Flandry of Terra - Poul Anderson

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
Genres: science fiction, short stories
Updated: August 22, 2021

Dominic Flandry (Terran Empire) :: Series

Belongs to the series Technic History

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