Poul Anderson was one of the most prolific and popular writers in science fiction. He won the Hugo Award seven times and the Nebula Award three times, as well as many other awards, notably including the Grand Master Award of the Science Fiction Writers of America for a lifetime of distinguished achievement. With a degree in physics, and a wide knowledge of other fields of science, he was noted for building stories on a solid foundation of real science, as well as for being one of the most skilled creators of fast-paced adventure stories. He was author of over a hundred novels and story collections, and several hundred short stories, as well as several mysteries and nonfiction books. He died in 2001.
Captain Flandry: Defender of the Terran Empire (Technic Civilization Series)by Poul Anderson
It is the twilight of the Terran Empire. The warriors who made it great are long gone. Aliens now prowl the outer precincts, while Sector Governors conspire for the Throne of Man. In this scene of terminal disarray, one man stands like a giant: Dominic Flandry, roguish agent of the Terran Empire.
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