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"Makeshift Rocket" (nv)
(also as "Bicycle Build For Brew")
© Astounding, Nov 1958
Kinship With The Stars, 1991
book : Ace Double, 1959
--/ cool sf novel
--/ wonder award
--/ humour award


"A Man To My Wounding"
(also as "State Of Assassination")
© Ellery Quinn Mystery Magazine, Dec 1959
The Horn Of Time, 1968
--/ cool sf story
--/ wonder award
--/ idea award


"The Man Who Came Early"
© F&SF, Jun 1956
The Horn of Time, 1968
--novelette : 1999 Locus All-Time Poll /53
--/ cool time sf story
--/ adventure award

"The Man Who Counts" (nv)
(also as "The War Of The Wing-Men")
(Nicholas Van Rijn)
© Astounding, Feb 1958
book: Ace Books, 1962
The Earth Book Of StormGate, 1979
--/ cool sf novel

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"Margin of Profit"
(Nicholas Van Rijn)
© Astounding, Sep 1956
Un-Man and Other Novellas, 1962
The Earth Book of Stormgate, 1978
--/ cool sf story
--/ wonder award

Same issue of Astounding, not quite the worst issue in the history of science fiction, but coming close. Or rather it is the essence of mediocrity, of dryness, boredom and editorial dictatorship. And the worst thing of it is that it rubbed off on the best writers in the field: Leinster and Anderson. Their efforts bring some redeeming presence to the overall sad state of later editorial affairs of John Campbell, but even they still marinate in their own scientific emotional vacuum and pretentious pomp. If I sound a bit harsh, that's because I just had my wisdom tooth pulled (seriously). Come to think of it, "Margin of Profit" is a fine story about interstellar trader van Rijn , who's showing off his understanding of economics as well as his bargaining skills. However, it is of inconsequential value and utterly forgettable.
review: 19-Sep-06 (read in 1989)

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"Marius"
(Psychotechnic League)
© Astounding, Mar 1957
The Horn of Time, 1968
--/ cool sf story

"Marque and Reprisal"
(Gunnar Heim)
© F&SF, Feb 1965
The Star Fox, 1965
--short fiction : 1966 Hugo
--/ cool space sf story
--/ wonder award

"The Martian Crown Jewels"
© Ellery Queen Magazine, Feb 1958
--/ cool sf story
--/ adventure award

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"The Martyr"
© F&SF, March 1960
The Gods Laughed, 1982
--/ fourth place sf story
--/ wonder award
--/ idea award
--/ style award


A group of humans hold members of a superior species captive in order to research their psionic powers. This is a nifty mystery tale combined with classic Anderson sweeping background. Plus the humans are told that there is no afterlife - in a quite ironic circumstances.
review: 07-Jul-06 (read in 2004)

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"The Master Key"
(Nicholas Van Rijn)
© Analog, Jul 1964
Trader to the Stars, 1964
--/ cool sf story
--/ wonder award

"Maurai And Kith" (coll)
(Maurai & Kith)
© 1982, Berkley / Putnam
--collection : 1983 Locus Poll
--/ cool sf collection
--/ wonder award

"Mayday Orbit" (nv)
(also as "A Message In Secret")
(Dominic Flandry)
(Terran Empire)
© Fantastic, Dec 1959
book: Ace Books, 1961
--/ cool sf novel
--/ wonder award

"Memory"
(also as "A World Called Maanerek")
© Galaxy, Jul 1957
Beyond the Beyond, 1969
--/ cool space sf story
--/ wonder award

"The Merman's Children" (nv)
© Berkley Books, 1980
--fantasy novel : 1980 Locus /5
--/ cool sf novel

"A Message In Secret" (nv)
(also as "Mayday Orbit")
(Dominic Flandry)
(Terran Empire)
© Fantastic, Dec 1959
book: Ace Books, 1961
--/ cool sf novel
--/ wonder award

"A Midsummer Tempest" (nv)
(Three Hearts, Three Lions series)
© 1974, Doubleday Books
--novel : 1974 Locus Poll
--fantasy novel : 1975 Mythopoeic
--novel : 1973 Nebula
--novel : 1975 World Fantasy


"The Mill of the Gods"
(Rustum Migration)
© Orbit Unlimited, 1961
--/ cool space sf story
--/ wonder award

"Mirkheim" (nv)
(exp. from "Lodestar")
(Nicholas Van Rijn)
(David Falcayn)
© Astounding Anthology, ed. H. Harrison, 1973
book : Berkley, 1977
--sf novel : 1978 Locus /13
--/ cool sf novel
--/ wonder award

"The Moonrakers"
© IF, Jan 1966
Beyond the Beyond, 1969
--/ cool space sf story
--/ wonder award

"Murphy's Hall"
© Infinity # 2, ed. R. Hoskins, 1971
Homeward and Beyond, 1975
--/ cool sf story
--/ idea award

"The Nest"
© Science Fiction Adventures, May 1953
Past Times, 1984
--/ cool sf story
--/ wonder award

"The Night Face" (nv)
(also as "Let The Spaceman Beware!")
(Fall Of The Terran Empire)
(exp. from "A Twelth-month And A Day")
© Fantastic Universe, Jan 1960
book: Ace Books, 1963
revised: Ace Books, 1978

"Night Piece"
© F&SF, Jul 1961
The Dark Between the Stars, 1981
--/ cool sf story
--/ wonder award
--/ idea award


"No Truce with Kings"
© F&SF, Jun 1963
Time and Stars,1964
--short fiction : 1964 Hugo W
--/ cool sf story
--/ style award

"No World Of Their Own" (nv)
(also as "Long Way Home")
© Astounding, Nov 1955
novel : 1955, Ace Books
revised : 1975, Ace Books
--/ cool sf novel

"Nothing Succeeds Like Failure"
(Flying Mountains series)
© Tales Of The Flying Mountains, 1970

"The Only Game In Town"
(Time Patrol)
© F&SF, Jan 1960
Guardians Of Time, 1960
--/ cool time sf story
--/ wonder award

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"Operation Afreet"
(Matuchek)
© F&SF, Sep 1956
Operation Chaos, 1971
--/ fourth place f story
--/ wonder award
--/ adventure award


Anderson writes fantasy with glee and abandon, full of cool imagery and lively action. Some kind of Harry Potter for adults, with traces of Strugatskie's "Monday Starts on Saturday" and Indiana Jones, this is only the first in a series of stories collected in "Operation Chaos". Fun, fun, fun! "In an alternate world , where the existence of God has been scientifically proven and magic has been harnessed for the practical needs of the adept, the United States is part of an alternate Second World War in which the enemy is not Germany but a resurgent Islamic Khalifate. A werewolf and a witch meet on a military mission to stop the invading Islamic army from unleashing a secret superweapon, a deamon released from a bottle in which it had been sealed by King Solomon".
review: 19-Sep-06 (read in 1990)

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"Operation Changeling"
(Matuchek)
© F&SF, May 1969
Operation Chaos, 1971
--/ fourth place f story
--/ wonder award
--/ adventure award

 
"Operation Incubus"
(Matuchek)
© F&SF, Oct 1959
Operation Chaos, 1971
--/ fourth place f story
--/ wonder award
--/ adventure award


"Operation Salamander"
(Matuchek)
© F&SF, Jan 1957
Operation Chaos, 1971
--/ fourth place f story
--/ wonder award
--/ adventure award


"Orbit Unlimited" (nv)
(Rustum Migration)
© Pyramid Books, 1961
see individual stories too
--/ fourth place space sf novel
--/ wonder award

"Origin"
© New Destinies, Spr 1989
--/ cool sf story
--/ idea award
--/ wonder award
--/ rare find


"Orion Shall Rise" (nv)
(Maurai & Kith)
© 1983, Berkley / Putnam
--novel : 1984 Locus Poll
--novel : 1984 Prometheus
--novel : 1998 Prometheus
--novel : 2000 Prometheus


"Out Of The Iron Womb"
(also as "Holmgang")
(Psychotechnic League)
© Planet Stories, Sum 1955
Cold Victory, 1982
--/ fourth place sf novella
--/ wonder award
--/ adventure award
--/ rare find


"Past Times" (coll)
© 1982, Tor Books
--/ cool sf collection
--/ wonder award

"The Peat Bog"
© Homeward And Beyond, 1975

"Peek! I See You!"
© Analog, Feb 1968
Homeward And Beyond, 1975

"The People Of The Wind" (nv)
(Terran Empire)
(Nicholas Van Rijn)
(Avalon series)
© Analog, Feb 1973
book: NAL, 1973
--novel : 1974 Hugo
--novel : 1974 Locus Poll
--novel : 1973 Nebula
--novel : 1984 Prometheus

--/ cool sf novel

"The Peregrine" (nv)
(also as "Star Ways" - see)

"The Pirate"
(Psychotechnic League)
(Nomad Culture)
© Analog, Oct 1968
Homeward and Beyond, 1975
--/ cool space sf story
--/ wonder award

"A Plague Of Masters" (nv)
(also as "Earthman, Go Home!")
(Dominic Flandry)
(Terran Empire)
© Fantastic, Dec 1960
Flandry of Terra, 1965
book: Ace Books, 1961
--/ cool sf novel

"Planet of No Return" (nv)
(also as "Question and Answer")
(sequel is Isaac Asimov's "Sucker Bait")
© Astounding, Jun 1954
book : Ace Books, 1981
The Worlds Of Poul Anderson, 1974
--/ cool sf novel

"Pride"
© Far Frontiers, 1985
Space Folk, 1989
--/ cool sf story
--/ wonder award

"The Problem of Pain"
(Polesotechnic League)
© F&SF, Feb 1973
The Earth Book of Stormgate, 1978
--/ cool sf story

"Progress"
(Maurai & Kith)
© F&SF, Jan 1962
The Horn of Time,1968
Maurai & Kith,1982

"The Psychotechnic League" (coll)
(Psychotechnic League)
© 1981, Tor Books
--/ cool sf collection
--/ wonder award

"The Pugilist"
© F&SF, Nov 1973
The Dark Between The Stars, 1981
--/ cool sf story


"Que Donn'rez Vous?"
(also as "What'll You Give?")
(Flying Mountains series)
© Analog, Apr 1963
Tales Of The Flying Mountains, 1970
--/ cool space sf story

"The Queen of Air and Darkness"
(Rustum Migration)
© F&SF, Apr 1971
The Queen of Air and Darkness, 1973
--novella : 1972 Hugo W
--novelette : 1972 Nebula W
--short fiction : 1972 Locus W
--novella : 1999 Locus All-Time Poll /34 (tie)

--/ fourth place sf story
--/ wonder award
--/ style award


"Quest"
(High Crusade series)
© Ares, Win 1983
Space Folk, 1988
--/ cool f story

"Question and Answer" (nv)
(also as "Planet of No Return")
© Astounding, Jun 1954
book : Ace Books, 1981
The Worlds Of Poul Anderson, 1974
--/ cool sf novel

"Quixote And The Windmill"
(Psychotechnic League series)
© Astounding, Nov 1950
Strangers From Earth, 1961
--/ fourth place sf story
--/ wonder award
--/ idea award
--/ style award
--/ emotion award


"Ramble With A Gamblin' Man"
(Flying Mountains series)
© Tales Of The Flying Mountains, 1970

"The Rebel Worlds" (nv)
(also as "Commander Flandry")
(Dominic Flandry)
(Terran Empire)
© New American Library, 1969
also in UK in 1978, Orbit
--/ cool space sf novel
--/ wonder award

"Recruiting Nation"
(Flying Mountains series)
© Tales Of The Flying Mountains, 1970
--/ cool sf story

"Rescue On Avalon"
(Avalon series)
(Polesotechnic League)
© Boy's Life, Jul 1973
The Earth Book Of StormGate, 1979

"Robin Hood's Barn"
(Rustum Migration)
© Astounding, Jan 1959
Orbit Unlimited, 1961
--/ cool space sf story
--/ wonder award

"Rokuro"
© Full Spectrum # 3, 1991
All One Universe, 1996
--/ cool sf story
--/ wonder award

"The Rogue"
(as by Winston P. Sanders)
(also as "Industrial Revolution")
(Flying Mountains series)
© Analog, Sep 1963
--/ fourth place sf story
--/ wonder award

"Sam Hall"
(Sam Halls series)
© Astounding, Aug 1953
The Best of Poul Anderson, 1976
--/ cool sf story

"Satan's World" (nv)
(Nicholas Van Rijn)
(David Falcayn)
© Analog, May 1969
book: Doubleday, 1969
--novel : 1984 Prometheus
--/ cool space sf novel
--/ wonder award
--/ idea award


"The Saturn Game"
© Analog, Feb 1981
Explorations, 1981
--novella : 1982 Hugo W
--novella : 1982 Nebula W
--novella : 1982 Locus/2
--novella/novelette : 1982 AnLab/3

--/ second place space sf novella
--/ wonder award
--/ adventure award
--/ style award
--/ emotion award


"Say it With Flowers"
(Flying Mountains series)
© Analog, Sep 1965
Tales Of The Flying Mountains, 1970
--/ fourth place space sf story
--/ wonder award
--/ adventure award
--/ idea award


"The Season Of Forgiveness"
© Boy's Life, Dec 1973
The Earth Book Of StormGate, 1979

"The Sensitive Man"
(Psychotechnic League)
© Fantastic Universe, Jan 1954
Beyond the Beyond, 1969
--/ cool sf story
--/ idea award

"Seven Conquests" (coll)
(also as "Conquests")
© 1969, Doubleday
--/ fourth place sf collection
--/ wonder award
--/ adventure award


"The Sharing of Flesh"
(also as "The Dipteroid Phenomenon")
(Fall Of The Terran Empire)
© Galaxy, Dec 1968
The Night Face & Other Stories, 1979
The Dark Between The Stars, 1982
--novelette : 1969 Hugo W
--novelette : 1969 Nebula

--/ cool sf story

"The Sheriff Of Canyon Gulch"
(also as "Heroes Are Made")
(with Gordon R. Dickson)
(Hokas series)
© Other Worlds, May 1951
Earthman's Burden, 1957

"Shield" (nv)
© Fantastic Stories, Jun 1962
book: 1963, Berkley Books
--/ cool sf novel
--/ adventure award

"Silent Victory" (nv)
(also as "The War of Two Worlds")
© Two Complete Science-Adventure Books, Win 1953
book : Ace Books, 1959
The Worlds Of Poul Anderson, 1974
--/ cool sf novel

"Sister Planet"
© Satellite Science Fiction, May 1959
Dialogue With Darkness, 1986
--/ cool space sf novella
--/ wonder award
--/ rare find


"The Sky People"
(Maurai & Kith)
© F&SF, Mar 1959
Maurai & Kith, 1982
--/ cool sf story

"Soldier From The Stars"
© Fantastic Universe, 1955
The Gods Laughed, 1982
--/ cool apocalyptic sf story
--/ wonder award
--/ rare find


"Son Of The Sword"
© Adventure Magazine, 1951
Alight In The Void, 1991
--/ rare find

"Space Folk" (coll)
© Baen Books, 1989
--/ cool sf collection
--/ wonder award

"The Star Beast"
© Super Science Stories, Sep 1950
Strangers from Earth, 1961
--/ cool space sf story
--/ wonder award

"Starfog"
(Fall Of The Terran Empire)
© Analog, Aug 1967
Beyond the Beyond, 1969
--/ cool space sf story
--/ wonder award

"The Star Fox" (coll)
© 1965, Ballantine Books
--novel : 1966 Nebula
--novel : 1984 Prometheus
--hall of fame : 1995 Prometheus W

--/ fourth place sf collection
--/ wonder award

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"The Star Plunderer"
(Terran Empire)
© Planet Stories, Sep 1952
The Long Night, 1983
--/ cool space sf story
--/ wonder award

Good stuff, nice planetary fiction. Not remarkable in any way, but enjoyable. Space bubble-gum. Kind of like Piers Anthony "Bio of a Space Tyrant" (I can't believe I mentioned Anthony in the same sentence as Anderson, wink, wink), but more readable, of course. Space pirate's rising to power in the Stellar Empire.
review: 04-Jul-06 (read in 1992)

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"Star Ship"
(Psychotechnic League)
© Planet Stories, Fll 1950
Starship, 1982
--/ cool sf story
--/ wonder award

"Starship" (coll)
(Psychotechnic League)
© 1982, Tor Books
--/ cool sf collection
--/ wonder award

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"Star Ways" (nv)
(also as "The Peregrine")
(Psychotechnic League)
(Nomad Culture)
(sequel to "Gypsy")
© 1956, Ace Books
revised: 1978, Ace Books
--/ fourth place space sf novel
--/ wonder award
--/ style award
--/ romance award
--/ adventure award
--/ rare find


A sequel to "Gypsy", which is hands down the best story of Poul Anderson, and because of Anderson's place in SF, maybe THE best story in all of space science fiction, period. Nobody ever wrote a more romantic and emotional paen (hymn) to star exploration, wanderlust and sheer red-blooded male urge to "get out there". It vibrates, throbs, thrills and wants to tackle the unknown, in the best tradition of vikings and Jewish Old Testament pioneers. However, if the story was so good, the novel is watered down and only faintly resembles the original drive. It will not "kick your butt" and prompt you to drop your pitiful "hamster cage" day job in a way that "Gypsy" would, but it still makes for competent entertainment. Wandering tribes (or rather, clans) of freedom-loving space pioneers are taking on the whole Galaxy-spanning void and are establishing good old sheriff order on the frontier. A mixture of Scottish and Nordic cultural influences, a big dose of awe and humble appreciation of the vastness of space... All this is very good, however the novel drags in places and may even start to bore the reader in the end. It should've stayed as a short story.
review: 20-Sep-06 (read in 2005)

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"State Of Assassination"
(also as "A Man To My Wounding")
© Ellery Quinn Mystery Magazine, Dec 1959
The Horn Of Time, 1968
--/ cool sf story
--/ wonder award
--/ idea award


"Strange Bedfellows"
(also as "To Build a World")
© Galaxy, Jun 1964
Seven Conquests, 1969
--/ fourth place space sf story
--/ wonder award
--/ idea award
--/ style award


"The Stranger Was Himself"
(also as "Symmetry")
© Fantastic Universe, Dec 1954
Space Folk, 1988
--/ cool sf story

"Strangers From Earth" (coll)
© 1961, Berkley / Putnam
--/ cool sf collection
--/ wonder award

"A Sun Invisible"
(David Falkayn)
© Analog, Apr 1966
The Trouble Twisters, 1966
--novella : 1966 Nebula
--/ cool sf story

"Sunjammer"
(Flying Mountains series)
© Analog, Apr 1964
Tales Of The Flying Mountains, 1970
--/ fourth place space sf story
--/ wonder award
--/ adventure award


"Supernova"
(also as "Day of Burning")
(David Falkayn)
© Analog, Jan 1967
Beyond the Beyond, 1969
--/ cool space sf story
--/ wonder award

"Swordsman of Lost Terra"
© Planet Stories, Nov 1951
--/ rare find

"Symmetry"
(also as "The Stranger Was Himself")
© Fantastic Universe, Dec 1954
Space Folk, 1988
--/ cool sf story


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ALL "BEST OF" LISTS ARE LOCATED HERE

These awards are given in the following categories:
- novel :
- series :
- novella :
- story :
- collection :

Also, there are our personal STYLE / GENRE SPECIFIC AWARDS. These reflect the story's content and the lasting impression on the reader:

--/ wonder award
sense-of-wonder, "visual intensity" and inventiveness

--/ idea award
originality of idea / concept

--/ adventure award
exhilarating plot, excitement / action

--/ style award
outstanding literary qualities, inimitable style

--/ romance award
intense and beautiful love / relationships

--/ humour award
funny and cool

--/ emotion award
touching, lasting impression, sensitivity

--/ shock value
altogether wild

--/ awesome scale
mind-boggling; further enhances sense-of-wonder

--/ rare find
very hard to locate, mostly from old pulps, never reprinted, etc.

Again, please feel free to leave your own review or comment under every writer's entry; also recommend us other stories you liked.


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