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ISBN:033032473X
Author: Jerry Pournelle Michael Flynn Larry Niven
ISBN13: 978-0330324731
Title: Fallen Angels
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Language: English
Category: Science Fiction
Publisher: Macmillan; Second Edition edition (1993)
Pages: 400

Fallen Angels by Jerry Pournelle Michael Flynn Larry Niven



Produced by calibre . CHAPTER ONE - "Aspiring to Be Gods. High over the northern hemisphere the scoopship's hull began to sing. There's enough air outside now to have a temperature. Gordon nodded, still unbelieving. Gordon had read the book. Come to that, Gordon read a lot of books, but books don't mean much. No one ever learned anything out of a book, anyway.

Personal Name: Pournelle, Jerry, 1933-. Personal Name: Flynn, Michael (Michael . Rubrics: Space colonies Fiction. On this site it is impossible to download the book, read the book online or get the contents of a book. The administration of the site is not responsible for the content of the site. The data of catalog based on open source database. All rights are reserved by their owners. Download book Fallen angels, by Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle & Michael Flynn.

This is a work of fiction. All the characters and events portrayed in this book are fictional, and any resemblance to real people or incidents is purely coincidental. All rights reserved, including the right to reproduce this book or portions thereof in any form. A Baen Books Original. Baen Publishing Enterprises.

This is another book you can download for free from the Baen Free Library. It's almost twenty years old, and has not aged well. No, gents, that global warming thing you were making fun of has not gone away. I used to be a big fan of Larry Niven, having read most of his Known Space books, and I've also enjoyed several of his collaborations with Jerry Pournelle. But this book could almost have been a satire about SF's reputation for being the domain of geeky white dudes with cranky political opinions, except that Niven and Pournelle are so earnest about it. (I hardly mention Michael Flynn because, seriously, who the heck is he?) There's just something about science fiction authors that seems to turn a lot of them into axe-grinding hacks at a certain point.

Join 1 national bestsellers Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle and Michael Flynn in a world where civilization is on the ropes, and the environmentalists have created their own worst nightmare: A world of Fallen Angels. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management). This book is both fun and depressing. Fun because of quirky characters and snappy dialogue

Join 1 national bestsellers Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle and Michael Flynn in a world where civilization is on the ropes, and the environmentalists have created their own worst nightmare: A world of Fallen Angels. But who would have thought that the cost of ending pollution would include not only total government control of day-to-day life, but the onset of a new Ice Age. Stranded in the anti-technological heartland of America, paralyzed by Earth's gravity, the "Angels" had no way back to the Space Habs, the last bastions of high technology and intellectual freedom on or over the Earth. But help was on its way, help from the most unlikely sources Join 1 national bestsellers Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle and Michael Flynn in a world where civilization is on the ropes, and the envi.

Fallen Angels (1991) is a science fiction novel by American science fiction authors Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle, and Michael Flynn published by Jim Baen. The winner of 1992 Prometheus Award, the novel was written as a tribute to science fiction fandom, and includes many of its well-known figures, legends, and practices. It also champions modern technology and heaps scorn upon its critics - budget cutting politicians, fringe environmentalists and the forces of ignorance

Reeling under a new ice age, the lunatic fringe of the environmental movement controls the US government. Abandoned by Earth, the space colonies replenish their air by scoop-ships diving into the atmosphere - but Alex and Gordon's ship was hit by a missile, and they are now wanted dead or alive.
Reviews: 7
Vosho
First note is this is a book for older active SF fans from the convention circuit. Some of us even recognize people in it. (The guy in the hot tub, wearing a towel and a tuxedo top? Friend of mine.) If you were not in that community, some of the references will be obscure.

This book is remarkably prescient. It has a dark, PC, anti-technologic world where people can be terrified into political wimpery via media, spout party propaganda from fear of retribution, and global warming has been used as a boogeyman to scare the masses into sacrificing self-determination in favor of central authoritarian control.

The only flaw is the authors foresaw SF fandom being the educated, literate, scientific holdouts against mainstreaming pseudoscience and eco-fascism.

Instead, that crowd embraced it and are its ephors.
Falya
Niven and Pournelle wrote this back in the 70s but it holds up incredibly well. Michael Flynn co-authored with the dynamic duo on this and its portrayal of science fiction fandom alone makes it worth the read. The current state of our space program stands in waning contrast to even the modest capabilities showcased in the novel, and it serves as a cautionary tale in that should we abandon space--which is possible as the International Space Station is due to be de-orbited in 2024 as this is written--what we may lose may one day cost us more than we can bear (microwave power satellites, naked dances on glaciers, and life saving discoveries made in orbiting laboratories included).

The characters are vividly drawn and the interweaving of the fictional culture--the government, fandom, and 'Angels'--sucks you right in. No spoilers here, but if you are a fan of Niven and Pournelle in particular, or science fiction in general, you won't be disappointed.
Dagdatus
Well written book alluding to climate change. The citations regarding causes and potential changes will alter some to change their opinion on climate change. Well written and apparently well researched. The storyline is set in a time in the future. What happens when the 'Greens' get all of what they want without regard for the human industry and personal freedom. Very enjoyable book.
Bliss
No, this isn't Fahrenheit 451. It isn't trying to be. It's a love-letter from three successful and popular SF authors to SF fandom... and, in the process, they manage to poke a lot of holier-than-thou environmentalists in the eye with a sharp stick. Lots of fun, lots of recognizable characters to fen of a certain age. Probably worth four stars, but I'm giving it five to bring the average up from the Grievous Gus types who have reviewed it.
the monster
Had a first edition of this years back and it has gone missing. Had to buy another copy to re-read it.

Also a great book by Walter Dean Myers by the same title
Precious
Larry Niven is a writer of terrific hard science novels. In "Fallen Angels" he also shows again that he is a political animal with very Libertarian points of view. I first read this novel back in the1990's, way before Owl Ghwore and his ilk made piles of money preaching to the foolish and the indoctrinated about "global warming". Read this outstanding novel, then read it again.
Gaudiker
This book is classified 'Science Fiction' but the science is mostly real. I found the story engaging and relevant. At the heart of the story are the issues of 'Global Warming' and 'Greenhouse Gasses'. Especially, the media faery tales on the subject, as well as the popular pseudo-scientific hype. A quite good read for all those who are fed up with mainstream self-proclaimed science experts.
I picked up this book because this is probably one of the best pieces of "fun to read" sci-fi I have ever had the pleasure of reading. It's a collaborative work... but it turns out nicely. Basically... it's a sci-fi pulp... but one put together by several very good sci-fi authors... and in the end... it feels like an all-star movie... maybe like a Pulp-Fiction but a sci-fi version (I know... this is a totally different thing... but bear with me). It has the feel of so many unique characters and so many crazy happenings that... somehow... it just feels plausible. The characters feel real. They behave like normal people would behave. I guess what I'm trying to say... is that they're some what humorous. It's a great read. And I'd recommend anyone looking to just enjoy a good read.