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by Poul Anderson

eBook Trader To The Stars download ISBN: 0425031993
Author: Poul Anderson
Publisher: Berkley; 2d ptg. edition (August 1, 1976)
Language: English
ePub: 1860 kb
Fb2: 1540 kb
Rating: 4.3
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Category: Pseudoscience
Subcategory: Science Fiction

David falkayn: star trader. This is a work of fiction.

David falkayn: star trader. All the characters and events portrayed in this. book are fictional, and any resemblance to real people or incidents is purely coincidental.

The yacht went thither. and wan against the glittering sky, the other ship appeared in her screens.

Poul Anderson created three pivotal characters (David Falkayn, Nicholas van Rijn, and Dominic Flandry) as a part of his Technic future history and central to a full appreciation of his work is to understand how each of these three impacted his vision.

Poul Anderson’s effusive descriptive imagery is like a combination of Mark Twain and Ernest Hemingway – if they had . It is more like a mystery story.

Poul Anderson’s effusive descriptive imagery is like a combination of Mark Twain and Ernest Hemingway – if they had been Vikings! Sometimes I did think I was reading a Norse epic saga set on another planet. I mean, his scene setting is incredible – you would easily be able to paint a portrait of each character, including the background down to individual bushes, trees, mountains, and clothes that they were wearing – but I found myself skimming at times.

Anderson's novella "Silent Victory" was originally published in Two Complete Science-Adventure Books in 1953, but was not reprinted until 2014, when it was included in a. .

Anderson's novella "Silent Victory" was originally published in Two Complete Science-Adventure Books in 1953, but was not reprinted until 2014, when it was included in a NESFA archival volume of Anderson's short fiction. Anderson's novella "Sister Planet" was cover-feature on the May 1959 issue of Satellite Science Fiction; the cover also featured Paul Lehr's first artwork for an SF magazine. Anderson's novella "A Message In Secret" took the cover of the December 1959 issue of Fantastic.

Anderson is considered a "hard science fiction" writer, meaning that his books have a basis in scientific fact. He liked to write about individual liberty and free will, which was a well known theme in many of his books.

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I told him go ahead, get out before I threw him out. And out he went.

The Star Fox by Poul Anderson Part One-MARQUE AND REPRISAL Le roi a fait battre tambour, Le roi a fait battre tambour- Gunnar Heim halted in midstride. Pour voir toutes ces dames. Et la première qu’il a vue- It was some distance off, almost lost in the background of machine rumble to landward. I told him go ahead, get out before I threw him out.

Captain Bahadur Torrance received the news as befitted a Lodgemaster in the Federated Brotherhood of Spacemen. He heard it out, interrupting only with a few knowledge- able questions. At the end, he said calmly, "Well done, Freeman Yamamura. Please keep this to yourself till fur- ther notice. I'll think about what's to be done.

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Comments: (7)
Cordaron
Read it years ago. Repurchased as my original copy had gone missing. Great!
BOND
An incredible book that I first read in 1974. Great stories, and a great starting-off point if you have not previously read science fiction.
NiceOne
One of Heinlein's Greatest!
Fast Lovebird
Struggled especially with the last story. Out of almost 100 Sci-Fi books I have read, I can honestly say that there were parts in this books that were sheer torture. There are interesting parts, don't get me wrong, but I would not recommend this book to someone trying to get into Sci-Fi or the casual reader overall.
Silver Globol
This is the 2nd book of 7 set in the Polesotechnic League era of the Terran Empire series.

In a burst of OCD, I decided to read the entire Terran Empire series in chronological order, and not start on it until I had copies of all of them. Depending on what editions can be found, there are 19 or 20 or so books covering the eras of: the Psychotechnic League; the Polesotechnic League; the Terran Empire; and the Long Night.

I think reading straight through the whole series was a mistake. It would have been all right a little at a time. It isn’t what one might call ‘fast paced’. Poul Anderson’s effusive descriptive imagery is like a combination of Mark Twain and Ernest Hemingway – if they had been Vikings! Sometimes I did think I was reading a Norse epic saga set on another planet. I mean, his scene setting is incredible – you would easily be able to paint a portrait of each character, including the background down to individual bushes, trees, mountains, and clothes that they were wearing – but I found myself skimming at times.

And, of course, the style is uneven, since the series was written out of chronological order over 4 decades.

If you decide to commit to this author and this series, or just this book, I highly advise studying the Wikipedia entry on Poul Anderson first. There is much to like about Poul Anderson. (Your mileage may vary.)
Wenaiand
The first book in Anderson's Future History, set in the era of the Polesotechnic League (the predecessor of the Terran Empire that spawned his later character Dominic Flandry), focuses on the utterly unequalled Nicholas Van Rijn, boss of Solar Spice & Liquors and an often-reluctant venturer to distant worlds in pursuit of profit. Fat, hook-nosed, speaking a less-than-perfect Anglic and showing a definite lascivious streak, Van Rijn nevertheless is "a blue-ribbon spaceman" and very keen-witted, and saves the day every time in these three short novels. Anderson is considered a "hard-sf" writer, yet the alien species and societies he imagines, while naturally shaped by their environments, are drawn with great skill. (He does have a certain tendency to "tell, not show," though he often does it through dialogue--but since the data is indispensable to the story, obviously he has to find some way to provide his readers with it, even if they aren't as clever as Van Rijn is about making use of it.) In each outing Van Rijn is confronted by a species strange to him and must reason out why it behaves as it does or how to find it when it decides to hide on a zoo-transport starship among the animals. The real fun, of course, is seeing how this very unheroic "poor old man" turns the tables on everyone while moaning and groaning about his troubles.
Perdana
This is a collection of short stories which take place in Poul Anderson's "Polesotechnic League" ("League of Selling Skills") aka Nicholas Van Rijn series. The premise is simple: 1) Humans have achieved cheap interstellar travel; 2) There are many other intelligent races and inhabited planets; 3) Humans and aliens alike are just as greedy in the future as humans are now.
Unlike "Star Trek" (which I also love!) and some other science fiction prognostications about the future, this series never, ever, assumes that people (or aliens) are or will become morally superior to people in the present day. There is no "Prime Directive" here. No, in Anderson's universe, most people are out to make a buck, and space is dominated by merchant-adventurers who make no bones about their aim of pursuing profit. Anderson presents this as mostly a good thing, albeit not without its moral hazards. The bad guys more often than not are politicians, whom Anderson more often than not, scorns. The good guys (and gals) are merchant-adventurers who, in their pursuit of profit, encounter some pretty wild situations and get into some pretty interesting (sometimes quite funny) predicaments.
The stories in this collection are highly readable, well-written, and quite imaginative. They always involve clever applications of scientific speculation combined with a good storyline. The stories generally do a fine job of keeping the reader's interest. They are crisply written and move along smartly, unlike some of Anderson's later writings (see my reviews of "Harvest of Stars" and "The Stars are also Fire" by Anderson--some of his later works.)
This book is highly recommended. If you like this one, don't miss "The Trouble Twisters" which is the next book in the series, also a collection of short stories set in the Polesotechnic League future. Enjoy both.
Wow real science fiction for a change!!! Space yaghts! Aliens! no kids!!! no lawyers!!! no government worker heroes!! free agent kinda guy has fun flyin round the universe and keeping his skin intact! Hilarious writing style!!! no family boring crap!! no retread plots like azimov! no soppy love story bs garbage like heinlein. No uh what the hel is everyone doing here like arthur c clark drivel! This is awesome stuff along the lines of ae van vogt and jack vance!! highly reccomended!!! sorry eco geeks no grene message about humanity being evil virus either!! ha ha