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problem to have when The Further Mishaps of Charlie Chumpkins one has anverflowingto have when ne has an verflowing read pile but it does make picking the next adventure tough sometimes I have always had an affinity for classic science fiction but there is such an verwhelming amount f material ut there produced by wide variety f different authors I ve read a lot don t get me wrong but I have also missed a bunch Our Planet: Our Home over the years So I came upon Poul Anderson s The High Crusade recently and thought to finally give it a go Originally published in 1960 it sne Kakoong, Pahlawan Pulau Awan Vol. 8 of Anderson A thought provoking celebrationf the Englishman laced with tongue in cheek glamour and sprinkled with a deftly handled satire n contemporary superpowers and societiesThe book is short and there s a great deal f action and witty humor it gets a bit philosophical towards the end but I finished it in Journeys of Frodo: An Atlas of J.R.R.Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings one sitting with easeAn intergalactic mega empire scouts for new planets to dominate andne f his spaceships lands in 1345 Lincolnshire England where even the lowliest serf looked up from his acre and dreamed f freeing the Holy Land and picking up a coffer f gold n the way What was a routine mission soon becomes the aliens worst nightmareThe plot is linear and tightly focused and it fits the subtlety f the book s themes just fine I liked the story direction but it s the unfolding that is source f constant entertainment I ve never read anything by Poul Anderson before but I soon trusted him the prose the narrative structure and the setting premises themselves make the whole adventure sound plausibleThe story is truly humorous riginal absurd and full f boldness bravado and deceit centered around a space jacuerie uprising led by a medieval noble knight I m a fan A Stepdaughter In Heat (Daddy Daughter Sex Stories) of England a sucker for the Hundred Years War the earlier part at least but I find anything related to gunpowder already too modern to bear fact is this book is so enthralling I got hooked immediately knights and blue aliens Livestock to confound airborne patrols Archery and spacecraft Heavy chivalry pitted against tanks A whole vill. Onef the Most Beloved Novels f a Grand Master f Science Fiction with Introductions and Appreciations by Major Science Fiction FiguresIn the year f grace 1345 as Sir Roger Baron de Tourneville is gathering an army to join King Edward III in the war against France a most astonishing event ccurs a huge silver ship descends through the sky and lands in a pasture beside the little village f Ansby in northeastern Lincolnshir.
Read & download The High CrusadeAntage ver the technologically superior aliens the advantage borne ut f human capacity for intrigue and good medieval capacity for an all ut brawl Where it comes to intrigue I m no master f it myself no Italian But the starfolk are like childrenAnd why Well n Earth there ve been many nations and lords for many centuries
all at dds with each ther under a feudal system nigh too complicated to remember Why ve we foughtat dds with each ther under a feudal system nigh too complicated to remember Why ve we fought many wars in France Because the Duke f Anjou was The Age of Treachery on thene hand the sovereign king f England and n the The Catcher in the Rye and Philosophy other hand a Frenchman Think you what that led to and yet tis really a minor example Onur Earth we ve perforce learned all the knavery there is to know Ah the knavery The easiness with which Sir Roger springs complicated politics and clever intrigues Seven Sisters New Quilts from an Old Favorite onto the unsuspecting aliens already baffled by the confusing naturef these Englishmen fighting force shields with smile cutting weapons bragging Bike Mechanic: Tales from the Road and the Workshop (Rouleur) of what seems to be centuriesf space explorations and tales f amazing genetic engineering with all their highborn talk and strange rituals that seem to give them strength and power The power f bluff and bravado so alien to the non English space creatures What chance did they ever have against Sir Roger and his crusaders An ancestor When a Man Loves a Woman of mine by the namef Noah was nce admiral f the combined fleets Keep From Falling of my planet Our lords have extensive foreign possessions such as Ulster Leinster Normandy but I ll not weary you with a cataloguef planets I alone noticed he had not actually said those counties and duchies were planets Yes Catalogue the Insanity on the first glance the adventure is silly enough to have been turned into a mainly comedic and not well made film in the 90s But that s superficial taken it believe me Where it shines is the beautifully woven in humor The narration done in the stiff devoted hero and god worshipping style f a cleric Brother Parvus accompanying Roger de Tourneville n the space crusade works so well when as the events unfold it begins incorporating the lines that would have been right at home in Star Wars Shrek or such as the knights and serfs andur monk get a hang f navigating the vast universe at supersonic speeds shooting laser guns and hanging ut with all kinds Look Alikes Jr. of space aliens combining technology and superstition medieval euphemisms and advanced technology all told through the prismf sheer bravado and space lore But we have ne prisoner Branithar who
Latin I not say that sire I interrupted His declensions are atrocious and what he does to irregular verbs may not be described in gentle company It s a pleasantly compact story nicely uick paced due to such short length never getting sidetracked and never steering from the straight narrative path It s a refreshing break from the world f doorstopper sized tomes It s uite worth the few hours you ll spend Architecture for the Shroud: Relic and Ritual in Turin on it35 stars The High Crusade by Poul Anderson tells the unlikely but still somehow plausible talef an alien invasion Collecting and Exhibiting Computer-Based Technology: Expert Curation at the Museums of the Smithsonian Institution of earth in the 1300s The aliens made a cosmic blunder by messing with an English baron and his fiefdom What ensues is a story that must be read to be believed and it is hard to put down While reading this I could not help but recall scenes from Monty Python and the Holy Grail especially the scenes with Michael Palin as the lordf the castle in the swamps saying Please This is supposed to be a happy He Remembers the Barren occasion Let s not bicker and arguever who killed who One The Early Girl Gets the Blood Wolf of the great things about this book is the humor never far from the surface but tucked in like a tongue in a cheek allowing the narrative made all the entertaining by being told from the perspectivef a learned friar to chronicle a truly uniue and imaginative adventure Also I cannot help but compare and contrast this story with Mark Twain s A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur s Court from which it must have gained inspiration and to Eifelheim Michael Flynn s 2006 novel which may have gained inspiration from The High Crusade This book also has a similarity with Asimov s Foundation first published in 1951 series though nowhere near its scopeAn energetic light and entertaining adventure story very Diary of a Library Nerd: An Erotic Diary of One Woman's Metamorphosis original in its design well written and smoothly paced Anderson has also crafted a subtle examinationf diplomacy and war while satirizing human nature as it is used in a metaphor by an alien race Or this is just a fun book nicely done. The ship first to France to aid his King then The Stonemere Park Breast Essays: From The L.C.T.F. Archives on to the Holy Land to vanuish the infidel Unfortunately he has not allowed for the treacheryf the alien pilot who instead takes the craft to his home planet where he thinks these upstart barbarians will have no choice but to surrender But that knavish alien little understands the indomitable will and clever resourcefulness Let the Wolf Howl of Englishmen no matter how great thedds against them. .speaks latin i
Age traipsing in the space and the main problem is how to calculate EasterThe characters feel authentic like the forlorn baroness the ambitious young knight The Resistible Rise Of Benito Mussolini or the rambunctious archer no way a good book about Englishmen in the middle ages can miss an archer and thenf course the catchy protagonists Sir Roger Baron de Tourneville the man The idea that earth can resist an alien invasion is fairly ludicrous given that the aliens would have to travel light years across the universe to get here so their level f technology and weaponry must be vastly superior to urs Poul Anderson a scifi legend was well aware f this and he carefully created an amusin
The Aliens Landed In Medievalaliens landed in Medieval and were ready for an easy conuest f a backward worldtill the knights rushed the ship and got inside and the aliens were defeatedand the ship lifted ff in auto pilotThe plot sounds a bit hokey but it made such a good story I think it could have made an ever better ne but my imagination took the Homesick original and ran with it Fun enjoyable imaginativeriginal nothing like it then and A Criminal Affair only variations since As I said I like it If it were written today it would probably be the first in a long running series There actually were a couplef follow up stories I think you ll enjoy this Sangue Derramado one While the plot may at first seem a slight eye roller and Anderson does place his tongue in his cheek a bit here within the story swn logic it works uite well Remember that depending entirely n superior technology doesn t always work just ask the British about the Battle f Isandlwana AmericaFrench about the ultimate utcome in Nam the Russians about AfghanistanGeneral Custer and so n Poor leadership verconfidence lack f back up all can allow local forces to win ver technological superiority The Aliens here seem to suffer from all the aboveWith a seriocomic take n the story this novel looks lightly at some serious subjects and tells an enjoyable tale It s a good story I like it I had a certain idea about what this book was to be about before I read it I m a fan f Poul Anderson and some f the previous novels were so rich with history and research that I just had to finally read THIS1345 English knights under Edward III encounter first contact with aliensAwesome rightWell imagine my discomfort and disappointment when it was pretty much a gloss Confessions of a Teenage Hollywood Star over for the actual history bits and we re left with the standard romantic Chivalry crap And the aliens are peaceful IshI readjusted my expectations let the text speak for itself and lo and behold I still had fun Especially when these English knights are LOST IN SPACE and defeating alien strongholds and saving alien princesses It still has all the Chivalry crap but now it s a tongue in cheek Doc E E Smith spacepera that feels a lot like FarscapeAs I read these later parts I kept giggling at the thought Precious Stones: Their Occult Power and Hidden Significance of a full tv series like this Modernizedf course The novel did come The Proletarian Revolution and the Renegade Kautsky out in 1960 So just think a fully culturally accurate updatef post Crusades Europe co pting spaceships spoiling for a new Crusade nly focused Works Days on a much dangerous alien foeIsn t that AWESOME Let s getur historians ut for this ne Do it RIGHT Rounding up n the reread It s silly and tongue in cheek and strangely entertaining Your regular garden variety Englishman in 1345 had a few things to worry about the Hundred Year War the general conditions f life in the not so pleasant Middle Ages and if they had a working crystal ball the merciless arrival Heart of the Wood of the Black Death in three short yearsNonef these worries normally included traipsing through the galaxy The King's Commissar on a captured spaceship Lo It was as a miracle fighting the aliens advanced technologies with lances and trebuchets and reshaping the galaxy in accordance with the customsf feudal England Bloodmage on a crusade for the gloryf God the honor f England and the enrichment f us all However many a sober trustworthy man at arms swore that he saw the holy knight ride down the Milky Way in a foam Thinking Through Food: A Philosophical Introduction of stars and impale enemy shipsn his lance like so many dragons Credibility Who needs credibility when you can have medieval warriors in space This book is such fun built Making Instruments Count: Essays on Historical Scientific Instruments Presented to Gerard L'Estrange Turner on the same premise that possessed the creatorsf Cowboys vs Aliens and Every Sigh, the End our eternal desire to root for thebvious likeable underdog But the underdog here the savvy Baron Roger de Tourneville has an unexpected adv. E The Wersgorix whose scouting ship it is are uite expert at taking The Secret Language of Competitive Intelligence the Secret Language of Competitive Intelligence over planets and having determined fromrbit that this ne was suitable they initiate standard world conuering procedure Ah but this time it's no mere primitives the Wersgorix seek to enslave they've launched their invasion against free Englishmen In the end nly Milk, Turkey, and Neurosis: Or, How Mother (Almost) Ruined My Life one alien is left alive and Sir Roger's grand vision is born He intends for the creature to fly.