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FLANDRY OF TERRA
Very tight and square with flat spine - this looks new/unread. No stamps, marks or writing. Age-tanning is very mild and uniform - less than expected for its age.
Flandry of Terra (1965) - a novelet, a novella, and a short novel featuring Captain Dominic Flandry. The 2 longer pieces had previously appeared in book form as halves of Ace-Doubles in 1960 and 1961.
"The Game of Glory"
"The Game of Glory" first appeared in Venture March 1958.
In my opinion, Imperial agent Dominic Flandry is the most interesting character that Poul Anderson came up with, better even than the wily trader Nicholas van Rijn. After several short stories from 1951 up, and 3 Ace-Double halves 1959 to 1961, this book and another collection from Chilton (both in 1965) were the first attempt to form a unified and chronological set of the "Flandry" stories. (It just took 15 years for paperbacks of those Chilton collections to come out.) Later books written took place between or before these, which is why there is a "Chronology of Technic Civilization" included in the Ace volumes - which also show that the "Flandry" stories come later in the same timeline as the "Nicholas van Rijn" stories and novels. I recommend this and Agent of the Terran Empire (1965) as good introductions to Flandry - even though they are from the middle of the series by internal chronology, they contain the earliest written stories.