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The Horn of Time (Maurai)

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p 11 • The Horn of Time the Hunter • [Kith] • (1963) • short story (aka Homo Aquaticus)
p 27 • A Man to My Wounding • (1959) • short story (aka State of Assassination)
p 44 • The High Ones • (1958) • novelette
p 68 • The Man Who Came Early • (1956) • novelette
p 91 • Marius • [Psychotechnic League] • (1957) • short story
p 104 • Progress • [Maurai] • (1962) • novelette
Paperback, 144 pages
Published May 1st 1973 by Roc (first published January 1968)
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Mar 17, 2016 Lyn rated it really liked it
I don’t often gush over a book, but I really liked this one.

The Horn of Time is a 1968 collection of previously released short stories by science fiction grandmaster Poul Anderson. It is a cross section of why he is awesome; there is science fiction, time travel, fantasy, historical and mythic storytelling. The quality of his writing is superb and Anderson demonstrates that he is a peer of Ray Bradbury in his mastery of the short work.

The Horn of Time the Hunter – Science fiction in Anderson’s K
Sep 09, 2014 Andrewcharles420 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Six unrelated stories (despite wording on the covers to the contrary): 1) The Horn of Time the Hunter: Interstellar travelers return to a colony planet after tens of thousands of years of travel, wondering if humanity still exists. 2) A Man to My Wounding: Future political thriller where assassination games keep running down the chain of command. 3) The High Ones: Anti-communist political space opera, where the remains of a mutinous settlement crew, light-years from earth, has to deal with a uni ...more
Nov 26, 2014 Kristy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A truly excellent collection of 1960s science fiction short stories by the master, Poul Anderson. The anti-communism of a couple of the stories dates the collection a little, but overall this is great and varied stuff. You want to read this one.
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May 15, 2016 João Sousa rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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I was very much disappointed with this book, I was expecting a lot more from such a famous writer (I had read before only a short story by Poul Anderson and the novella "The Queen of Air and Darkness").

Anyone who reads "The Horn of Time" can immediately smell the Cold War. This book is an ethnocentric pamphlet trying to mock the Soviet Union in all ways possible. Anderson makes a huge effort to write here and there the word "communist", stretching the limits of his stories into something complet
Feb 12, 2015 Gary rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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When I read this book so many years ago I heard a small voice in the back of my head say, "You can read many books" I recently added 350 classics to my facebook "books I've read list" powered by goodreads. Sometimes it takes years to discover what reading a particular book can do for you. It all started with this book for me. Maybe you can appreciate the magic of this book, or not, but for me this book has a special place in my reading history. This book is not about great sci-fiction with all t ...more
Apr 11, 2013 Nathan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the definition of hard-scifi. Fiction in which I learned something new. Several great stories in this paperback, though I had to laugh at a few of the libertarian tropes that befall so many scifi authors.
Some of Anderson's short stories. Not generally his best but Anderson always wrote well.
May 03, 2009 Michael rated it really liked it
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The Man Who Came Too Early was awesome.
No grade. Short stories.
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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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