MEET ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR CHARACTERS IN SCIENCE FICTION
When the human race spread out among the stars, they took the profit motive with them, and none exemplified that fact better than Nicholas Van Rijn, interstellar trader and capitalist extraordinaire. He might look like Falstaff and talk in a steady stream of malapropisms, but anybody who might take him for a bumbling buffoon would quickly find themselves taken – to the cleaners!
In Nick Van Rijn, Poul Anderson created one of the most memorable and popular characters in science fiction, and now, for the first time, all the novels and stories of Van Rijn and the Polesotechnic League will be published in chronological order in three volumes.
- Introduction: Planets and Profits by Hank Davis
- The Saturn Game
- Wings of Victory
- The Problem of Pain
- Margin of Profit
- How to be Ethnic in One Easy Lesson
- The Three-Cornered Wheel
- A Sun Invisible
- The Season of Forgiveness
- The Man Who Counts
- Hiding Place
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.