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    review Ensign Flandry PDF FREE [Ensign Flandry] Ensign Flandry by Poul Anderson is on its surface a far future science fiction action adventure but not much beneath is an allegory about the Vietnam War and American foreign policy First published in 1966 the similarities between our involvement in Southeast Asia and Anderson’s puppet and string space advent

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    Poul Anderson ´ 0 read characters Ó PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Poul Anderson review Ensign Flandry Ensign Flandry is classic science fiction exploration of new worlds clashes between galactic civilizationsAnd it's pretty good But not great I just uite frankly kept catching myself tuning out every once in a while then having to flip back and figure out what I missed But while it isn't engrossing it's solid early Poul Anderson and Poul Anderson is almost always worth a readNote The rest of this review has been withdr

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    PDF FREE [Ensign Flandry] review Ensign Flandry Having made my way through Anderson's Polesotechnic League saga from the start I can say with confidence that th

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    Poul Anderson ´ 0 read PDF FREE [Ensign Flandry] I'm not sure how this one slipped through the cracks for me I've read a fair bit of Anderson in my youth Most notably his Time Patrol stories and his Psychotechnic League storiesI picked up a paperback copy of Ensign Flandry at Camerons's Books in Portland OR If you live there or are passing through Cameron's is a bibliophile's used book store erotic dream Southeast of the larger and infinitely well known Powe

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    characters Ó PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Poul Anderson Poul Anderson ´ 0 read PDF FREE [Ensign Flandry] Space opera done right Fast layered unpredictable with exotic worlds challenging technologies and Big uestions in abundance Joyously there is no bloat cf the modern state of the genre though there are some cliches in the female character department Given the sheer exuberance and fun on offer it is hard to begrudge the book Forget comparisons

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    review Ensign Flandry PDF FREE [Ensign Flandry] Although this book is in the same macho space hero tradition of several of the novels I’ve reviewed recently such as The Legion of Space Ande

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    PDF FREE [Ensign Flandry] Ensign Flandry the first volume I’ve read in Poul Anderson’s famous series of books about intergalactic intrigue and espsionage reminds me of necessity of Keith Laumer’s famous Retief of the CDT Corps Diplomatiue Terrestrienne series and Harry Harrison’s Stainless Steel Rat series The necessity of cour

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    PDF FREE [Ensign Flandry] characters Ó PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Poul Anderson review Ensign Flandry Now I have a little bit of an odd review here and sorry if it's not as detailed as the rest I would give it a 710 Now I remember reading this book but it's been many years and as I am trying to read through and post about my collection I didn't want to try to go back and reread it at the moment I know I'm sorry vv so instead I will just describe the feelings I remember towards it without making too many guesses at trying to give c

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    review Ensign Flandry PDF FREE [Ensign Flandry] Poul Anderson ´ 0 read I had forgotten how much fun Poul Anderson is to read Ensign Flandry was a blast uick moving space opera is always enjoyable if it is well written Published in 1966 this novel still holds up today One semi major plot point is echoed i

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  • Paperback
  • 203
  • Ensign Flandry
  • Poul Anderson
  • English
  • 05 November 2018
  • 9780743474436

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review Ensign Flandry Ensign Flandry characters Ú 0 characters Ó PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Poul Anderson Thing as damp as the place behind his ears is the ink on his brand new commissionThough through this and his succeeding adventures he will struggle gloriously and win usually mighty victories Dominic Flandry is essentially. Space opera done right Fast layered unpredictable with exotic worlds challenging technologies and Big uestions in abundance Joyously there is no bloat cf the modern state of the genre though there are some cliches in the female character department Given the sheer exuberance and fun on offer it is hard to begrudge the book Forget comparisons to Bond and Hornblower this is uniue and it is good

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Ensign Flandry

review Ensign Flandry Ensign Flandry characters Ú 0 characters Ó PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Poul Anderson IntroducingDominic FlandryBefore he's through he'll have saved worlds and become the confidante of emperors But for now he's seventeen years old as fresh and brash a sprig of the nobility as you would care to know The only. Having made my way through Anderson s Polesotechnic League saga from the start I can say with confidence that this is one of the better novels in the series At first I was missing Van Rijn and the absurdity and gravitas that he always brought to the proceedings But a uarter of the way through one begins to get one s bearings We find ourselves in the midst of a proxy war on some nowheresville backwoods planet The growing Merseian Empire have for reasons unknown begun to arm a sentient ocean species against their land neighbours and so the dying Terran Empire only partially having any idea why they re doing it decide to arm the sentient land species of the planet against the ocean species They don t really know why they are there we come to understand nor do they know what they have gotten themselves into The MacGuffin is a great hook why have the Merseians begun this conflict Why are they arming this species in the middle of nowhere and setting it to fight against another species in the middle of nowhere The planet offers no strategic value no resource value What do they hope to gain by dragging the Terran Empire into a war over a nothing planet This tasty mystery becomes the focus of the rest of the novelAnd what a surprising novel it turned out to be It was certainly weighty than I anticipated In one scene Flandry tours an underwater civilization that his own people have sworn to destroy In another scene he is forced to use a person he cares deeply about for the good of the Empire These sorts of moral crossroads form the spine of the novel and they receive unusually serious treatment for a 1960 s space opera Essentially though this is a spy novel like John Le Carre in space but with the traditional roles reversed Instead of the big bad government of Earth using and manipulating the poor unknowing spy here we have the spy fooling and betraying his own government in a Mission Impossible style plot with real stakes real intrigue and some real complexities The thematic approach to all this material is of course determined by Anderson s libertarian ideology his belief that governments are too big and slow and stupid to do anything effectively and so we are never in doubt as to the moral rightness of the people who risk their lives or lifelong imprisonment to save the very Empire that s trying to stop them Along the way we have everything you might expect from a spy novel tense cloak and dagger action ambiguous loyalties the compromising of morals necessary to keep an Empire safe And it s all done with such beautiful control over tone narrative structure and pacing Near the climax of the novel there is a scene where an agent must get the information he has illegally retrieved to another agent but he s been caught He s being shot at he s bleeding he s crawling across the floor the fate of the Terran Empire may lie in his hands and suddenly I realized how tense I was and how emotionally engaged When the chapter ended I had to take a breather Everything is like that in this book just a little better than you expect There are also some wonderful character touches At the fringes of the novel there is a cyborg double agent or is he a triple agent whose role in the plot I will not reveal but only say that it is deeply interesting and even moving Hauksberg is another compelling character a Chamberlain of the future who is willing to accept any lie from the enemy as long as he can tell himself he has achieved peace in his time As for Flandry his characterization is admittedly pretty standard fare though absolutely competent and the man is somewhat thoughtful and philosophical than I was led to expect from his reputation as a James Bond type In the end the solution to the mystery is entirely satisfying and the final moments are balanced between feelings of resignation and hope This is a well made novel with somewhat seriousness and moral weight than we usually find in these sorts of things and I look forward to continuing the series in A Circus of Hells

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review Ensign Flandry Ensign Flandry characters Ú 0 characters Ó PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Poul Anderson A tragic figure a man who knows too much 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 Long Night approaches The Terran Empire is dyi. Ensign Flandry the first volume I ve read in Poul Anderson s famous series of books about intergalactic intrigue and espsionage reminds me of necessity of Keith Laumer s famous Retief of the CDT Corps Diplomatiue Terrestrienne series and Harry Harrison s Stainless Steel Rat series The necessity of course is that all three series deal with intergalactic spies The latter two however have some of the most hilarious scenes in science fiction or at least in space opera Laumer s Jaime Retief maneuvers through the bureaucratic landscape like Wodehouse s Jeeves at an exclusive country estate constantly garnering laughs at the expense of alien and higher ranking diplomat alike Harrison s Slippery Jim diGriz is like an outrageous version of James Bond not a Maxwell Smart by any means but pretty funny nonetheless Dominick Flandry on the other hand is a serious version of intergalactic spy His initial story is full of backstabbing bureaucracy Cold War politics alien technology espionage and twists both benign and malignant There are Bond like girls though the scenes are less described than implied and tense moments with individual small unit and ship to ship combat Indeed there is even a mystery Why are the Merseians the enemy aliens of the Terrans throughout known space letting themselves get bogged down in a land based war on a valueless planet On that uestion hinges the entire plot of the bookWithout spoiling the plot let me just suggest that the book is an interesting for Anderson s development of cultures as it is for the plot itself There is a primitive civilization where the female gender is dominant a warrior class and where the males are essentially drone like To complicate matters these are humanoids related to ferocious feline genetics and one of the finest warrior females has her beautiful eyes set on Flandry Of course those incisors make the attraction somewhat less than mutual There is also an underwater civilization which is both defended against and attacks with intriguing tactics The conclusion while appropriate in terms of acknowledging heroism has a very Vietnam esue atmosphere to it In fact while the Retief books and Stainless Steel Rat books to which I referred in the opening paragraph also have the distrust of simple jingoistic causes and authority as well Ensign Flandry is the only one of the three that accomplishes its purpose through meaningful dialogue rather than ridicule As such it offers a different feel than the other books offered While all three books make their points about the wastefulness of war and present cynicism about certain authority figures or abstract levels of authority Ensign Flandry was the book that caused me to contemplate the deepest on what I know about human nature and how I feel about certain forms of social manipulation If art is as some have defined it an expression that causes you to rethink your feelings or opinions on something Ensign Flandry is not only interesting science fiction it s truly artRemember you most definitely can t have a peace that isn t founded on hard common interest that doesn t pay off for everybody concerned p 72 There you are a Utilitarian approach to diplomacy that summarizes the entire book