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The best of Jerry Pournelle  Cover Image Book Book

The best of Jerry Pournelle / edited by John F. Carr.

Pournelle, Jerry, 1933-2017 (author.). Carr, John F., (editor,, author of the introduction.).


For the better part of five decades, Jerry Pournelle's name has been synonymous with hard-hitting science fiction. His Falkenberg's Legion stories and Janissaries series helped define the military SF genre, as did his work as editor on the There Will Be War series of anthologies. With frequent collaborator Larry Niven, he co-wrote the genre-defining first contact novel The Mote in God's Eye, which was praised by Robert A. Heinlein as "possibly the greatest science fiction novel I have ever read." Now, for the first time, all of Pournelle's best short work has been collected in a single volume. Herein you will find over a dozen short stories, each with a new introduction by editor and longtime Pournelle assistant John F. Carr, as well as essays and remembrances by Pournelle collaborators and admirers

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  • ISBN: 9781982125004
  • ISBN: 1982125004
  • Physical Description: 759 pages ; 18 cm
  • Publisher: Riverdale, New York : Baen Books, [2020]

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- Ecology now! -- Survival with Style -- Peace with Honor -- Jerry Pournelle's Future History / by Larry King -- The Mercenary -- The Hospital Visit / by David Gerrold -- Manual of Operations -- There Will be War, Volume 1: Preface -- Consort -- First Patrol -- Retrospective / by Larry Niven -- Spirals / with Larry Niven -- Discovery -- The Science and Technology of Jerry Pournelle's Codominium/Empire of Man Universe / by Doug McElwain -- Reflex / with Larry Niven -- Kenyons to the Keep -- He Fell Into a Dark Hole -- The Secret of Black Ship Island / with Larry Niven and Steven Barnes -- Remembering a Master of Excellence / by Steven Barnes -- The Last Shot -- Story night at the Stronghold / with Larry Niven -- The Man Who Owned the Future / by Robert Gleason -- Additional Story Acknowledgements.
Subject: Science fiction, American.
Genre: Science fiction.
Short stories.

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