August 31, 2011

EMAIL OF THE DAY:

I work for Karen Anderson, Poul Anderson’s widow, as assistant, chief cook, bottle washer, computer geek and, lately, Kindle content creator. We are going to be trying to get Poul’s entire backlist up as I get them converted, and the first one – “Call Me Joe” – went live over the weekend. That’s the one that contains the immortal line “I’ve yet to see any problem, however complicated, which when you looked at it the right way didn’t become still more complicated.” This edition has the original Kelly Freas Cover from Astounding in 1957 and all four of Kelly’s interior illustrations, and is authorized by the estates of both.

A Poul Anderson story you probably haven’t read, for 99 cents? Sounds like a deal to me.