High Justice

High Justice

by Jerry Pournelle

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Overview

HIGH JUSTICE offers seven interrelated, exciting tales of humanity's expansion to space stations, the moon, Mars, asteroids, and beyond.

From moving an iceberg from the cold reaches of the Antarctic to water-starved regions of Africa, delivering nuclear energy to small nations struggling to rise above poverty, to human conflicts and power struggles in outer space, HIGH JUSTICE celebrates the power of individuals to accomplish goals despite overwhelming obstacles.

Jerry Pournelle's novels include the popular John Falkenberg series and, with Larry Niven, New York Times bestsellers such as LUCIFER'S HAMMER, THE MOTE IN GOD'S EYE and FOOTFALL.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940158740268
Publisher: Spectrum Literary Agency, Inc.
Publication date: 10/28/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 229,447
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Jerry Pournelle (1933-2017) was the author of the popular Janissaries and CoDominium series and co-author with Larry Niven of several bestselling science fiction novels including INFERNO, 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. He collaborated with both Larry Niven and Steven Barnes on THE LEGACY OF HEOROT, BEOWULF’S CHILDREN, and other works. Dr. Pournelle has advanced degrees in engineering, political science, statistics and psychology. As an aerospace Systems Analyst he participated in the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo programs. Following a brief tour in academia he was the Executive Assistant to the Mayor of Los Angeles. He was the Science Editor for Galaxy Science Fiction Magazine, and is a past president of the Science Fiction Writers of America. 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. Dr. Pournelle 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. He was Chairman of the Reagan "kitchen cabinet" Citizen's Advisory Committee on National Space Policy, and frequently participates in conferences on the future of technology.

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reading_fox on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A collection of short stories detailing the rise of the companies that lead to the decline of the nations and eventually the CoDominium. That said they have very little similarity to the Codominum, and barely manage to get into earth orbit. Quite fun in their own way, with only a few re-occuring characters but you can sense the common theme, and progression of time.It's always difficult to review short stories but his is more of a series of snippits in time, featuring the first nuclear reactor companies, and then as these are taken for granted more fanciful uses for them. In each case there's a problem of some sort - be it technical, polticial, industrial or even military. A special advisor or key figure is sent on-scene to resolve the issue, he makes the one clever/clear decision to resolve matters, and then the next story starts.A few of the early stories are very patronising or misogynistic which is I guess a reflection of the time they were written, sadly the events forseen in the then near future (our recent past) have yet to come to pass, but at least society has moved on a bit.readable and passes the time, but probably of most interest if you're exploring Pournelle's writing career or the history of the CoDomenium.