Homeward and Beyond

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Doubleday, 1975 - Science fiction - 204 pages
Theories of time, evolution, and philosophy are incorporated into nine science fiction tales about space travel, alien creatures, and futuristic societies dominated by onmipotent world rulers.

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User Review  - antiquary - LibraryThing

This is a very mixed collection of stories, some straight science fiction, some historical fiction, some very comic, others very grim. Overall, I liked most of them. Wings of Victory is a straight SF ... Read full review

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User Review  - DinadansFriend - LibraryThing

A collection of short works, and not very interesting. Nine stories, with "Goat Song" (Isn't that english for Tragedy?), as the best piece. it seemed to me to be got up to fulfill a contract obligation. Read full review


Wings of Victory
The Long Remembering
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Poul Anderson, November 25, 1926 - July 31, 2001 Poul Anderson was born on November 25, 1926 in Bristol, Pennsylvania to parents Anton and Astrid. After his father's death, Poul's mother took them first to Denmark and then to Maryland and Minnesota. He earned his degree in Physics from the University of Minnesota, but chose instead to write stories for science fiction magazines, such as "Astounding." Anderson is considered a "hard science fiction" writer, meaning that his books have a basis in scientific fact. To attain this high level of scientific realism, Anderson spent many hours researching his topics with scientists and professors. He liked to write about individual liberty and free will, which was a well known theme in many of his books. He also liked to incorporate his love of Norse mythology into his stories, sometimes causing his modern day characters to find themselves in fantastical worlds, such as in "Three Hearts and Three Lions," published in 1961. Anderson has written over a hundred books, his last novel, "Genesis" won the John W. Campbell Award, one of the three major science fiction awards. He is a former president of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America and won three Nebula awards and nine Hugo Awards. In 1997, Anderson was named a Grandmaster by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America and was also inducted into the Science Fiction Fantasy Hall of Fame. Poul Anderson died on July 31, 2001 at the age of 74.

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