WorldCat Identities

Anderson, Poul 1926-2001

Works: 1,242 works in 3,618 publications in 11 languages and 57,240 library holdings
Genres: Science fiction  Fiction  Fantasy fiction  Periodicals  History  Biographies  Time-travel fiction  Juvenile works  Novels  Dystopian fiction 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Creator, Author of introduction, Other, Adapter, Editor
Classifications: PS3551.N378, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Poul Anderson
The boat of a million years by Poul Anderson( Book )

29 editions published between 1989 and 2018 in English and Spanish and held by 1,273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at human history through the adventures of those who live without aging. When this immortality is revealed, a research program begins to attain eternal life and a utopia on earth
The avatar by Poul Anderson( Book )

27 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,036 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Having utilized the "gate" to colonize the Phoebus star system, man-kind now embarks on a desperate search for the great alien race known as The Others
Harvest of stars by Poul Anderson( Book )

21 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in English and held by 1,032 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winner of seven Hugo and three Nebula Awards, Paul Anderson is one of science fiction's few acknowledged masters. Harvest of Stars is the most ambitious novel of his distinguished career, a compulsively readable saga blending thrilling adventure with a stunning vision of humanity's destiny. Earth lies in the grip of the Avantists, a repressive regime that has crushed dissent and now threatens to extinguish the last bastion of liberty, the maverick interplanetary corporation known as Fireball. His heroine, Kyra Davis, a beautiful and courageous young space pilot, is entrusted with a high-risk mission to rescue an electronic ghost - Fireball's founder, Anson Guthrie, whose mind was stored in a computer after his death - and rally the resistance to strike a blow against tyranny. Pursued by Avantist forces, she and Guthrie engage in a desperate battle of wits against a brilliant adversary: a copy of Guthrie's personality that has been reprogrammed to serve the enemy
The shield of time by Poul Anderson( Book )

13 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and Russian and held by 954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manse Everard, an unattached agent of the Time Patrol charged with protecting humanity's transcendent future against those who would alter Time itself, and Wanda Tamberley, a cataloger of natural history, join together to save the stability of history
The stars are also fire by Poul Anderson( Book )

19 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the moon, a war of independence breaks out against the artificial intelligence ruling it. The revolutionaries are Lunarians, genetically altered descendants of human colonists. They are helped in their struggle by two humans--Aleka Kame and Ian Kenmuir--the protagonists of the tale. By the author of Harvest of Stars
Tau zero by Poul Anderson( Book )

64 editions published between 1967 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 929 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poul Anderson's Tau Zero is an outstanding work of science fiction, in part because it combines two qualities that are often at odds in this genre: an interest in the emotional lives of its characters and a fascination with all things technological and scientific. In Tau Zero these components are not merely fused; they work together with a remarkable synergy that makes the novel much more than just a deep space adventure story. The novel centers on a ten-year interstellar voyage aboard the spaceship Leonora Christine, and it opens with members of the crew preparing for their departure from earth. It is an especially moving departure because they know that while they are aboard the ship and traveling close to the speed of light, time will be passing much more quickly back home. As a result, by the time they return everyone they know will have long since died. From practically the very first page, therefore, Tau Zero sets the scientific realities of space travel in dramatic tension with the no-less-real emotional and psychological states of the travelers. This is a dynamic Anderson explores with great success over the course of the novel as fifty crewmembers settle in for the long journey together. They are a highly-trained team of scientists and researchers, but they are also a community of individuals, each trying to make a life for him or herself in space. This is the background within which the action of the novel takes place. Anderson carefully depicts the network of relationships linking these people before the real plot begins to unfold. The voyage soon takes an unexpected and disastrous turn for the worse. The ship passes through a small, uncharted, cloudlike nebula that makes it impossible for the crew to decelerate the ship. The only hope, in fact, is for the ship to speed up
Starfarers by Poul Anderson( Book )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and held by 927 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A spaceship leaves Earth to make contact with another civilization, a trip which will take ten years. The novel describes the impact of the trip on the crew's psyche and their reaction when they return to Earth, where thousands of years have elapsed. By the author of The Fleet of Stars
The time patrol by Poul Anderson( Book )

18 editions published between 1983 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A member of the Time Patrol, which is charged with preserving history as they know it in order to protect the future, Manse Everard, the Patrol's finest temporal troubleshooter, is torn between his conscience and desire to alleviate human suffering and the absolute necessity to not change history
Nebula award stories( )

in English and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Genesis by Poul Anderson( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2020 in English and Spanish and held by 842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Astronaut Christian Brannock, having taken advantage of the technology that allows a human personality to be uploaded into a computer, achieving a sort of hybrid immortality, returns to Earth after a billion years exploring the stars, where he teams up with Laurinda Ashcroft, another hybrid upload, to explore the supermind of Gaia
Orion shall rise by Poul Anderson( Book )

23 editions published between 1957 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After nuclear weapons ravaged the Earth, only Skyholm, a huge solar-powered station floating above Europe, remains in possession of high technology. But as Skyholm is seized by a religious faction, a young noble escapes to the ground below and joins a group who conspire to use the power of the atom, outlawed for centuries, to regain the lost heritage of space flight
The high crusade by Poul Anderson( Book )

41 editions published between 1960 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A science fiction classic about a most unusual First Contact
The dancer from Atlantis by Poul Anderson( Book )

24 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They were four strangers from different ages and lands, snatched up by a time machine and stranded in 1400 B.C. Duncan Reid, from the 20th century, was taken by a time traveler whose vehicle had raced out of control. Now stranded, Atlantis is the clue to returning to the present
Fire time by Poul Anderson( Book )

18 editions published between 1974 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ishtar is a planet with three suns (the main sun, a dwarf sun, and a wandering sun) where humans and the indigenous centauroid aliens co-exist. At intervals, the wandering sun comes too close and causes "Firetime." Civilization has always collapsed at these times, due in large part to the "barbarian" Ishtarians whose lands are the hardest hit when the rogue sun comes around. They leave their baked homelands and go rampaging into the more "civilized" lands elsewhere on the planet. This time around, the humans are experiencing their first Firetime, and they try to stop civilization from being destroyed yet again
War of the gods by Poul Anderson( Book )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2020 in English and German and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Danish prince Hadding, who was brought up by giants after his father and mother were slain, sets out to avenge their death and reclaim the throne. A retelling of a Scandinavian legend. The story of the great King Hadding is one of the darkest and most violent to come down to us from the old North. Hadding was raised by giants far from his rightful throne, as his father, a Danish king, was slain shortly after Hadding's birth. But the time comes when Hadding feels he must reclaim his legitimate place in the land of the old North. He must endure ferocious battles, the charms of voluptuous Valkieries, and a War of the Gods to rival Armageddon
The earth book of Stormgate by Poul Anderson( Book )

19 editions published between 1978 and 1983 in English and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"These twelve adventures chronicle the expansion of earthmen out into the inhabited galaxy, meetings with alien races, the growth and decay of the first interstellar government (a trading association governed by trader-adventurers), followed by the foundation pf the first intersteallar empire."--Dust jacket flap
Brain wave by Poul Anderson( Book )

44 editions published between 1954 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Earth has been in an energy-damping field since the Cretaceous period, which has suppressed the intelligence of all life, including human beings. But now Earth suddenly moves out of the field, and within weeks all animal life becomes about five times as intelligent as before
The merman's children by Poul Anderson( Book )

21 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

FANTASY: An elaboration of a Danish legend in which the Faery race is doomed by Christianity
Three hearts and three lions by Poul Anderson( Book )

37 editions published between 1953 and 2018 in English and Russian and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American-trained engineer in Denmark's anti-Nazi underground is plunged backward in time and becomes a medieval knight-errant in a great spiritual struggle
Mirkheim by Poul Anderson( Book )

23 editions published between 1977 and 1986 in 4 languages and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the Baburites, an alien race, claim the phenomenally metal-rich core of the blasted planet, Mirkheim, a union of interplanetary governments joins with the Terran empire's Polesotechnic League in clamoring for war against the interlopers
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Alternative Names

controlled identitySanders, Winston P., 1926-2001

Andersen, Paul

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Craig, A. A.

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Karageorge, Michael

Karageorge, Michael 1926-2001

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Sanders, Winston P.

Sanders Winston P. 1926-2001

Андерсон П.У

Андерсон П. У. 1926-2001

Андерсон Пол

Андерсон, Пол 1926-2001

Андерсон Пол Уильям

Пол Андерсон

Пол Андерсон американський письменник- фантаст

Пол Андерсън

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אנדרסון, פול 1926-2001

פול אנדרסון

פול אנדרסון סופר מדע בדיוני ופנטסיה

بول أندرسون

بول اندرسون (مؤلف)

پول اندرسون نویسنده آمریکایی

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앤더슨, 폴 1926-2001

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アンダースン, P.

アンダースン, P. 1926-2001

アンダースン, ポール

アンダースン, ポール・ウィリアム