The seeds of contradiction that lay at the heart of the Soviet-American alliance are bearing their final fruit. Soon they will rip the Codomminium apart - and Earth will die.
In the face of that inevitability the fate of humanity lies with the Colony Worlds - a few of which are equipped for more than barest survival. Thrown upon their own resources, their futures seem as limited as their pasts. They - and humanity - have one hope: that somehow, someone will have both the vision and the strength to grasp the tattered remnants of civilization and weld them into a single galaxy-spanning society.
|Series:||Falkenberg's Legion Series|
|Product dimensions:||4.19(w) x 6.72(h) x 1.16(d)|
About the Author
Jerry Pournelle, a master of military science fiction, is the author of the series of novels about John Christian Falkenberg and his legion of interstellar mercenaries, and many other books, such as Janissaries and Exiles to Glory. He has also collaborated on a string of bestselling novels with Larry Niven. Pournelle served as President of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America in 1973. As well, he holds advanced degrees in psychology, statistics, engineering, and political science, and has been involved professionally in all these fields.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I whole heartedly endorse the first reviewer, save my experience dates back into '76 or '77 when I was in the military. I re-read these every 2-3 years, and it always makes me wonder about how smart we are and aren't, and whether we're commiting suicide as a species! That's the thought provoking part. For the most part, the story is one of accomplishment, and is both intriguing and fast paced enough to grab your attention and not let go. For the story line, see the first review (1999) above, and for the chronology, see my review under Prince of Sparta. Saying more would waste both our times... Try it, you'll like it!