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All One Universe
 
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Poul Anderson
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All One Universe

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Poul Anderson himself has put together a retrospective collection of his recent writings, fiction and nonfiction, under the title All One Universe. This is the first major Poul Anderson collection in a decade. It encompasses all his strengths as a teller of tales and, in addition, provides a running commentary in the story notes and in the essays on other literary figures...more
ebook, 288 pages
Published May 15th 1997 by Tor Science Fiction (first published February 1st 1996)
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Zachary
Now, I picked up this book because it was a collection of short stories, I had heard a lot of good stuff about Poul Anderson, and I enjoy reading how different people have put together their short stories. A really neat aspect about this book is that Anderson himself has written some notes before each story, so you get a little bit of his perspective on each one.

I should have noted that this was not a science fiction collection, per se, but a collection of writing by Poul Anderson. So there were...more
Nathan
I'm not quite sure what to make of Poul Anderson yet. He's very interesting to read, yet there's something holding me back from saying that I really, truly like his writing. One thing that throws me off is that he likes to drop you into his short stories without any idea of where or when you are. It usually takes a few pages to start to grasp what the setting is, and often you're much better off stopping half-way through a story and starting again just so that you can get what's going on and not...more
Travis
Always liked Anderson, without getting wildly excited about him.
He's a great idea writer, but an uneven character writer.

This book is a mix of stories and essays. The stories are a mix of hard science fiction and some historical fantasy.
I enjoyed the historical stuff best. It felt like the stuff Anderson wrote for fun, as they are the strongest stories, the one where he seemed to go above and beyond.

The easays are interesting, as they touch on him interacting with other sci-fi writers, which is...more
retroj
The House of Sorrows: really enjoyed this but i wish it were a
novel instead of a short story.

Uncleftish Beholding was awesome. Read it multiple times, then
found it on Google Books to spread around among friends.

The Forest would make a good movie, or basis for one.

Fortune Hunter — good one!

Wolfram — awesome!

Wellsprings of Dream: dull!
Troy Erickson
Yeah... this will mess with you... especially if you know french and have a somewhat firm grasp on quantum mechanics (yay physics!).
Ashley
Poul Anderson is awesome in all things literary...what else can you say. This is an anthology stories and essays, all good.
Gina Durst
Some of these stories I thought were pretty creative. Would like to go back and contemplate them again.
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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 a...more
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