WorldCat Identities

Anderson, Poul 1926-2001

Works: 1,225 works in 3,481 publications in 10 languages and 56,974 library holdings
Genres: Science fiction  Fiction  Fantasy fiction  Periodicals  History  Biographies  Time-travel fiction  Juvenile works  Novels  Dystopian fiction 
Roles: Author, Creator, Editor, Other, Contributor, Author of introduction, 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 )

29 editions published between 1989 and 2018 in English and Spanish and held by 1,282 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 )

21 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in English and held by 1,060 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 avatar by Poul Anderson( Book )

26 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,046 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
The stars are also fire by Poul Anderson( Book )

18 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 971 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
Starfarers by Poul Anderson( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and held by 965 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 shield of time by Poul Anderson( Book )

12 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 962 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
Tau zero by Poul Anderson( Book )

63 editions published between 1967 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 956 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
The time patrol by Poul Anderson( Book )

18 editions published between 1983 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 919 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 867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orion shall rise by Poul Anderson( Book )

21 editions published between 1957 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 847 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
Genesis by Poul Anderson( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 847 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
The high crusade by Poul Anderson( Book )

38 editions published between 1960 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

23 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 770 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 767 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
Brain wave by Poul Anderson( Book )

43 editions published between 1954 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For millions of years, the part of the galaxy containing our solar system has been moving through a vast force field that has been inhibiting certain electromagnetic and electrochemical processes and, thus, certain neurotic functions. When Earth escapes the inhibiting field, synapse speed immediately increases, causing a rise in intelligence, which results in a transfigured humanity reaching for the stars, leaving behind our earth to the less intelligent humans and animal life-forms. This is a transcendent look at the possible effects of enhanced intelligence on our planet
For love and glory by Poul Anderson( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 747 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 )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 745 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 merman's children by Poul Anderson( Book )

21 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

FANTASY: An elaboration of a Danish legend in which the Faery race is doomed by Christianity
The earth book of Stormgate by Poul Anderson( Book )

18 editions published between 1978 and 1983 in English and held by 744 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
Three hearts and three lions by Poul Anderson( Book )

37 editions published between 1953 and 2018 in English and Russian and held by 724 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
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Alternative Names

controlled identitySanders, Winston P., 1926-2001

Andersen, Paul

Andersen, Poul 1926-2001

Anderson, P.

Anderson, P. U. 1926-2001

Anderson, P. W. 1926-2001

Anderson Paul

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Anderson Poul William

Anderson, Poul William 1926-2001

Andersonas Polas

Craig, A. A. 1926-2001

Karageorge, Michael 1926-2001

Paulus Anderson

Poul Anderson americký spisovatel science fiction a fantasy

Poul Anderson Amerikaans schrijver

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Poul Anderson amerikansk författare

Poul Anderson amerikansk skribent

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Poul Anderson scrittore statunitense

Poul Anderson US-amerikanischer Science-Fiction-Autor

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

Пол Уильям Андерсон американский писатель-фантаст

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אנדרסון, פול 1926-2001

פול אנדרסון

بول أندرسون (روائي)

پول اندرسون نویسنده آمریکایی

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앤더슨, 폴 1926-2001

폴 앤더슨

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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