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The Van Rijn Method: The Technic Civilization Saga #1 (Technic Civilization Series) Hardcover – September 2, 2008
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These stories are mostly about Nicholas van Rijn, the businessman behind his interstellar trading company. Other key characters are introduced in some of the stories, so the characters and settings develop over the course of the tales. These stories are stories of exploration for profit, the merchant princes are looking for new worlds in order to find new products and new markets. The government hasn't become corrupt yet, so people and the alien races are free people of the galaxy.
I've always enjoyed Andersons writing, and the hard science fiction he wrote. So it's nice to have all the stories collected in volumes that make them easy to read in order. Each volume contains at least two novels and numerous short stories and novella's that precede the succeed the core novels.
If you enjoy the classic hard sci-fi that started in the 50's then you will enjoy this collection.
So, The Saturn Game is the crew of a spaceship lost in a role playing game.
The Problem of Pain concerns two races on an island- one dying of a local germ, the other ill, not dying.
How to be Ethnic in One Easy Lesson relies on a friend to score points at a festival.
The Three-Cornered Wheel takes place on a primitive planet under fire.
Each story a neat set-piece in a different place.
The book is especially valuable for a Chronology of the Technic civilization.
See: David Falkayn: Star Trader: The Technic Civilization Saga.
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I first read this book decades ago. It is still one of the better books I have ever read. A great many of todays SciFi writers should read this book, they could get some tips on... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Timothy Richley
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 17 months ago by Bill Reich
Bar none, one of my favorite SF characters is Nicholas Van Rijn, Poul Anderson's crusty old space trader. Read morePublished on February 5, 2014 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 on January 8, 2014 by Kenneth J.
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