- Paperback: 208 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services; paperback / softback edition (13 Mar. 1980)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 058604566X
- ISBN-13: 978-0586045664
- Package Dimensions: 16.8 x 10.4 x 1.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,946,445 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Winter of the World (Panther science fiction) Paperback – 13 Mar 1980
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Happy to say, Winter of the World ticks all the boxes for me. Set in the far future after our civilisation has been destroyed by a new Ice Age, a new empire from the south wants to spread into the northern heartlands of a group of 'primitive' tribes.
It is a short book, and Poul Anderson does throw a lot at you. But part of the enjoyment for me was reading between the lines, figuring out who the people he refers to relate to our world, and how history developed after our civilisation fell.
I am a fan of both Swords and Planet and post-apocalyptic stories - Winter of the World has elements of both, while also creating a fascinating society for the northern 'kiths'.
Glad I got it
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This novel is brilliant. The theme is not new, nowadays - and i sense where a lot of today's great writers embibed their milk - but written with Poul Andersson's sensititvity and craftmanship it remains beautyfull and fresh.
A great read!
Poul Anderson, in The Winter Of The World, develops this new age, and focuses on the continuing need for empires to expand. It would certainly be a different book if written today, but Anderson continues to bring his inner eye to envision alternative futures.