The Gods Laughed

Poul Anderson
science fiction, short stories
The Gods Laughed - Poul Anderson

A collection of science fiction short stories.


  • The Martyr
  • Night Piece
  • When Half-Gods Go
  • Peek! I See You!
  • Details
  • Captive of the Centaurianess
  • The Soldier from the Stars
  • The Word to Space
  • A Little Knowledge

Since before the Age of Space itself, the men and women of Planet Earth have yearned Outward, knowing on the deepest level that the Race's future lay not in the soft comfort of the planetary womb, but in the cold and empty spaces between the Stars, with the unknown rewards and certain dangers of a future all unbounded.

Always these brave ones have seen themselves as the carriers of the lamp of civilized humanity unto alien savages sitting in darkness. But what if reality is different – what if, on the arrival of humans bearing the gift of millennia of culture and all our aspirations, The Gods Laughed?

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Release date: 1982
Genres: science fiction, short stories
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Updated: January 19, 2017