Poul Anderson





Poul Anderson

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born
in Bristol, Pennsylvania, The United States
November 25, 1926

died
July 31, 2001

gender
male

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About this author

Pseudonym A. A. Craig, Michael Karageorge, Winston P. Sanders, P. A. Kingsley.

Poul William Anderson was an American science fiction author who began his career during one of the Golden Ages of the genre and continued to write and remain popular into the 21st century. Anderson also authored several works of fantasy, historical novels, and a prodigious number of short stories. He received numerous awards for his writing, including seven Hugo Awards and three Nebula Awards.

Anderson received a degree in physics from the University of Minnesota in 1948. He married Karen Kruse in 1953. They had one daughter, Astrid, who is married to science fiction author Greg Bear. Anderson was the sixth President of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of Ameri
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“A fanatic is a man who, when he's lost sight of his purpose, redoubles his effort.”
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“Two lives met across death and centuries. To ask what it meant is meaningless. There is no destiny. But sometimes there is bravery”
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“I have yet to see any problem, however complicated, which, when you looked at it in the right way, did not become still more complicated. ”
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