Poul Anderson bibliography

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The following is a list of works by science fiction and fantasy author Poul Anderson.

Anderson's novella "Witch of the Demon Seas" (published under his "A. A. Craig" byline) was the cover story in the January 1951 issue of Planet Stories
Later in 1951, Anderson's novella "The Virgin of Valkarion" also took the cover of Planet Stories
Anderson's novelette "Inside Earth" was the cover story in the April 1951 issue of Galaxy Science Fiction
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. The illustration by Ed Valigursky depicts Anderson's popular character Dominic Flandry
The Flandry short novel "A Plague of Masters", was the cover story on the December 1960 issue of Fantastic before being published in book form as Earthman, Go Home!
Anderson's novelette "Goodbye, Atlantis!" took the cover of the August 1961 issue of Fantastic. It has apparently never been collected or anthologized.
Anderson's novel The Day After Doomsday was serialized in Galaxy before being published in book form as After Doomsday
Anderson's novelette "Escape from Orbit" was the cover story on the October 1962 issue of Amazing Stories
Anderson's novelette "Kings Who Die" was the cover story for the March 1962 issue of If
Anderson's "Turning Point" was the cover story for the May 1963 issue of If
Anderson's "Homo Aquaticus", part of his "Kith" sequence, took the cover of the September 1963 issue of Amazing Stories

See also Category:Works by Poul Anderson

Novels and related short stories[edit]

Science fiction[edit]

Hoka[edit]

Reissued by Baen as:

The Psychotechnic League[edit]

  • Star Ways (also known as The Peregrine) (1956)
  • The Snows of Ganymede (1958)
  • Virgin Planet (1959)
  • The Psychotechnic League (1981)
  • Cold Victory (1982)
  • Starship (1982)

Tomorrow's Children[edit]

  • "Tomorrow's Children" (1947) with F. N. Waldrop
  • "Chain of Logic" (1947)
  • "Children of Fortune" (1961)
  • "Epilogue" (1961)
  • Twilight World (1961)[1]

Technic History[edit]

The technic history stories embrace a single future history embracing the Polesotechnic league, followed by the Terran Empire and eventually a "long night". Key characters include Nicholas van Rijn, Christopher Holm, David Falkayn and Dominic Flandry.[2] Titles are listed here by their internal chronology.

Early period[edit]
  • The Saturn Game (1981)
Polesotechnic League[edit]
  • War of the Wing-Men (heavily edited original book publication); later issued with the author's preferred text and title as The Man Who Counts (1958)
  • Trader to the Stars (1964) (Prometheus Award), collects:
    • "Hiding Place" (1961)
    • "Territory" (1963)
    • "The Master Key" (1964)
  • The Trouble Twisters (features David Falkayn, not Van Rijn) (1966), collects:
    • "The Three-Cornered Wheel" (1963)
    • "A Sun Invisible" (1966)
    • "The Trouble Twisters" (also known as "Trader Team") (1965)
  • Satan's World (1969)
  • The Earth Book of Stormgate (many stories do not feature Van Rijn) (1978). It collects:
    • "Wings of Victory" (1972)
    • "The Problem of Pain" (1973)
    • "How to be Ethnic in One Easy Lesson" (1974)
    • "Margin of Profit" (1956)
    • "Esau" (also known as "Birthright") (1970)
    • "The Season of Forgiveness" (1973)
    • The Man Who Counts (first appearance of the unedited version of War of the Wing-Men) (1958)
    • "A Little Knowledge" (1971)
    • "Day of Burning" (also known as "Supernova") (1967)
    • "Lodestar" (1973)
    • "Wingless" (also known as "Wingless on Avalon") (1973)
    • "Rescue on Avalon" (1973)
  • Mirkheim (1977)
  • The People of the Wind (does not feature Falkayn or Van Rijn) (1973)—Hugo and Locus SF Awards nominee, 1974[3] Nebula Award nominee, 1973[4]
Terran Empire[edit]
  • The Imperial Stars (2000), collects:
    • Ensign Flandry (1966)
    • A Circus of Hells (1970)
    • The Rebel Worlds (1969)
  • The Day of Their Return (does not feature Flandry) (1973)
  • Agent of the Terran Empire (1965), collects:
    • "Tiger by the Tail" (1951)
    • "The Warriors From Nowhere (1954)
    • "Honorable Enemies" (1951)
    • "Hunters of the Sky Cave" (also known as "A Handful of Stars" and We Claim These Stars) (1959)
  • Flandry of Terra (1965), collects:
    • "The Game of Glory" (1958)
    • "A Message in Secret" (also known as Mayday Orbit) (1959)
    • "The Plague of Masters" (also known as "A Plague of Masters" and Earthman, Go Home!) (1960)
  • A Knight of Ghosts and Shadows (1974)
  • A Stone in Heaven (1979)
  • The Game of Empire (features a daughter of Flandry) (1985)
The Long Night[edit]
  • The Long Night (1983), collects:
    • "The Star Plunderer" (1952)
    • "Outpost of Empire" (1967)
    • "A Tragedy of Errors" (1967)
  • The Night Face (1978). Previously published as Let the Spacemen Beware! (1963). Expanded from the 1960 novelette "A Twelvemonth and a Day".[2]
  • "The Sharing of Flesh" (1968) (Hugo, Nebula)
  • "Starfog" (1967)
Omnibus reprints[edit]

(Omnibus reprints of the Nicholas van Rijn and Dominic Flandry series)

  • The Van Rijn Method (2008), collects:
    • "The Saturn Game" (1981)
    • "Wings of Victory" (1972)
    • "The Problem of Pain" (1973)
    • "Margin of Profit" (1956)
    • "How to Be Ethnic in One Easy Lesson" (1974)
    • "The Three-Cornered Wheel" (1963)
    • "A Sun Invisible" (1966)
    • "The Season of Forgiveness" (1973)
    • "The Man Who Counts" (1958)
    • "Esau" (also known as "Birthright") (1970)
    • "Hiding Place" (1961)
  • David Falkayn: Star Trader (2009), collects
    • "Territory" (1963)
    • "Plus Ça Change, Plus C'est La Même Chose" (1966)
    • "The Trouble Twisters" (also known as "Trader Team") (1965)
    • "Day of Burning" (also known as "Supernova") (1967)
    • "The Master Key" (1964)
    • "Satan's World" (1969)
    • "A Little Knowledge" (1971)
    • "Lodestar" (1973)
  • Rise of the Terran Empire (2009), collects:
    • Mirkheim (1977)
    • "Wingless" (also known as "Wingless on Avalon") (1973)
    • "Rescue on Avalon" (1973)
    • "The Star Plunderer" (1952)
    • "Sargasso of Lost Starships" (1951)
    • The People of the Wind (1973)
  • Young Flandry (2010), collects:
    • Ensign Flandry (1966)
    • A Circus of Hells (1970)
    • The Rebel Worlds (1969)
  • Captain Flandry: Defender of the Terran Empire (2010), collects:
    • "Outpost of Empire" (1967)
    • The Day of Their Return (1975)
    • "Tiger by the Tail" (1951)
    • "Honorable Enemies" (1951)
    • "The Game of Glory" (1957)
    • "A Message in Secret" (1959)
  • Sir Dominic Flandry: The Last Knight of Terra (2010), collects:
    • "The Warriors From Nowhere" (1954)
    • "Hunters of the Sky Cave" (also known as "A Handful of Stars" and We Claim These Stars) (1959)
    • "The Plague of Masters" (also known as "A Plague of Masters" and Earthman, Go Home!) (1960)
    • "A Knight of Ghosts and Shadows" (1974)
  • Flandry's Legacy (2011) collects:
    • "A Stone in Heaven" (1979)
    • "The Game of Empire" (features a daughter of Flandry) (1985)
    • "A Tragedy of Errors" (1967)
    • "The Night Face" (1978) (also known as "Let the Spacemen Beware!" (1963), a shorter 1960 version was known as "A Twelvemonth and a Day")
    • "The Sharing of Flesh" (1968) (Hugo, Nebula)
    • "Starfog" (1967)

Time Patrol[edit]

  1. "Time Patrol" (1955)
  2. "Brave to be a King" (1959)
  3. "Gibraltar Falls" (1975)
  4. "The Only Game in Town" (1960)
  5. "Delenda Est" (1955)
  6. "Ivory, and Apes, and Peacocks" (1983)
  7. "The Sorrow of Odin the Goth" (1983)
  8. "Star of the Sea" (1991)
  9. The Year of the Ransom (1988)
  10. The Shield of Time (1990)
  11. "Death and the Knight" (1995)

The shorter works in the series have been collected numerous times over the years, in:

  • Guardians of Time (1960, contains 1, 2, 4 and 5; expanded 1981 edition adds 3)
  • Time Patrolman (1983, contains 6 and 7)
  • Annals of the Time Patrol (1983, contains 1–7)
  • The Time Patrol (1991, contains 1–9)
  • Time Patrol (2006, contains 1–9 and 11).

The anthology Multiverse: Exploring Poul Anderson's Worlds (2014) ([1]) - in which various SF writers take up themes from Anderson's work - includes three new Time Patrol stories:

History of Rustum[edit]

  • Orbit Unlimited (Pyramid Books, 1961)—novel, a fix-up of four Rustum stories published in magazines from 1959 to 1961.[5]
  • New America (TOR Books, 1982)—collection including four Rustum published 1974–75, with unrelated material[5]
    • My Own, My Native Land—Rustum story first published in the anthology Continuum 1 (1974) edited by Roger Elwood.
    • Passing the Love of Women—Rustum story first published in Continuum 2 (1974)
    • A Fair Exchange—Rustum story first published in Continuum 3 (December 1974)
    • To Promote the General Welfare—Rustum story first published in Continuum 4 (September 1975)
    • The Queen of Air and Darkness, first published in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, April 1971; winner of the Nebula Award for Best Novelette (1971), Hugo Award for Best Novella (1972), and Locus Poll Award, Best Short Fiction (1972).
    • Home (1966), first published in the anthology Orbit One. Also published as The Disinherited.

Maurai and Kith[edit]

  • "Ghetto" (1954)
  • "The Sky People" (1959)
  • "Progress" (1961)
  • "The Horn of Time the Hunter" (also known as "Homo Aquaticus", 1963)
  • "Windmill" (1973)

Related:

Harvest of Stars[edit]

  • Harvest of Stars (1993)
  • The Stars Are Also Fire (1994) (Prometheus Award)
  • Harvest the Fire (1995)
  • The Fleet of Stars (1997)

Other novels[edit]

  • Vault of the Ages (1952)
  • Brain Wave (1954)
  • Question and Answer (also known as Planet of No Return) (1954)
  • No World of Their Own (1955, reissued as The Long Way Home 1958)
  • The War of Two Worlds (1959)
  • The Enemy Stars (also known as We Have Fed Our Sea) (1959)—Hugo Award nominee, 1959[7]
  • The High Crusade (1960)—Hugo Award nominee, 1961[8]
  • After Doomsday (1962)
  • The Makeshift Rocket (1962) (expansion of "A Bicycle Built for Brew")
  • Shield (1963)
  • Three Worlds to Conquer (1964) (slightly expanded version of the serial which appeared in the January and March 1964 IF under the same title)
  • The Corridors of Time (1965)
  • The Star Fox (1965)—Nebula award nominee, 1965,[9] Prometheus Award winner
  • World Without Stars (1967)
  • Tau Zero (1970) (expansion of "To Outlive Eternity")—Hugo Award nominee, 1971[10]
  • The Byworlder (1971)—Nebula Award nominee, 1971[10]
  • The Dancer from Atlantis (1971)
  • There Will Be Time (1972)—Hugo Award nominee, 1973[4]
NOTE: The future history of this novel includes the Maurai Federation mentioned above.

Fantasy[edit]


King of Ys[edit]

Operation Otherworld[edit]

Other novels[edit]

NOTE: One character who appears in this novel is Valeria Matucheck, eldest daughter of Steve and Ginny Matuchek, protagonists of Operation Chaos and Operation Luna. Though written between these two books, A Midsummer Tempest takes place after both. Holger Carlsen, of Three Hearts and Three Lions, also appears.

Historical[edit]


  • The Golden Slave (1960)
  • Rogue Sword (1960)

The Last Viking[edit]

Poul and Karen Anderson collaborated on the three-part paperback original[15] "biography" of King Harald Hardråde.[citation needed]

  • The Golden Horn (1980) with Karen Anderson
  • The Road of the Sea Horse (1980) with Karen Anderson
  • The Sign of the Raven (1980) with Karen Anderson

Mysteries[edit]


  • Perish by the Sword (1959)
  • Murder in Black Letter (1960)
  • Murder Bound (1962)

Collections[edit]

  • Strangers from Earth (1961)
  • Un-Man and Other Novellas (1962)
  • Time and Stars (1964)
  • The Horn of Time (1968)
  • Beyond the Beyond (1969, contains: Memory [originally A World Called Maanerek], 1957; Brake, 1957; Day of the Burning [originally Supernova], 1967; The Sensitive Man, 1954; The Moonrakers, 1966; Starfog, 1967)
  • Seven Conquests (1969) (also known as Conquests)
  • Tales of the Flying Mountains (1970)
  • The Queen of Air and Darkness and Other Stories (1973)
  • The Many Worlds of Poul Anderson (also known as The Book of Poul Anderson) (1974) — Edited by Roger Elwood
  • Homeward and Beyond (1975)
  • The Best of Poul Anderson (1976)
  • Homebrew (1976)
  • The Night Face & Other Stories (1979)
  • Winners (1981) (a collection of Anderson's Hugo-winners)
  • Fantasy (1981)
  • Explorations (1981)
  • The Dark Between the Stars (1981)
  • The Gods Laughed (1982)
  • The Winter of the World / The Queen of Air and Darkness (1982)
  • Conflict (1983) (including, among other stories, the 1966 "High Treason")
  • The Unicorn Trade (1984) with Karen Anderson
  • Past Times (1984)
  • Dialogue With Darkness (1985)
  • Space Folk (1989)
  • Alight in the Void (1991)
  • Kinship with the Stars (1991)
  • The Armies of Elfland (1991)
  • All One Universe (1996)
  • Going for Infinity (2002)
  • To Outlive Eternity and Other Stories (2007)
  • Call Me Joe (2009)
  • The Queen of Air and Darkness (2009)
  • The Saturn Game (2010)
  • Admiralty (2011)
  • Door to Anywhere (2013)

Anthologies[edit]

Nonfiction[edit]

  • Is There Life on Other Worlds? (1963)
  • The Infinite Voyage (1969)

Selected short stories[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'Twilight World' Science Fiction". Lewiston Evening Journal. September 9, 1961. p. 8A. Retrieved 2011-03-08.
  2. ^ a b Poul Anderson; The Night Face (formerly Let the Spacemen Beware!), Second ACE Edition, 1978, Introduction.
  3. ^ a b "Science Fiction & Fantasy Books by Award: 1974 Award Winners & Nominees". Worlds Without End. Retrieved 2009-03-28.
  4. ^ a b "Science Fiction & Fantasy Books by Award: 1973 Award Winners & Nominees". Worlds Without End. Retrieved 2009-03-28.
  5. ^ a b "History of Rustum – Series Bibliography". ISFDB. Retrieved 2009-08-24.
  6. ^ a b "Science Fiction & Fantasy Books by Award: 1990 Award Winners & Nominees". Worlds Without End. Retrieved 2009-03-28.
  7. ^ "Science Fiction & Fantasy Books by Award: 1959 Award Winners & Nominees". Worlds Without End. Retrieved 2009-03-28.
  8. ^ "Science Fiction & Fantasy Books by Award: 1961 Award Winners & Nominees". Worlds Without End. Retrieved 2009-03-28.
  9. ^ "Science Fiction & Fantasy Books by Award: 1965 Award Winners & Nominees". Worlds Without End. Retrieved 2009-03-28.
  10. ^ a b "Science Fiction & Fantasy Books by Award: 1971 Award Winners & Nominees". Worlds Without End. Retrieved 2009-03-28.
  11. ^ a b "Science Fiction & Fantasy Books by Award: 1975 Award Winners & Nominees". Worlds Without End. Retrieved 2009-03-28.
  12. ^ "Science Fiction & Fantasy Books by Award: 1989 Award Winners & Nominees". Worlds Without End. Retrieved 2009-03-28.
  13. ^ "Science Fiction & Fantasy Books by Award: 2001 Award Winners & Nominees". Worlds Without End. Retrieved 2009-03-28.
  14. ^ "Science Fiction & Fantasy Books by Award: 1980 Award Winners & Nominees". Worlds Without End. Retrieved 2009-03-28.
  15. ^ "Poul Anderson - Summary Bibliography". Internet Speculative Fiction Database. Retrieved September 29, 2014.

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