Sword and Planet Science Fiction Books

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A subgenre that combines both the medieval with the cosmos. These are action packed stories full of romance and adventure on distant planets where interstellar travel is possible; the weapon of choice is usually the sword. This is heroic science fiction where heroes are likely to settle disputes with swords than guns. Sword and Planet is the science fiction version of Sword and Sorcery. the focus is on swashbucking adventures on other planets with little scientific rigor. This genre is often combined with science fantasy if there are elements of magic. Sword and Planet is highly related to the Planetary Romance genre. The classic planetary romance everyone knows is Star Wars.
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Swordsmen In The Sky

by Donald A. Wollheim

CONTENTS: ~ ~~ ~ Swordsman Of Lost Terra [Poul Anderson]; People of the Crater [Andre Norton]; The Moon That Vanished [Leigh Brackett]; A Vision of Venus [Otis Adelbert Kline]; Kaldar, World of Antares [Edmond Hamilton]
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Delian Cycle

by Alan Burt Akers

For the first time ever, the first five books in the Saga of Dray Prescot of Earth and of Kregen are brought together in this omnibus edition. Together, these five books make up the Delian Cycle, in which Dray Prescot comes to terms with finding himself on the alien world of Kregen. Here he tries to make sense of his situation: the Star Lords, the Savanti, the marvelous places, strange beasts and stranger people. And here he pursues his greatest love of two worlds, Delia of the Blue Mountains. Containing five books: Transit to Scorpio, The Suns of Scorpio, Warrior of Scorpio, Swordships of Scorpio, and Prince of Scorpio. (349000 words)
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Earth Is Ours

by Anne Rockwell

Dive beneath the oceans and soar above the clouds in this exploration of Earth that makes a pleasing introduction to basic earth-science concepts.
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English Empire

by Poul Anderson

Captain Dominic Flandry, Science Fiction’s James Bond, in a Large Volume of Blazing Science Fiction Adventure.  The Fifth Volume of the Complete Technic Civilization Saga.

No longer a brash, young ensign, Captain Dominic Flandry has risen in rank, but now appreciates fully that the Terran empire is old and tired, wanting to be left in peace. But the enemies it has made and the competing empire of Merseia will give it no peace. Too evenly matched for open warfare not to destroy them both, the opponents engage in subtle thrust and counter-thrust, feint and counter-feint, with Flandry in the thick of it. 
            Though through this and his succeeding adventures he will struggle gloriously and snatch victory from the alien jaws of defeat, Flandry is yet a tragic figure: a man who knows too much history, 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 Empire is falling and the Long Night is approaching. If that darkness is not to fall in his own lifetime, if the things he cares about are to be saved, he must do what he can. And anyone, human or alien, who gets in his way will most definitely regret it.

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Helliconia Spring

by Brian W. Aldiss

This is the first volume of the Helliconia Trilogy-a monumental saga that goes beyond anything yet created by this master among today's imaginative writers. Helliconia, the chief planet of a binary system, is emerging from its centuries long winter. The tribes of the equatorial continent emerge from their hiding places and are again able to dispute possession of the planet with the ferocious phagors. In Oldorando, love, trade and coinage are being rediscovered. - Aldiss's short story "Supertoys Last All Summer Long" was the basis for the Steven Spielberg/Stanley Kubrick film A.I.-Artificial Intelligence. - Introduction by the author. - Over 1,000,000 Brian W. Aldiss books in print! - Aldiss novel Frankenstein Unbound was adapted for the film starring John Hurt and Bridget Fonda. - Aldiss's was named a science fiction Grandmaster in 2000 by the Science Fiction Writers of America - A Robert Silverberg selection
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Into The Dire Planet

by Joel Jenkins

Thrust into the savage Martian past, Garvey Dire must solve the mystery of time in a world of alien monsters and brutal violence or see his own world destroyed by war.
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The Swordsman Of Mars

by Otis Adelbert Kline

In Swordsman of Mars, Harry Thorne, outcast scion of a wealthy East Coast family, seeks the greatest adventure of his life. He exchanges bodies with his look-alike, Martian Sheb Takkor, and is transported millions of years into the past to a Mars peopled with mighty warriors, beautiful women, and fearsome beasts. Sheb Takkor, a great swordsman in his own right, must fight his way across the deserts and jungles of ancient Mars to save the lovely Princess Thane and to defeat his arch-enemy Sel Han - or die trying! Edgar Rice Burroughs was the first great writer of planetary adventures. His one true rival and equal at writing planet stories was Otis Adelbert Kline. Kline was on the original editorial staff of Weird Tales, and was literary agent to Robert E. Howard of Conan fame.
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Gor

by John Norman

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The dirty version of Sword and Planet. Think of this as written porn. Nevertheless, it must be mentioned since it\'s well known and often referred to in this genre.
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