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CONTENTS: ~ ~~ ~ Swordsman Of Lost Terra [Poul Anderson];
People of the Crater [Andre Norton];
The Moon That Vanished [Leigh Brackett];
A Vision of Venus [Otis Adelbert Kline];
Kaldar, World of Antares [Edmond Hamilton]
Mass Market Paperback, Ace Book No. 79276, 192 pages
Published 1968 by Ace Books (first published 1964)
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Charles
Jul 17, 2008 Charles rated it it was amazing
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My favorite fantasy collection of all time. This is the collection that, more than anything, made me want to write Sword & Planet stories.
Derek
Oct 26, 2012 Derek rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Notable for containing some rarely-reprinted stories. In particular, "Kaldar, World of Antares" is the first of the Stuart Merrick adventures and is only otherwise available in an expensive hardcover collection.

This is a selection whose diversity belies the (awesome) title.

"Swordsman of Lost Terra" is written in a heavier, more literary or epic style, touched with strangeness. Its setting is not revealed until well into the story.

"The People of the Crater" is more of a lost-land scientific roma
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Feb 02, 2011 Peter rated it really liked it
First of, isn't this one of the coolest possible titles for anything? Swordsmen in the Sky just sounds so awesome and full of promise. And it delivers, let me tell you!

The opening story is "Swordsman of Lost Terra" by the talented Poul Anderson. And it's amazing. Hands down one of the best short stories I've ever read by any author. Anderson creates such a vivid world populated by interesting (although admittedly maybe somewhat clichéd) characters. It just holds so many great ideas this could ea
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Donald Allen Wollheim was a science fiction writer, editor, publisher and fan. He published his own works under pseudonyms, including David Grinnell.

A member of the Futurians, he was one of the leading influences on the development of science fiction and science fiction fandom in the 20th century United States.


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