Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Baen to Reprint Jerry Pournelle’s Birth of Fire

According to Amazon, Baen Books will reprint two complete novels by Jerry Pournelle, Birth of Fire (1976) and King David’s Spaceship (1981), in one volume, under the title Fires of Freedom. Scheduled to be released in May 2009, the theme of Fires of Freedom is “the struggle for independence on two colony worlds -- Mars in the not-so-distant future, and a distant world circling another star in the far future -- both threatened by powerful forces and faceless bureaucrats.”

Here’s a detailed description of Birth of Fire, taken from Amazon’s website: “A teenage delinquent on a crowded, corrupt Earth, Garrett was given a choice: rot in prison on Earth, or be deported to Mars to work in the colony there. But on Mars he would find an inner strength that he had never known before, and when Mars revolted against the multinational corporations that controlled the colonist’s lives, Garrett was on the front lines in the battle for planetary freedom.”

To learn more about Pournelle's Birth of Fire, see my blog post of September 11, 2007.

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