A rich, varied collection of quintessential science fiction stories, essays and adventures, by one of science fiction's finest authors, is accompaned by extensive notes on the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author and his work. Reprint.
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The bestselling author of such classic novels as Brain Wave and The Boat of a Million Years, Poul Anderson won just about every award the science fiction and fantasy field has to offer. He has won multiple Hugos and Nebulas, the John W. Campbell Award, The Locus Poll Award, the Skylark Award, and the SFWA Grandmaster Award for Lifetime Achievement. His recent books include Harvest of Stars, The Stars are also On Fire, Operation Chaos, Operation Luna, Genesis, Mother of Kings, and Going for Infinity, a collection and retrospective of his life's work. Poul Anderson lived in Orinda, California where he passed away in 2001.
During a luminous career spanning nearly half a century, Anderson has cultivated a remarkably poetic style for a writer whose specialty is hard science fiction. In his latest collection of fiction and essays, he also reminds us how far his imagination reaches, as the themes of a colorful assortment of stories range from life on other planets to alternative history. In "The Voortrekkers," he poignantly recounts the fate of two galactic explorers whose identities are, with each planetary landing, recycled in new bodies. "In Memoriam" hauntingly describes the last moments of human history and the eventual engulfment of the earth by the sun. In outstanding nonfiction pieces, Anderson insightfully eulogizes legendary sf editor John W. Campbell; reappraises the legacy of Rudyard Kipling, who dabbled in fantasy; and provides extracts from his personal diary during the Voyager flyby of Neptune. Must reading for Anderson's legion of fans, this book is also a perfect introduction to his perennial genius. Carl Hays
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