Sequel to Go Tell the Spartans by the authors of the bestselling Man-Kzin Wars series. The Royal Spartan Army and Falkenberg's Mercenary Legions have defeated the initial assault of Bronson's terrorist hordes. But Bronson's hatred of Sparta is as strong as ever, as the Spartans grimly fight to preserve their precious experiment in liberty.
|Series:||Falkenberg's Legion Series|
|Product dimensions:||4.17(w) x 6.77(h) x 0.92(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
One of the best of the early military sci-fi stories.
This novel was originally written during the late "70's, however, could be set in our current era. The political corruption regarding the leaders of the "Grand Senate" is a realistic view of the US government. Mr. Pournelle writes a rousing tale and postulates a future that is unfortunately all too accurate (if one replaces the Russian federation with the Chinese government). The description of the elite as those who are lucky enough to have employment is our current reality. Poverty, unemployment, environmental degradation and overpopulation in our time won't be solved by shipping unfortunate souls to new planets. This is a cautionary tale of a future/present era that should be required by our youth as required reading. Survival requires work and hard choices, not magical thinking, social media, and the newest blog on a cell phone.