This is Fifties Anderson at his finest. The central character is an infuriating old villain who does much good by doing well for himself. Read morePublished 20 days ago by William Reich
Bar none, one of my favorite SF characters is Nicholas Van Rijn, Poul Anderson's crusty old space trader. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Tom King
I like Poul Anderson as well as several others, Which is why I read them I like Pouls character here especially.Published 14 months ago by Kenneth J.
In the beginning, Van Rijn made his fortune by making deals himself. This meant risking his own (considerable) skin on various planets, facing down tyrants and crooks (while... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Amazon Customer
Was looking for Kindle Polesetechnic books a few months ago - nothing. And then - hurrah! A whole slew of Poul Anderson works. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Jack L Rookard
I was probably 15 or 16 when I first read a Van Rijn story is a magazine...Astounding, most likely. The characters still resonate with me 50 years later... Read morePublished on February 3, 2013 by Kindle Customer