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Poul Anderson-1926-2001


Poul Anderson-1926-2001

Postby theproffet » Tue Aug 14, 2001 5:34 pm

If you really love science fiction, you've read some Poul Anderson. He was never as popular as some of the big boys, but great stuff. Tau Ceti, Fire Time, plus some of the darkest fantasy I've read, The Broken Sword.

His passing makes me wonder if science fiction literature can survive the generations of writers than really created the field. The writers who shaped so much of my perception are leaving one by one--Asimov, Heinlen,and Leiber checked out a few years ago, and sorry, but Clarke, Bradbury are leaving soon.

Sorry, but this news just put me in an elagaic frame of mind, perhaps reminding me of my own mortality. The future just ain't what it used to be . . . <img src=pix/icon_smokin.gif border=0 align=middle>

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Postby Lizzie » Tue Aug 14, 2001 8:41 pm

Prof: He'll be missed. I think they left a legacy. New readers will be given the opportunity to read the older stories.. the ones with all the magic.
There are some good "newer" authors out there..Greg Bear, Marge Piercy, Connie Willis are the ones I've been reading this summer.
Maybe you can turn someone onto the legacy...

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Postby Modest Mouse » Tue Sep 04, 2001 11:40 am

Poul Anderson was one of my favie writers as a kid and as an adult, I was even better able to appreciate him.

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Percy Blakeney = Dominic Flandry?

Postby Ammo Guy » Fri Jan 14, 2005 1:58 am

Hi everybody!
I've been a long time fan of Mr. Anderson's character Dominic Flandry.
More recently I have discovered a character named Sir Percy Blakeney. He is in an old late 30s English movie named The Scarlet Pimpernel. It is one of those gems on DVD you find for a DOLLAR at places like Dollar General Stores, Dollar Family Stores, Walgreen Drug Stores, and of course Wal-Mart (Walley World) etc. It was re-released on DVD by a company called Digi-View.
My question is did Mr. Anderson see the movie or read the book? The similarity of the characters is uncanny. Mind you I'm not saying he plagiarized the idea but the similarities are amazing.
If nothing else I think Dominic Flandry fans will enjoy the Percy Blakeney character too.

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Postby feisty » Fri Jan 14, 2005 4:53 am

I dunno nothin bout Dominic Flandry but I've long been a fan of the Scarlet Pimpernel and The Court Jester. Which, if you haven't seen it, is a spoof of sorts of the Scarlet Pimpernel.

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