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Tor is proud to bring you the best in science fiction's short novels. An amazing amount of particularly fine science fiction is written at a length just too short to put in a book by itself, so they are put together two at a time. The Tor Doubles will are both new stories and older ones.

Poul Anderson. No Truce With Kings. 1964 Hugo Award for Best Short Fiction. Originally
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Paperback, Tor Doubles, No 5, 181 pages
Published February 1989 by Tor Books
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K. Axel
Mar 23, 2009 K. Axel rated it did not like it
Before reading this review, know that I've only read "No Truce With Kings" by Poul Anderson.

I believe I've read this story two times, each time being captured by the great cover by Rojo. However, each time left me feeling that this was a waste of time.

The story may, in fact, be ok. What I don't like is the writing style of Poul Anderson (at least in this story, I haven't read that much of him). He is too focused on the plot (and dialogue) and forgets to build a believable world, or at least a wo
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Aug 09, 2016 Carolyn rated it liked it
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No Truce with Kings. Poul Anderson. 1964 @TheHugoAwards winner. Libertarianism in a post-apocalypse USA, (view spoiler).

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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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