|Captain Flandry: Defender of the Terran Empire (2010) [Collection]|
by Poul Anderson
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(From the publisher):
No longer a brash young ensign, Captain Dominic Flandry has risen in rank, and now appreciates fully that the Terran Empire is old and tired, wanting to be left in peace. But the enemies it has made and the competing empire of Merseia will give it no peace. Too evenly matched for open warfare not to destroy them both, the opponents engage in subtle thrust and counter-thrust, feint and counter-feint, with Flandry in the thicj of it.
Through this and his succeeding adventures he will struggle gloriously and snatch victory from the alien jaws of defeat, yet Flandry is a tragic figure: a man who knows too much history, who knows that battle, scheme and even betray as he will, in the end it will mean nothing. For with the relentlessness of physical law the Empire is falling and the Long Night is approaching. If that darkness is not to fall in his own lifetime, if the things he cares about are to be saved, he must do what he can. And anyone, human or alien, who gets in his way will most definitely regret it.
This is the fifth volume in the first complete edition of Poul Anderson's Technic Civilization saga
Contains the following:
- Enter an Adversary, Charismatic and Ruthless by Hank Davis
- Outpost of Empire
- The Day of Their Return
- Tiger by the Tail
- Honorable Enemies
- The Game of Glory
- A Message in Scecret
- Appendix: "Chronology of Technic Civilization" by Sandra Miesel
Original title: Captain Flandry: Defender of the Terran Empire
Genre: Fiction→ Science Fiction→ Adventure→ Space Opera
The following works are contained within this one:
Day of Their Return, the (1973) [Novel]
Author: Poul Anderson