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Tiger by the Tail

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"Tiger by the Tail" is a gripping science fiction novel that transports readers to a distant future where humans have colonized other planets and come into contact with a variety of alien species. The story follows the adventures of Paul Korita, a space freighter captain who finds himself embroiled in a dangerous confrontation between two warring alien factions.

Poul William Anderson's vivid world-building and intricate plot keep readers on the edge of their seats as they follow Paul's journey through space and his efforts to navigate the complex politics and relationships of the alien races. The author's attention to detail and well-developed characters make the story feel believable and immersive, drawing readers deeper into the world of intergalactic conflict.

One of the strengths of "Tiger by the Tail" is Anderson's ability to create tension and suspense, keeping readers guessing about the outcome of the conflict until the very end. The pacing of the novel is excellent, with plenty of action and twists to keep readers engaged throughout.

Overall, "Tiger by the Tail" is a thrilling and thought-provoking read that will appeal to fans of classic science fiction. Anderson's skillful storytelling and imaginative world-building make this a must-read for anyone looking for a gripping space adventure.

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The haughty, horned aliens from the planet Scotha had very well organized intentions of conquering the Terran Empire—and Captain Dominic Flandry, Terra's ace saboteur, suddenly found himself in a strategic position to louse up the works. How? Well, Achilles had a heel ... and what else could you call a Scothani? A great Poul Anderson story! - Summary by author

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