelets of Science Fiction (1963)
Spectrum 3 (1963)
The Best Science Fiction Stories 3 (1964)
The Weird Ones (1965)
Dangerous Visions 2 (1967)
Tales of Terror (1967)
One Hundred Years of Science Fiction (1968)
Four for the Future (1969)
A Wilderness of Stars (1970)
The Hugo Winners 1968-1970 (1971)
The Best Science Fiction of the Year (1972)
Nebula Award Stories 7 (1972)
The Edge of Never (1973)
The Hugo Winners 1963-1967 (1973)
Astounding (1973)
     aka The John W Campbell Memorial Anthology
Nebula Award Stories 8 (1973)
The Best Science Fiction of the Year 2 (1973)
Final Stage (1974)
The Science Fiction Hall of Fame Volume 2A (1974)
The Devil's Kisses (1976)
Frights (1976)
The Best Science Fiction Stories (1977)
The Hugo Winners 1971-1975 (1977)
The Hugo Winners Volume 3, Part 2: 1973 (1977)
The Infinite Arena (1977)
Trips in Time (1977)
Exiles (1977)
The Year's Best Fantasy Stories 4 (1978)
Frights 1 (1979)
The End of Summer (1979)
Science Fiction of the Fifties (1979)
A Century of Science Fiction 1950-1959 (1981)
Three in Space (1981)
The Golden Age of Science Fiction (1981)
The Best Science Fiction of the Year 11 (1982)
The Great SF Stories 9 (1983)
Nebula Award Stories 17 (1983)
Sci-Fi Private Eye (1984)
Mercenaries of Tomorrow (1985)
Terrorists of Tomorrow (1986)
Time Wars (1986)
Great Science Fiction of the 20th Century (1987)
Space Wars (1988)
The Man-Kzin Wars (1988)
New Destinies, Vol. VIII (1989)
New Destinies, Vol. VII (1989)
The Great SF Stories 19 (1989)
The Night Fantastic (1991)
Full Spectrum 3 (1991)
The Mammoth Book of Modern Science Fiction (1993)
Future Earths : Under South American Skies (1993)
Aliens and UFO's (1993)
The Norton Book of Science Fiction (1993)
Nebula Award-Winning Novellas (1994)
Modern Classic Short Novels of Science Fiction (1994)
The Ascent of Wonder (1994)
Commando Brigade 3000 (1994)
The Good Old Stuff (1995)
New Legends (1995)
Nanodreams (1995)
Tomorrow Bites (1995)
Far Futures (1995)
Dinosaurs (1996)
Monster Brigade 3000 (1996)
The Williamson Effect (1996)
The Year's Best Science Fiction Thirteenth Annual Collection (1996)
Modern Classics of Fantasy (1997)
The Science Fiction Century (1997)
Three in Time (1997)
Cyber-Killers (1997)
Free Space (1997)
The Mammoth Book of Fantasy All-Time Greats (1998)
     aka The Fantasy Hall of Fame
Nebula Awards 33 (1999)
Explorers (2000)
The Furthest Horizon (2000)
 
Short stories
The Chapter Ends
Courier of Chaos
Sentiment, Inc. [short story]
Tomorrow's Children (1947)
Time Heals (1949)
Flight to Forever (1950)
Gypsy (1950)
Quixote and the Windmill (1950)
The Star Beast (1950)
Duel on Syrtis [short story] (1951)
Earthman, Beware (1951)
The Star Plunderer (1952)
The Disintegrating Sky (1953)
Horse Trader (1953)
The Nest (1953)
Sam Hall (1953)
Brain Wave [short story] (1954)
Butch (1954)
Ghetto (1954)
The Immortal Game (1954)
Delenda Est (1955)
Joy in Mudville (1955) (with Gordon R Dickson)
The Soldier from the Stars (1955)
The Barbarian (1956)
The Man Who Came Early (1956)
Operation Afreet (1956)
Operation Chaos [short story] (1956)
Among Thieves (1957)
Call Me Joe [short story] (1957)
For the Duration (1957)
Journey's End (1957)
The Light (1957)
The Long Remembering (1957)
The Valor of Cappen Varra (1957)
Ballade of an Artificial Satellite (1958)
The Last of the Deliverers (1958)
The Martian Crown Jewels (1958)
Wildcat (1958)
Operation Incubus (1959)
Sister Planet (1959)
The Sky People (1959)
Wherever You Are (1959) (as by Winston P Sanders)
Barnacle Bull (1960) (as by Winston P Sanders)
The Longest Voyage (1960)Hugo
Welcome (1960)
Kings Who Die (1962)
Conversation in Arcady (1963)
No Truce with Kings [short story] (1963)Hugo
The Life of Your Time (1965) (as by Michael Karageorge)
Marque and Reprisal (1965)Hugo (nominee)
Escape the Morning (1966)
High Treason (1966)
Elementary Mistake (1967) (as by Winston P Sanders)
Eutopia (1967)
Kyrie (1968)Nebula Awards (nominee)
The Sharing of Flesh (1968)Nebula Awards (nominee)
Hugo
The Dipteroid Phenomenon (1969)
The Communicators (1970)
The Fatal Fulfillment (1970)Nebula Awards (nominee)
SOS (1970)
A Feast for the Gods (1971) (with Karen Anderson)
A Little Knowledge (1971)
Murphy's Hall (1971)
The Queen of Air and Darkness [short story] (1971)Nebula Awards
Hugo
A Chapter of Revelation (1972)
Fortune Hunter (1972)
Goat Song (1972)Hugo
Nebula Awards
The Little Monster (1973)
Lodestar (1973)
The Visitor (1974)
The Voortrekkers (1974)
Dialogue (1976)
House Rule (1976)
The Kitten (1976) (with Karen Anderson)
The Tale of Hauk (1977)
Hunter's Moon (1978)Hugo
The Gate of the Flying Knives (1979)
The Ways of Love (1979)Nebula Awards (nominee)
The Saturn Game [short story] (1981)Hugo
Nebula Awards
Deathwomb (1983)
Quest (1983)
Vulcan's Forge (1983)
Fairy Gold (1984)
Pride (1985)
Iron (1988)
Strangers (1988)
Cradle Song (1989)
Origin (1989)
Statesmen (1989)
Symmetry (1989)
Amazement of the World (1990)
Beringia (1990)
Women and Horses and Power and War (1990)
Rokuro (1991)
Genesis [short story] (1995)
Scarecrow (1995)
Inside Passage (1996)
Tyranny (1997)
The Martyr (1998)


Awards
Hugo Best Novel nominee (1959) : The Enemy Stars
Hugo Best Novel nominee (1961) : The High Crusade
Hugo Best Short Story winner (1961) : The Longest Voyage
Hugo Best Short Story winner (1964) : No Truce with Kings [short story]
Hugo Best Short Story nominee (1966) : Marque and Reprisal
Nebula Awards Best Novel nominee (1966) : The Star Fox
Hugo Best Novellette winner (1969) : The Sharing of Flesh
Nebula Awards Best Short Story nominee (1969) : Kyrie
Nebula Awards Best Novellette nominee (1969) : The Sharing of Flesh
Hugo Best Novel nominee (1971) : Tau Zero
Nebula Awards Best Novella nominee (1971) : The Fatal Fulfillment
Hugo Best Novella winner (1972) : The Queen of Air and Darkness [short story]
Nebula Awards Best Novel nominee (1972) : The Byworlder
Nebula Awards Best Novellette winner (1972) : The Queen of Air and Darkness [short story]
Hugo Best Novellette winner (1973) : Goat Song
Hugo Best Novel nominee (1973) : There Will Be Time
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature Best Book nominee (1973) : The Dancer from Atlantis
Nebula Awards Best Novellette winner (1973) : Goat Song
Hugo Best Novel nominee (1974) : The People of the Wind
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature Best Book nominee (1974) : Hrolf Kraki's Saga
Nebula Awards Best Novel nominee (1974) : The People of the Wind
British Fantasy Society Best Novel winner (1975) : Hrolf Kraki's Saga
Hugo Best Novel nominee (1975) : Fire Time
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature Best Book winner (1975) : A Midsummer Tempest
World Fantasy Best Novel nominee (1975) : A Midsummer Tempest
Nebula Awards Best Novel nominee (1976) : A Midsummer Tempest
Hugo Best Novellette winner (1979) : Hunter's Moon
Nebula Awards Best Novellette nominee (1980) : The Ways of Love
Hugo Best Novella winner (1982) : The Saturn Game [short story]
Nebula Awards Best Novella winner (1982) : The Saturn Game [short story]
Prometheus Award Best Novel nominee (1984) : Orion Shall Rise
Hugo Best Novel nominee (1990) : The Boat of a Million Years
Nebula Awards Best Novel nominee (1990) : The Boat of a Million Years
Prometheus Award Best Novel nominee (1990) : The Boat of a Million Years
Prometheus Award Best Novel winner (1995) : The Stars Are Also Fire
Prometheus Award Best Novel nominee (1998) : The Fleet of Stars
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel nominee (1999) : Starfarers
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel winner (2001) : Genesis


Books about Poul Anderson
 
Poul Anderson recommends

The Black Flame (1939)
Stanley G Weinbaum
"In his short career, Stanley G. Weinbaum revolutionized science fiction. We are still exploring the themes he gave us. How good to have this early work again, and now with the author's complete text. It is not only of great historical interest, it is a colorful, inventive, and exciting story."

Silverlock (1949)
(Silverlock, book 1)
John Myers Myers
"Here in your hands is the stuff of wonder."
Picnic on Paradise
Picnic on Paradise (1968)
Joanna Russ
"An extraordinary book!"

Fourth Mansions (1969)
R A Lafferty
"In this book he surpasses himself. It is wild, subtle, demonic, angelic, hilarious, tragic, poetic, a thundering melodrama and a quest into the depths of the human spirit."
Golem 100
Golem 100 (1980)
Alfred Bester
"Very few writers of any kind have anything like his inventiveness, audacity and sparkling language."

Blood Music (1985)
Greg Bear
"A dazzling flight of disciplined imagination! One of the most interesting stories to come along in years!"

The Incorporated Knight (1987)
(Incorporated Knight)
Catherine Crook de Camp and L Sprague de Camp
"You have a treat in store."
Timemaster
Timemaster (1992)
Robert L Forward
"A happy romp through a range of ideas about the universe and what we can do in it."
Fallway
Fallway (1992)
Paula E Downing
"An exciting, imaginative tale of conflict between species, cultures, and individuals."
Glory
Glory (1993)
(Goldenwing Cycle, book 1)
Alfred Coppel
"A tale that is moving as well as exciting, set in a universe of wonders, with language that sings and roars."
High Steel
High Steel (1993)
Jack Dann and Jack C Haldeman II
"A hymn to the spirit of freedom."

Demon Moon (1994)
Jack Williamson
"Demon Moon gives us not only an exciting story and people we care about, but a world realized with extraordinary depth and vividness."

Dinosaur Park (1994)
Hayford Peirce
"A big, colorful, sweeping adventure through space and time, which is also witty and often very funny. Recommended with gusto!"
Over the River and Through the Woods
Over the River and Through the Woods (1996)
Clifford D Simak
" . . . he wrote for so long and always so well that his excellence came to be taken for granted, as we take sunlight for granted until we go blind."
The Boss in the Wall
The Boss in the Wall (1998)
Avram Davidson and Grania Davis
"What a scary story, like a modern Dracula but completely original in its concept and chillingly realistic in its narration. Avram Davidson was one of the finest writers the fantasy field has had, endlessly inventive and uniquely vivid. Grania Davis has completed this work, which he left unfinished, in a way that does him proud."
Wisdom of the Fox
Wisdom of the Fox (1999)
Harry Turtledove
"Harry Turtledove has established himself as the grand master..."

The King's Peace (2000)
(Tir Tanagiri, book 1)
Jo Walton
"The King's Peace beautifully and thought-provokingly tells a story set in a world and a history almost like ours, but different enough to be in itself a kind of elvenland. It's good to know that there will be more."

Shadow of the Seer (2001)
(Winter of the World, book 6)
Michael Scott Rohan
"Scott Rohan has an extraordinary gift for making every scene come to life with vivid reality."

Noise (2003)
Hal Clement
"For well over half a century, Hal Clement has been a towering, even decisive figure in our special literature."



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