Burning Tower

  • Title: Burning Tower
  • Author: Larry Niven Jerry Pournelle
  • ISBN: 9780743416924
  • Page: 435
  • Format: Paperback
  • Burning Tower Return to the vivid and unusual Kirkus Reviews world of Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle s The Burning City where the fire god has retreated into myth leaving the residents of Tep s Town unprotected
    Return to the vivid and unusual Kirkus Reviews world of Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle s The Burning City, where the fire god has retreated into myth, leaving the residents of Tep s Town unprotected for the first time in their history Unfortunately, a fiery fate isn t the only danger the town is facing From out of the desert come monsters great birds with bladesReturn to the vivid and unusual Kirkus Reviews world of Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle s The Burning City, where the fire god has retreated into myth, leaving the residents of Tep s Town unprotected for the first time in their history Unfortunately, a fiery fate isn t the only danger the town is facing From out of the desert come monsters great birds with blades instead of wings, driven by some unknown force Although they can be killed, the threat these terror birds pose is worse than death Danger on the roads means no trade No trade means that Tep s Town will be no Sent by the Lords of Lordshills to discover the source of the terror birds, Lord Sandry and his beloved, Burning Tower, must travel into a world where magic is still strong and where someone or something waits to destroy them Filled with the sweeping adventure, memorable characters, and imaginative world building that have defined the novels of Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle, Burning Tower is another triumph.

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    About Larry Niven Jerry Pournelle


    1. Laurence van Cott Niven s best known work is Ringworld Ringworld, 1 1970 , which received the Hugo, Locus, Ditmar, and Nebula awards His work is primarily hard science fiction, using big science concepts and theoretical physics The creation of thoroughly worked out alien species, which are very different from humans both physically and mentally, is recognized as one of Niven s main strengths.Niven also often includes elements of detective fiction and adventure stories His fantasy includes The Magic Goes Away series, which utilizes an exhaustible resource, called Mana, to make the magic a non renewable resource Niven created an alien species, the Kzin, which were featured in a series of twelve collection books, the Man Kzin Wars He co authored a number of novels with Jerry Pournelle In fact, much of his writing since the 1970s has been in collaboration, particularly with Pournelle, Steven Barnes, Brenda Cooper, or Edward M Lerner.He briefly attended the California Institute of Technology and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics with a minor in psychology from Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas, in 1962 He did a year of graduate work in mathematics at the University of California at Los Angeles He has since lived in Los Angeles suburbs, including Chatsworth and Tarzana, as a full time writer He married Marilyn Joyce Fuzzy Pink Wisowaty, herself a well known science fiction and Regency literature fan, on September 6, 1969.Niven won the Hugo Award for Best Short Story for Neutron Star in 1967 In 1972, for Inconstant Moon, and in 1975 for The Hole Man In 1976, he won the Hugo Award for Best Novelette for The Borderland of Sol.Niven has written scripts for various science fiction television shows, including the original Land of the Lost series and Star Trek The Animated Series, for which he adapted his early Kzin story The Soft Weapon He adapted his story Inconstant Moon for an episode of the television series The Outer Limits in 1996.He has also written for the DC Comics character Green Lantern including in his stories hard science fiction concepts such as universal entropy and the redshift effect, which are unusual in comic bookscmillan author larryn


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    1. The Niven/Pournelle writing style takes some getting used to after a time away. I think this book sits better if you are at least passingly familiar with the world of the Warlock, and with the book immediately prior to this, The Burning City.Part Two of Three for "TBR #56" in the "TBR Clean-Up Challenge".

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    2. Burning Tower picks up a year after Burning City concludes, Yangin-Atep is myth, the Greenroad is open, and no one knows how Tep's Town will survive exposure to the outside world. The focus of the book is on the budding romance between Sandry, the finest young Lord of his generation, and Burning Tower, the youngest of Whandall Feathersnake's children. Whereas in Whandall's story, we saw an entire lifetime in one book, Burning Tower slows down time so that we can see Sandry and Tower begin to lov [...]

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    3. Pournelle and Niven are capable of great things - of this there is no doubt. Mote in God's Eye is just a terrific book. Burning Tower is not Mote, but it's not dreck either. It's a good book with an interesting premise. Set in the pre-history of North America, at a time when magic (manna) had not yet faded and some gods still clung to existence, Burning Tower tells the story of a civilization, the Lords, who are at once confronting the return of magic to their lands even as magic is slowly leavi [...]

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    4. I wish Niven would return to Known Space. This universe is interesting, but not compelling.It took me a couple of months to get through this one. I set it down and went on to read other books, and returned to it out of a feeling of duty.As with all of the collaborations of Niven and Pournelle, it had a good plot and engaging characters. I simply do not care for this universe. It seems to work better for short stories than for novels. Perhaps I would have enjoyed it more if I knew more about Azte [...]

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    5. Feels like a formula fantasy book written to be one of many in a series. You know the style. But, you never loose the feel of a Niven/Pournelle novel either. There's attention to detail in lots of areas most authours ignore, and some more typical details breezed right past. If you enjoy their style, you'll enjoy the book. I do wish they could have set up the climax better - they ended up reducing the IQ of the entire cast by about 50 points temporarily to pull it off, the ones they didn't just d [...]

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    6. Keep moving, moving, moving, though they're disapprovingNot as good as Burning City. And if you haven't read Burning City you will probably be lost here.This story is about Whandall and Williow's daughter, Burning Tower, and Lord Sandry of the Lordshills. And a whole bunch of terror birds. Results: ok. Not one of the authors' best.

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    7. Usual Niven/Pournelle offering, solidly written, really no new ideas, and some social Darwinism subtext that is getting a little boring in their writing. Solid enough read, eve3n if you haven't read the first one.

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    8. As interesting as the previous book, but maybe not as good. I'm not much into fantasy, but I enjoyed this story. Interesting characters and story. If you liked the previous one (The Burning city) you'll enjoy this one as well.

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    9. Ok I guess sort of slow to read but not bad will try one more if not better stop the series

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    10. Good, but somewhat simplistic. Sandry knows magic and gods are real, but keeps doubting them for no reason.

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    11. So far, so good. Love these guys!

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    12. Excellant story No. 2 in a series so make sure you read Burning City first

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    13. Not my usual genre! really NOT my genre. Audio version is well performed.

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