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Poul Anderson was one of the most prolific and popular writers in science fiction. He won the Hugo Award seven times and the Nebula Award three times, as well as many other awards, notably including the Grand Master Award of the Science Fiction Writers of America for a lifetime of distinguished achievement. With a degree in physics, and a wide knowledge of other fields of science, he was noted for building stories on a solid foundation of real science, as well as for being one of the most skilled creators of fast-paced adventure stories. He was author of over a hundred novels and story collections, and several hundred short stories, as well as several mysteries and non-fiction books. He died in 2001.
I have read many books by Poul Anderson, but this is one I am not overly enthused over. While very creative, and well constructed, the story, or series of stories in this time... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
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 7 months 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 20 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 21 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 24 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 on September 20, 2013 by Jack L Rookard