Birth of Fire

Birth of Fire

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Birth Of Fire is the story of Garrett Pittston, wrongly convicted of murder. Pittston faces a choice: life in prison, or near-slavery on Mars. Under the appalling conditions imposed by those who run the mines from Earth, Pittston and his fellow workers start a revolution to wrest their freedom from the penal colony.

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ISBN-13: 9781522685517
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Publication date: 07/19/2016

About the Author

Jerry Pournelle, a master of military science fiction, is the author of the series of novels about John Christian Falkenberg and his legion of interstellar mercenaries, and many other books, such as Janissaries and Exiles to Glory. He has also collaborated on a string of bestselling novels with Larry Niven. Pournelle served as President of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America in 1973. As well, he holds advanced degrees in psychology, statistics, engineering, and political science, and has been involved professionally in all these fields.

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Birth of Fire 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year 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.