A Knight of Ghosts and Shadows

by Poul Anderson
A Knight of Ghosts and Shadows - Poul Anderson N/A

Originally published in serial form in 1974. Also known as Knight Flandry.

Sir Dominic Flandry, Knight in Earth's Imperial Space Navy, gazed at the many pinpricks of light that filled the viewscreen of his starship. This important bit of Imperial space held an estimated four million solar systems. Maybe half of those had been visited at least once. About a hundred thousand worlds of theirs belonged to the Terran Empire, though for most planets the connection was tenuous. There were too many environments, races, cultures and lives. No mind, no government could know the whole, let along cope.

Nevertheless that sprawl of planets, peoples and provinces had to cope somehow – or see the dreaded Long Night fall. Barbarians, who had gotten spaceships and nucleonics too early in their history, prowled just outside the Terran borders – waiting for an opportune moment to attack and bring new worlds under their domination.

Category: Science Fiction

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Release date 1975
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