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Poul Anderson - War of the Gods
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 throng, as his father, a Danish King, was slain shortly after Hadding's birth. But the times 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 Valkyries, and a War of the Gods to rival Armageddon.
Poul Anderson - Karen Anderson - Gallicenae
As the Roman Empire loses its grip on its far-flung territories, the mystical kingdom of Ys in western Gaul is in great danger of slipping into oblivion. Suffocated for years by the rule of a tyrant king, Ys’s last hope arrived in the form of a Roman emissary, Gratillonius, who defeated the sitting king to take the throne himself. Now Gratillonius must grapple with the kingdom’s political strife and religious tensions while balancing his responsibilities to the Gallicenae, nine wide-ranging witches who have become his wives. Though Rome seeks to spread Christianity, and Gratillonius stands firm in his worship of Mithras, the Ysans hold to an entirely different religion in service of pagan deities who must be obeyed lest grave consequences descend on the fragile kingdom.
Poul Anderson - The Road of the Sea Horse
The giant Norse warrior-king Harald Hardrede strives to forge a mighty empire by conquering the North in the second volume of the epic Last Viking Trilogy He is a savior to the hordes of loyal Norsemen who would gladly give their lives battling at his side and a dreaded scourge to anyone who resists his dreams of empire. Now, Harald Hardrede—who, legend has it, has never been defeated in battle or sport—has returned to Norway, the land of his birth, after years of serving foreign rulers in faraway realms. The lessons of Constantinople are not lost on the giant Viking warrior, as he sets out to unite the northlands under his sole rule and create an empire to rival the great powers of Europe. Harald’s task will not come easily and will demand great sacrifice, for the resisting Danes love their current king, and the proud people of the Throndheimsfjord would rather die than relinquish their cherished independence. But the fabled “Lightning of the North” will not be deterred, for he is determined to carve his place in history—or die in the process.
Poul Anderson - Orion Shall Rise
Epic in scope, human in detail, Orion Shall Rise is a saga of humanity struggling back from near-ruin after a planet-wide nuclear war. The survivors face a life-threatening limitation of resources as they strive to rise once again. Orion Shall Rise has a cast of countries: The Domain, dominated by Skyholm--a giant platform floating 30 miles above Europe, savior during destruction, now a reactionary, repressively stratified society; Northwest Union, a loose-knit network of Scandinavian-style lodges founded by survivors in the North American Northwest; the Maurai Federation, descendants of Maori natives from New Zealand who pursue a policy of developing technology to use the natural energy of wind, sun & sea; the many tribes & countries of the Mong who fled Asia over an ice bridge & settled in middle North America. Wars are being fought again, most recently between the Norrmen of the Union, who wish to revive a benign form of nuclear technology & the Maurai, who are unalterably opposed to its use.
Poul Anderson - The Horn of Time
The 20th century played a game of nuclear Russian roulette. And lost. Man must escape his own dead world, raid hostile planets, subdue his human nature to survive in a strange cosmos. Poul Anderson explores the future of this blood-chilling narrative that spins from Earth to distant galaxies as he foretells the ultimate destiny of mankind.
Poul Anderson - The Peregrine
A shocking report is delivered to the galactic Nomads at their annual meeting: "FIVE OF OUR WORLDS ARE MISSING!" A "world" is a gigantic starship, full of trade goods and family members; a man-made, self-sustaining city-state. The Nomads themselves were an unplanned by-product of man's conquest of the stars. They were the gypsies of the distant future, the restless rovers of outer space. To Joachim of the PEREGRINE, they represented a way of life to be dearly defended. Thus, it fell to him to make his own world-ship the bait in a cosmic trap.
Poul Anderson - Hrolf Kraki's Saga
Poul Anderson has long been known for his love affair with the legends and myths of the great Norse heroes. Coordinating, translating, re-telling the scattered heroic literature could only be the work of a scholar and a lover of the genre. That Mr. Anderson also happens to be a talented writer is our great good luck. Ballantine Books Adult Fantasy Series is proud to present HROLF KRAKI'S SAGA, a keening, blood-rimed tale of men who walked like gods.
Poul Anderson - The Long Way Home
You can't go home again...For home is not merely a place, but a situation - and when that situation changes, home is no more. Captain Edward Langely of the experimental starship Explorer was to learn this truth in an especially bitter way...
Poul Anderson - Twilight World
"The time is shortly after the great nuclear spasm: in all the world there is nothing but ruin, famine, barbarism. Worst of all, residual radiation is causing an ever increasing rate of abnormal births. The human race is doomed to slow extinction, but among the ever increasing number of mutants a few are not less but more than what came before." And these. "An apocalyptic science fiction novel of post-World War Three and 'Tomorrow's Children' surviving on a planet devasted by nuclear bombs, and where the number of mutant children caused by radiation is constantly increasing." "Post-holocaust story. By an accident of genetics, the mutants became the precursors of a new master race."
Poul Anderson - Michael Orgill - Jack Dann - George Zebrowski - Roger Elwood - A World Named Cleopatra
Science Fiction Anthology created by Poul Anderson. Four short stories describe life on Cleopatra, an exotic world being colonized by humans. But, Cleopatra is already populated... with creatures in the equivalent of the Earth's Mesozoic era, the age of Dinosaurs! Includes an introduction by Poul Anderson and: 1. The Serpent in Eden by Poul Anderson; 2. Faber-Master by Michael Orgill; 3. Among the Mountains by Jack Dann; and 4. Wayside World by George Zebrowski. Also includes About the Authors.
Poul Anderson - A törött kard
Imric, tündérherceg egy napon megkereszteletlen csecsemőre bukkan, a viking Erős Orm és az angol Aelfrida fiára. Elrabolja és tündér szokás szerint cseregyereket rak a helyére, egy rabszolga trollnő kölykét. A viking fiú a Skafloc nevet kapja a tündérek között, és úgy nő fel, hogy alig tud valamit az emberek világáról. Egy isteni teremtménytől ősi, törött kardot kap ajándékul, ám a fegyverből akkora mágikus erő sugárzik, hogy a tündérek megrettenek tőle és befalazzák. Skafloc azonban kénytelen használni a kardot, mert irtózatos háború tör ki a tündérek és a trollok között. Ráadásul a viking családban felnőtt trollkölyök, Skafloc cseretestvére vérszomjas berserkerré válik, lemészárolja a testvéreit, s beáll a trollkirály szolgálatába. Skafloc elindul az óriások földjére, hogy összekovácsoltassa a törött kardot...
Poul Anderson - The Byworlder
Skip Wayburn, artist drifter, sigaroon, gulped down his food with nothing on his mind but a long evening of lovemaking. Far above him, the first emissary from interstellar space continued to orbit the globe. For three years it had been there, and still there were nothing but questions. What had lured the voyager from Sigma Dacron's to Earth? How did the creature plan to use its incredible power? And most important, why was it waiting...and for what? Then, in a blinding flash of insight, Skip Wayburn suddenly knew the answers... knew with dead certainty why the Sigman had come, who "he' was, and precisely what the Earthmen must do. But who would listen to the far-out ideas of a mere sigaroon? Skip didn't know. But someone had to listen—and fast.
Poul Anderson - A Midsummer Tempest
What if Shakespeare were a historian & his world a mortal one of men & elves? Somewhere, spinning thru another universe is a history almost like ours except for the result of a revolution or two & the earlier incidence of a few inventions. A prince called Hamlet has lived in Denmark. The English woods are full of Pucks, Titanias & Oberons. Cromwell is at the throat of King Charles, but locomotives rage thru the verdant countryside & observation balloons tower over battle lines.
Poul Anderson - The Sign of the Raven
The saga of Harald Harrede. Poul Anderson's mighty historical epic of the last and greatest Viking King - Harald Harrede - the real-life CONAN. Drunk with battle, Harald hardly saw the men he killed. There seemed to be wings beating over him as his blade rose and fell, smashing down whatever stood before it. A Housecarle chopped at him, but he caught the ax on his sword and drove it back and sank edge into bone. Sending down three men who stood side by side, Harald came up to the English shield-wall chanting the Krakamaal, the death-song of Ragnar.
Poul Anderson - Harvest of Stars
Earth lies crushed in the grip of totalitarianism. To save her planet, Kyra Davis is sent on a mission to liberate the last bastion of freedom and to rescue its legendary leader. Her bold adventure will sweep her from Earth's rebel enclaves, to the decadent court of an exotic lunar colony, from the virtual realities of biotech and artificial intelligence to a brave new world menaced by a dying star.
Poul Anderson - Tűzkorszak
Az Istár bolygónak három napja van: Bel, az "igazi" nap, az Életadó; Ea, a Társ, amely felmelegíti az istári nyarakat és Anu, a Démon Nap. Anu többnyire oly távol jár, hogy csupán egy fényfoltnak látszik az istári égen. Ám minden ezer évben közel jön, s ez a korszak az, amikor a barbároknak el kell menekülniük a felperzselt földekről, és ilyenkor civilizációk hullanak a porba. A bennszülöttek Tűzkorszaknak nevezik ezt az időszakot. Valahányszor beköszöntött, kultúrák pusztulását jelentette. Ez alkalommal azonban minden más - mivel megjelentek a bolygón az emberek, s elhozták magukkal mágikus technológiájukat. A baj csak az, hogy az embereknek is meg kell vívniuk saját háborújukat, úrrá lenni saját Tűzkorszakuk felett...
Poul Anderson - Időjárőr
A maga nemében egyedülálló kötet a múltat - ha nem is a nagyon távoli múltat - idézi. Első magyar nyelvű kiadása a bezúzás sorsára jutott, pedig csak annyi volt a vétke, hogy más nézőpontból ábrázolta a ma, a tegnap és a holnap dolgait. Ebben a kötetben a legendás ciklus frissebb darabjai kaptak helyet: paradoxonok, rejtelmek és kalandok olyan idővonalakról, melyek összességét talán csak a Szolgálat legendás ügynökei képesek áttekinteni.
Poul Anderson - Harvest the Fire
Poul Anderson, a legend of SF, is the writer whom the mantle of Robert A. Heinlein descended upon. Anderson devoted his career to the visionary enterprise of creating science fiction set in a carefully extrapolated human society of the future in the spirit of Heinlein. Nowhere does he succeed more powerfully than in the works set in the future history that began in Harvest of Stars, continued in The Stars Are Also Fire, and now leaps into the distant future in Harvest the Fire. This is no less than the tale of the expansion of humanity to the limits of the solar system and beyond. It also chronicles the evolution of machine intelligence, until humans and machines come into conflict in an age when the outward urge and the urge to change are the chief barriers to utopia for many humans--and for their machines. Harvest the Fire is the story of politics and poetry: of a poet, Jesse Nicol, who aspires to great work in an era when human literary greatness is apparently all in the past, who travels to the Moon and falls in love with a beautiful revolutionary, Falaire--a woman determined to escape from the care of machines. For the machines are now the masters of humanity, and the great work of Falaire is freedom, which must be stolen from the machines. With the precision and clear focus of a master, Poul Anderson tells a sharp and poignant tale against an epic interplanetary background. Harvest the Fire is hard SF raised to the intensity of poetry.
Poul Anderson - The Golden Horn
The saga of Harald Harrede. "He was a huge man, fully seven feet tall and no one could stand before him in battle or sport...His manner was often curt and haughty, though he know how to win to him those whom he liked...and he could never hear enough of far lands." "So wide a world and so short a span to wander it!"
Poul Anderson - Brain Wave
For millions of years, the part of the galaxy containing our solar system has been moving through a vast force field that has been inhibiting certain electromagnetic and electrochemical processes and, thus, certain neurotic functions. When Earth escapes the inhibiting field, synapse speed immediately increases, causing a rise in intelligence, which results in a transfigured humanity reaching for the stars, leaving behind our earth to the less intelligent humans and animal life-forms. This is a transcendent look at the possible effects of enhanced intelligence on our planet.
Poul Anderson - The Day of Their Return
Aeneas is the powder keg of the universe, a frontier planet where rebellion is a way of life - and death. Smarting under the thumb of the Terran Empire after an almost successful war against Imperial rule, the Aeneans are swept up in a fanatical religious movement that promises the return of the Elder Race.
Poul Anderson - A nagy keresztes hadjárat
Idegen űrhajó száll le Angliában a keresztes háborúk idején azzal a céllal, hogy a Föld lakosságát kiirtsák, a használhatóbbakat rabszolgasorba vessék, s a bolygót lakhatóvá tegyék egyre terjeszkedő fajuk számára. Mivel e világon középkori állapotokat találnak, gyanútlanul és hatalmuk tudatában gondatlanul viselkednek, és ez a vesztüket okozza. A keresztesek vezére válogatott lovagjaival rajtaüt az űrhajón, s a váratlan támadást siker koronázza. Az idegeneket kardélre hányják, csak egy foglyot hagynak életben, akit megfelelő módszerekkel kényszerítenek rá, hogy beavassa őket az űrhajó működésébe... És megindul a nagy keresztes hadjárat.
Poul Anderson - Tau Zero
Fifty men and women set out in the twenty-third century from Earth aboard an interstellar craft to travel to a planet some thirty light-years away. The ship will approach the speed of light and so (as Einstein predicted) subjective time on board will slow and so the journey of several decades will be of much shorter duration for the crew. But the ship's deceleration system is irreparably damaged when it hits a cloud of interstellar dust and acceleration continues toward light speed, tau zero. Soon the ship is speeding through galaxies and eons are passing on board the ship in the blink of an eye...
Poul Anderson - The Fleet of Stars
In Fleet of Stars, Poul Anderson brings back the wildly colorful Anson Guthrie, his iconoclastic hero from Harvest of Stars. The staid, somber people of Earth are not only dependent on technology, they are all but ruled by machine intelligence. Suspecting a conspiracy to suppress humankind's last vestiges of freedom, Guthrie begins a dangerous journey across the realm of the comets, the asteroids, and the stars themselves--willing to risk his life to preserve humanity's ability to roam the universe.
Poul Anderson - The Night Face
Also published as Let the Spacemen Beware! The men on the spaceship Quetzal had a mission to perform, but everything indicated it would be a simple matter to set up a refueling station on the planet Gwydion. Advance explorations had already determined that the inhabitants of Gwydion were few in number and thouroughly amiable in their ways. In fact, such concepts as anger, thievery, murder and warfare did not exist for them. All that remained for the Quetzal was to find a suitable site and cement friendly relations. But with the change of season and the bursting of the countryside into blossom, strange things began to happen. There was talk of a mysterious cycle and a day of danger. What was the secret the Gwydionites themselves dared not mention? How would it affect their spacemen visitors?
Poul Anderson - A Stone In Heaven
This is the culmination of the greatest adventure series in the history of science fiction. With A Stone In Heaven Poul Anderson has brought the career of Dominic Flandry full cycle. From the beginning Flandry has piece by piece mortgaged his soul that the Long Night of galactic barbarism might be held off just a little longer. Now, face to face with his personal Long Night, Flandry is offered one last chance for love and honor in a universe he has come to believe holds neither...
Poul Anderson - Karen Anderson - Roma Mater
In the waning days of the Roman Empire, Magnus Maximus sends his prefect Gratillonius to western Gaul and the faraway land of Ys, a place shrouded in legend and ruled by a cruel and tyrannical king. When the sovereign challenges Gratillonius to a duel, the envoy from Rome emerges victorious and claims the throne as the new king of Ys, inheriting a land whose religion, culture, and history are entirely foreign. He also gains the former king’s nine wives, the Gallicenae, a powerful group of women to whom he must appear equally devoted despite his growing feelings for one in particular. As he adjusts to his new role as ruler of Ys, Gratillonius must fight to keep his strange new country on its feet while the rest of the Roman Empire begins to crumble around him.
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