History Creator / PoulAnderson

8th Jul '17 9:11:36 AM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


TheOtherWiki lists [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poul_Anderson recurring themes in his work]] as (among others) "[[BigDamnHeroes larger-than-life characters]] who succeed gleefully or fail heroically," [[RockBeatsLaser the folly of underestimating "primitive" cultures]], and "[[GreyAndGrayMorality tragic conflict... with no villains at all]]." His famous essay, [[http://www.sfwa.org/2005/01/on-thud-and-blunder/ "On Thud and Blunder,"]] where he takes potshots at those who fail to use basic research, or at least common sense when writing HeroicFantasy, is the TropeNamer for ThudAndBlunder.

to:

TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki lists [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poul_Anderson recurring themes in his work]] as (among others) "[[BigDamnHeroes larger-than-life characters]] who succeed gleefully or fail heroically," [[RockBeatsLaser the folly of underestimating "primitive" cultures]], and "[[GreyAndGrayMorality tragic conflict... with no villains at all]]." His famous essay, [[http://www.sfwa.org/2005/01/on-thud-and-blunder/ "On Thud and Blunder,"]] where he takes potshots at those who fail to use basic research, or at least common sense when writing HeroicFantasy, is the TropeNamer for ThudAndBlunder.
20th Jun '17 9:56:37 AM freyalorelei
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Poul Anderson (1926--2001) was an American writer of SpeculativeFiction, mainly science fiction, and occasional HistoricalFiction, who was also involved in the founding of the Society for Creative Anachronism. Though much of his work was dramatic, he also wrote a fair amount of humor. He was known for combining the nuts-and-bolts of [[MohsScaleOfScienceFictionHardness hard SF]] with interesting and unusual characters. His novel ''Literature/TauZero'' was one of the first to consider the extreme implications of relativity, and he was one of the first authors to create a biologically plausible WingedHumanoid alien species. On the more humorous side, he was the first to postulate a spaceship powered by beer. His penchant for [[ShownTheirWork doing the research]] also extended to his fantasy and historical works. He has been cited as a major source for ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''. But he was best known for his sweeping ''Literature/TechnicHistory'' space opera series, which was formed by CanonWelding his early Polysotechnic League stories with his later Dominic Flandry/Terran Empire stories.

to:

Poul Anderson (1926--2001) was an American writer of SpeculativeFiction, mainly science fiction, and occasional HistoricalFiction, who was also involved in the founding of the Society for Creative Anachronism.UsefulNotes/SocietyForCreativeAnachronism. Though much of his work was dramatic, he also wrote a fair amount of humor. He was known for combining the nuts-and-bolts of [[MohsScaleOfScienceFictionHardness hard SF]] with interesting and unusual characters. His novel ''Literature/TauZero'' was one of the first to consider the extreme implications of relativity, and he was one of the first authors to create a biologically plausible WingedHumanoid alien species. On the more humorous side, he was the first to postulate a spaceship powered by beer. His penchant for [[ShownTheirWork doing the research]] also extended to his fantasy and historical works. He has been cited as a major source for ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''. But he was best known for his sweeping ''Literature/TechnicHistory'' space opera series, which was formed by CanonWelding his early Polysotechnic League stories with his later Dominic Flandry/Terran Empire stories.
21st Feb '17 6:54:17 PM Xtifr
Is there an issue? Send a Message


[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/poulanderson.jpg]]

to:

[[quoteright:300:http://static.[[quoteright:200:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/poulanderson.jpg]]
21st Feb '17 6:54:01 PM Xtifr
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/poulanderson.jpg]]
21st Feb '17 6:33:08 PM Xtifr
Is there an issue? Send a Message


TheOtherWiki lists [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poul_Anderson recurring themes in his work]] as (among others) "[[BigDamnHeroes larger-than-life characters]] who succeed gleefully or fail heroically," [[RockBeatsLaser the folly of underestimating "primitive" cultures]], and "[[GreyAndGrayMorality tragic conflict... with no villains at all]]." His most famous essay is [[http://www.sfwa.org/2005/01/on-thud-and-blunder/ "On Thud and Blunder,"]] where he takes potshots at those who fail to use basic research, or at least common sense when writing HeroicFantasy, and is the TropeNamer for ThudAndBlunder.

to:

TheOtherWiki lists [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poul_Anderson recurring themes in his work]] as (among others) "[[BigDamnHeroes larger-than-life characters]] who succeed gleefully or fail heroically," [[RockBeatsLaser the folly of underestimating "primitive" cultures]], and "[[GreyAndGrayMorality tragic conflict... with no villains at all]]." His most famous essay is essay, [[http://www.sfwa.org/2005/01/on-thud-and-blunder/ "On Thud and Blunder,"]] where he takes potshots at those who fail to use basic research, or at least common sense when writing HeroicFantasy, and is the TropeNamer for ThudAndBlunder.
21st Feb '17 6:31:14 PM Xtifr
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Poul Anderson (1926--2001) was an American writer of SpeculativeFiction, who was also involved in the founding of the Society for Creative Anachronism. Apart from Creator/JRRTolkien, probably the writer most involved in [[ShownTheirWork doing the research]] when it came to fantasy. A major source for ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''.

to:

Poul Anderson (1926--2001) was an American writer of SpeculativeFiction, mainly science fiction, and occasional HistoricalFiction, who was also involved in the founding of the Society for Creative Anachronism. Apart from Creator/JRRTolkien, probably Though much of his work was dramatic, he also wrote a fair amount of humor. He was known for combining the writer most involved in nuts-and-bolts of [[MohsScaleOfScienceFictionHardness hard SF]] with interesting and unusual characters. His novel ''Literature/TauZero'' was one of the first to consider the extreme implications of relativity, and he was one of the first authors to create a biologically plausible WingedHumanoid alien species. On the more humorous side, he was the first to postulate a spaceship powered by beer. His penchant for [[ShownTheirWork doing the research]] when it came also extended to fantasy. A his fantasy and historical works. He has been cited as a major source for ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''.
''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''. But he was best known for his sweeping ''Literature/TechnicHistory'' space opera series, which was formed by CanonWelding his early Polysotechnic League stories with his later Dominic Flandry/Terran Empire stories.
19th Feb '17 8:55:24 PM Fireblood
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* CulturedBadass: In "A Little Knowledge"

to:

* CulturedBadass: In "A Little Knowledge"Knowledge".



* DearJohnLetter: In the BackStory of "The Corkscrew Of Space"

to:

* DearJohnLetter: In the BackStory of "The Corkscrew Of Space"Space".



* DirtyBusiness: The aliens' view, in "No Truce with Kings"
* DividedStatesOfAmerica: In "No Truce With Kings"

to:

* DirtyBusiness: The aliens' view, in "No Truce with Kings"
Kings".
* DividedStatesOfAmerica: In "No Truce With Kings"Kings".



* TheFairFolk: Appear in many Anderson stories, often with some kind of twist. Examples include ''The Queen of Air and Darkness''.

to:

* TheFairFolk: Appear They ppear in many Anderson stories, often with some kind of twist. Examples include ''The Queen of Air and Darkness''.



* FeudalFuture: Many

to:

* FeudalFuture: ManyMany.



* FlowerMotifs: The aliens loved this in "The Pirate"
* GodsNeedPrayerBadly: Averted in the short story ''The Food of the Gods''. A being or concept needs some initial worship to achieve Godhood, but after that are relatively self-sustaining. (If a bit hungry . . . )

to:

* FlowerMotifs: The aliens loved this in "The Pirate"
Pirate".
* GodsNeedPrayerBadly: Averted {{Averted}} in the short story ''The Food of the Gods''. A being or concept needs some initial worship to achieve Godhood, but after that are relatively self-sustaining. (If a bit hungry . . . )



* HomeSweetHome: Why they stopped looking for Earth in "Gypsy"

to:

* HomeSweetHome: Why they stopped looking for Earth in "Gypsy""Gypsy".



* ImAHumanitarian: Central to all of a planet's cultures in "Sharing of Flesh"

to:

* ImAHumanitarian: Central to all of a planet's cultures in "Sharing of Flesh"Flesh".



* ImprobablyHighIQ: In "Turning Point," invoked to be averted; it's meaningless to talk of how high an average IQ the planet of geniuses has, because the scale realy doesn't work past 180.

to:

* ImprobablyHighIQ: In "Turning Point," invoked to be averted; it's meaningless to talk of how high an average IQ the planet of geniuses has, because the scale realy really doesn't work past 180.



* ItWasAGift: Invoked as an excuse in "A Little Knowledge"

to:

* ItWasAGift: Invoked {{Invoked}} as an excuse in "A Little Knowledge"Knowledge".



* MasterOfYourDomain: A lot of his books e.g. ''Boat of A Million Years''
* MatterOfLifeAndDeath: In "Marque and Reprisal"
* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: ''The Devil's Game''
* MamasBabyPapasMaybe: In ''The Man Who Counts''
* TheMenFirst: In "Arsenal Port"

to:

* MasterOfYourDomain: A lot of his books e.g. ''Boat of A Million Years''
Years''.
* MatterOfLifeAndDeath: In "Marque and Reprisal"
Reprisal".
* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: ''The Devil's Game''
Game''.
* MamasBabyPapasMaybe: In ''The Man Who Counts''
Counts''.
* TheMenFirst: In "Arsenal Port"Port".



* MindOverMatter: In ''Sargasso of Lost Starships''
* MoreHeroThanThou: "Sunjammer" -- they argue about who will do the dangerous part, based on two of them being young but unmarried, and one being married but old
* TheMutiny: In "Break"

to:

* MindOverMatter: In ''Sargasso of Lost Starships''
Starships''.
* MoreHeroThanThou: "Sunjammer" -- they argue about who will do the dangerous part, based on two of them being young but unmarried, and one being married but old
old.
* TheMutiny: In "Break""Break".



* NiceToTheWaiter: Ganch is repulsed by this in "Inside Straight"
* NonHumanSidekick: "To Build A World"
* NotAGame: Inverted in "The Un-Man" -- a two-year-old needs to think it's a game to avoid being traumatized.

to:

* NiceToTheWaiter: Ganch is repulsed by this in "Inside Straight"
Straight".
* NonHumanSidekick: "To Build A World"
World".
* NotAGame: Inverted {{Inverted}} in "The Un-Man" -- a two-year-old needs to think it's a game to avoid being traumatized.



* {{Privateer}}: ''The Star Fox''

to:

* {{Privateer}}: ''The Star Fox''Fox''.



* StockholmSyndrome: Wanda reminds herself of this in ''Year of the Ransom''
* TakingTheVeil: The end of "Kyrie", and a plot twist in "The Live Coward"
* TalkingInYourSleep: A danger in "The Burning Bridge" -- the man must become a HumanPopsicle so he will not reveal all

to:

* StockholmSyndrome: Wanda reminds herself of this in ''Year of the Ransom''
Ransom''.
* TakingTheVeil: The end of "Kyrie", and a plot twist in "The Live Coward"
Coward".
* TalkingInYourSleep: A danger in "The Burning Bridge" -- the man must become a HumanPopsicle so he will not reveal allall.



* TheyCallMeMisterTibbs: In "A Little Knowledge"

to:

* TheyCallMeMisterTibbs: In "A Little Knowledge"Knowledge".



** In "Say It With Flowers", the main character pleads for news on the grounds that he had a relative on a ship

to:

** In "Say It With Flowers", the main character pleads for news on the grounds that he had a relative on a shipship.



** "The Man who Came Early" moved back in time after a lighning strike.

to:

** "The Man who Came Early" moved back in time after a lighning lightning strike.



* TwiceToldTale: "Goat Song" is Orpheus

to:

* TwiceToldTale: "Goat Song" is OrpheusOrpheus.



* WhenTreesAttack: An alien forest in ''The Star Fox''
* WouldNotHitAGirl: "To Build A World"

to:

* WhenTreesAttack: An alien forest in ''The Star Fox''
Fox''.
* WouldNotHitAGirl: "To Build A World"World".
5th Jan '17 10:10:20 AM Andrewjpet12
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ConstrainedWriting: [[https://groups.google.com/forum/message/raw?msg=alt.language.artificial/ZL4e3fD7eW0/_7p8bKwLJWkJ "Uncleftish Beholding"]] is a short essay Anderson wrote that provides a basic overview of atomic physics, but does so as much as possible with only words of Germanic, rather than Latin, origin.



* ConstrainedWriting: [[https://groups.google.com/forum/message/raw?msg=alt.language.artificial/ZL4e3fD7eW0/_7p8bKwLJWkJ "Uncleftish Beholding"]] is a short essay Anderson wrote that provides a basic overview of atomic physics, but does so as much as possible with only words of Germanic, rather than Latin, origin.
24th Dec '16 4:05:39 PM Andrewjpet12
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ConstrainedWriting: [[https://groups.google.com/forum/message/raw?msg=alt.language.artificial/ZL4e3fD7eW0/_7p8bKwLJWkJ "Uncleftish Beholding"]] is a short essay Anderson wrote that provides a basic overview of atomic physics, but does so as much as possible with only words of Germanic, rather than Latin, origin.
15th Oct '16 1:03:10 PM SorPepita
Is there an issue? Send a Message


TheOtherWiki lists [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poul_Anderson recurring themes in his work]] as (among others) "[[BigDamnHeroes larger-than-life characters]] who succeed gleefully or fail heroically," [[RockBeatsLaser the folly of underestimating "primitive" cultures]], and "[[GreyAndGrayMorality tragic conflict...with no villains at all]]." His most famous essay is [[http://www.sfwa.org/2005/01/on-thud-and-blunder/ "On Thud and Blunder,"]] where he takes potshots at those who fail to use basic research, or at least common sense when writing HeroicFantasy, and is the TropeNamer for ThudAndBlunder.

to:

TheOtherWiki lists [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poul_Anderson recurring themes in his work]] as (among others) "[[BigDamnHeroes larger-than-life characters]] who succeed gleefully or fail heroically," [[RockBeatsLaser the folly of underestimating "primitive" cultures]], and "[[GreyAndGrayMorality tragic conflict... with no villains at all]]." His most famous essay is [[http://www.sfwa.org/2005/01/on-thud-and-blunder/ "On Thud and Blunder,"]] where he takes potshots at those who fail to use basic research, or at least common sense when writing HeroicFantasy, and is the TropeNamer for ThudAndBlunder.
This list shows the last 10 events of 92. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Creator.PoulAnderson