A Galaxy Trilogy, Vol. 1: Star Ways, Druids’ World, and The Day the World Stopped

By Poul Anderson , George Henry Smith , and Stanton A. Coblentz
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The Galaxy Trilogy Series: Book 1

13.57 Hours 01/01/2006 unabridged
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Before Star Trek or Gene Roddenberry and before Star Wars and George Lucas, the science fiction writers of the 1950s and 1960s were writing some of the hippest genre literature of the era. Here are three imaginative novellas from some of these pioneers of pulp science fiction. Star Ways by Poul Anderson is an action-packed saga of the Nomads, space gypsies voyaging endlessly through the cosmos, and of Joachin of the starship Peregrine, who must act as both bait and trap for the deadliest foe the Nomads had ever known. In George Henry Smith’s Druids’ World, a fantasy of a crumbling civilization with ties to King Arthur’s era, a strong leader, Adam Max McBride, faces off with both a corrupt ruling class and horrible nonliving polymorphs in a battle to save the homeland. In The Day the World Stopped by Stanton A. Coblentz, a US president and his advisors plan to use the ultimate weapon in “preventive war” against Red China, while a young senator who tries to avert the calamity gets unexpected help from space visitors who offer him the use of their special powers.

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Summary

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Before Star Trek or Gene Roddenberry and before Star Wars and George Lucas, the science fiction writers of the 1950s and 1960s were writing some of the hippest genre literature of the era. Here are three imaginative novellas from some of these pioneers of pulp science fiction.

Star Ways by Poul Anderson is an action-packed saga of the Nomads, space gypsies voyaging endlessly through the cosmos, and of Joachin of the starship Peregrine, who must act as both bait and trap for the deadliest foe the Nomads had ever known.

In George Henry Smith’s Druids’ World, a fantasy of a crumbling civilization with ties to King Arthur’s era, a strong leader, Adam Max McBride, faces off with both a corrupt ruling class and horrible nonliving polymorphs in a battle to save the homeland.

In The Day the World Stopped by Stanton A. Coblentz, a US president and his advisors plan to use the ultimate weapon in “preventive war” against Red China, while a young senator who tries to avert the calamity gets unexpected help from space visitors who offer him the use of their special powers.

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“Enjoyable from first to last. Fast-moving and convincing.” Astounding Science-Fiction on Star Ways

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Author Bio: Poul Anderson

Poul Anderson (1926–2001) was one of the most prolific and popular writers in science fiction. He won the Hugo Award seven times and the Nebula Award three times, as well as many other awards, including the Grand Master Award of the Science Fiction Writers of America for a lifetime of distinguished achievement. With a degree in physics and a wide knowledge of other fields of science, he was noted for building stories on a solid foundation of real science, as well as for being one of the most skilled creators of fast-paced adventure stories. He was author of over one hundred novels and story collections, several hundred short stories, and several mysteries and nonfiction books.

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Author Bio: George Henry Smith

George Henry Smith (1922–1996) was an American science fiction author. He wrote the three novels of the Dylan MacBride series, as well as six other novels.

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Author Bio: Stanton A. Coblentz

Stanton Arthur Coblentz (1896–1982) was an American author and poet. He received a master's degree in English literature and then began publishing poetry during the early 1920s. His first published science fiction was "The Sunken World," a satire about Atlantis, in Amazing Stories Quarterly for July, 1928. The next year, he published his first novel, The Wonder Stick. He also wrote books of literary criticism and nonfiction concerning historical subjects.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Runtime: 13.57
Audience: Adult
Edition: English