WorldCat Identities

Anderson, Poul 1926-2001

Works: 924 works in 2,784 publications in 9 languages and 57,736 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Science fiction  History  Periodicals  Fantasy fiction  Biography  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Adventure stories  Illustrated works 
Roles: Author, Creator, Editor, Contributor, Author of introduction, Other, Adapter
Classifications: PS3551.N378, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Poul Anderson
The boat of a million years by Poul Anderson( Book )

30 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 1,405 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
Harvest of stars by Poul Anderson( Book )

11 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in English and held by 1,155 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 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,071 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 )

17 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 1,046 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early 21st century the lunar colony struggles to become independent of Earth. Centuries later the solar system is dominated by machine intelligences, and humans must survive in a system that no longer needs them
Starfarers by Poul Anderson( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and held by 1,030 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 avatar by Poul Anderson( Book )

22 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 970 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
Genesis by Poul Anderson( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 955 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
Nebula award stories( )

in English and held by 952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orion shall rise by Poul Anderson( Book )

19 editions published between 1957 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 888 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 time patrol by Poul Anderson( Book )

9 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and Russian and held by 885 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 Patrols finest temporal troubleshooter, is torn between his conscience and desire to alleviate human suffering and the absolute necessity to not change history
The high crusade by Poul Anderson( Book )

43 editions published between 1960 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A science fiction classic about a most unusual First Contact
For love and glory by Poul Anderson( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discovering an ancient artifact from a technologically superior culture, interstellar archaeologist Lissa and her alien academic partner, Karl, encounter dangerous adversaries who also seek the artifact for mercenary purposes
War of the gods by Poul Anderson( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 824 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 fleet of stars by Poul Anderson( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To keep themselves in power, machine intelligences which govern Earth, Moon and Mars claim machines have always been rulers and they point to past machine-run civilizations. But as one man finds out this is pure propaganda, those civilizations never existed. A study of the relationship between man and machine
Mother of kings by Poul Anderson( Book )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story of love, violence and enchantment, set in the tenth century at the end of the Viking era, blending both historical and mythological characters. Gunnhild and Eirik fight cunning rivals to ensure the succession of their sons
The earth book of Stormgate by Poul Anderson( Book )

14 editions published between 1978 and 1983 in English and held by 766 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
Fire time by Poul Anderson( Book )

17 editions published between 1974 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 764 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
Tau zero by Poul Anderson( Book )

45 editions published between 1967 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

50 men and women set out in the 23rd century from Earth aboard an interstellar craft to travel to a planet 30 light-years away, but the ship's deceleration system is irreparably damaged when it hits a cloud of interstellar dust, and acceleration continues toward light speed, tau zero. The crew has one desperate chance for survival: travel to where gamma rays are so thin that the crew can safely travel outside the craft to make repairs. But to leave the galaxy in a feasible amount of subjective time, they will have to reach very nearly the speed of light. That means that they have to keep accelerating. Or die
Three hearts and three lions by Poul Anderson( Book )

24 editions published between 1956 and 2015 in English and Russian and held by 710 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
The dancer from Atlantis by Poul Anderson( Book )

21 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 708 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
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Alternative Names

controlled identitySanders, Winston P., 1926-2001

Andersen, Poul 1926-2001

Anderson, P.

Anderson, P. U. 1926-2001

Anderson, P. W. 1926-2001

Anderson, Paul

Anderson, Pol

Anderson, Pol 1926-2001

Anderson, Poul

Anderson, Poul William

Anderson, Poul William 1926-2001

Craig, A. A. 1926-2001

Karageorge, Michael 1926-2001

Paulus Anderson

Poul Anderson americký spisovatel science fiction a fantasy

Poul Anderson Amerikaans schrijver

Poul Anderson amerikai sci-fi író

Poul Anderson amerikansk författare

Poul Anderson amerikansk skribent

Poul Anderson amerykański pisarz science-fiction

Poul Anderson écrivain américain

Poul Anderson Escritor estadounidense de ciencia ficción y fantasía

Poul Anderson scrittore statunitense

Poul Anderson US-amerikanischer Science-Fiction-Autor

Sanders, Winston P.

Sanders Winston P. 1926-2001

Андерсон П.У. 1926-2001

Андерсон, Пол 1926-2001

Пол Андерсон

Пол Андерсън

Пол Уильям Андерсон американский писатель-фантаст

Պոլ Ուիլյամս Անդերսոն

אנדרסון, פול 1926-2001

פול אנדרסון

پول اندرسون نویسنده آمریکایی

พอล แอนเดอร์สัน

앤더슨, 폴 1926-2001

폴 앤더슨

ፖል አንደርሰን

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



English (351)

Spanish (20)

French (17)

Russian (10)

Italian (5)

German (3)

Dutch (2)

Turkish (1)

Swedish (1)

Harvest of starsThe shield of timeThe stars are also fireStarfarersGenesisOrion shall riseThe time patrolThe high crusade