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The Night Face and Other Stories

3.44 of 5 stars 3.44  ·  rating details  ·  63 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Also published as Let the Spacemen Beware!

The men on the spaceship Quetzal had a mission to perform, but everything indicated it would be a simple matter to set up a refueling station on the planet Gwydion. Advance explorations had already determined that the inhabitants of Gwydion were few in number and thouroughly amiable in their ways. In fact, such concepts as anger, t
Hardcover, 221 pages
Published June 1st 1978 by Gregg Press (first published 1963)
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I really wanted to like this book but somehow it just seemed a little lightweight. I wouldn't say this is a good representation of Mr. Anderson's work. The concept is pretty good. The planet Gwyndion is being visited by members of the fallen Empire. It has been isolated for generations. In the meantime, a mythology greatly resembling Celtic mythology has come to dominate the planet. I think the main problem is the three main characters are not fully fleshed out. However, this is certainly not un ...more
My first Anderson -- a completely enjoyable novelette. I look forward to reading meatier stuff by this author.
1978 grade C+

aka Night Face

ACE double novel F209
well written but incredibly obvious plotting.
I read "The Night Face" only. Very interesting story though I had all but guessed the reveal by the time it came around. Liked the tie-in with certain ancient Greek myths. Started one of the other stories but haven't really gotten into it.
Tharindra Kaluthotaarachchi
I have only read a couple of books by Poul Anderson yet and this book is by far the best. The setting is believable, and he manages to keep the plot interesting right until the end( although it's predictable).
I personally thought this was on of the weaker of Poul Anderson's books. It was still OK, but he wrote many other better ones.
An okay book, but not the best of Anderson's future series.
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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
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