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Award-winning SF author Poul Anderson, the prolific author of more than 100 books, died July 31 (2001) of prostate cancer at his home in Orinda, Calif., according to his publisher, Tor Books. He was 74. With a career spanning more than 50 years, Anderson was considered one of the best writers in the genre, having penned hundreds of short stories and dozens of novels; more than 100 of his novels and short-story collections have been published.

Anderson - born in Pennsylvania of Scandinavian parents, a culture that informed his writing - was just 20 years old when he published his first short story in 1947, according to the Encyclopedia of Science Fiction. In 1948, he earned a degree in physics from the University of Minnesota. Among his early novels are the SF Brain Wave and the fantasy Three Hearts and Three Lions. Anderson also wrote under the pseudonyms Michael Karageorge and Winston P. Sanders. With SF author Gordon R. Dickson, Anderson also wrote stories about Hokas, a species of furry aliens.

On July 6, Anderson's 2000 novel Genesis won the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for the best science fiction novel of the year, the latest in a long string of honors that included three Nebula Awards and seven Hugo Awards, according to the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. Anderson was a former president of the SFWA and guest of honor at the World Science Fiction Convention. In 1997 he received SFWA's Grandmaster Award, and in 2000 he was inducted into the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame.

Anderson is survived by his wife and writing partner, Karen; his daughter, Astrid; brother, John; two grandchildren; two nieces; and SF writer Greg Bear, his son-in-law.

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 Conan VolumeYearRating
 Conan the Rebel61980n/a

 Flandry VolumeYearRating
 Agent Terran Empiren/a1967n/a
 The Rebel Worldsn/a19694/10
 A Circus of Hellsn/a19706/10
 Flandry of Terran/a1970n/a
 Ensign Flandryn/a1971n/a
 A Knight of Ghosts and Shadowsn/a1975n/a
 The Day of Their Returnn/a1975n/a
 A Stone in Heavenn/a1979n/a
 The Game of Empiren/a1985n/a

 Man-Kzin Wars (Known Space) VolumeYearRating
 The Man-Kzin Wars with Larry Niven119919/10

 Misc VolumeYearRating
 Virgin Planetn/a19594/10
 The High Crusaden/a19609/10
 Three Hearts and Three Lionsn/a19619/10
 Three Worlds to Conquern/a19648/10
 Hrolf Kraki's Sagan/a1972n/a
 There Will Be Timen/a197310/10
 Fire Timen/a1974n/a
 The Merman's Childrenn/a1979n/a
 Space Folkn/a1989n/a
 The Boat of A Million Yearsn/a19898/10
 The Shield of Timen/a1990n/a
 The Time Patroln/a19918/10
 Hoka! Hoka! Hoka! with Gordon R. Dicksonn/a1998n/a
 Hokas Pokas! with Gordon R. Dicksonn/a2000n/a
 Tau Zeron/a20008/10
 Mother of Kingsn/a2001n/a
 Going for Infinity: A Literary Journeyn/a2002n/a
 The Broken Swordn/a20026/10
 To Outlive Eternity: and Other Storiesn/a2007n/a

 Nesfa's Choice VolumeYearRating
 Call Me Joe: The Short Fiction of Poul Andersonn/a2009n/a

 Operation Chaos VolumeYearRating
 Operation Chaos119997/10

 Operation series VolumeYearRating
 Operation Luna22000n/a

 The King of Ys VolumeYearRating
 Roma Mater11986n/a
 The Dog and the Wolf41988n/a

 The Last Viking Trilogy VolumeYearRating
 The Golden Horn119808/10
 The Road of the Sea Horse21980n/a
 The Sign of the Raven31981n/a

 The Polesotechnic League VolumeYearRating
 The Man Who Countsn/a19587/10
 Trader to the Starsn/a19648/10
 The Trouble Twistersn/a1982n/a

 The Technic Civilization Saga VolumeYearRating
 The Van Rijn Method12008n/a
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