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Book Title: All One Universe|
The author of the book: Poul Anderson
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 932 KB
Edition: Tor Books
Date of issue: February 1st 1996
ISBN 13: 9780312858735
Read full description of the books All One Universe:Now, I picked up this book because it was a collection of short stories, I had heard a lot of good stuff about Poul Anderson, and I enjoy reading how different people have put together their short stories. A really neat aspect about this book is that Anderson himself has written some notes before each story, so you get a little bit of his perspective on each one.
I should have noted that this was not a science fiction collection, per se, but a collection of writing by Poul Anderson. So there were some great science fiction stories, such as the first in the book, "Strangers" and then "Fortune Hunters", there were others that were just placed in different time periods, such as "The Forest". And then others which were more fantasy than science fiction - "Loser's Night", for example.
It seems that in drawing in the stories included in this collection, Poul Anderson was striving for a science fiction theme, but what he ended up with was more a collection of highly creative stories, all of which share common themes with science fiction writing, some more than others.
So are they any good? Yeah. Though some were too creative for my taste. But I loved "Strangers" and "Loser's Night". And I do kind of recommend the book. Just note that it's not always the easiest read - you gotta think a little. It's worth the thinking, but don't expect to be able to turn your brain off and still enjoy and/or get anything out of it.
Read information about the authorPseudonym A. A. Craig, Michael Karageorge, Winston P. Sanders, P. A. Kingsley.
Poul William Anderson was an American science fiction author who began his career during one of the Golden Ages of the genre and continued to write and remain popular into the 21st century. Anderson also authored several works of fantasy, historical novels, and a prodigious number of short stories. He received numerous awards for his writing, including seven Hugo Awards and three Nebula Awards.
Anderson received a degree in physics from the University of Minnesota in 1948. He married Karen Kruse in 1953. They had one daughter, Astrid, who is married to science fiction author Greg Bear. Anderson was the sixth President of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, taking office in 1972. He was a member of the Swordsmen and Sorcerers' Guild of America, a loose-knit group of Heroic Fantasy authors founded in the 1960s, some of whose works were anthologized in Lin Carter's Flashing Swords! anthologies. He was a founding member of the Society for Creative Anachronism. Robert A. Heinlein dedicated his 1985 novel The Cat Who Walks Through Walls to Anderson and eight of the other members of the Citizens' Advisory Council on National Space Policy.
Poul Anderson died of cancer on July 31, 2001, after a month in the hospital. Several of his novels were published posthumously.
* Time Patrol
* Psychotechnic League
* Trygve Yamamura
* Harvest of Stars
* King of Ys
* Last Viking
* Future history of the Polesotechnic League
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