The Sensitive Man

The Sensitive Man

Poul Anderson

Science Fiction / Fantasy / Historical Fiction

Conspiracy seems to be as much a part of our times as it was in the times of Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot. Hence it finds frequent reflection in all branches of fiction, including science fiction. Yet, as in life, something new has been added, the most gigantic conspiracy of all, the human conspiracy against conspirators. Which makes for a fine stirring story in this short novel of the future. One man stood between a power-hungry cabal and world mastery-but a man of unusual talents.
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The Valor of Cappen Varra

The Valor of Cappen Varra

Poul Anderson

Science Fiction / Fantasy / Historical Fiction

It's been said that there are many and strange shadows, memories surviving from dim pasts, in this fantastic universe of ours. Here the great Poul Anderson turned to a legend from the Northern countries, countries where even today the pagan past seems only like yesterday, to tell the story of Cappen Varra, who came to Norren an age ago, in a time and place we really can't remember anymore.
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Industrial Revolution

Industrial Revolution

Poul Anderson

Science Fiction / Fantasy / Historical Fiction

Poul William Anderson was an American science fiction author who began his career during the Golden Age of the genre and continued to write and remain popular into the 21st century. Poul William Anderson was an American science fiction author who began his career during the Golden Age of the genre and continued to write and remain popular into the 21st century. 
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War of the Gods

War of the Gods

Poul Anderson

Science Fiction / Fantasy / Historical Fiction

"Readers bored with Tolkien-clone fantasies will be enthralled by the intricately detailed world and characters Anderson brings to life here." —Publishers Weekly, starred review The Grand Master of Science Fiction delivers "a Dark Age saga based on Old Scandinavian mythology and the exploits of the legendary Danish King Hadding . . . A brilliantly accomplished yarn" (Kirkus Reviews). In a scheme arranged by the god Odin, Hadding is born to King Gram Skjoldung of Denmark but is sent to be raised by giants for his own safety. After his father is murdered, Hadding must claim his destiny. Prey to the follies of humans and gods, he rises to the challenges of war, fate, and love in a mythic adventure "episodic in character, gory in detail, fatalistic in atmosphere, and spiked with sinister, chthonic Norse magic" (Interzone). "War of the Gods struck me like a hammer-bolt out of the sky."...
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Sentiment, Inc.

Sentiment, Inc.

Poul Anderson

Science Fiction / Fantasy / Historical Fiction

The way we feel about another person, or about objects, is often bound up in associations that have no direct connection with the person or object at all. Often, what we call a "change of heart" comes about sheerly from a change in the many associations which make up our present viewpoint. Now, suppose that these associations could be altered artificially, at the option of the person who was in charge of the process....
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Mother of Kings

Mother of Kings

Poul Anderson

Science Fiction / Fantasy / Historical Fiction

This epic tale based on Norse sagas by the Science Fiction Grand Master "proves that he is indeed a master!" (Robert Jordan, #1 New York Times–bestselling author). In Mother of Kings, Poul Anderson "brings to life the bloodthirsty Norse as they evolve into the looting, plundering Vikings of popular lore" (Publishers Weekly). During the tenth century, Gunnhild, the daughter of a Norse warlord, is sent to study sorcery under the auspices of two Finnish wizards. She is able to ensnare as a husband a man she has only seen in visions—the formidable Norse king Eirik Blood-Ax—and bears him nine children. Wielding her magic as a weapon, Gunnhild survives political intrigues and power struggles at Eirik's side, forging a family dynasty that will cement its place in Scandinavian legend and lore . . . "An unquestionably great work." —Kirkus Reviews "The genre's guru blends...
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