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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"A fine introduction to one of SF's masters."--Starlog
"Fact and fiction, shaped by one of SF's keenest minds, are mingled in this collection....On the whole, All One Universe is a collection which does its creator proud while delighting his fans."--Rapport
"Poul Anderson's writings have been at a remarkably high, consistent level of quality for nearly fifty years, now. All One Universe is a book for anyone interested in either SF or in craftsmanship."--David Drake