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A collection of Maeve Binchy’s Irish Times journalism is to be published on the anniversary of the writer’s death, July 2013.

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The Broken Sword

Poul Anderson
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Poul Anderson

The sword Tyrfing has been broken to prevent it striking at the roots of Yggdrasil, the great tree that binds earth, heaven and hell together ... But now the mighty sword is needed again to save the elves, who are heavily involved in their war against the trolls, and only Skafloc, a human child kidnapped and raised by the elves, can hope to persuade the mighty ice-giant, Bolverk, to make the sword Thor broke whole again. But things are never easy, and along the way Skafloc must also confront his shadow self, Valgard the changeling, who took his place in the world of men.A superb dark fantasy of the highest, and most Norse, order. THE BROKEN SWORD is a fantasy masterpiece.

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Dahut

Poul Anderson, Karen Anderson
Authors:
Poul Anderson, Karen Anderson

The conflict between the King of Ys and the gods growing, with increasingly devastating results. It is becoming impossible to balance the demands of his own god, Mithras, with those of the gods of Ys, as they demand that he marry his daughter, which is forbidden by his religion. And while the King struggles to preserve his kingdom, others are plotting his demise... Meanwhile, the Roman Empire is occupied by its own internal struggles, and the barbarians sense an opportunity to attack. Filled with rich historical detail and a gripping fantastical narrative, this wonderful mixture of history, legend and fantasy continues the compelling story begun in Roma Mater and continued in The Gallicenae.

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Star Prince Charlie

Gordon R Dickson, Poul Anderson
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Gordon R Dickson, Poul Anderson
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Earthman's Burden

Poul Anderson, Gordon R Dickson
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Poul Anderson, Gordon R Dickson
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Hoka!

Poul Anderson, Gordon R Dickson
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Poul Anderson, Gordon R Dickson
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Brain Wave

Poul Anderson
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Poul Anderson

'Imagine that tomorrow neurotic response is so accelerated on this earth that an I.Q. of 500 is commonplace, a moron has the thinking capacity of yesterday's intellectual. Poul Anderson's detailedly plausible exploration of his theme makes for an unusually satisfying and stimulating book.'

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The Boat of a Million Years

Poul Anderson
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Poul Anderson

Early in human history, certain individuals were born who live on, unaging, undying, through the centuries and millennia. We follow them through over 2000 years, up to our time and beyond - to the promise of utopia and the challenge of the stars. A milestone in modern science fiction and a New York Times Notable Book on its first publication in 1989, this is one of a great writer's finest works.

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Genesis

Poul Anderson
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Poul Anderson
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The High Crusade

Poul Anderson
Authors:
Poul Anderson

In the year of grace 1345, as Sir Roger Baron de Tourneville is gathering an army to join King Edward III in the war against France, a most astonishing event occurs: a huge silver ship descends through the sky and lands in a pasture beside the little village of Ansby in North East Lincolnshire. The Wersgorix, whose scouting ship it is, are quite expert at taking conquering planets, and having determined from orbit that this one is suitable, they initiate standard procedure. Their ship carries guided missiles and nuclear weaponry - but they have long since lost the art (and weapons) of hand-to-hand fighting. And this time it's no mere primitives the Wersgorix seek to enslave - they've launched their invasion against Englishmen! In the end, only one alien is left alive - and Sir Roger's grand vision is born. He intends for the creature to fly the ship first to France to aid his King, then on to the Holy Land to vanquish the infidel. And then . . . ?

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Hrolf Kraki's Saga

Poul Anderson
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Poul Anderson

His father had been slain in a heinous ambush; his grandfather, in an act of brotherly murder. His blood was of the Skjoldungs . . . and even the most unremarkable of seers knew his life would be as sweeping as it was savage.From the roiling midnight years before his birth, to the unshakable love and twisted fates that brought him to the throne of his ravaged Icelandic kingdom, Hrolf Kraki's magnificent saga is the story of an age of runes and ravishments, of blades and omens . . . and of a man who ruled and was ruled by an inescapable destiny.

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Roma Mater

Poul Anderson, Karen Anderson
Authors:
Poul Anderson, Karen Anderson

Before there was an England, there was Roma Mater . . .Before King Arthur, there was the King of Ys . . .In the wild and eldritch time between the fall of Rome and the rise of our own age, the kingdom of Ys was ruled by the magic of The Nine and the might of the king, their husband. How the Nine conspired with their gods to bring him to them, though he belonged to Mithras and to Rome, is only the beginning of an enchanted saga that weaves together Celtic myth with distant memories of Roman Britain - and adds a magic of its own.

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Gallicenae

Poul Anderson, Karen Anderson
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Poul Anderson, Karen Anderson

Set in the misty time between the fall of the Roman Empire and the rise of our own age, The King of Ys chronicles the coming of Gratillonius, the Roman prefect who became a king.Gallicenae continues that story to tell of Gratillonius' nine queens and penetrate to the very heart of the legend of the King of Ys . . .

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The Dog and the Wolf

Poul Anderson, Karen Anderson
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Poul Anderson, Karen Anderson
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Trader to the Stars

Poul Anderson
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Poul Anderson

Their space-yacht, pursued by angry Adderkops thirsting for their blood, has run into serious engine trouble. Picking up the trail of another alien spaceship, they decide to board it and force its crew to take them home. But once aboard, its not so easy to find the crew: they're faced with cages full of bizarre, other-wordly animals: Tiger apes, Elephantoids, Gorilloids, Caterpiggles, Helmet beasts, Tentacle centaurs. One set of these extraordinary creatures must be the crew, in hiding. But which? Survival depends on finding the right answer...

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The Trouble Twisters

Poul Anderson
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Poul Anderson

Meet David Falkayn, sharpest young trader in the Polesotechnic League and susceptible only to the lithe curves of unwary space-girls. In three ingenious, fast-paced tales of interplanetary adventure and intrigue, Falkayn shows himself equally handy with his wits and a blaster. See him untangle alien taboos, outwit alien invasions, manoeuvre adroitly through alien revolutions - and then twist everything up again for his own crafty purposes.

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Satan's World

Poul Anderson
Authors:
Poul Anderson

There were three of them - Adzel who measured four and a half metres and resembled a dragon, Chee Lan who was furry, catlike and female, and David Falkayn, a dare-devil rakehell from space.When they learned of a rogue planet two hundred and four light-years from Sol, they were interested because the planet, a nightmare of ice and darkness, was rich in minerals. And the planet was about to melt - to move closer to a sun and release the vast wealth entombed in its depths.And Falkayn, Chee Lan and Adzel were prepared to risk the horrors of an erupting, melting world if they could only salvage the riches that would shortly boil from the planet's core...

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The Earth Book of Stormgate

Poul Anderson
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Poul Anderson
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Mirkheim

Poul Anderson
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Poul Anderson
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The People of the Wind

Poul Anderson
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Poul Anderson
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Tau Zero

Poul Anderson
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Poul Anderson