Fallen Angels

Fallen Angels

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One minute the two space Hab astronauts were scoop-diving the atmosphere, the next they'd been shot down over the North Dakota Glacier and were the object of a massive manhunt by the United States government.

That government, dedicated to saving the environment from the evils of technology, had been voted into power because everybody knew that the Green House Effect had to be controlled, whatever the cost. But who would have thought that the cost of ending pollution would include not only total government control of day-to-day life, but the onset of a new Ice Age

Stranded in the anti-technological heartland of America, paralyzed by Earth's gravity, the "Angels" had no way back to the Space Habs, the last bastions of high technology and intellectual freedom on or over the Earth. But help was on its way, help from the most unlikely sources ....

Join # 1 national bestsellers Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle and Michael Flynn in a world where civilization is on the ropes, and the environmentalists have created their own worst nightmare.

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940148517665
Publisher: Baen
Publication date: 10/01/2002
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 438,670
File size: 976 KB

About the Author

Larry Niven is a prolific American science fiction writer. His best known works are a collection of short stories and books informally referred to as "Tales of Known Space". The first book in the Known Space series is Ringworld, and it received Hugo, Locus, Ditmar, and Nebula awards. Niven has also written fantasy novels, including the series The Magic Goes Away. He has also collaborated with fellow science fiction authors Jerry Pournelle and Steven Barnes on several books.

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Fallen Angels 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
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ds_61_12 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The Earth has gone into another iceage. The gletchers have entered North-America and nothing can stop them. The USA is governed by the Greens who lay the blame at technology and science. Even justice is all to often dispensed with the aid of astrology. Computers are rare and SciFi has become an underground movement. Members of this movement have to be on their guard for re-education by the government. In this country two astronauts from the independent spacestations crash. The "enemies of the world" have to be saved... by a crazy bunch of fans.Frightening glimpse of the future and at the same time the warm glow of being one of "them".
Greatrakes on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I read around a quarter of this book before leaving it in a coffee shop for some other unfortunate to pick up. As a child as was an SF fanatic, I've read hardly any for the last 30 years, and this book reminded me why I stopped reading it when I grew up. To say the writing is poor is to be too kind, the plot is absurd, the characterisation is risible and never have I wanted to punch fans as hard as I wanted to punch the ones in this book.
FLYNavy More than 1 year ago
Admittedly, I'm a fan of the authors, however, that in no way mitigates my ability to cry foul if I see the need (example being the needless sex-swap scenes in the ringworld saga) Fallen Angels, while I don't think has the depth of characters and plot that I crave (Mote, Footfall, Chung Kuo, Dune, etc) it is a damned fine read! I especially liked the thought-provoking suggestions of where this insane end-of-the-world global-warming nonsense could take us (when I was a kid it was a new ice age. Brrrrr!). Anyway, a good read, not too intense, but not mental bubble-gum either. Enjoy.
fifty1phantom More than 1 year ago
I had forgotten how much I liked Niven & Pournelle's (here with Flynn) work together. My reading habits had atrophied and nearly died recently, so I bought a Nook and chose this as my first eread. Despite looking like a lightweight read to ease me back in to reading regularly, I read a novel set in a near future peopled by believable characters that set in a world beginning to be ruined by an enviornmental disaster of our own making. That disaster is not quite the one you might expect and along the way we meat some of the types of polarized thinking that would help this disaster to happen and spread. Easy to Read but thought provoking
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