Multiverse: Exploring the Worlds of Poul Anderson

Multiverse: Exploring the Worlds of Poul Anderson

by Greg Bear, Gardner Dozois

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Overview

Poul Anderson was one of the seminal figures of 20th century science fiction. Named a Grand Master by the SFWA in 1997, he produced an enormous body of stand-alone novels (Brain Wave, Tau Zero) and series fiction (Time Patrol, the Dominic Flandry books) and was equally at home in the fields of heroic fantasy and hard SF. He was a meticulous craftsman and a gifted storyteller, and the impact of his finest work continues, undiminished, to this day.

Here is a rousing, all-original anthology that stands both as a significant achievement in its own right and a heartfelt tribute to a remarkable writerand equally remarkable man. A nicely balanced mixture of fiction and reminiscence, this volume contains thirteen stories and novellas by some of today's finest writers, along with moving reflections by, among others, Anderson's wife, Karen, his daughter, Astrid Anderson Bear, and his son-in-law, novelist and co-editor Greg Bear. (Bear's introduction, "My Friend Poul," is particularly illuminating and insightful.)

The fictional contributions comprise a kaleidoscopic array of imaginative responses to Anderson's many and varied fictional worlds. A few of the highlights include Nancy Kress's "Outmoded Things" and Terry Brooks' "The Fey of Cloudmoor," stories inspired by the Hugo Award-winning "The Queen of Air and Darkness"; a pair of truly wonderful Time Patrol stories ("A Slip in Time" by S. M. Stirling and "Christmas in Gondwanaland" by Robert Silverberg); Raymond E. Feist's Dominic Flandry adventure, "A Candle"; and a pair of very different homages to the classic fantasy novel, Three Hearts and Three Lions: "The Man Who Came Late" by Harry Turtledove and "Three Lilies and Three Leopards (And a Participation Ribbon in Science)" by Tad Williams. These stories, together with singular contributions by such significant figures as Larry Niven, Gregory Benford, and Eric Flint, add up to a memorable, highly personal anthology that lives up to the standards set by the late--and indisputably great--Poul Anderson.

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940151385909
Publisher: Baen
Publication date: 05/16/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 1,073,173
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Gregory Dale "Greg" Bear is science fiction author who has written over 40 books and is considered the natural heir to Arthur C. Clarke. His work has covered themes of galactic conflict (Forge of God books), artificial universes (The Way series), and accelerated evolution (Blood Music, Darwin&s Radio). He has also written novels for the Star Wars & Halo series of books. Greg Bear was also one of the five co-founders of the San Diego Comic-Con.

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