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    DOWNLOAD BOOK The High Crusade Author Poul Anderson – chiangshistory.org A thought provoking “celebration” of the Englishman laced with tongue in cheek glamour and sprinkled with a deftly handled satire on contemporary superpowers and societiesThe book is short and there's a great deal of action and witty humor it gets a bit philosophical towards the end but I finished it in one sitting with easeAn intergalactic mega empire scouts for new planets to dominate and one of his spaceships lands in 1345 Lincolns

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M Monty Python and the Holy Grail especially the scenes with Michael Palin as the lord of the castle in the swamps Palin as the lord of the castle in the swamps Please This is supposed to be a happy occasion Let s not bicker and argue over who killed who One 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 perspective of learned friar to chronicle a truly uniue and imaginative adventure Also to chronicle a truly uniue and imaginative adventure Also I 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 original in its design well written and smoothly paced Anderson has also crafted a subtle examination of 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 I had a certain idea about what this book was to be about before I read it I m a fan of Poul Anderson and some of 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 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 space opera that feels a lot like FarscapeAs I read these later parts I kept giggling at the thought of a full tv series like this Modernized of course The novel did come out in 1960 So just think a fully culturally accurate update of post Crusades Europe co opting spaceships spoiling for a new Crusade only focused on a much dangerous alien foeIsn t that AWESOME Let s get our historians out for this one Do it RIGHT The idea that earth can resist an alien invasion is fairly ludicrous given that the aliens would have to travel light ears across the universe to get here so their level of technology and weaponry must be vastly superior to ours Poul Anderson a scifi legend was well aware of this and he carefully created an amusing scenario where such a thing is at least plausible Anderson was a versatile author books like Tau Zero and Brain Wave and The High Crusade are all very different not to mention his non genre and nonfiction works The premise is fairly straight forward In 1345 AD a huge spaceship I ve been making a sincere effort over the last couple of The Fall Of White City (Victorian Chicago Mystery Series Book 1) years to play catch up with a number of books that I somehow missed over theears Look let s face it we are mortal beings and there is no way that we will ever be able to read all of the books that we want to read in a lifetime It s a good problem to have when one has an overflowing to 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 overwhelming amount of material out there produced by wide variety of different author Re read with my sisters January 18 2017 SO GOOD PEOPLE 3 3 3For on why ou really ought to read this joyous book see my full review Read August 27 2016THIS BOOKOH MYKNIGHTS VS ALIENSALL THE LOVEALL THE LAUGHSALL THE HEARTSTRINGSFULL REVIEW MOST CERTAINLY TO COME. The ship first to France to aid his King then on to the Holy Land to vanuish the infidel Unfortunately he has not allowed for the treachery of 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 of Englishmen no matter how great the odds against them. .


H the right mix of superstition crusading spirit and hard life experience on the events to utterly hilarious conseuences and unexpected results The clinching proof of my reasoning is that I ll cut anyone who argues further into dogmeat Actually I proof of my reasoning is that I ll cut anyone who argues further into dogmeat Actually I that in his crude way my master had grasped truth In my spare time I would recast his logic into proper syllogistic form to make sure Very soon it gets so charming that I started to find logical everything I read and internally it was for sure Add into the fray a super powerful alien society grown complacent in their own superiority a few surviving subjugated civilizations some practical English diplomacy and Oh now I just loved reading this And why Well on Earth there ve been many nations and lords for many centuries all at odds with each other under a feudal system nigh too complicated to remember Why ve we fought so many wars in France Because the Duke of Anjou was on the one hand the sovereign king of England and on the other hand a Frenchman Think ou what that led to and et tis really a minor example On our Earth we ve perforce learned all the knavery there is to know I love Poul Anderson It amazes me that he can write such masterful and complex works as The Broken Sword and something as silly and fun as The High Crusade and make both eually enjoyable to me The basic premise of this book is medieval Englishmen from around the time of the crusades in space brazening it out and taking over the universe It is all dealt with very lightly but there s still moments that are touching and emotionally compelling too Lady Catherine s words at the end of the story for exampleOne of my favourite bitsWe have one prisoner who speaks Latin I would not say that sire I interrupted His declensions are atrocious and what he does to irregular verbs may not be described in gentle companyJust awesome Ridiculous but awesome During the long summers without playmates at grandmother s cottage in southwest michigan at grandmother s cottage in southwest Michigan drew and read a lot when it was too lousy outside to spend a day with my dog Jimmy The beach though nearby had lost its charm after the first days of summer There was none of the aesthetic concern for having a good tan which became a motivation in adolescence If I joined the folks down there at all I d mostly read only stepping in the water to cool off on the hotest days Sometimes however I d retreat up the hundred odd stairs in the wood alone to have the house to myself while the old ones talked and sunned themselvesI recall reading Anderson s The High Crusade on such a beautiful day the folks on the beach me alone in the bedroon shared with my eight ears International Organizations younger brother Fin the afternoon and early evening sun pouring through the windows This is a great book I thought a really funny one besides I was learning about the Middle Ages and that was interesting in itself None of the treatments of the period in school were half as much fun not even the children s edition of Malory with its romantic illustrationsIt is uite something to vividly remember reading a book forty sevenears ago to remember the day the thoughts the basic plot The ones remembered are often famous like H G Wells novels the kinds of stories one hears about again and again refreshing the memory Anderson s little tale however is obscure nothing I can remember ever hearing about or even talking about though I bet I recommended it at some point back then The memory is pristine precious The High Crusade by Poul Anderson tells the unlikely but still somehow plausible tale of an alien invasion 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 fro. E The Wersgorix whose scouting ship it is are uite expert at taking over planets and having determined from orbit that this one 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 only one alien is left alive and Sir Roger's grand vision is born He intends for the creature to fly. ,

Rounding up on 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 of life in the not so pleasant Middle Ages and if they had a working crystal ball the merciless arrival of the Black Death in three short Laurus yearsNone of these worries normally included traipsing through the galaxy 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 customs of feudal England on a crusade for the glory of God the honor of England and the enrichment of us all However many a sober trustworthy m The aliens landed in Medieval times and were ready for an easy conuest of a backward worldtill the knights rushed the ship and got inside and the aliens were defeatedand the ship lifted off in auto pilotThe plot sounds a bit hokey but it made such a good story I think it could have made an ever better one but my imagination took the original and ran with it Fun enjoyable imaginative original nothing like it then and 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 couple of follow up stories I thinkou ll enjoy this 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 s own logic it works uite well Remember that depending entirely on superior technology doesn t always work just ask the British about the Battle of Isandlwana AmericaFrench about the ultimate outcome in Nam the Russians about AfghanistanGen A thought provoking celebration of the Englishman laced with tongue in cheek glamour and sprinkled with a deftly handled satire on contemporary superpowers and societiesThe book is short and there s a great deal of action and witty humor it gets a bit philosophical towards the end but I finished it in one sitting with easeAn intergalactic mega empire scouts for new planets to dominate and one of his spaceships lands in 1345 Lincolnshire England where even the lowliest serf looked up from his acre and dreamed of freeing the Holy Land and picking up a coffer of gold on the way What was a routine mission soon becomes the aliens worst nightmareThe plot is linear and tightly focused and it fits the subtlety of the book s themes just fine I liked the story direction but it s the unfolding that is source of 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 original absurd and full of boldness bravado and deceit centered around a space jacuerie uprising led by a medieval noble knight I m a fan 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 village traipsing in the space and the main problem is how to calculate EasterThe characters feel authentic like the forlorn baroness the ambitious oung knight or the rambunctious archer no way a good book about Englishmen in the middle ages can miss an archer and then of course the catchy protagonists Sir Roger Baron de Tourneville the man of war takes circumstances in stride and seizes the bull by the horns while Brother Pelvus de Tourneville the man of war takes circumstances in stride and seizes the bull by "The Horns While Brother "horns while Brother narrator the man of religion tries to understand the implications of their actions but both apply the filter of their culture wit. One of the Most Beloved Novels of a Grand Master of Science Fiction with Introductions and Appreciations by Major Science Fiction FiguresIn the ear of 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 occurs a huge silver ship descends through the sky and lands in a pasture beside the little village of Ansby in northeastern Lincolnshir. ,

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