The High Crusade (50th Anniversary Edition) by Poul Anderson PDF

By Poul Anderson

ISBN-10: 1618247824

ISBN-13: 9781618247827

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In the 12 months of grace 1345, as Sir Roger Baron de Tourneville is collecting a military to hitch King Edward III within the conflict opposed to France, a so much superb occasion happens: an enormous silver send descends during the sky and lands in a pasture beside the little village of Ansby in northeastern Lincolnshire. The Wersgorix, whose scouting send it truly is, are rather specialist at taking up planets, and having made up our minds from orbit that this one was once compatible, they start up commonplace world-conquering strategy. Ah, yet this time it's no mere primitives the Wersgorix search to enslave; they've introduced their invasion opposed to loose Englishmen! in any case, just one alien is left alive and Sir Roger's grand imaginative and prescient is born. He intends for the creature to fly the send first to France to assist his King, then directly to the Holy Land to conquer the infidel.

Unfortunately, he has now not allowed for the treachery of the alien pilot, who as an alternative takes the craft to his domestic planet, the place, he thinks, those upstart barbarians may have no selection yet to give up. yet that knavish alien little knows the indomitable will and smart resourcefulness of Englishmen, irrespective of how nice the percentages opposed to them. . .

Literary Awards
Hugo Award Nominee for top Novel (1961)

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Die Menge lachte anerkennend, die Zeitungsleute drückten erfreut auf die Knöpfe ihrer Sub-Etha-Report-Matics, und der Präsident grinste. Während er grinste, schrie sein Herz verzweifelt auf, und er befühlte die kleine Paralyso-Matic-Bombe, die friedlich in seiner Tasche ruhte. Schließlich hielt er es nicht mehr aus. Er erhob seine Köpfe zum Himmel, stieß ein wildes Kriegsgeheul aus Dur-Dreiklängen aus, warf die Bombe auf den Boden und rannte los - durch die Flut, plötzlich eingefrorenen, strahlenden Lächelns.

Seine Aufgabe besteht nicht darin, Macht auszuüben, sondern die Aufmerksamkeit von ihr abzulenken. In dieser Hinsicht ist Zaphod Beeblebrox einer der erfolgreichsten Präsidenten, die die Galaxis je hatte - zwei seiner zehn Präsidentenjahre verbrachte er bereits wegen Unterschlagung hinter Gittern. Ganz ganz wenige Leute wissen, daß der Präsident und die Regierung eigentlich gar keine Macht haben, und von diesen wenigen wissen nur sechs, von wem die allerhöchste politische Macht ausgeht. Fast alle andern glauben im stillen, die letzten Entscheidungsbefugnisse habe ein Computer inne.

Während er sein Boot über die Meere von Damogran schipperte, lächelte er still in sich hinein bei der Vorstellung, was für ein fabelhaft aufregender Tag das werden würde. Er machte sich's bequem und ließ seine beiden Arme lässig auf der Rücklehne ruhen. Steuern tat er mit einem Extra-Arm, den er sich erst vor kurzem gleich unter seinem rechten Arm hatte anbringen lassen, weil er sich damit im Ski-Boxen zu verbessern hoffte. « Aber seine Nerven sangen ein Lied, schriller als eine Hundepfeife. Die Insel namens Frankreich war ungefähr zwanzig Meilen lang, in der Mitte fünf Meilen breit, sandig und wie ein Halbmond geformt.

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