Tales of the Flying Mountainsby Poul Anderson
"We, the people of the spaceship ASTRA, in order to accpmplish man's first venture beyond the solar System..."
Brave words, pondered by the Advisory Council of the ASTRA as they hurtle through space, but words judged inadequate to the task they have set themselves – to take the most perilous journey of all, far beyond the milkey way, to worlds unexplored, perhaps unexplorable. These pioneer spacemen and women have chosen a strange, uncertain future for themselves and their children, which they only begin to understand as they spin the fascinating tales of the space age past – of repression, rebellion, and anarchy – of man's fate – to accept the challange of the stars or annihilate himself on earth.
- Nothing Succeeds Like Failure
- Interlude 1
- The Rogue (aka Industrial Revolution)
- Interlude 2
- Say It with Flowers
- Interlude 3
- Ramble with a Gamblin' Man
- Interlude 4
- Que Donn'rez Vous? (aka "What'll You Give?")
- Interlude 5
- Interlude 6
- Recruiting Nation
Details updated August 26, 2021
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.