Douglas Arthur Hill (6 April – 21 June ) was a Canadian science fiction author, editor . Poisoner . Blade of the Poisoner (), ISBN -X; Master of Fiends (), ISBN Blade of the Poisoner (Poisoner, book 1) by Douglas Hill – book cover, description, publication history. Dramatisation of the fantasy novel.
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This page was last edited on 27 Octoberat While some might not consider this book as engrossing as I – it is your typical fantasy in basic sto A young boy encounters the Poisoner while in the forest, is captured, and is cut by his sword. Both The Huntsman and Colsec trilogies continued the tropes and themes of youth alienation caused by being disenfranchised, not lumping all aliens [foreigners] together, mismanagement of natural resources by the industrial military complexand how disparate individuals can work together and find common ground for the greater good.
Shame its out of print! Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. An avid science fiction reader from an early age, he studied English at the University of Saskatchewan where he earned an Honours B.
Other books in the series. This is the book that not only introduced me to the genre of fantasy, but also helped me to discover the world of angst. Archived from the original on 29 September Thanks for telling us about the problem.
Douglas Hill – Wikipedia
Probably not as good now. Goodsled rated it really liked it Jan 17, A lifetime leftist, he served from to as the Literary Editor of the socialist weekly Tribune  a position once held by George Orwellwhere he regularly reviewed science fiction despite the continued refusal of the literary world to take it seriously.
They liked the fast pace, the paring away of extraneous words and the compact length of the books, as well as that although each novel was a complete story, it existed within a ‘universe’ that enabled them to not have to learn a whole set of new characters each time. He lived in Wood GreenLondon, and died in London after being struck by a bus at a zebra crossing.
Languages Suomi Edit links. Aug 08, Mike Behlke rated it really liked it. Liz rated it it was amazing Jul 19, His books were popular in schools as their straightforward action and sci-fi or sword-and-sorcery themes appealed to impatient or inattentive readers, particularly boys, who were increasingly difficult to engage in ‘reading for pleasure and leisure’ and above all they were relatively short-length books without a great deal of background waffle.
Blade of the Poisoner (Poisoner, book 1) by Douglas Hill
In — he served as Assistant Editor of the controversial New Worlds science fiction magazine under Opisoner Moorcock.
Douglas Arthur Hill 6 April — 21 June was a Canadian science fiction author, editor and reviewer. Hill and his wife had one child, a son. Jul 04, Charlton rated it really liked it.
Mass Market Paperbackpages. Kids with cool powers and evil monsters for them to overcome.
Can’t remember the nlade and haven’t read it recently, so the points are just for mere nostalgia. Retrieved from ” https: While some might not consider this book as engrossing as I – it is your typical fantasy in basic storyline and characters, not to mention a very quick read – it will always be special to me, and hold a reserved place on my bookshelf.
I re-read it then, when I was 23 and found it to be a short and easy read, obviously, since it is gears toward a younger audience.
Austin Dixon rated it liked it Apr 30, Dramatisation of the sci-fi fantasy novel. But for a kid it’s great stuff I I can find a copy I will get it for my son.
About Douglas Arthur Hill. I read this book in 7th grade, I had found it in my jr. Adapted for radio by Wally K Daly. Starting with Galactic Warlord the quartet the fifth book was a prequel anthology told the story of Keill Randor, last survivor of a murdered world, seeking revenge for the genocide, aided by a secretive group of advisers known as The Overseers and a winged, telepathic alien named Glr.