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  • Author:
    J Pournelle
  • ISBN:
    0708880843
  • ISBN13:
    978-0708880845
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  • Publisher:
    Futura Publishing Co Inc (May 1, 1991)
  • Pages:
    256 pages
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    Science Fiction
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Shelves: read-fiction. Not so long ago I read The Mote in God's Eye, but this Pournelle book is significantly different from that one.

The subsequent books illustrate the further adventures of the human soldiers as they perform their mission, but also . Pournelle made several statements on his blog that he was working on a fourth book in the series, the working title being Janissaries IV: Mamelukes.

The subsequent books illustrate the further adventures of the human soldiers as they perform their mission, but also begin to raise the standard of civilization and the level of technology among the disparate cultures of the humans on Tran. As the mercenaries learn more of the history of Tran, it also becomes clear that they will eventually be betrayed by their benefactors, as this has been the fate of each generation of imported soldiers in turn. Pournelle made several statements on his blog that he was working on a fourth book in the series, the working title being Janissaries IV: Mamelukes

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Janissaries (Orbit Books) Paperback. 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.

Janissaries (Orbit Books). Pournelle has written many other novels, however, including the CoDominium Future History series. Jerry Pournelle is the author of the popular 'Janissaries' and 'CoDominium' series and the coauthor of several bestselling science fiction novels, including Lucifer's Hammer, The Mote in God's Eye, and the New York Times bestseller Footfall. He has advanced degrees in engineering, political science, statistics, and psychology and, in addition to his career as a fiction writer, has for many years written columns on both politics and technology. Green has also written the Starcruiser Shenandoah series and other novels.

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Jerry Pournelle, Roland J. Green. He wished he had been a better physics student. He couldn’t remember the basic equations of harmonic motion, and he wasn’t sure he had derived them correctly. The wall was covered with equations and notes and memoranda. One whole section listed things urgently needed, such as paper, and better lamps, and an adequate supply of pens and ink-all of which would be needed so that he could copy out a table of logarithms from his pocket calculator before its batteries failed

Three best-selling Jerry Pournelle masterpieces in one volume for the first time: Janissaries and Tran.

Three best-selling Jerry Pournelle masterpieces in one volume for the first time: Janissaries and Tran. A modern soldier is transported by aliens to a world filled with warriors through the ages including medieval knights, Roman soldiers. JanissariesSome days it just didn't pay to be a soldier. Three best-selling Jerry Pournelle masterpieces in one volume for the first time: Janissaries and Tran. Janissaries Some days it just didn't pay to be a soldier.

1st edition paperback, vg++

Gela
As an old Sci-Fi fan, I always knew about Jerry Pournelle, who wrote in Byte and other PC magazines but also wrote Sci-Fi years ago (still does). So I ordered this book used to see how he wrote and it has hooks, adventure, off world creatures and reminds me of a better written John Carter of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs. The science is not overly complex and the focus is on the American characters landing on a far planet. A good story.
Froststalker
I read this book for the first time over 25 years ago, and enjoyed the character development and overall theory of what "could" happen if someone from the "future", if you will, were transported back in time. Pournelle put a different take on it, and I really enjoyed the twist. I introduced my son who HATED reading to Ender's Game and Janissaries while he was very young, and all these years later he absolutely still loves to read. Kudos to having a version that I can take anywhere, even though I can't yet find my original books that are still in storage!
Kinashand
I read this in the seventh grade back in 89, it was the first sci-fi I had really read in novel form. It turned me on to Pournelle, and thereafter Niven et al. Its an interesting read, perhaps overshadowed now by newer works in terms of breadth, but I still reread it.

The second and third book of the series were out of print for years, and I wasn't willing to cough up hundreds for them, so when they came out as a single release on Kindle I jumped on it. It's amusing, I have the paper copy of this and the Kindle copies of the others. I'd love to see an anniversary compilation in print at some point. Give it to my children if I ever have them.
Lost Python
Starts out as a typical fish out of water military adventure with a couple cool twists. My big complaint was that it did not give you enough background into the tribe that sent them across the galaxy.
Bundis
I have this in print this was my purchase of the ebook.

Jerry Pournelle is one of my favorite all time authors and the Tran books are a great, fast paced read; I'm just hoping Jerry will get out the long awaited 4th book in this universe because it leaves you wanting more.
Hellstaff
I've always loved this series. I just wish Jerry Pournelle would finish the series.
Anaginn
It had not been Rick Galloway’s intention to make the army his career or to become a mercenary but a mercenary working in Africa is what he became. Unfortunately his side was losing and he and his men were about to die so when an alien spacecraft lands and say come aboard what choice do you really have. Now it seems the aliens want Rick and his men to manage a local population and grow a crop for them. How they do this is up to them but every effort to provide the supplies Galloway specifies are necessary will be provided. Then on very short notice the entire team is ordered aboard ship with only a portion of the identified supplies. A few weeks later Rick and his men are dumped at their destination along with an addition. It seems the pilot’s girlfriend is pregnant and he is leaving her with Rick. Oh yes and within minutes of landing Rick’s men mutiny as his second in command says Rick is too soft. So it begins. – I liked this story when I first read it back when it was first published and I liked it when I read it this time. A solid base is laid for the second book.
Janissaries is an enduring must have book for the military sci fi reader.