Post by Paul S Person
On Sun, 5 Jan 2020 23:54:51 -0800 (PST), Amicus Brevis
Post by Amicus Brevis
I saw a blurb of the book, but it was not written by Niven. I don't generally like to read books where other writers make entries in the series, and the story like did not seem interesting anyway.
Thanks for pointing this out.
It's not written by Jerry Pournelle either.
It's written by "JR Pournelle", and, really, that has to be a new low
I mean, most of them have the brand name ("Niven & Pournelle") in big
letters on the cover and then "with <unknown person's name>" in small
print to show the actual author, but, really, "JR Pournelle"?
Dr. J.R. (Jennifer) Pournelle, PhD, is an archaeologist and anthropologist
best known for reconstructing landscapes surrounding ancient cities. A
Research Fellow in the University of South Carolina's Environment
and Sustainability Program and Rule of Law Collaborative, and past
Mesopotamian Fellow of the American School of Oriental Research,
her work in Turkey, Iraq, and the Caucasus has been featured by the
''National Science Foundation'', in ''The New York Times'' and ''Science''
magazine, and on ''The Discovery Channel'' and ''National Geographic
Television''. In a former life, she received numerous decorations for
service as a United States Army intelligence officer and arms control
negotiator, and directed reconstruction work in Iraq as a civilian. She
is the author of "Outies", and the 2010 recipient of the South Carolina
Poetry Initiative Book Prize, for ''Excavations, A City Cycle'', released
by the University of South Carolina Press in October, 2011.
The daughter of SF writer Jerry E. Pournelle, the younger Pournelle
engages similar themes (war and its aftermath, environmental constraints,
aliens encounters), but with a very different point of view and
writing style. She summarizes their differences thusly: "We both believe
profoundly in the individual right to be left the hell alone. But we also
disagree profoundly about who it is that's most likely to mess with that
right, and fundamentally about the best way to stop it happening."