Flandry of Terra - Poul Anderson N/A

His duty. As officially defined: to seek out threats to the Pax Terrestria, and to neutralize them – or, failing that, to call in His Majesty's military forces, who will end them in a more drastic and final way. As defined by Dominic Flandry: to stick his finger in the dike of civilization, to hold off for his lifetime the inevitiable coming of the barbarians and the Long Night.

To this end he battles gloriously, murders remorselessly, betrays outrageously. His justification? "Supple young women clad in sunlight, blooded horses stamping on the plains of Ilion, smoke curling fragrant about coffee and cognac on Terra" – in a phrase, all the joys and pleasures that, taken together, comprise human civilization.


  • The Game of Glory (1958)
  • A Message in Secret (also known as Mayday Orbit) (1959)
  • The Plague of Masters (also known as A Plague of Masters and Earthman, Go Home!) (1960)

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Release date 1965
Details updated August 23, 2022

Dominic Flandry (Terran Empire) :: Series

Series contains 11 total works.

Main series Technic History

We Claim These Stars N/A
Earthman, Go Home! N/A
Mayday Orbit N/A
Agent of the Terran Empire N/A
Flandry of Terra N/A
Ensign Flandry N/A
The Rebel Worlds N/A
A Circus of Hells N/A
A Knight of Ghosts and Shadows N/A
A Stone in Heaven N/A
The Game of Empire N/A