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    • The Broken Sword

    • By: Poul Anderson
    • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
    • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    Thor has broken the sword Tyrfing so that it cannot strike at the roots of Yggdrasil, the tree that binds together earth, heaven, and hell. But now the mighty sword is needed again to save the elves in their war against the trolls, and only Skafloc, a human child kidnapped and raised by the elves, can hope to persuade Bölverk the ice-giant to make Tyrfing whole again. But Skafloc must also confront his shadow self, Valgard the changeling, who has taken his place in the world of men.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Poor performance

    • By Dai Griffiths on 17-09-14

    Regular price: £20.29

    • The Boat of a Million Years

    • By: Poul Anderson
    • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
    • Length: 20 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 20

    Others have written science fiction on the theme of immortality, but in The Boat of a Million Years, Poul Anderson made it his own. Early in human history, certain individuals were born who live on—unaging, undying—through the centuries and millennia. This story follows them over two thousand years, up to our time and beyond—to the promise of utopia, and to the challenge of the stars.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • CONFUSING

    • By Mr Sharp on 30-01-14

    Regular price: £30.49

    • Tau Zero

    • By: Poul Anderson
    • Narrated by: Neil Hellegers
    • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    This science fiction novel describes the epic voyage of the spacecraft Leonora Christine. From practically the very first minute, Tau Zero sets scientific realities in dramatic tension with the very real emotional and psychological states of the travelers, exploring the effect of time contraction due to traveling at near-light speed on the human psyche. This tension is a dynamic that Anderson explores with great success over the course of the novel, as 50 crewmembers settle in for the long journey together.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • disappointing on all levels

    • By Dr Stephen P Lowis on 03-01-17

    Regular price: £20.29

    • Three Hearts and Three Lions

    • By: Poul Anderson
    • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
    • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    The gathering forces of the Dark Powers threaten the world of man. The legions of Faery, aided by trolls, demons, and the Wild Hunt itself, are poised to overthrow the Realms of Light. Holger Carlsen, a bemused and puzzled twentieth-century man mysteriously snatched out of time, finds himself the key figure in the conflict. Arrayed against him are the dragons, giants, and elfin warriors of the armies of Chaos and the beautiful sorceress Morgan le Fay.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great performance.

    • By Kindle Customer on 21-07-18

    Regular price: £19.69

    • The Sensitive Man

    • By: Poul Anderson
    • Narrated by: C James Moore
    • Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    By the end of the 21st century, a deep-state human-systems organization, the Psychotechnic Institute, has begun melding neuroscience and psychoanalytics to create the foundation for generations of more peaceful, more powerful, more "sensitive" human beings. In Poul Anderson's 1954 science-fiction thriller, The Sensitive Man, one such human, Simon Dalgetty, is on the trail of brutal men who kidnapped Michael Tighe, keeper of the keys to the Institute's secrets, and, thus, to the fate of world order.  

    Regular price: £9.19

    • Sci Fi Shorts, Volume 4

    • By: Poul Anderson, Cpt S P Meek, E. E. 'Doc' Smith, and others
    • Narrated by: Felbrigg Napoleon Herriot
    • Length: 5 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Sci Fi Shorts is a collection of classic science fiction stories from the golden age of space stories. This group of five unabridged short stories by various authors covers such adventures as space-going disasters, culture-shocked Martians, minds being stolen, alien flying cities and ancient artefacts being discovered in the far future.

    Regular price: £4.99

    • Far Futures

    • By: Greg Bear, Donald Kingsbury, Poul Anderson, and others
    • Narrated by: Vikas Adam, J. Paul Boehmer, Susan Hanfield, and others
    • Length: 16 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 4

    From Nebula Award winner Gregory Benford comes this ambitious hard SF anthology that collects five original novellas. Each one takes the very long view - all are set at least ten thousand years in the future. The authors take a rigorously scientific view of such grand panoramas, confronting the largest issues of cosmology, astronomy, evolution, and biology.

    Regular price: £27.09

    • The Magic May Return

    • By: Larry Niven, Fred Saberhagen, Dean Ing, and others
    • Narrated by: John Morgan
    • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

    Once there was unlimited magic, but reckless magicians have used up the "mana", the power behind the magic. Larry Niven opens his world to the storytelling talents of Poul Anderson, Steven Barnes, Mildred Downey Broxon, and Dean Ing with stories that tap the hidden reserves of mana and uncover the forgotten places of power.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Sofia the first?

    • By Ian Warrender on 07-11-16

    Regular price: £19.39

    • Brain Wave

    • By: Poul Anderson
    • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
    • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    For millions of years, the part of the galaxy containing our solar system has been moving through a vast force field that has been inhibiting certain electromagnetic and electrochemical processes and, thus, certain neurotic functions. When Earth escapes the inhibiting field, synapse speed immediately increases, causing a rise in intelligence, which results in a transfigured humanity reaching for the stars, leaving behind our earth to the less intelligent humans and animal life-forms.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic idea but poorly executed

    • By Mordy on 29-03-12

    Regular price: £20.29

    • X Minus One: The Light (October 24, 1957)

    • By: Poul Anderson, William Welch - adaptation
    • Narrated by: Fred Collins
    • Length: 20 mins
    • Original Recording
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    X Minus One premiered in April 1955 on NBC and ran until January 1958. Like its predecessor series, Dimension X, X Minus One featured stories by the greatest names in modern science fiction: Ray Bradbury, Robert Heinlein, Clifford Simak, Robert Bloch, and many more.

    Regular price: £0.59

    • Genesis

    • By: Poul Anderson
    • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
    • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      1 out of 5 stars 1

    Artificial intelligence has been developed to a point where human intelligence can be uploaded into a computer, achieving a sort of hybrid immortality. Astronaut Christian Brannock welcomes this technology, technology that will make it possible for him to achieve his dream and explore the stars.

    Regular price: £20.29

    • Harvest of Stars

    • The Harvest of Stars Series, Book 1
    • By: Poul Anderson
    • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
    • Length: 18 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 1
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Earth lies crushed in the grip of totalitarianism. To save her planet, Kyra Davis is sent on a mission to liberate the last bastion of freedom and to rescue its legendary leader. Her bold adventure will sweep her from Earth’s rebel enclaves to the decadent court of an exotic lunar colony.

    Regular price: £20.19

    • A Galaxy Trilogy, Vol. 1

    • Star Ways, Druids' World, and The Day the World Stopped
    • By: Poul Anderson, George Henry Smith, Stanton A. Coblentz
    • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
    • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    This collection of classic science-fiction stories from the 1950s and 1960s features three imaginative novellas from some of the pioneers of the genre.

    Regular price: £12.79

    • Tau Zero [French Version]

    • By: Poul Anderson
    • Narrated by: Frédéric Kneip
    • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Terre. XXIIIe siècle. Cinquante astronautes. Vingt-cinq femmes, vingt-cinq hommes, parmi les meilleurs dans leurs domaines : astrophysiciens, mathématiciens, biologistes, astronavigateurs... partent pour un impressionnant voyage : rejoindre l'étoile Beta Virginis à trente-deux années-lumière de la Terre. Ils disposent pour ce faire du plus stupéfiant des vaisseaux, le Leonora Christina, dernier né de sa génération, un navire capable de puiser son énergie au cœur même de l'espace et d'évoluer à des vitesses relativistes.

    Regular price: £20.39

    • Inside Earth

    • By: Poul Anderson
    • Narrated by: C James Moore
    • Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Valgolia, a planet in the Epsilon Eridani star system, conquered Earth generations ago, but their conquest was incomplete. While Valgolians made possible greater prosperity, universal health, and interstellar trade for all Earthlings, the factional frictions of Earth - race against race, religion against religion, culture against culture - continue to bedevil the Valgolian's vision of a peaceable world for all mankind.

    Regular price: £9.69

    • Duel on Syrtis

    • By: Poul Anderson
    • Narrated by: C James Moore
    • Length: 47 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Riordan, a ruthless and wealthy hunter, needs one more kill to fill out his bucket list. He's faced down and brought home the wildest beasts on Earth, Venus, and even Neptune. But what he really craves is the hide of a Martian, and he'll pay any price, endure any obstacle, to hang that trophy on his wall.

    Regular price: £6.89