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The Collected Short Works of Poul Anderson, Volume 3: The Saturn Game by Poul Anderson

A collection of his science fiction stories, one fantasy one, and several poems.
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City Beyond Time: Tales of the Fall of Metachronopolis by John C. Wright

A collection of short stories, revolving about time travel.  With links, sometimes very faint.  Then, time travel and cause-and-effect have interesting relationships here.

The first and last are told in achronic order, which suits them well.  We have mysteries, attempts at rescue, and the effects of time travel and cause-and-effect on interactions.  A private investigator who observes that, in fact, a trenchcoat and fedora are normal attire where he comes from.  A widowed bum.  The fates of those whom the Time Wardens are no longer interested in but don't let leave.  And more.
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Team-Ups and Crossovers by Marion G. Harmon

Astra goes world-hopping.  It's a collection of short stories, with some spoilers for the earlier ones ahead.
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In the Lamplight: The Fantastic Worlds of L. Jagi Lamplighter by L. Jagi Lamplighter

A varied collection of works. Some historical fantasy, some contemporary fantasy, some SF. One that, in the end, reveals itself to be mundane fiction.

I'm particularly fond of "Never Again the Same" and "Knight's Mate". Some are based in the same worlds as her other published works, but they stand alone.

Hoka

Apr. 19th, 2016 07:49 pm
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Hoka by Poul Anderson and Gordon R. Dickson

The continuing comic adventures of those amazing alien teddy bears who love playing out fiction, and Alex, still plenipotentiary, trying to cope.

Four stories here, longer than the first ones. We have a baseball episode, interstellar intrigue that the Hokas tackle like Foreign Service novels, a Jungle Book adventure with three aliens -- and Tanni instead of Alex, for once -- and a final grand adventure centering around a Hoka Napoleon.  For once, Alex actually has to explain that a Hoka can call himself Napoleon and still be sane.  By Hoka standards.  It even provides a resounding conclusion.
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The Door in the Hedge by Robin McKinley

A collection of four stories, all in an exquisite enchanting prose style. She has the voice down pat, it can draw you in on its own.

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Borders of Infinity by Lois McMaster Bujold

Miles, with his usual flair. Three stories, framed by an interview with his boss.

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A Bicycle Built for Brew by Poul Anderson

Another collection of his short work.  His longer short work; there are rather fewer pieces in this than in the earlier volumes.
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The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury

A collection of short-stories, eerie and beautiful.  Some related to each other only in that they could be slotted into Martian history.

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Dragons at Crumbling Castle: And Other Tales by Terry Pratchett

A collection of Sir Pterry's not-quite-juvenilia.  He wrote 'em on the job, for the newspaper he worked for. A collection of whimsical little stories, with a few tweaks -- such as some footnotes, which are quite funny.
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Awake in the Night Land by John C. Wright

This is a sequel by other hands, being based in the setting of William Hope Hodgson's The Night Land. However, I can assure you that it stands alone.
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Harrowing the Dragon by Patricia A. McKillip

A collection of short stories.  Arranged chronologically, which was, perhaps, not wise because some of the earlier ones are weak.

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The Star Fox by Poul Anderson

This is a fix-up of three short stories -- in rapid succession, developing the plot straightforwardly.

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The Earth Book of Stormgate by Poul Anderson

A collection of story stories from his Polesotechnic League universe.

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Trader To the Stars by Poul Anderson

Three short shories about Nicholas van Rijn, the title trader.

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The Collected Short Works of Poul Anderson, Volume 5: Door to Anywhere

The fifth in a four volume series. . . as the editor explains in the introduction, there may be six and seven in the future.  He wrote quite a bit of short stuff.

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The General Danced At Dawn by George MacDonald Fraser

A book full of stories about the military life.

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Earthman's Burden by Poul Anderson and Gordon R. Dickson

Ah, Hoka!  A race of teddy-bear-like aliens, charming, friendly -- a serious danger to your sanity.

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Call Me Joe

Jun. 6th, 2013 11:49 pm
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Call Me Joe: The Collected Short Works of Poul Anderson volume 1

This one, unlike the latter ones, is all SF stories, with some poetry.Read more... )

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