Oath of Fealty [NOOK Book]

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A beautiful city, glittering with lights, parks, walkways, shops, restaurants and elegant highrises looms 1,000 feet above Los Angeles, home to successful and adventurous citizens who love Todos Santos with a fierce loyalty. While the city in the sky provides economic benefits to the city on the ground, some Angelinos resent -- even hate -- Todos Santos. Ever fearful of sabotage, bombs and other means of destroying this fragile gem, the Todos ...
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Oath of Fealty

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Overview

A beautiful city, glittering with lights, parks, walkways, shops, restaurants and elegant highrises looms 1,000 feet above Los Angeles, home to successful and adventurous citizens who love Todos Santos with a fierce loyalty. While the city in the sky provides economic benefits to the city on the ground, some Angelinos resent -- even hate -- Todos Santos. Ever fearful of sabotage, bombs and other means of destroying this fragile gem, the Todos Santos security take no chances with anyone carrying weapons who gets past their defenses.

When 3 young Angelinos die in a defensive action by the Todos Santos security forces to protect their city, all hell breaks loose.  OATH OF FEALTY follows the subsequent events, as Los Angeles law and Todos Santos' vision of justice collide. 

This groundbreaking book, first published in 1981, may yet prove a model for future cities in the sky or any closed environment and the new kinds of community and human behaviors that will evolve.  A work that will appeal to libertarians and anyone who enjoys a good story set in a future that offers alternate ways of living and the inevitable conflicts with those maintaining the status quo.
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Editorial Reviews

Chicago Sun Times
"Rare storytelling—demands to be read in one sitting."
Theodore Sturgeon
"Exciting, swift and suspenseful."
Tom Clancy
“Nobody does it better than Niven and Pournelle.”
The Washington Times
“The team of Jerry Pournelle and Larry Niven is one of the best in science fiction.”
The Los Angeles Times
“Few writers have a better pedigree.”
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012094230
  • Publisher: Spectrum Literary Agency, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/26/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 405,503
  • File size: 983 KB

Meet the Author

LARRY NIVEN: Born April 30, 1938 in Los Angeles, California. Attended California Institute of Technology; flunked out after discovering a book store jammed with used science fiction magazines.  Graduated Washburn University, Kansas, June 1962: BA in Mathematics with a Minor in Psychology, and later received an honorary doctorate in Letters from Washburn. Interests: Science fiction conventions, role playing games, AAAS meetings and other gatherings of people at the cutting edges of science. Comics. Filk singing. Yoga and other approaches to longevity. Moving mankind into space by any means, but particularly by making space endeavors attractive to commercial interests.  Several times we’ve hosted The Citizens Advisory Council for a National Space Policy. I grew up with dogs. I live with a cat, and borrow dogs to hike with. I have passing acquaintance with raccoons and ferrets. Associating with nonhumans has certainly gained me insight into alien intelligences. www.larryniven.net

JERRY POURNELLE: Jerry Pournelle is the author of the popular Janissaries and CoDominium series and co-author with Larry Niven of several bestselling science fiction novels, including INIFERNO, FOOTFALL, LUCIFER'S HAMMER, OATH OF FEALTY, THE MOTE IN GOD'S EYE, THE GRIPPING HAND, THE BURNING CITY, BURNING TOWER and ESCAPE FROM HELL. Dr. Pournelle has advanced degrees in engineering, political science, statistics and psychology. He has written columns on political and technology issues for decades, in addition to his career as a fiction writer. His columns for Byte magazine have been an internet staple for many years. The author has been involved in the development of government policy on space enterprises and defense, and he is active on several committees for the advancement of science and space exploration. www.jerrypournelle.com
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2013

    DON'T BUY THIS COPY

    The paper copy is great but this copy is unreadable

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2013

    Broken formatting - impossible to read

    Clearly nobody at Barnes and Noble even tried opening this on a nook. Its impossible to read. I tried every combination of fonts from tiny to huge and margin settings.

    Exceedingly poor QA, its very clear NOBODY tried opening this on a nook, or the nook app for Android OR the Nook app for PC's. I still tried reading a few pages, and the tiny part I could make out was compelling. Selling this as broken as it is shows a total lack of any quality control. Terrible disservice to the Authors too.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2013

    Would somone fix this book please

    I can't speak to the quality of the writting because it' s impossible to read. The whole right hand side of the page is cut off. Waste of $$.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2013

    Why is B&N continuing to sell this obviously defectively....

    ... formatted ebook? Shame!!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2013

    Awsome

    Well writenand a page turner!

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