POUL ANDERSON

Poul AndersonPOUL ANDERSON (1926 – 2001) was an American Science Fiction and Fantasy author. He was a President of the SFWA, garnered 3 Nebula and 7 Hugo awards. More than 100 novels and short story collections were released during his lifetime. In a 1997 interview, he said the works that he would like to be remembered for were: Tau Zero, Midsummer Tempest, The Boat of a Million Years, Three Hearts and Three Lions, The Enemy Stars and Brain Wave. Many of his stories are Hard SF. “The Best Of Poul Anderson”, a Pocket Books collection of Anderson’s best stories (with an introduction by Barry Malzberg) describes Anderson as “the greatest science fiction adventurer.” Roger Elwood, editor of The Many Worlds Of Poul Anderson (AKA The Book Of Poul Anderson) described Anderson as “one of the abiding geniuses of the science fiction genre” – and claimed that he has “never written a bad story.” An Anderson story, no matter the length, will often deal with “epic” themes – whether it be the discovery of North America by the Chinese, time travel or the ongoing workings of an inter-stellar intelligence agency. Anderson was also deeply interested in history, writing novels like The High Crusade (an alien invasion story set in the Middle Ages), and War Of The Gods (a historical fiction novel about Vikings). He also penned some yarns based on Robert E. Howard’s Conan character as well as spoofing the character in one short story.

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Online Audio Fiction:

Hour 25Call Me Joe
By Poul Anderson; Read by Warren James
6 Parts – Approx. 1 Hour 22 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Provider: Hour 25 Online
Released: March 2001
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To explore Jupiter you’ll have to do more than build a pressurized suit, you’ll need a lot more. Just ask Joe.

Hour 25Kyrie
By Poul Anderson; Read by Warren James
3 Parts – Approx. 30 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Provider: Hour 25 Online
Released: 2001
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“Of the many science fiction stories that various authors have written over the years, I think Kyrie is one of the very best. It is pure science fiction, which is to say it is a story where the science is mandatory not optional. Take the science away and you have no story. In a world where writers and film makers complain that they have to play fast and loose with the science to tell an interesting or exciting story, Kyrie stands as a testament that that just isn’t true. But to tell a story like Kyrie takes talent and hard work. And perhaps that is why stories such as this are so rare.” – Warren James

Podcast Fiction:

Security by Poul AndersonSecurity
By Poul Anderson; Read by Maureen O’Brien
5 MP3s – 92 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Podcaster: Maria Lectrix
Podcast: August 2007
Security introduces us to a mild-mannered scientist with a high clearance, living in what we gradually realize is a very unpleasant future.”

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Public Domain Audiobooks:

The Burning Bridge by Poul AndersonThe Burning Bridge
By Poul Anderson; Read by Alex C. Telander
1 |MP3| – Approx. 52 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: LibriVox.org
Published: April 2008
Usually there are two “reasons” why something is done; the reason why it needs to be done, and, quite separate, the reason people want to do it. The foul-up starts when the reason-for-wanting is satisfied … and the need remains! This story was first published in Astounding Science Fiction magazine’s January 1960 issue.
*From Worlds of If, January 1962.

The Burning Bridge by Poul AndersonThe Burning Bridge
By Poul Anderson; Read by Nicodemus
1 |MP3| Approx. 57 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: LibriVox.org
Published: November 2007
Usually there are two “reasons” why something is done; the reason why it needs to be done, and, quite separate, the reason people want to do it. The foul-up starts when the reason-for-wanting is satisfied … and the need remains! This story was first published in Astounding Science Fiction magazine’s January 1960 issue.
*From Worlds of If, January 1962.

Radio Drama:

X Minus OneX Minus One – “The Light”
Based on a short story by Poul Anderson; Performed by a full cast
1 |MP3| – [RADIO DRAMA]
Broadcaster: NBC Radio
Broadcast: October 24th, 1957
The first astronauts to reach the Moon discover the impossible– footprints.

Exploring TomorrowExploring Tomorrow – “Planet Of Geniuses”
Based on a short story by Poul Anderson; Performed by a full cast
1 |MP3| – [RADIO DRAMA]
Broadcaster: Mutual Broadcasting System
Broadcast: 1957?
A sociological study, a group of scientists has seeded a planet with colonists and deprived them of technology and all memory of their stellar origin. The experiment is overly successful when the ‘natives’ start developing at an alarming rate, fast enough to worry the galactic military, who dispatch an investigator to determine whether or not they should be destroyed
(aka “Genius”, “The Secret”, “With All the Trappings”)

Commercial Audiobooks:

last-of-the-deliverers-150.jpgThe Last of the Deliverers
By Poul Anderson; Read by William Coon
32 min – [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Wonder Audiobooks
Availiable at Audible and
A small town in Ohio leads a peaceful Utopian existence in a world after the collapse of the super powers. Their pastoral existence is rattled when an old communist comes to their village. Uncle Jim, the resident old capitalist wages an ideological battle with the traveling guest to the townspeople’s dismay.

Science Fiction Audiobook - A Galaxy Trilogy by Poul Anderson, George H. Smith and Stanton A. CoblentzA Galaxy Trilogy: Volume 1
By Poul Anderson, George H. Smith and Stanton A. Coblentz; Read by Tom Weiner
12 CDs – 13.5 Hours [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published: 2007
ISBN: 9781433202255
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Fantasy The Best of 2001 The Best of 2001 Fantasy
Edited by Karen Haber and Robert Silverberg; Read by Harlan Ellison and Ursula K. Le Guin
6 Cassettes – Approx. 9 Hours [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Audio Literature (Fantastic Audio)
Published: Spring 2002
ISBN: 1574535013
This release features edgy new stories by hot new talents, and old favorites from Poul Anderson and Ursula K. Le Guin. Silverberg and Haber say it best: “The present anthology is intended to show reach and range as it is demonstrated nowadays in the shorter forms of fiction.” You will find very little that is formulaic here, although we have not ignored any of fantasy’s great traditions. There are stories set in the familiar quasi-medieval worlds to which modern readers are accustomed, and others rooted in the authentic myth-constructs of high antiquity, and several that depend for their power on the juxtaposition of fantastic situations and terribly contemporary aspects of modern life on Earth. There are philosophical and theological speculations. There is even one science-fiction story — although one that carries scientific thinking to a fantastic extreme — by way of showing that science-fiction, rather than being a genre apart, is simply one of the many branches of fantasy literature. These stories — which we think are the best short fantasies published in 2001 — are reassuring proof of fantasy’s eternal power even in this technological age.

Science Fiction Audiobook - Isaac AsimovIsaac Asimov’s All-Time Favorite Science Fiction Stories, Volume 1
Ed. by Martin H. Greenberg; Read by René Auberjonois
One cassette – 60 minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Durkin Hayes Publishing Ltd.
Published: 1997
ISBN: 0886469730
Includes: “Captive Market” by Philip K. Dick and “The Last Of The Deliverers” by Poul Anderson
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DH Audio Audiobook - Isaac Asimov’s All Time Favorite Science Fiction Stories Volume IVIsaac Asimov’s All Time Favorite Science Fiction Stories Volume IV
Edited by Martin H. Greenberg; Read by Rene Auberjonois
1 Cassette – Approx. 90 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Durkin Hayes
Published: 1997
ISBN: 0886469570
Includes:
The Victim From Space” by Robert Sheckley
Honorable Enemies” by Poul Anderson

DH Audio Science Fiction Audiobook - Isaac Asimov Presents Volume 7Isaac Asimov Presents Volume 7
Edited by Martin H. Greenberg; Read by Rene Auberjonois?
1 Cassette – Approx. 104 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: DH Audio
Published: 1998
ISBN: 088646983X
Includes:
Allamagoosa” by Eric Frank Russell
The Last Monster” by Poul Anderson
Why Johnny Can’t Speed” by Alan Dean Foster

Science Fiction Audiobook - Here Today ... Gone TomorrowHere Today …Gone Tomorrow (Asimov’s All Time Favorite Time Travel Stories)
Edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin Greenberg; Read by various
4 Cassettes – Approx. 6 Hours [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Dercum Audio
Published: 1998
ISBN: 1556562586
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Science Fiction Audiobook - No Truce With Kings by Poul AndersonNo Truce With Kings
By Poul Anderson; Read by Tom Teti
4 Cassettes – 4 Hours 40 minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Dercum Press Audio [ActiveBooks #ABS02]
Published: September 1987
ISBN: 1556562675
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Science Fiction Audiobooks - Sci-Fi Private Eye edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. GreenbergSci-Fi Private Eye
Edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin Greenberg; Read by Bill Fantini and Nelson Runger
4 cassettes – 6 hours [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Dercum Audio
Published: August 1997
ISBN: 155656273X
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DERCUM AUDIO - The Queen Of Air And Darkness by Poul AndersonThe Queen Of Air And Darkness
By Poul Anderson; Read by Tom Teti
2 Cassettes – 3 Hours [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Dercum Audio
Published: 1989
ISBN:
This Volume contains: The queen Of Air And Darkness; and The Man Who Came Early. Winner of the 1972 Hugo and Nebula Awards for science fiction.

Waldentapes - Stories From The Guardians Of Time by Poul AndersonStories From The Guardians Of Time
By Poul Anderson; Read by Fred Melamed
2 Cassettes – Approx. 2 Hours [ABRIDGED?]
Publisher: Warner Audio Publishing (Waldentapes)
Published: 1985
ISBN: 0681327758
Includes two stories: The Only Game In Town and Time Patrol


Caedmon - Yonder: Seven Tales Of The Space Age by Poul AndersonYonder: Seven Tales of the Space Age
By Poul Anderson; Read by Poul Anderson
1 LP – Approx. 49 Minutes [EXCERPTS]
Publisher: Caedmon
Published: 1980
Product #: TC 1643
Includes excerpts from: Murphy’s Hall, Tau Zero, The People Of The Wind, The Queen Of Air And Darkness, World Without Stars, Starfog, Tau Zero II, The Enemy Stars