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If you have a complete collection of the works of Pournelle, I worship you even more than I already do. Sometimes I swear he could operate two word processors at once.I read King David's Spaceship ages ago as a SF Book Club offering.
Does that include the "There Will Be War" Series?
"Does that include the "There Will Be War" Series?"Yes!Completing that set is the crowning achievement of my used book store safaris. 8)
Hmm, had my copy for 30 years, this mean I should dig it out? I haven't reread it for almost 15. Hmm, just clicked your link, I may have to dig it out. I recall its name being A Spaceship for the King and it was released much, much earlier.
Oh! I loved that book! That's not saying much, I guess, I don't think there's anything JP (Or Niven, or the two of them together, or the two of them together with somebody else...) wrote that I didn't like reading. But I remember that one in particular. I think it may have been the first CoDominium universe story I read. My father had (still has, most likely) a copy, and I read it one summer, long long ago, stuck in the swamps of Louisiana while he was off building ships for the Navy.I'm impressed by (and jealous of) your collection of the entire There Will Be War series. I still haven't read all of those.
He also wrote two detective/mystery novels Red Dragon and Red Heroin under the name Wade Curtis.
if you don't mind ebooks been has a reasonably complete codominium package for purchase on their webscription site. Including KDS and the motie books
The entire Pournelle catalog? Why a person would need three hands to carry all those books...
As a Roman afficianado, I'm even fonder of that book. Although it was my blue painted ancestors trying to scale that vallium after wading through caltrops, anti cavalry ditches, and four foot long catapult bolts for a quarter mile before even getting the chance to try and pick their way up through the imbedded stakes in it while gladius and pilum poked merrily about their heads. Sadly, that was the difference between warriors and soldiers in those days. Still is. Humorously, Caesar sent all his Italian troops home and trained up a mercenary army of Norican Gauls to conquer flat land Gaul. That's why they call them empires. Technology and discipline. La Legio Nostra Patria!
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