Oath of fealty

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Timescape Books, 1981 - Fiction - 328 pages
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The consortium executives of a four-square-mile, self-contained community inside the city of Los Angeles exercise full power when a prank sabotage raid reveals their secret defense system

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User Review  - RandyStafford - LibraryThing

My reaction to reading this novel in 1998. Spoilers follow. It also stands as Pournelle's most explicit examination of feudalism, a theme which appears in much of his solo work, particularly the John ... Read full review

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User Review  - Karlstar - LibraryThing

Its hard to say anything about this book. I remember it only vaguely, which means it isn't in the Top 100, but it isn't memorable for being awful, either. This is another Nivens and Pournelle collaboration about the near future, and a bleak one, at that. Read full review


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Larry Niven received his B.A. in mathematics in 1962. During his first year of writing, all he received were rejection slips, but his first novel, World of Ptavvs (1966), was a success and launched his career. Niven has won five Hugos and one Nebula award, testimony that his colleagues in the science fiction world respect his work. Perhaps Niven's most well-known creation is Ringworld, a distant planet that may be taken as a metaphor for Earth, as it was once great but has since fallen into decay.

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