Janissaries (Janissaries Series #1)

Janissaries (Janissaries Series #1)

by Jerry Pournelle

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Reluctantly volunteering for a dangerous mission, Captain Rick Galloway and his men are cut off in hostile territory when the CIA pulls out their support, an event that is further complicated when an alien spaceship arrives.

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BN ID: 2940148681519
Publisher: Baen
Publication date: 02/01/1996
Series: Janissaries Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 368,829
File size: 588 KB

About the Author

Jerry Pournelle is a reigning master of military science fiction, author of the series of novels about John Christian Falkenberg and his legion of interstellar mercenaries, and many other works, such as Janissaries, Exiles to Glory, High Justice, King David's Spaceship, Starswarm, and others. With Larry Niven he has collaborated on a string of bestselling novels, including Lucifer's Hammer, The Mote in God's Eye, Footfall, and many more. He holds advanced degrees in psychology, statistics, engineering, and political science, and has been involved professionally in all these fields. He and his wife live in Los Angeles.

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Janissaries (Janissaries Series #1) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Theme is an old one, used by a myriad of writers but none executed as well as this one. This is an old book, more than 20 years old, but it is so good that I've re-read it at least ten times. Theme: A bunch of mercs in the 20th century are dumped into a civilisation at least 10 centuries back. Good guy beats the bad guys and wins the girl. Many sub-plots and an over-plot. What's good about it? Characters: Very real and 3 dimensional. It is easy to like them and follow along with them on their 'adventure' again and again. Military sequences: Technically accurate (unlike some writers who are woefully uninformed) and thrilling. Story: Very entertaining. If you don't have this book alread you need to buy it immediately.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I find the older Sci-Fi have more depth and meaning. Diverse, well-developed characters and plot with very accurate military descriptions. Well paced and have read it over a dozen times. If this is a trilogy ... I hope the third book will be available soon,.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just as good as the first time I read them! Just as good as the first time!! Just as good as the first time I read them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good start to a series .
rascal26 More than 1 year ago
One of my keepers - so I'm replacing it with this ebook! One of those few books where you see deeper with each reading. BTW, I just found Clan and Crown, and Storms of Victory, hidden inside the multi-volume Tran.
elarrym More than 1 year ago
1st book in a triology, - Where are the rest, "Clan & Crown" and "Storms of Victory". I'm disappointed they are not available in an e-book
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book and the second one (Clan and Crown) rank right up there with the Falkenburg series. Fantastic concept underpinned with fine science. Classic stuff.