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Poul Anderson


The 1000 Year Plan / No World of Their Own

Ace Double D-Series: Book 110

Poul Anderson
Isaac Asimov

The 1000 Year Plan

Title variant of Isaac Asimov's novel Foundation (1951).

No World of Their Own

Space explorers returning to an unrecognizable Earth after five millennia away find themselves caught up in a deadly political power game on a planet racing toward intergalactic war.

Planet of No Return / Star Guard

Ace Double D-Series: Book 199

Andre Norton
Poul Anderson

Planet of No Return

For many years the starships of earth searched the heavens for places where men could live. Many planets were found, but always something was wrong: too hot; too cold; atmospheric contaminants; poisonous biochemistry; intelligent natives - something. At last a deep-space survey vessel has reported a planet that seems perfect, an uninhabited paradise where people can roam free. But the first Troas Expedition never returns. And now the crew of the De Gama must find out why or mankind will lose the stars forever.

Star Guard

Worlds and cons away are the adventures of Kana Karr, Swordsman Third Class, who goes to the planet Fronn with Yorke Horde in the 5th millenium A.D.-Terran figuring. Earth, or Terra, under a despotic and all powerful Central Control has developed a system of professional fighting men, which it sends out for needed patrol duty in other solar systems. For his first assignment Kana, who is one of these soldiers, is sent out as part of a patrol to quell an uprising between two humanoid factions on forbidding Fronn. The adventures that follow are protracted and typical of Andre Norton's well developed sets of fantastic circumstances and they result in Kang's initiation to the coterie of Terrans who are breaking away from Central Control and seeking freedom to pioneer on their own on other planets.

City Under the Sea / Star Ways

Ace Double D-Series: Book 255

Poul Anderson
Kenneth Bulmer

City Under the Sea

Jeremy Dodge knew the Earth would face starvation if it were not for the new science of "aquaculture". With the world's population numbering many billions, only the extra food being cultivated on the bottom of the sea could feed everyone.

But, like the rest of the surface-dwellers, Jeremy did not know what a vicious monopoly underwater cultivation had become. That is, until the dreadful moment when he himself was kidnapped and dragged beneath the depths.

And there he was to learn that just making his own escape would not be enough - he would have to save mankind from the tyranny of a new race of water-breathing human monsters!

Star Ways

They called themselves The Nomads. Unplanned by-products of the chaotic explosion of humankind into space, they had evolved for themselves a way of life similar to that of the gypsies of ancient Earth--except that their gypsy wagons were mighty starships, each a self-contained world that housed a clan of many thousands.

It was a hard life, but the only one the nomads knew, or wanted. But someone, or something, did not want them to have it; one by one the nomad starships were disappearing without a trace--and it fell to Joachim, Captain of the Starship Peregrine, to find out why...

The Snows of Ganymede / War of the Wing-Men

Ace Double D-Series: Book 303

Poul Anderson

The Snows of Ganymede

When the Order of Planetary Engineers sent Hall Davenant to Ganymede for a terraforming survey, they knew that the job on the airless, frigid Jovian moon would be tough. Changing it to resemble Earth - with fertile land, water and good air - was the biggest and most important planet conversion job ever attempted by the Engineers. But they hadn't counted on the already too Earthlike behaviour of the Ganymede colonists, who had never altered the ancient Earth-born habits of intrigue, bigotry and double-dyed treachery!

War of the Wing-Men

Three Terrans crash on a planet whose food is poison to them. They have to get to the other side of the planet where a Terran base camp can feed them. Unfortunately they get embroiled in a war between rival tribes of wing-men. van Rijn uses his wits to manipulate the situation to his own benefit and brings about a truce.

Threshold of Eternity / The War of Two Worlds

Ace Double D-Series: Book 335

Poul Anderson
John Brunner

Threshold of Eternity

Because of a twist in the structure of Time, three strangers were brought unexpectedly together: Red Hawkins of California, Chantal Vareze of London and a man from the 41st Century. Their meeting seemed an impossible prank of a universe gone mad - but it turned out to be quite otherwise.

For it seemed there was a war going on throughout space and time. A war fought by men of different epochs, on planets of different cultures, but for a cause that all could acknowledge - the very continued existence of creation itself.

And the coming together of these three very unlikely people - a modern man, a lovely girl and a futurian soldier - was to prove the master stroke of a super-science strategy that had already brought humanity to the THRESHOLD OF ETERNITY.

The War of Two Worlds

The twenty-year Earth-Mars war was finally over. What was left of Earth - its crumbled cities, its ruined farmlands - were firmly and completely under the rule of the Martian Archon. And this powerful planetary ruler was taking no chances: he intended to reduce the Terrans to a society of primitive agricultural tribes in less than a generation!

But for David Arnfeld, ex-spaceman and Earth Base Commander, there was something in the whole set-up which did not ring true. Why had both sides muffed countless chances to end that awful war in the first year or two? And why had the two planets gone to war in the first place?

In the back of Arnfeld's mind an idea was growing...perhaps there was yet a chance to save the doomed population of Earth. But if his idea was true, and proof was available, he had to work fast. Too many people were involved in this War of the Two Worlds to let one man upset their plans.

We Claim These Stars! / The Planet Killers

Ace Double D-Series: Book 407

Poul Anderson
Robert Silverberg

We Claim These Stars!

All's fair in love and war--and with the galaxy split in conflict between two implacable confederations, anything ought to go. Still, how do you plan the ambush and capture of a tremendously capable telepath?

The intended victim, a weird genius from an uncharted world and the right arm of the enemy's general staff, not only knew everything everyone was thinking nearby, he could also read minds at a distance. So the problem posed to Dominic Flandry, Captain of Terran Intelligence, was a real killer.

To make matters worse, the telepath in question was equally interested in putting Flandry out of commission. The fate of many planets depended on which of the two triumphed.

The Planet Killers

Murder Mission to Betelgeuse IV

It was in wide-eyed horror that Roy Gardner heard the news from the Chief of Security. In just sixty-seven years the Earth would be destroyed by the planet Lurion.

That data had been compiled by the invincible computer. With unwavering faith in the machine, humans had only one thing to do--destroy Lurion first.

And the man for the job was Gardner. If he did it successfully the blood of billions would be on his hands; if he fouled up he would be the worst traitor in Terrestrial history. And not even he knew which course he would pursue when he finally learned that eben the all-wise machine had not known all the right answers.

To the Tombaugh Station / Earthman, Go Home!

Ace Double D-Series: Book 479

Poul Anderson
Wilson Tucker

To the Tombaugh Station

Was his spaceship haunted - or only booby-trapped?

Earthman, Go Home!

Published as an Ace Double book (1960), cover code D-479, two short novels. Cover art by Ed Emshwiller , Ed Valigursky. "To The Tombaugh Station" was first published in "The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction," July 1960. "Earthman, Go Home!" is part of Anderson's "Ensign Flandry" series, and was serialized in Fantastic Stories (December 1960, January 1961) under the title "A Plague of Masters."

This novella is also part of Flandry of Terra (Dominic Flandry #6) as "The Plague of Masters".

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