Synopses & Reviews
Three books collected for the first time in volume four of multiple Hugo- and Nebula-award-winning Poul Anderson’s Technic Civilization science fiction adventure epic. In the twilight of the Terran Empire, one agent stands ready with the grit and wits to save a corrupt empire by hook or by crook – and whether his “betters” appreciate his efforts or not.
In the twilight of the Terran Empire, one man exists who can save his crooked empire – and civilization itself – by hook or by crook, whether his “betters” appreciate his efforts or not. Flandry is both agent of empire, and agent-provocateur of change. For even as he fights for the old guard, Flandry remains well aware that change is afoot and that he has the ability to influence the direction of galactic civilization for eons to come.
The fourth entry in the seven-volume complete cycle of The Technic Civilization Saga includes Ensign Flandry, A Circus of Hells and The Rebel Worlds.
About Poul Anderson:
"One of science fiction's authentic geniuses." -- Chicago Sun-Times
“Anderson fuses elegiac prose and a sweeping vision of man’s technological future…” – Booklist
“One of science fiction’s giants.” – Arthur C. Clarke
About the Author
Poul Anderson was one of the most prolific and popular writers in science fiction. He won the Hugo Award seven times and the Nebula Award three times, as well as the Grand Master Award of the Science Fiction Writers of America. With a degree in physics, and a wide knowledge of other fields of science, he was noted for building stories on a solid foundation of real science, as well as for being one of the most skilled creators of fast-paced adventure stories. He was author of over a hundred novels and story collections, and several hundred short stories, as well as several mysteries and nonfiction books.