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Reviews of Captain Flandry: Defender of the Terran Empire (2010)

Review by johnafair (2011-09-17)
Although the stories in this collection were written over a period of several decades (1951 - 1975) they have managed to retain an equality of style that is rather impressive as we see the decay of the Terran Empire and Flandry's attempts to delay the effects. Again, the age of the majority of the stories, dating from the 1950s may be an excuse for the views Flandry has of the local female humans he has dealings with (and Flandry's a model of enlightened equal rights supporter compared to Anderson's other hero the merchanter van Rijn). Of course some of the technology looks a bit simplistic but this is not something limited to Poul Anderson of course and at least he is wise enough to have Flandry (or the other protagonists we meet in these tales) depend on anything too explicitly outre

(This review refers to the 2010 version titled “Captain Flandry: Defender of the Terran Empire”)

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