'Behold these annals from the Discovery and on through the World-Taking.
This is the tale as told by Terrans, who walk the earth.
THE EARTH BOOK OF STORMGATE POUL ANDERSON'S MIGHTY EPIC OF FUTURE HISTORY
The full length story forming the core of the chronicle of the expansion of earthmen into the inhabited galaxy . . . from the Earth Book kept in the Stormgate archive of the great winged race of Ythri.
Poul Anderson (1926-2001) was born in Pennsylvania of Scandinavian stock. He started publishing science fiction in 1947 and became one the great figures in the genre, serving as President of the Science Fiction Writers of America, winning multiple Hugo and Nebula awards, and was named a SFWA Grand Master. He collaborated regularly with wife, Karen, and their daughter is married to noted SF writer Greg Bear. Poul Anderson died in July 2001.