Poul William Anderson was an American science fiction author was one of the most popular authors of his time all the way into the 21st century. Anderson was born on November 25th, 1926 in Bristol, Pennsylvania.
He began writing while attending the University of Minnesota. As an undergraduate his first stories were publish by John W. Campbell. Meanwhile he earned his B.A. in physics but his heart wasn’t in becoming a physicist. Instead after his graduation he became a freelance writer and continued to work on his writing. Anderson’s first stories were published while he was an undergraduate student at the University of Minnesota by John W. Campbell in the publication known as Astounding Science Fiction: "Tomorrow's Children." He also became the sixth President of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. He officially took his position in office in 1972.
Anderson is probably most known for his adventure stories that he creates in which larger than life characters will either succeed gleefully or fail with dignity. The plot lines he created frequently involved the application of social and political issues in a such a manner that was not offensive yet appropriate to the science fiction genre. He also wrote some less extreme works of writing that were generally of shorter in length and which also appeared more often later in his career. For his works and contribution during what is known as the Golden Age of the science fiction/fantasy genre Anderson received many awards. To date he has been rewarded the Gandalf Grand Master of Fantasy Award, the Hugo Award, John Mythopoeic Fantasy Award. Nebula Award. Pegasus Award, the Prometheus Award, SFWA Grand Master Award and the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame Award. Below is a list of Anderson’s completed works:
The Psychotechnic League: The Earth itself has lived in peace for many years. No longer are there wars and no longer are there people around that have to defend themselves. But cycles are known to repeat themselves.
The Snows of Ganymede
The Psychotechnic League