Nebula Award: Best Novel nominee (1965).
BATTLE TO THE DEATH IN DEEP SPACE
Earthmen and Aleriona have met in space. Neither side can afford to let the other get too strong. The Aleriona have captured the human outpost, New Europe, and claim that all the inhabitants were killed. The World Federation on Earth seems committed to peace at any price. But there are those – among them ex-navy Captain Gunnar Heim – who know that appeasement will only lead to further Aleriona aggression. Heim believes that there must be a showdown now – before it's too late.
Heim and his crew of volunteers take off from Earth in the Star Fox and prepare for their hit-and-run battle...
POUL ANDERSON is one of the finest of America's science fiction authors, and The Star Fox is one of the very best novels he has ever written.
Genres: science fiction
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.