This multi-volume series includes the very best of the short works by Poul Anderson, including all of his Hugo and Nebula nominated and winning short stories.
A Bicycle Built for Brew: The Collected Short Works of Poul Anderson
(volume 6) continues the series of presenting the best of his fantasy and science fiction stories published over a writing career of 50 years. It includes 5 short novels and 3 novellas. A Bicycle Built for Brew
, the lead short novel mixes beer, air-tight drums, a talking parrot guaranteed to repeat phrases laced with 4-letter indignities, a romance between an English lass and a Scottish soldier, and the need to communicate the fact of the invasion to British authorities on a nearby asteroid in a very humorous tale. The original magazine version of Three Hearts and Three Lions
, long unavailable except for the original magazines published in 1953, in which Holger Carlsen, fighting the Nazis, is suddenly transported to a world where magic and a growing battle between good and evil is raging. Silent Victory
in which Mars has defeated Earth in a war but things are never that simple. "Territory" features Nicholas van Rijn, A Plague of Masters
features Dominic Flandry, "Three Cornered Wheel" features David Falkyn, "The Sensitive Man" and The Snows of Ganymede
Table of Contents
- A Bicycle Built for Brew
- Three Hearts and Three Lions (original magazine version)
- Silent Victory
- A Plague of Masters (Dominic Flandry),
- The Snows of Ganymede
- "Territory" (Nicholas van Rijn)
- "Three Cornered Wheel" (David Falkyn)
- "The Sensitive Man"
Poul Anderson won 7 Hugos and 3 Nebulas over his career. He was named "A Grand Master" by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America in 1998.
Bob Eggleton is a science fiction, fantasy and landscape artist. Winner of 7 Hugo Awards and 11 Chesley Awards, his art can be seen on the covers of magazines and books. He was Official Artist at Boskone 23
in 1986, was presented with the Jack Gaughan Award for Emerging Artist
in 1988, and elevated to the rank of Fellow of NESFA
in 1995, and has created artwork for the covers of several other NESFA Press books.