Poul Anderson

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Birthday
25, 1926
Birthplace
Bristol, PA
Death Date
Jul 31, 2001 (74)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
25, 1926
Birthplace
Bristol, PA
Death Date
Jul 31, 2001 (74)

About

A prolific science-fiction and fantasy writer, he grounded his books in real-world science and won seven Hugo Awards and three Nebula Awards. His popular works include the Time Patrol books, the Tomorrow's Children series, and the Technic Civilization Saga.

Before Fame

He earned a degree in physics from the University of Minnesota. He published his first science fiction work, Tomorrow's Children, in 1947.

Trivia

The theme of many of his works, human "Technic Civilization," had its origins in the events of the European Age of Exploration.

Family Life

He was born in Bristol, Pennsylvania, to an American engineer father and a mother of Scandinavian descent. He married Karen Kruse in 1953 and welcomed a daughter, Astrid, the following year.

Associated With

The situations in his works of fiction often mirror real-world events. For example, his description of a futuristic society's conflict over a territory is not unlike the real-world conflict faced by David Ben-Gurion's Israel.