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A Circus of Hells

Bribed to explore a supposedly barren moon, Lt. Flandry finds it swarming with a hideous race of killers, controlled by a deranged computer brain!

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A Knight of Ghosts and Shadows

Dominic Flandry, troubleshooter for the decaying Terran Empire, returns to the spaceways and becomes tangled up in the well-laid plans of his lifelong enemy, Aycharaych.

Серия: Dominic Flandry
 
A nagy keresztes hadjárat

Idegen űrhajó száll le Angliában a keresztes háborúk idején azzal a céllal, hogy a Föld lakosságát kiirtsák, a használhatóbbakat rabszolgasorba vessék, s a bolygót lakhatóvá tegyék egyre terjeszkedő fajuk számára.

Mivel e világon középkori állapotokat találnak, gyanútlanul és hatalmuk tudatában gondatlanul viselkednek, és ez a vesztüket okozza.

A keresztesek vezére válogatott lovagjaival rajtaüt az űrhajón, s a váratlan támadást siker koronázza. Az idegeneket kardélre hányják, csak egy foglyot hagynak életben, akit megfelelő módszerekkel kényszerítenek rá, hogy beavassa őket az űrhajó működésébe…

És megindul a nagy keresztes hadjárat.

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A Stone in Heaven

In A Stone in Heaven, Dominic Flandry finds friendship, maybe even love, after many years of being totally alone.

After A Knight of Ghosts and Shadows, Flandry’s life stood in ruins. His Emperor, unbeknownst to him at the time, was dead; his sons were incompetent. His love was dead; his son was dead; he didn’t believe in his job any longer, and he’d taken out his biggest adversary.

So, what was left? This book shows the answer: plenty.

The younger son of Hans Molitor now holds the throne in his incompetent grasp, and worse, does not like Flandry. So, although Flandry is now a Vice-Admiral and commands much respect, he isn’t thrown too many assignments. On the other hand, he is able to make his own schedule, so when Miriam Abrams, daughter of mentor Max Abrams (his superior in Ensign Flandry), manages to get to him to point out a major problem on Ramnau, he leaves.

Once again, he finds intrigue and lots of it, problems, and pain. But unlike A Knight of Ghost and Shadows, Flandry this time finds more while he’s solving the mystery. He and Abrams reach an understanding, and more or less pair off by the end of the book. He also helps solve her problem, take out a would-be Emperor candidate, and rehabilitate his image with Emperor Gerhardt (the younger son of Hans Molitor) in the process, so it’s definitely not a wasted trip.

Серия: Dominic Flandry
 
Agent of the Terran Empire

Parts of this book were published before 1965 as separate titles.

1. Tiger by the Tail (1951)

2. The Warriors from Nowhere (1954)

3. Honorable Enemies (1951)

4. Hunters of the SkyCave, also known as A Handful of Stars and We Claim these Stars (1960)


Flandry, here a captain, undergoes a series of adventures: He is abducted by the Scothians, an alien race hoping to invade the Terran Empire; rescues the Emperor’s kidnapped granddaughter; meets Aycharaych, his nemesis in league with the Merseians; and investigates a previously unencountered alien race that has invaded the distant colonial world of Vixen.

Серия: Dominic Flandry
 
Az idő folyosói

Az igazságtalanul bebörtönzött Malcolm Lockridge ítéletre várakozik, amikor cellájában megjelenik egy csodaszép nő, Storm Darroway, és Lockridge hamarosan kiszabadul. Az ár: el kell kísérnie a titokzatos hölgyet egy igen kockázatos küldetésre.

Lockridge mire észbe kap, máris harcba keveredik Storm oldalán különös, fekete egyenruhás alakokkal, s még nagyobb meglepetés éri, amikor az idő rejtélyes folyosóján keresztül jóval az időszámítás előtti korszakba jutnak. Lockridge hamarosan megtudja a teljes igazságot: az emberiség történetének legcsúfabb, legádázabb küzdelmébe csöppent bele, a korszakokon át húzódó időháborúba, az Őrzők és a Védők harcába.

Lockridge nem szándékozik részt venni ebben a csatában, mégis a szeszélyes sors eszközévé válik, és hamarosan rájön, miként irányíthatja úgy a háború kimenetelét, hogy az az emberiség számára a leghasznosabb legyen.

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Cacciatore di liberta

«Cacciatore di libertà» è un esempio probante di quanto dicevamo nell’introduzione al volume, e cioè che la funzione sociale della fantascienza, nella sua disamina del futuro dell’umanità, deve essere quella di predire le possibili svolte della storia e degli sviluppi tecnologici, ma soprattutto di mostrarci come tali sviluppi influenzeranno la vita della gente. Poul Anderson, uno dei migliori nell’interpretare questo ruolo della fantascienza, considera, in questo umanissimo racconto, i probabili e cupi sviluppi delle nostre crisi ecologiche.

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Crociata spaziale

La favolosa età del Medio Evo si interseca ai viaggi intergalattici in un complesso misterioso e avvincente. Dalle profondità del cosmo, durante l’era delle Crociate, discende, presso una cittadino della Gran Bretagna, una potente astronave, i cui occupanti, esseri mostruosi, sono vinti da un gruppo di Crociati in attesa di partire per liberare il Santo Sepolcro. Essi si impadroniscono del vascello spaziale, e congetturano di usarlo per recarsi in Terra Santa. Per il tradimento di uno dei mostri superstiti che avrebbe dovuto pilotare l’astronave, i Terrestri si trovano proiettati nello spazio e devono conquistare il pianeta di origine dei Galattici. Avventura del tutto nuova che interesserà per lo spirito di abnegazione e per il coraggio di coloro che intensamente la vivono.


Nominato per premio Hugo in 1961.

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Delenda est

«El Tiempo no es rígido; el hombre tiene libre albedrío. Si usted fracasa, la Historia cambiará», afirma un personaje de este libro. Pocos escritores han sabido sacar más provecho del viaje en el tiempo que Poul Anderson. Escritor versatil y dotado de sólidos fundamentos científicos y reconocido amor a la historia, el norteamericano de origen escandinavo urdió una serie de historias cuyo nexo es una policía temporal encargada de velar por la Historia, con mayúscula.

 
Dominic Flandry – Spion im All

Dominic Flandry, ein Fähnrich im Dienst der terranischen Flotte, wird zur Schlüsselfigur im Ringen der beiden kosmischen Großmächte Terra und Merseia.

Der junge Flandry erhält eine Information aus dem Geheimarchiv Merseias zugespielt. Er enträtselt die Botschaft und erfährt, daß ein Planet, auf dem zwei verschiedenartige Völker beheimatet sind, von der Vernichtung bedroht ist — und daß die terranische Flotte in eine Falle gelockt werden soll. Während Freund und Feind Flandry durch das All hetzen, handelt der Fähnrich auf eigene Faust, um das Unheil abzuwenden.

Poul Anderson hat bereits mehrere Flandry-Romane geschrieben — sie erschienen in TERRA oder in der Reihe der TERRA-Sonderbände — hier legt der bekannte SF-Autor aus den USA sein neuestes Werk vor, das den Beginn der Karriere des „Spions im All“ zum Inhalt hat.

Серия: Dominic Flandry
 
Ensign Flandry

After the first flowering of the Terran Empire, which has grown increasingly decadent and corrupt, other civilizations in the galaxy threaten to take over the Terran's worlds. In this scenario steps the debonair, tough and pessimistic Dominic Flandry, half-Hans Solo, half-James Bond and a hero for the ages!

Серия: Dominic Flandry
 
Fire Time

The planet Ishtar has three suns: Bel, the “real” sun, the Life Giver. Ea, the Companion who warms the Ishtaran summers. Anu, the Demon Star. Mostly Anu is so far away that it is just a light in the Ishtaran sky. But once every thousand years it comes close. It is then that the barbarians must flee their scorched lands, and civilizations fall.

The natives call this Fire Time. Always before, its coming had meant the death of a civilization. But this time, the humans are here, and they have brought with them their magical technology. This time things could have been different. Too bad that the humans are suddenly faced with a war of their own, their own Fire Time.


Nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1975.

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For Love and Glory

Hugo and Nebula award winner Anderson incorporates two stories he wrote for the Asimov’s Universe series into this absorbing posthumous novel, a fast-paced space opera that never lets the reader forget that aliens are alien. At a time when nearly immortal humans have colonized the galaxy, various space-faring species commingle freely and the residents of Earth have become as alien to other humans as true ETs, an astronomical event that may affect all existence is about to take place. Unfortunately, only one set of aliens knows what that event is and their ruling dictatorship is hell-bent on keeping it that way. Lissa Windholm, an Earth woman with a spirit of adventure men find attractive, is determined to uncover the mystery and share the knowledge with everyone. Lissa and her partner Karl, a tyrannosaurus-like scientist, make some startling archeological discoveries on the planet Jonna about beings known as the Forerunners, but a psychologically scarred starship captain and an impressively ancient and profit-minded human rogue have other plans for the relics. Moving from one key sequence to another, Anderson omits much of the buildup and back story customary for such epic-scale SF, yet his protagonists and the worlds they explore always feel rich and real.

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Fortune Hunter

If we allow irreplaceable wilderness areas to disappear, the quality of life in the future will be seriously diminished. Perhaps we’re living in the last Golden Age right now; if so, imagine how nostalgic and envious future generations may feel about our time. And if they should develop a means of time travel…?

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Goat Song

Won Hugo and Nebula awards for Best Novelette in 1973.

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Guardians of Time

Parts of this book were published as separate short stories in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction:

“Time Patrol” May 1955;

“Delenda est” Dec 1955;

“Brave To Be A King” Aug 1959;

“The Only Game in Town” Jan 1960;

“Gibraltar Falls” Oct 1975.


Guardians of Time collection was first published in Oct 1962; “Gibraltar Falls” was added to it in Oct 1981 edition.


Серия: Time Patrol
 
Il gioco di Saturno

Vincitore dei premi Hugo e Nebula per il miglior romanzo breve (Novella) in 1982.

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Il popolo del vento

Il tempo: un futuro lontanissimo, quando la stessa fantascienza sarà divenuta leggenda di ere remote. II luogo: lo spazio intergalattico, dove si prepara la più feroce guerra dell’universo.

I motivi: l’Impero Terrestre, colonialista ed espansionista, non sopporta la vicinanza del Dominio di Ythri, una federazione di mondi con un sistema sociale molto prossimo all’anarchia. Gli Ythrani, antichissimo popolo di uomini-uccello la cui storia si è già intrecciata in passato con quella umana, non hanno la forza militare necessaria a respingere l’invasione terrestre, e devono arrendersi ben presto. Tutto fa credere che per la civiltà di Ythri sia la fine, ma c’è un mondo, un solo pianeta che è capace di tenere in scacco l’immensa flotta Imperiale. E’ il mondo di Avalon, l’unico nella galassia dove umani e Ythrani convivono in perfetta armonia. La loro civiltà «mista» darà una lezione di storia (e di tattica militare, se è per questo) che difficilmente i pianeti dello spazio potranno dimenticare.

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Komt Tijd

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Królowa powietrza i mroku

„Przez Obłoczne Błonia podskokami zbliżała się jakaś postać. Miała dwie ręce i dwie nogi, jednak jej stopy były chwytne, a całe ciało, aż po koniec ogona i szerokich skrzydeł, pokrywały pióra. Jej twarz na wpół ludzka, była niemal całkowicie wypełniona wielkimi oczyma…”

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Księżyc Łowcy

Nagroda Hugo 1979.

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La gran cruzada

Poul Anderson, gran amante de las justas y torneos medievales, ha querido dar un homenaje a una de sus pasiones, la época medieval, escribiendo una singular space opera ambientada en dicho período.

Sir Roger está preparándose para partir a luchar en Tierra Santa, cuando un gigantesco ingenio volador por extraños seres de intenciones poco amistosas aterriza en sus tierras.

Los visitantes esperaban que su superioridad tecnológica les diera una victoria fácil, pero iban a descubrir que un ejército primitivo posee recursos inesperados. Los contrastes entre la mentalidad civilizada de los alienÌgenas y la mentalidad medieval de los cruzados proporciona muchos momentos francamente divertidos.

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La luna dei cacciatori

Vincitore del premio Hugo per il miglior racconto (Novelette) in 1979.

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La nave de un millón de años

Desde las primitivas tribus escandinavas, desde la antigua China y la Grecia clásica, hasta nuestros días y todavía más allá, hacia un tuturo de miles y miles de años, pasando por el Japón Imperial, la Francia de Richelieu, la América indígena y la Rusia estalinista...

La nave de un millón de años atraviesa la historia entera de la humanidad y sus protagonistas —viajeros por el tiempo— han vivido en todos los rincones del planeta. Tienen un secreto: son inmortales, y aunque perseguidos a través de los siglos por satanismo y brujería, han ido aprendiendo poco a poco a reconocerse entre ellos.

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Le bouclier du temps

Voici venue l’heure des ultimes aventures de Manse Everard et ses collègues de la Patrouille du temps au service de l’Histoire… Des aventures qui conduiront nos héros depuis la préhistoire jusqu’à une étrange variante de notre XXe siècle, en passant par la Bactriane du IIIe siècle avant notre ère et le Moyen Âge italien. Car les Exhaltationnistes menacent toujours, sans parler d’un danger plus grand encore qui pourrait bien annihiler jusqu’à la Patrouille elle-même… et nous avec !

 
Le Fasi del Caos

Una delle ultime invenzioni di Asimov è l’universo immaginario (ma non troppo) in cui si svolgono le avventure narrate in Le fasi del caos. Dopo aver passato una vita a raccontare le vicende di una galassia popolata soltanto da uomini e robot, Asimov immagina qui un intrigo che vede coinvolte, oltre a quella umana, altre cinque razze che conoscono il volo interstellare: razze spesso ostili e sospettose l’una dell’altra, fra cui l’uomo non fa certo brutta figura. Stabilite questo premesse, che presto daranno luogo a una serie di rapide quanto pericolose avventure, Asimov passa la mano ad alcuni brillanti scrittori; suoi allievi ideali, che svolgono la vicenda all’insegna della suspense, ma senza dimenticare una punta di ironia in omaggio al loro ispiratore.

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Life Cycle

From Robert Silverberg’s, “Earthmen and Strangers” anthology, 1966:


Earthly life has developed many methods of reproducing itself. The amoeba is content to split in half; the hydra produces a bud that develops into a new hydra; the small crustacean known as daphnia lays eggs that do not need to be fertilized in order to bring forth young daphnias. Most animals, though, rely on two sexes, female and male, one to produce eggs and the other to fertilize them.

The variations within this scheme are great—take, for example, the case of the oyster, which is male at one time of the year and female at another. Given such biological variations, it was inevitable that science-fiction writers would begin to speculate about the unearthly aspects reproduction might take among alien beings. Poul Anderson, a lanky chap of Viking descent who lives in California, is better qualified to make scientific speculations than most of his colleagues. He took a degree in physics at the University of Minnesota before turning to science fiction, and keeps abreast of the latest technical developments in a way that gives his stories the solid ring of authenticity.

In this example, he provides a convincing blend of science and imagination that yields insight into a wholly alien race. But because recent scientific research has given us a view of conditions on Mercury different from the one that was accepted in 1957, when this story was written, Anderson has added his own introduction to the story in the interest of maintaining accuracy.

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Nessuna tregua con i re

Anche pubblicato come “L’infiltrazione”.

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Nie będzie rozejmu z władcami

Klasyka amerykańskiej postapokaliptycznej literatury, połączona z historical fiction i opowieścią o kontakcie z Obcymi.

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Nie będzie rozumu z władcami

Klasyka amerykańskiej postapokaliptycznej literatury, połączona z historical fiction i opowieścią o kontakcie z Obcymi.

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Operațiunea Haos

Operațiunea Haos este un roman science fantasy, care are toate ingredientele adulate de Paranormal Romancieri și Urban Fantaziști (dragoste cu vârcolaci și vrăjitoare, îngeri, demoni, incubuși, cadru modern ș.a.), și mai are în plus o complexitate morală și stilistică pe care nu o poți detecta la prima vedere în subiectul aparent ușurel sau în scrierea relaxată. Dar dacă te uiți mai atent, o vezi.

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Patrol czasu

Gdy Manse Ewerard zgłosił się na egzamin kwalifikacyjny i został przyjęty, firma, która rzekomo poszukiwała inżynierów, okazała się biurem rekrutacyjnym Patrolu Czasu.

Do obowiązków Ewerarda jako Niezależnego Agenta należało strzeżenie Historii przed różnej masci szaleńcami i fanatykami, pragnącymi zmienić przeszłość. Gdyby wiedział, jak trudne i niebezpieczne będą jego misje, zapewne nie odpowiedziałby na ogłoszenie w gazecie…

Серия: Patrol czasu
 
Pod postacią ciała

Nagroda Hugo 1969.

Nominacja do nagrody Nebula w 1969.

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Podniebna krucjata

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Pomocna dłoń

„Pomocna dłoń” Poula Andersona to najmądrzejszy utwór w antologii. Wypływający z niego polityczno-kulturowy morał wydaje się oczywisty, ale jednocześnie zastanawiamy się, dlaczego sami nigdy o tym wcześniej w ten sposób nie pomyśleliśmy. Daleko mu do speculative-fiction — od razu do głowy przychodzi konkretny przykład ze współczesnego, jak najbardziej rzeczywistego świata.

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Renascence

The scope of life may be far wider than most humans think—but there’s at least one human trait that’s likely to persist through even the most extreme changes…

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Stanie się czas

Co byś zrobił, gdybyś mógł siłą woli przenosić się w czasie? Gdyby Twój dar mógł wpłynąć na losy świata? Jack Havig jest mutantem obdarzonym taką zdolnością. Wie, że ludzkość zgotuje sobie apokalipsę i że po niej przyjdzie czas stabilizacji pod panowaniem mądrego ludu Maurai. Jednak nie tylko Jack potrafi wędrować przez wieki — są też inni obdarzeni tą zdolnością, a ich wizja przyszłości jest całkiem odmienna.

Powieść była nominowana do Nagrody Hugo w roku 1973.

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Tau cero

La época es el siglo XXI. Los personajes son cincuenta especialistas: hombres y mujeres elegidos tras un largo y cuidadoso proceso de selección destinado a incorporar sólo personal particularmente entrenado en el viaje espacial y excepcionalmente apto para desarrollar con éxito una nueva colonia. La nave es la Leonora Christine, la más reciente de su clase. Y todos los esfuerzos están puestos al servicio de una única misión: viajar a través del espacio interestelar hasta un lejano planeta donde debe establecerse una colonia terrestre.

Sin embargo dos años después de su partida, la Leonora Christine colisiona con una nube de desechos del espacio, se avería y la ruta se altera. Todos se ven irremediablemente sin fin hacia lo desconocido.

Серия: NOVA ciencia ficción
 
Tau Zero

Maestro della fantascienza spaziale, autore di celebri saghe come quella del mercante van Rijn e della Lega Palesotecnica, Anderson è festeggiato in questo volume con tre celebri avventure “indipendenti” che non appartengono a cicli ma ce lo mostrano in tre diverse sfaccettature della sua poliedrica carriera; Quoziente 1000 è una straordinaria avventura del pensiero che parte da un’ipotesi affascinante: che accadrebbe se all’improvviso il quoziente intellettuale di tutta l’umanità aumentasse di dieci o venti volte? Quali orizzonti si schiuderebbero alla nostra conoscenza e alla nostra immaginazione? Le amazzoni è la storia di un pianeta dove le donne sono molto, ma molto bellicose; Tau zero, infine, racconta con grande verosimiglianza un viaggio nello spazio a bordo di un’astronave relativistica e dell’incidente che trasforma quest’avventura in un incubo dove spazio, tempo e dimensione cessano di avere ogni significato a noi noto.

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The Best Alternate History Stories of the 20th Century

Explore fascinating, often chilling “what if” accounts of the world that could have existed–and still might yet…Science fiction’s most illustrious and visionary authors hold forth the ultimate alternate history collection. Here you’ll experience mind-bending tales that challenge your views of the past, present, and future, including:

• “The Lucky Strike”: When The Lucky Strike is chosen over The Enola Gay to drop the first atomic bomb, fate takes an unexpected turn in Kim Stanley Robinson’s gripping tale.

• “Bring the Jubilee”: Ward Moore’s novella masterpiece offers a rebel victory at Gettysburg which changes the course of the Civil War… and all of American history.

• “Through Road No Wither”: After Hitler’s victory in World War II, two Nazi officers confront their destiny in Greg Bear’s apocalyptic vision of the future.

• “All the Myriad Ways”: Murder or suicide, Ambrose Harmon’s death leads the police down an infinite number of pathways in Larry Niven’s brilliant and defining tale of alternatives and consequences.

• “Mozart in Mirrorshades”: Bruce Sterling and Lewis Shiner explore a terrifying era as the future crashes into the past–with disastrous results.

…as well as works by Poul Anderson • Gregory Benford • Jack L. Chalker • Nicholas A. DiChario • Brad Linaweaver • William Sanders • Susan Shwartz • Allen Steele • and Harry Turtledove himself!

The definitive collection: fourteen seminal alternate history tales drawing readers into a universe of dramatic possibility and endless wonder

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The Best Military Science Fiction of the 20th Century

Explosive and provocative battles fought across the boundaries of time and space—and on the frontiers of the human mind.

Science fiction's finest have yielded this definitive collection featuring stories of warfare, victory, conquest, heroism, and overwhelming odds. These are scenarios few have ever dared to contemplate, and they include:

-"Superiority": Arthur C. Clarke presents an intergalactic war in which one side's own advanced weaponry may actually lead to its ultimate defeat.

-"Dragonrider": A tale of Anne McCaffrey's Dragonriders of Pern, in which magic tips the scales of survival.

-"Second Variety": Philip K. Dick, author of the short story that became the movie Blade Runner, reaches new heights of terror with his post apocalyptic vision of the future.

-"The Night of the Vampyres": A chilling ultimatum of atomic proportions begins a countdown to disaster in George R. R. Martin's gripping drama.

-"Hero": Joe Haldeman's short story that led to his classic of interstellar combat, The Forever War.

-"Ender's Game": The short story that gave birth to Orson Scott Card's masterpiece of military science fiction.

. . . as well as stories from Poul Anderson, Gregory Benford, C. J. Cherryh, David Drake, Cordwainer Smith, Harry Turtledove and Walter John Williams.

Guaranteed to spark the imagination and thrill the soul, these thirteen science fiction gems cast a stark light on our dreams and our darkest fears—truly among the finest tales of the 20th century.

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The Boat of a Million Years

Hugo and Nebula Award-winning Poul Anderson tells a breathtaking tale of Earth. Immortal humans take to the skies to travel to the stars and galaxies in a great space adventure.


Nominated for the Nebula Award in 1989.

Nominated for the Hugo Award in 1990.

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The Corkscrew of Space

First Published in Galaxy Science Fiction, February 1956. From the collection The High Ones and Other Stories by Poul Anderson published in 2010 by Wonder Publishing Group.

www.WonderPublishingGroup.com

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The Corridors of Time

A power struggle for time itself.

The corridors of time connect the ages to each other. Through them, one can travel backwards and forwards over the history of man. But rival factions have waged war for centuries.... Malcolm is an ordinary man of today, caught up in a time war beyond his comprehension....

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The Day of Their Return

Aeneas is the powder keg of the universe, a frontier planet where rebellion is a way of life—and death. Smarting under the thumb of the Terran Empire after an almost successful war against Imperial rule, the Aeneans are swept up in a fanatical religious movement that promises the return of the Elder Race.

Серия: Dominic Flandry
 
The Game of Empire

The inevitable Long Night of Interstellar barbarism is approaching, and Dominic, who devoted his life to keeping the galactic peace decides that others must take up the challenge of courting danger on strange planets. Enter Diana—illegitmate—but the true daughter of Dominic.

Серия: Dominic Flandry
 
The Helping Hand

With this story, I’ve enter a future in which mankind has spread itself far out into the galaxy of which Earth’s sun — and Earth itself, of course — are such microscopically small bits of dust. In Anderson’s concept, most life forms encountered seem to be essentially humanoid. In this story, indeed, they are not only humanoid, but measurably “human” in their psychological reactions. If one wanted to draw some comparisons, one could, I suppose, compare Cundaloa in this tale with the islands of the Pacific, and Skontar with the Scandinavian countries. Sweden, for example, is Swedish through and through. Hawaii? Whatever Hawaii is, and it sounds wonderful for a vacation, it surely no longer belongs to the original Hawaiians… You will get the point of this analogy as you read on, of course.

Poul Anderson

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The High Crusade

In the year of grace 1345, as Sir Roger Baron de Tourneville is gathering an army to join King Edward III in the war against France, a most astonishing event occurs: a huge silver ship descends through the sky and lands in a pasture beside the little village of Ansby in northeastern Lincolnshire. The Wersgorix, whose scouting ship it is, are quite expert at taking over planets, and having determined from orbit that this one was suitable, they initiate standard world-conquering procedure. Ah, but this time it’s no mere primitives the Wersgorix seek to enslave — they’ve launched their invasion against Englishmen! In the end, only one alien is left alive — and Sir Roger’s grand vision is born. He intends for the creature to fly the ship first to France to aid his King, then on to the Holy Land to vanquish the infidel!


Nominated for Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1961.

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The Long Night

Everything that lives contains within itself the seeds of its own destruction. It was the fate of the Assyrians and the Hittites, the Greeks and the Romans, the British and the Americans. And so it was for the Polesotechnic League and the Terran Empire. Conception, birth, growth, aging, death: This is the law of life, true for nations, worlds and stellar empires no less than for organisms.

For the greatest and the smallest it is the same, differing on it in this: the greater the heights conquered, the greater the fall, the longer and darker the night that follows…


The stories contained herein were first published as follows:

“The Star Plunderer,” Planet Stories, 1952.

“Outpost of Empire,” Galaxy, 1967.

“A Tragedy of Errors” Galaxy, 1967.

“The Sharing of Flesh,” Galaxy, 1968. Won Hugo and nominated for the Nebula Award for Best Novelette in 1969.

“Starfog,” Analog, 1967.

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The Makeshift Rocket

Knud Axel Syrup, chief engineer of the spaceship Mercury Girl, sat and drank his favourite beer and thought about the coming war he was so anxious to avoid. For Grendel, the planetoid on which he was stranded, had been occupied by a band of fiery Irish revolutionaries. And once the rival Anglians discovered this, their response would be speedy and violent.

Then, as Herr Syrup shook up a bottle of brew and let the foam shoot out of its top, he realized suddenly what could be done to get him off Grendel.

And so came about the marvellous spaceship, built of beer kegs, bound by gunk, upholstered with pretzel boxes, and powered by the mighty reaction forces of malted brew!

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The Man Who Counts

When three Terrans — a space pilot, a planetary queen and an obese tycoon — crash-landed on Diomedes, they realized that the chances for survival were quite slim. The native food was totally poisonous to humans, and the survivors had only six weeks’ worth of supplies to get them across thousands of miles of unmapped territory to the one Terran outpost. Their only hope was to enlist the aid of the winged inhabitants of Diomedes, and these barbarian tribes cared only for battle and glory. There was little that could induce them to worry about the lives of three humans.

Серия: Nicholas van Rijn
 
The Man-Kzin Wars 01

LARRY NIVEN'S KNOWN SPACE IS AFLAME WITH WAR!

Once upon a time, in the very earliest days of interplanetary exploration, an unarmed human vessel was set upon by a warship from the planet Kzin -- home of the fiercest warriors in Known Space. This was a fatal mistake for the Kzinti, of course; they learned the hard way that the reason humanity had decided to study war no more was that humans were so very, very good at it.

And thus began THE MAN-KZIN WARS. Now, several centuries later, the Kzinti are about to get yet another lesson in why it pays to be polite to those hairless monkeys from planet Earth.

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The Man-Kzin Wars 03

The Mind Slavers are back--and only the cat-like Kzinti can save mankind now. This volume includes all-new tales of Larry Niven's Known Space--including one by Niven himself. Another blockbuster in the ongoing chronicle of humanity's greatest war.

Серия: Man-Kzin Wars
 
The Man-Kzin Wars 09

The ninth shared-world anthology laid in Niven's Known Space universe during the wars against those fighting felinoids, the alien Kzin, offers four notably readable long stories. In the late Poul Anderson's "Pele," a human couple on a research expedition rescue a Kzin with more courage than sense. Hal Colebatch's "His Sergeant's Honor," probably the book's strongest entry, features a Kzin who backs up his race's fanatical concept of honor with keen tactical sense. In Paul Chafe's "Windows of the World," a member of the UN police, ARM captain Joel K. Allson, and Allson's Kzin partner confront a mysterious murder aboard an orbital habitat, along with several conspiracies and a beautiful suspect. Niven's own "Fly-By-Night" features Beowulf Shaeffer rescuing the title character from another Kzin with vaulting ambitions and a keen eye for legal loopholes. For action and military SF fans, these four tales intelligently develop the Kzin, who still have all the ferocity of their carnivorous, predatory ancestors but have assumed more complexity as they carry their civilization into space. At a time when mindless brutality may strike a somewhat negative note with many readers, more sophisticated Kzin will add to the audience for these well-wrought aliens and their human friends and foes. Stephen Hickman's menacing, prosthetically enhanced catlike hero from "His Sergeant's Honor" almost jumps off the jacket.

For Christian, with love

Серия: Man-Kzin Wars
 
The People of the Wind

Like two giants the old enemies faced each other across the reaches of the galaxy — the Terran Empire and the Ythrian Domain. Terra was a Leviathan, encroaching ever further among the stars, promising peace and prosperity — but at the price of freedom. Ythri was smaller, but an empire in its own right, peopled by birdlike beings with a civilization and intellect that easily matched Terra’s own.


Nominated for Nebula Award in 1973, Hugo and Locus awards in 1974.

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The Rebel Worlds

Dominic Flandry gets sent to put down a rebellion against the Terran Empire. His investigation reveals that the rebellion is morally justified: an evil governor had engaged in mass murder against innocents. However, Dominic Flandry cannot stand by while the good-intentioned rebels throw the empire into chaos; neither can he allow the governor to bring his vile plans to fruition. To complicate things, Flandry falls in love with the rebel leader’s wife.

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The Sharing of Flesh

Won the Hugo Award for Best Novelette in 1969.

Nominated for the Nebula Award for Best Novelette in 1969.

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The Star Fox

Earthmen and Aleriona have met in space and neither side can afford to let the other get too strong. The Aleriona have captured the human outpost, New Europe, and claim that all the inhabitants were killed. The World Federation on Earth seems committed to peace at any price, but there are those, and ex-navy Captain Gunnar Heim is one of them, who know that appeasement will only lead to further Alerion encroachment, and he passionately believes that there must be a showdown now, before its too late.


The Star Fox is a novelization of three stories originally published in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction: “Marque and Reprisal” (February, 1965), “Arsenal Port” (April, 1965), and “Admiralty” (June, 1965).

“Marquee and Reprisal” was nominated for Hugo Award for Best Short Story in 1966.


Серия: , Gunnar Heim
 
The Tale of the Cat

There’s more than one. way to skin a cat—or recruit a spacefarer.

Серия: Kith
 
There Will Be Time

Jack Havig, a man born with the ability to move at will through the past and the future of mankind, must save the world from a doomed future of tyranny before his time runs out.


Nominated for Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1973.

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Tiempo de fuego

Anu, la gigante roja, también llamada la Estrella Cruel, El Merodeador, el Sol Demonio, El Vagabundo...se estaba aproximando a Isthar. Como cada mil años, abrasaría la tierra, secaría los ríos, agostaría los cultivos, y mataría.

La parte norte del planeta siempre era la más afectada. Sus habitantes, los bárbaros tassui, habían decidido no volver a ser las víctimas del Tiempo de Fuego y en consecuencia se lanzaron a la conquista de mejores territorios, amenazando acabar con la civilización.

Los miembros de la Asociación y sus legiones pidieron ayuda a los habitantes terrestres de la ciudad de Primavera. Pero la Federación Terrestre tenía su propia guerra en otro lugar y les prohibió que actuarán.

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Tres corazones y tres leones

Tras ser herido en un campo de batalla de la Segunda Guerra Mundial, Holger deja de ser un moderno soldado para encarnarse en un caballero armado, exiliado en un mundo de brujería y magia donde se libra una sangrienta guerra. La hechicera Le Fay utilizará su espada contra Caos; la doncella-cisne querrá que ayude a su apacible pueblo. Al principio, él se negará a servir a ambas en un intento de retornar a la realidad, pero la Tierra era su exilio: es aquí, bajo el ardiente aliento del dragón, donde deberá luchar y morir…

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Tunnels door de tijd

Wie is de beeldschone Storm Darroway? En wat verwacht zij van Malcolm Lockridge?

Het zijn vragen die de zojuist uit de gevangenis ontslagen Lockridge nauwelijks interesseren. Voor hem is zij immers in de eerste plaats een redder in hoge nood en al spoedig daarna — en onder wat voor onvermoede omstandigheden! — zijn minnares.

Toch zijn er mensen die haar met andere ogen bezien. De Tenil Orugaray noemen haar vol ontzag ‘De Storm’. Anderen zien haar als de onsterfelijke godin die leven schenkt. Voor Brann en zijn gardisten is zij onmiskenbaar een misdadige avonturierster, een meedogenloze vijand die even meedogenloos vernietigt dient te worden.

Samen met deze raadselachtige vrouw betreedt Lockridge de tunnels van de tijd, een web van tijdlijnen dat toegang geeft tot verleden, heden en toekomst. Daar, tijdens de talrijke, gevaarvolle zwerftochten die het uiterste van zijn geest en lichaam vergen, leert hij vele aspecten van haar wezen kennen. Maar helemaal doorgronden kan hij haar nooit.

Bovendien woedt rondom hem een oorlog waarin hem, zo blijkt al spoedig, een belangrijke rol is toebedeeld. Een oorlog ook die hem dwingt een keuze te maken: voor of tegen Storm. Een keuze die niet alleen voor hem, maar ook voor de toekomst van onpeilbaar groot belang is…

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We Have Fed Our Sea

The time is the 23rd century, and ships are crawling outward from Earth into the interstellar depths. It will take them centuries to reach even the nearer stars, but once they do, future travel will be instantaneous. The ships carry matter transmitters which are not subject to the limitations of lightspeed. In the meantime crews can flit back and forth between the ships and Earth, but until now their only purpose has been to stand watch. Until now. At last one ship has made contact with the stars.


First published in Astaunding Science Fiction magazine in 1958. Later published in slightly changed book form as The Enemy Stars.


Nominated for Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1959.

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Zaklęty miecz

Zaklęty miecz jest spragniony! Rozszczepia najtęższe żelazo. Śpiewa o rozłupanych czerepach. Gasi pragnienie w strumieniach krwi.

Trwa straszna wojna między Królestwem Elfów a chłodną krainą Trollów, które starły się w najkrwawszej z bitew. I jedyną nadzieją Elfów jest porwany przez nich młodzieniec, Skaflok…

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Нет мира с королями (No Truce With Kings)

Пол Андерсон продолжает тему: «Лучше свой прогресс за сто лет, чем чужой за три года», начатую в рассказе «Самое долгое плавание» (Хьюго-61).

Альтернативная история Америки после того, как атомная война отбросила цивилизацию назад. Вроде бы воевать надо прекратить! Ан нет, демократы убивают республиканцев – и наоборот. И все происходит по сценарию инопланетных психологов. Зря они затеяли это эксперимент. Не учли, что сами и пострадают...

http://outzone.ru/h64-4-Anderson-Notruth.phtml

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