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Hardcover (Trade)

Published September 2009
Hardcover (Trade) price: $29.00
Weight: 2.65

ISBN-13: 978-1-886778-87-0
ISBN-10: 1-886778-87-6
Page count: 504
Book Size: 6" x 9"

Ebook (epub)

Published November 2017
Ebook (epub) price: $9.95

ISBN-13: 978-1-61037-328-9
ISBN-10: 1-61037-328-6
Page count: 504
Book Size: 2.5Mb

Ebook (mobi)

Published November 2017
Ebook (mobi) price: $9.95

ISBN-13: 978-1-61037-009-7
ISBN-10: 1-61037-009-0
Page count: 504
Book Size: 3.1Mb

The Queen of Air and Darkness

Volume 2 of the Collected Short Works of Poul Anderson

This text relates to the 1st edition • Hardcover (Trade)

by Poul Anderson

A collection of nineteen works includes fiction, verse, and essays and features the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning title story and "On Imaginary Science," an essay on science fiction.

Table of Contents

  • Editor's Introduction (Rick Katze)
  • Poul Anderson by Mike Resnick
  • The Queen of Air and Darkness
  • Jennifer's Lament
  • Industrial Revolution
  • Cradle Song
  • Operation Afreet
  • On Imaginary Science
  • Upon the Occasion of Being Asked at a Court of Love to Declare That About His Lady Which Pleases Him the Most
  • The Longest Voyage
  • Brave to Be a King
  • Midsummer Song
  • Christa McAuliffe
  • Brake
  • Jennifer's Song
  • The Hardness of Hard Science Fiction
  • The Burning Bridge
  • Veleda Speaks
  • Science Fiction and History
  • A World Called Maanerek
  • The Pirate
  • To Build a World
  • Say It with Flowers
  • My Object All Sublime
  • Innocent at Large
  • Route Song of the Winged Folk
  • The Corkscrew of Space
  • A Little Knowledge
  • Marque and Reprisal
  • Uncleftish Beholding
  • The Critique of Impure Reason
  • Science and Creation
  • Of the Sea
  • Epilogue
  • Tanka

Poul Anderson

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.

Tom Canty

Tom Canty has been illustrating science fiction stories since the 1970s and is recognized as a leader in his field.
Edited by Rick Katze
Cover art by Tom Canty
Cover design by Alice N. S. Lewis

Other NESFA Press titles by Poul Anderson

The Saturn GameThe Saturn Game

Question and AnswerQuestion and Answer

A Bicycle Built for BrewA Bicycle Built for Brew

Door to AnywhereDoor to Anywhere


Call Me JoeCall Me Joe