Fantasy in the 1960s-1990s
SF/FANTASY
index

- Poul Anderson
- Ursula Le Guin
- Anne McCaffrey
bibliography
- Roger Zelazny
bibliography
- Terry Brooks
bibliography
- Stephen Donaldson
bibliography
- David Eddings
bibliography
- Guy Gavriel Kay
- Robert Jordan
- Terry Goodkind
bibliography
- Raymond Feist

  • Poul Anderson, interview with Locus from 1997

  • More links to sites about Poul Anderson can be found among my
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  • 60s, Poul Anderson

    Poul Anderson

    During the 40s, 50s, and 60s fantasy was mainly written by science fiction-authors. John W. Campbell started the magazine "Unknown" 1939 and of the authors that earlier had published stories in "Astounding" published fantasy-stories in this magazine. Science fiction and fantasy was very stronglt connected, but when Tolkien appeared on the scene, fantasy was seen as a genre of its own.

    The american Poul (William) Anderson (1926-2001) was one of those authors who both wrote fantasy and SF. His first piece of fantasy was The Broken Sword (1954) which based on much things out of the scandinavian mythology. The story is dark and the mortal ones are been used by the gods, who are afraid that the mortals shall see the real power they have, and destroy the gods.
    Three Hearts and Three Lions (1953) is a somewhat lighter story about Holger who reluctantly becomes a hero when he is transefered to a darker world and there ends up in the battle between the gods. A Midsummer Tempest was the name of the sequel which appeared 1974.
    Poul Andersons most famous tale of fantasy: "The King of Ys" did he write together with his wife Karen Anderson. The story consists of the novels Roma Mater (1986), Gallicenae (1987), Dahut (1988) and The Dog and the Wolf (1988). The books are based on a legend about the town Ys, and tells a story about the Romans and their fight with the free northern countries during the 5th century.

    - Ursula Le Guin


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