Birth of Fire

Birth of Fire

by Jerry Pournelle

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Birth of Fire is a science fiction novel about the Martian War of Independence. The Mars Colony declares independence from the Federation on Earth. Garrett Pittston, a young man sent as an involuntary colonist, finds himself caught up in the war, and has no choince. He must join the revolution and fight through to independence. The film rights to Birth of Fire were optioned by James Cameron.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013130050
Publisher: jerry Pournelle
Publication date: 07/25/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 177,988
File size: 494 KB

About the Author

Jerry Pournelle is a best selling science fact and fiction author. He is the lead computer tech columnist for BYTE, and has written the leading computer technology column for thirty years. He was the science editor for GALAXY Science Fiction Magazine.

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Birth of Fire 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous 10 months ago
Very good read
johnnyapollo on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Not a bad book - good action and a likeable character. Some of the events are a bit tough to swallow but it is fiction after all.
jimmaclachlan on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Reminded me somewhat of Heinlein's "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress" without all the lecturing & Mike. More action. Tightly written & interesting.
Burky More than 1 year ago
This book is about a good kid who got into gangs and got transported to the penal colony on Mars. The people on Mars, though, are working up to rebellion against the Earth government. It's a very good story, well told. I've read this book half-a-dozen times over the last 35 years and it still holds up completely. This book is not dated at all and matches current Mars info quite well. I hope to read it a few more times. Recommended.
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CGS_MI More than 1 year ago
Finally, some older titles are becoming available on the nook..Thank you, Dr. Pournelle! Solid plot, entertaining characters - well worth the price.