In the very distant future, mankind has colonized the stars
while the people of Earth have evolved into something quite
different. Science and technology has advanced so that
people can live several centuries with rejuvenation
treatments. Information is sought after and the person who
delivers it is rewarded handsomely and regarded as a hero.
Lissa of planet Asborg belongs to a powerful house so she
has the freedom to do what she loves: explore planets and
space phenomenon. On a scientific expedition to the planet
Jonna she meets Captain Hebo and his partner an anthropoid
from planet Rikha. They discovered a Forerunner artifact
that they are going to sell to the highest bidder. Lissa
leaves them to go on an expedition to see two black holes
collide. She meets up again with Hebo on the planet
Freydis where she helps the Susalans colonize a new world.
He offers her a chance to visit a part of the galaxy where
countless Forerunner artifacts might be found and she grabs
at the opportunity realizing that she is embarking on the
most dangerous mission of her career.
Fans of the early Andre Norton and Robert Heinlein space
operas are going to have a lot of fun reading FOR LOVE OR
GLORY. Humans and other sentient species are realistically
portrayed and the space battle scenes are exciting because
it is difficult to guess how they will turn out. Hugo and
Nebula award winner Poul Anderson has written a work that
is rich in atmosphere and will make readers believe the
author has written a "semi-autobiographic" book about what
he has seen in the future in outer space.