The Worlds of Poul Anderson

The Worlds of Poul Anderson

Poul Anderson was a prolific and highly celebrated author of science fiction. He won seven Hugo Awards, three Nebula Awards, and was nominated for the Locus Award a whopping 41 times. He even appeared as a character in works of science fiction, playing roles in Waterspider by Philip K. Dick and In the Courts of the Crimson Kings by S.M. Stirling.

The Worlds of Poul Anderson collects three of his novels: Planet of No Return, The War of Two Worlds, and World Without Stars. The collection was published by Ace Books in 1974. It was translated into several languages, including Dutch, German, French, and Japanese.

The Worlds of Poul Anderson

The morbid-yet-beautiful cover art is by artist Joseph Lombardero.
Lombardero began his career as a pharmaceutical artist and later transitioned into producing record jackets for jazz and classical albums.
Lombardero provided the cover for Sax Rohmer’s The Quest of the Sacred Slipper in 1966, which made him a sought-after cover artist. He worked with many publishers over the course of his career, including Trident, Dell, Ace Books, and Pyramid Books.

Lombardero painted covers for books of many types, including titles in the science fiction, western, mystery, and romance genres. He received the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Mystery Book Cover in 1967.