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Multiverse

Exploring Poul Anderson's Worlds

by Greg Bear Contributor · Greg Bear Editor

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Poul Anderson was one of the seminal figures of twentieth-century science fiction. Named a Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America in 1997, he produced an enormous body of standalone novels and series fiction and was equally at home in the fields of heroic fantasy and hard SF. He was a meticulous craftsman and a gifted storyteller, and the impact of his finest work continues, undiminished, to this day.

Multiverse: Exploring Poul Anderson's Worlds is a rousing, all-original anthology that stands both as a significant achievement in its own right and as a heartfelt tribute to a remarkable writer—and equally remarkable man. A nicely balanced mixture of fiction and reminiscence, Multiverse contains more than a dozen stories and novellas by some of today's finest writers, along with moving reflections by, among others, Anderson's wife, Karen; his daughter, Astrid Anderson Bear; and his son-in-law, novelist and coeditor Greg Bear. Bear's introduction, "My Friend Poul," is particularly illuminating and insightful.

The fictional contributions comprise a kaleidoscopic array of imaginative responses to Anderson's many and varied fictional worlds. A few of the highlights include Nancy Kress' "Outmoded Things" and Terry Brooks' "The Fey of Cloudmoor," stories inspired by the Hugo Award–winning "The Queen of Air and Darkness"; a pair of truly wonderful Time Patrol stories, "A Slip in Time" by S. M. Stirling and "Christmas in Gondwanaland" by Robert Silverberg; Raymond E. Feist's Dominic Flandry adventure, "A Candle"; and a pair of very different homages to the classic fantasy novel, Three Hearts and Three Lions: "The Man Who Came Late" by Harry Turtledove and "Three Lilies and Three Leopards (And a Participation Ribbon in Science)" by Tad Williams. These stories, together with singular contributions by such significant figures as Larry Niven, Gregory Benford, and Eric Flint, add up to a memorable, highly personal anthology that lives up to the standards set by the late—and indisputably great—Poul Anderson.

Publication Details

Publisher:
Blackstone Publishing
Imprint:
Blackstone Audio, Inc., and Buck 50 Productions, LLC
Edition:
Unabridged
Publication Date:
2014

Format

  • OverDrive MP3 Audiobook 455.1 MB
  • OverDrive Listen 455.1 MB

Gardner Dozois (Author)

Gardner Dozois, one of the most acclaimed editors in science fiction, has won the Hugo Award for Best Professional Editor fifteen times, as well as the Kate Wilhelm Solstice Award. He was the editor of Asimov's Science Fiction magazine for twenty ...

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Gardner Dozois (Editor)

Gardner Dozois, one of the most acclaimed editors in science fiction, has won the Hugo Award for Best Professional Editor fifteen times, as well as the Kate Wilhelm Solstice Award. He was the editor of Asimov's Science Fiction magazine for twenty ...

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Nancy Kress (Contributor)

Nancy Kress is the author of more...

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Greg Bear (Author)

Greg Bear is an American author of more than forty books spanning the science fiction, fantasy, and horror genres. His science fiction works have covered themes of galactic conflict, artificial universes, consciousness and cultural practice, and a...

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Greg Bear (Editor)

Greg Bear is an American author of more than forty books spanning the science fiction, fantasy, and horror genres. His science fiction works have covered themes of galactic conflict, artificial universes, consciousness and cultural practice, and a...

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Greg Bear (Contributor)

Greg Bear is an American author of more than forty books spanning the science fiction, fantasy, and horror genres. His science fiction works have covered themes of galactic conflict, artificial universes, consciousness and cultural practice, and a...

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Creators

Author :
Gardner Dozois
Editor :
Gardner Dozois
Contributor :
Jerry Pournelle
Narrator :
Charlie Thurston
Contributor :
C. J. Cherryh
Contributor :
Gregory Benford
Contributor :
Nancy Kress
Narrator :
Barry Press
Contributor :
Raymond E. Feist
Narrator :
Susan Boyce
Contributor :
Eric Flint
Narrator :
Rachel Dulude
Author :
Greg Bear
Editor :
Greg Bear
Contributor :
Greg Bear
Narrator :
Paul Michael Garcia
Contributor :
Karen Anderson
Contributor :
Larry Niven
Narrator :
Charlotte Anne Dore
Contributor :
Stephen Baxter
Narrator :
Shaun Grindell
Narrator :
Stephen R. Thorne
Narrator :
Various Narrators
Narrator :
Angela Brazil
Narrator :
Mark Peckham
Narrator :
Jim Manchester
Contributor :
Terry Brooks
Contributor :
Harry Turtledove
Contributor :
S. M. Stirling
Contributor :
David Brin
Contributor :
Tad Williams
Contributor :
Robert Silverberg
Narrator :
Rebecca Mitchell
Contributor :
Astrid Anderson Bear
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