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Exile-and Glory Hardcover – August 5, 2008

Book 0 of 3 in the Laurie Jo Hansen Series

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About the Author

Jerry Pournelle is a reigning master of military science fiction, widely known for his novels of John Christian Falkenberg and his legion of interstellar mercenaries. His other novels include Janissaries, Exiles to Glory, High Justice, King David’s Spaceship and Starswarm. With Larry Niven, he has collaborated on a string of New York Times best-selling novels, including Lucifer’s Hammer, The Mote in God’s Eye, Footfall, and many more. He and his wife live in Los Angeles.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Baen; First Edition edition (August 5, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1416555633
  • ISBN-13: 978-1416555636
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 1.2 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,693,395 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I write science fact and fiction. Themes range from trivial amusements to how to save the world. In 1980 I predicted that by the year 2000 anyone in Western Civilization would be able to get the answer to any question that can be answered; that happened a bit faster than I thought it would. My column in BYTE is the longest running column in the computer industry.

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Sounds a lot like it's gonna be a new novel related to previously published ones, doesn't it?
Dennis R. Maccaskie
Highly recommended for Pournelle fans and for anyone else who enjoys tales of political intrigues, corporate advances, and true love.
Arthur W. Jordin
Many good authors aren't writing new material so the publishers are continuously reprinting old work with new covers.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Arthur W. Jordin on August 6, 2008
Format: Hardcover
Exile-And Glory (2008) is an omnibus edition of the Hansen Enterprises stories, including High Justice and Exiles to Glory. They are set in a future in which the US government -- and the other nations -- have managed to create a condition of high unemployment and inflation. The People's Alliance has taken control of both houses and the presidency in the USA with a promise of reform. The new reform government promises much, but delivers little.

Much of the population is receiving welfare and the free colleges are flooded with students attracted mostly by the free lunch. Many college graduates immediately go on welfare or find themselves working at meaningless jobs without any future.

High Justice (1974) is a collection of short stories about the role of international corporations in an increasingly socialistic world. The first few stories aren't even about Hansen Enterprises, but are about the major corporations in an environment where their home governments are the enemy.

A Matter of Sovereignty tells of the cooperation of a minor nation with a major corporation to their mutual benefit.

Power to the People shows the fate of a transplanted socialist in Southern Africa.

Enforcer illustrates the role of International Security Systems in the enforcement of contracts.

High Justice conveys the story of a dedicated populist who finds himself the scapegoat of political machinations.

Extreme Prejudice depicts the agonies of a CIA assassin who is ordered to kill a traitor within his organization.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Grant Reed on August 11, 2008
Format: Hardcover
First off, I need to point out that this book, though released this year, is actually a compendium (and reprint) of "High Justice" and "Exiles to Glory." Those are books that were originally written before 1977. The world was something of a different place then. The Soviet Union was still in charge of the Warsaw pact, and considered a Super Power. The United States was reeling from the OPEC crisis and Watergate. Science Fiction was still in a phase prior to the Star Wars Sci-Fi that followed. Nevertheless, I feel that Jerry Pournelle did a very good job with the story, though it lacks something of the polish of more recent science fiction.

If you are looking for a high action book with running fights, fighter battles using lasers and massive ships that dominate in war, you will be disappointed. This is much more down-to-earth. If that is the case, I would recommend the Rogue Squadron series, the Star Wars books, the Legacy of the Alldenata series, or even the Battletech books.

This is really a story that deals with the sociology of the time period. Its focus is on personal action against overwhelming odds, heroic, yes, but not Herculean. The science is well thought out, based on theories of the day. I think I spotted an unnamed reference to Project Orion.

Most of the story concerns economic clashes between the ideology (which in my opinion seems to mirror socialism) and the large businesses (which are concerned with profit). The science used is the tool to bring the conflict into play. This is also the crux of the discussion of the morality of big business and the role of government.

The book is really broken down into three main parts. The intro chapters use different people in the stories to try and give the reader a backdrop.
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It is not clear from the information here on Amazon that this is in fact a republication of two earlier - much earlier - Pournelle novels that were themselves a compendium of several short stories published from the late 1970s through the 1980s.

As a result, the stories are somewhat dated in their depiction of a near-future that for all intents and purposes could be TODAY'S WORLD.

Fortunately I had never read the novels before, so I'm not out any money (as I had been a couple of years back when I bought one of O. S. Card's "Tales of Alvin Maker" compendia only to discover I'd already read everything within as separate novels).

There's something to be said for bringing back "out-of-print" books, but with modern electronic publishing technology and the viability of Print-On-Demand, there's really no reason ever to consider any book "out of print."

One has to conclude that the publishing industry like the recorded music industry is purposefully out-of-step with the times, reluctant to experience the paradigm-shift that might put a lot of lucrative percentages in jeopardy.
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I've been a fan of Mr. Pournelle's books since I read Lucifer's Hammer many years ago. I finally gotten around to starting his CoDominium series and It is just as good as I thought it would be. Now off to the Kindle store to look for the next title!
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By Amazon Customer on October 26, 2009
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Good, solid, well-thought-out science fiction.
somewhat dated, but still relevant. Some of the
short stories I like, some not - but all were
interesting.
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