Post by James Nicoll Post by Anthony Nance Post by James Nicoll
Talkin' 'Bout My G-G-Generation (Ships)
1) I was listening to The Who (including My Generation) the day
before I read this.
2) That same day, I finished "The Troublemakers" (1953) by
Poul Anderson, which is a generation ship story I was
previously unaware of.
 I read it in the 1982 collection "Cold Victory" which is the
second collection of three in Anderson's Psychotechnic League
series. The three collections don't have every Psychotechnic
League story, but they have most of them -- including the
novella version of "Virgin Planet" in volume 3 (Starship),
which you had mentioned (in novel length) a week or two ago.
Weird: I have no recollection of "The Troublemakers" or the short version
of Virgin Planet but the cover of that collection sure looks familiar.
Maybe you're familiar with the first volume (The Psycho-Technic League)?
When first released in the early 80s (by Jim Baen while he was at Tor),
all three volumes had similar covers, with The Psycho-Technic League
and Cold Vistory being most similar to each other.
And then there are the German covers, which couldn't possibly
be more different and (per isfdb) were -- no kidding -- by the same
artist as for the Tor releases (Vincent Di Fate).
 Various covers for all three volumes: