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Birth of Fire epub ebook

by Jerry Pournelle

Birth of Fire epub ebook

Author: Jerry Pournelle
Category: Science Fiction
Language: English
Publisher: Baen Books,U.S. (May 26, 1994)
Pages: 256 pages
ISBN: 1555940420
ISBN13: 978-1555940423
Rating: 4.5
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Pittston faces a choice: life in prison, or near-slavery on Mars. Under the appalling conditions imposed by those who run the mines from Earth, Pittston and his fellow worker. Читать онлайн Birth Of Fire.

In the 1960s and early 1970s he worked in the aerospace industry, but eventually focused on his writing career. In an obituary in gizmodo, he is described as "a tireless ambassador for the future.

Jerry Pournelle might well be considered Robert Heinlein's spiritual successor: readers could easily mistake . Birth of Fire" is a fun read; along the way Dr. Pournelle will take you to places you didn't expect and challenge you to think.

Jerry Pournelle might well be considered Robert Heinlein's spiritual successor: readers could easily mistake "Birth of Fire" for a lost work from Heinlein's golden years. But unlike Heinlein, Dr. Pournelle (. Psychology, PhD. Political Science) concentrates far more on character than on technological development, keeping his science rigorously accurate and using it primarily as a stage upon which the story takes place.

Overall: For those of you who have never heard me rant about Jerry Pournelle and Larry Niven, well, you’re not going to now either because I don’t have the time or energy. They co-write a lot of books. I always pick them up.

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It is an excellent book as most of his books are. Solid storyline. I highly recommend this for beginning sci-fi readers.

Birth Of Fire is the story of Garrett Pittston, wrongly convicted of murder. Pittston faces a choice: life in prison, or near-slavery on Mars. It is an excellent book as most of his books are.

Jerry Pournelle Here Yagen-Atep, the volatile and voracious god of fire, alternately protects and destroys the city's denizens.

Set in the world of Larry Niven's popular The Magic Goes Away, The Burning City transports readers to an enchanted ancient city bearing a provocative resemblance to our own modern society. Here Yagen-Atep, the volatile and voracious god of fire, alternately protects and destroys the city's denizens. In Tep's Town, nothing can burn indoors and no fire can start - except when the Burning comes upon the city. Then the people, possessed by Yagen-Atep, set their own town ablaze in a riotous orgy of destruction that often comes without warning

Birth of Fire is a science fiction novel by American writer Jerry Pournelle. It was first published by Laser Books in 1976, later published by Baen Books.

Birth of Fire is a science fiction novel by American writer Jerry Pournelle. It is related to the books Exiles to Glory and High Justice, and with those two, form a starting point for the CoDominium series. The book starts out in a year sometime between 2000 and 2050. It begins with Garret Pittson, a respected gang member who hasn't found his path in life, caught in the middle of a gang war and then caught by the police

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Morlurne
I've read most of Dr. Pournelle's work (strangely, I've never gotten around to Falkenberg's Legion and related, which may be his most famous work without Larry Niven as a coauthor). So when I saw this book was available on Kindle, I clicked Buy It Now without even looking at the price. A new Pournelle book is a must-read for me.

What I didn't expect was a new Heinlein book; but if you had filed Pournelle's name off it, I would've guessed that I accidentally stumbled upon an undiscovered Heinlein classic. And I do mean classic: all the elements of Heinlein's best stories of individuals against tyranny are here. The stubbornly self-reliant protagonist, his more stubborn fiancee, and the bull-headed mentors and neighbors who band together to liberate Mars felt like old friends. I would easily shelve this next to Orphans of the Sky,Red Planet,Space Cadet, and Revolt in 2100 & Methuselah's Children. But most of all, I would shelve it cover-to-cover with The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress for having similar themes and similarly tense action.

And the book I would shelve on the other side is Pournelle and Sheffield's Higher Education (Jupiter Novel), which I also highly recommend. I thought that the beginning of this book was somewhat derivative of Higher Education. Then I got to Dr. Pournelle's afterword, and I learned this book was originally published in 1973 for a never-published series of stories commemorating the American Bicentennial (the same series that gave us Asimov's Bicentennial Man). So I had my causality arrow backward, as it were.

And the fact that this book was written in 1973 makes it even more impressive. It feels so fresh and relevant today, I have trouble believing it wasn't written this year!

Wow! Four paragraphs of review, and they're all about my reaction to the book, not the book itself! Really, though, I liked it that much. But as for the book... It's the story of Garrett, a smart but directionless youth who gets in trouble with the law and who chooses exile to Mars in place of prison. He has to learn to survive in this new environment, where the ever-present government is as much of a threat as the planet itself. He falls in with a crowd of freedom fighters who are soon forced to choose: "Give me liberty, or give me death!" But the price Garrett may pay for liberty is more precious than his own life.

For a space nut like me, this book has everything: space exploration, terraforming, tense action, planet-spanning adventure, realistic science, believable technology, relevant social commentary, realistic romance... and a tribute to the Master.

Gorisar
Birth of Fire presents a dystopic view of the near future where large percentages of the population are locked into degrading poverty and hopelessness by a socialist welfare state which "doesn't quite let them starve, but doesn't let them get ahead either." While theoretically democratic, the Government exists strictly to line the pockets of the ruling class comprised of bureaucrats and industrialists. Garret Pittson, the protagonist, is a convict sentenced to transportation to a colony on Mars where he faces a probably short life of hard labor for slave wages. Fortunately for him and the human race, not everything on Mars is as it seems. He arrives just in time to join the revolution.

I first enjoyed this book when it came out back in the 1970's. When I saw the Kindle version, I immediately clicked "buy" to see if it stood the test of time. The answer is an emphatic yes. Pournelle's vision of a once-proud nation sinking into stagnation, as briefly but poignantly sketched through the relationship between the protagonist and his father, is eerily prescient. The clash between individualists and tyrannical Government in the colony is presented in a crisp, entertaining fashion through a few anecdotes. There is a scene where the new colonial governor holds a town hall meeting which, with a change of setting, could have been on CNN last night. The main action then unfolds.

Don't let me leave you with the impression this is primarily a political book. I've emphasized what amounts to the backdrop for the story because I'm astonished at how much came true in the decades since it was written. Feel free to ignore all of that and enjoy the book as a fast-moving adventure story about the timeless themes of courage, freedom and independence.

CopamHuk
Jerry Pournelle might well be considered Robert Heinlein's spiritual successor: readers could easily mistake "Birth of Fire" for a lost work from Heinlein's golden years. But unlike Heinlein, Dr. Pournelle (M.S. Psychology, PhD. Political Science) concentrates far more on character than on technological development, keeping his science rigorously accurate and using it primarily as a stage upon which the story takes place. That's not to say he's not innovative; rather, it means that "Birth of Fire" is entirely plausible.

The story is that of a street gang member whose crimes get him transported to the equivalent of 18th century Australia or 17th century America, a wild and untamed place where convicts could be sent to fend for themselves. But Garrett Pittston, the main character, finds this frontier exactly the challenge he needs to turn him from dependent to defender.

"Birth of Fire" is a fun read; along the way Dr. Pournelle will take you to places you didn't expect and challenge you to think. Read this book -- I think you'll enjoy it.

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