The Psychotechnic League
A collection of Psychotechnic League stories.
In the beginning was World War III...
Out of the flames was born a new civilization, a new humanity dedicated
to one world rather than to many nations, to one peace rather than many
wars. Never again on Planet Earth would one group of humans "defend"
themselves against another group equally convinced that all their
actions were "defensive." Never again on Planet Earth.
But cycles repeat themselves endlessly; Earth is only the beginning of the human story. Next comes planet against planet, and then the stars themselves. Through it all the impersonal forces of historical necessity will tend to force that story into the pathways of tyranny, stasis, and war. And in the end they must prevail. But ever will humankind win free once more...
Poul Anderson (1926–2001) was born in Pennsylvania of Scandinavian stock. He started publishing science fiction in 1947 and became one the great figures in the genre, serving as President of the Science Fiction Writers of America, winning many Hugo and Nebula awards, and also winning the Gandalf (Grand Master) Award.
The Psychotechnic League consists of 6 total works. The current recommended reading order for the series is provided below.