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Fantasy
Author: Jerry Pournelle
ISBN: 1416575081
Subcategory: Fantasy
Pages 512 pages
Publisher Atria Books (August 24, 2007)
Language English
Category: Fantasy
Rating: 4.1
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by Jerry Pournelle


In the 1960s and early 1970s he worked in the aerospace industry, but eventually focused on his writing career. In an obituary in gizmodo, he is described as "a tireless ambassador for the future.

THE BURNING CITY Larry Niven TALES OF KNOWN SPACE THE INTEGRAL TREES WORLD OF PTAVVS RINGWORLD PROTECTOR THE SMOKE RING N-SPACE . King david’s spaceship.

THE BURNING CITY Larry Niven TALES OF KNOWN SPACE THE INTEGRAL TREES WORLD OF PTAVVS RINGWORLD PROTECTOR THE SMOKE RING N-SPACE PLAYGROUNDS OF THE MIND. Prince of mercenaries.

Jerry Pournelle (right), a past winner of the John W. Campbell Award, has collaborated with Niven on numerous bestsellers. He lives in Studio City, California. Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle were the joint winners of the 2005 Robert A. Heinlein Award. Larry Niven (left) is the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author of such classics as Ringworld, The Integral Trees, and Destiny's Road

He heard not city noise but campground noise. Forty beasts and a hundred children and elders and men and women settled down for bed.

The burning city, . 1. He heard not city noise but campground noise.

The flame-path didn’t cramp them, but it wasn’t quite a road. There were stumps Whandall had to burn out. The horses were grown visibly stronger. The horses were grown visibly stronger ver’s touch on the reins. Whandall tried it. Both ponies stopped and turned to look at him along spiral spears as long as a forearm. Willow took the reins from his unresisting hands, and the ponies turned and began to pull. That first night they stripped a dozen crabapple trees for their dinner.

Here Niven and Pournelle have combined their .

Here Niven and Pournelle have combined their award-winning talents and imaginations to produce a masterpiece of epic fantasy that rivals the works of Robert Jordan and David Eddings. Set in the world of Larry Niven's popular The Magic Goes Away, The Burning City transports listeners to an enchanted ancient city bearing a provocative resemblance to our own modern society. There, Yangin-Atep, the volatile and voracious god of fire, alternately protects and destroys the city's denizens

8 12 5 Author: Larry Niven,Jerry Pournelle Narrator: Tom Weiner

8 12 5 Author: Larry Niven,Jerry Pournelle Narrator: Tom Weiner. Each an acclaimed author in his own right, Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle have collaborated on some of the biggest bestsellers in science fiction history, including the New York Times bestseller Footfall. Here Niven and Pournelle have combined their award-winning talents and imaginations to produce a masterpiece of epic fantasy that rivals the works of Robert Jordan and David Eddings.

Set in the world of Niven's popular The Magic Goes Away, The Burning City transports readers to an enchanted ancient city that often bears a provocative resemblance to our own modem society. Here Yagen-Atep, the volatile and voracious god of fire, holds sway, alternately protecting and destroying the city's denizens.

The Burning City - Jerry Pournelle. They burned the city when Whandall Placehold was two years old, and again when he was seven. At seven he saw and understood more. The women waited with the children in the courtyard through a day and a night and another day.

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Each an acclaimed author in his own right, Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle have collaborated on some of the biggest bestsellers in science fiction history, including the No. 1 New York Times bestseller Footfall, as well as Lucifer's Hammer, Inferno, Oath of Fealty, and The Mote in God's Eye. Now Niven and Pournelle have combined their award-winning talents and imaginations to produce a masterpiece of epic fantasy that rivals the works of Robert Jordan and David Eddings.Set in the world of Niven's popular The Magic Goes Away, The Burning City transports readers to an enchanted ancient city that often bears a provocative resemblance to our own modem society. Here Yagen-Atep, the volatile and voracious god of fire, holds sway, alternately protecting and destroying the city's denizens. In Tep's Town, nothing can burn indoors and no fire can start: by accident -- except when the Burning comes upon the city. Then the people, possessed by Yagen-Atep, set their own town ablaze in a riotous orgy of destruction that often comes without warning.Whandall Placehold has lived with the Burning all his life. Fighting his way to adulthood in the mean-but-magical streets of the city's most blighted neighborhoods, Whandall alone dreams of escaping the god's wrath to find a new and better life. But his best hope for freedom may lie with Morth of Atlantis, the enigmatic sorcerer who killed his father!Both gritty and exotic, The Burning City is unique fantasy vision unlike any you have read before.
Brariel
Some time ago, Larry Niven invented his 'Warlock' universe, in the story "Not long before the end." The premise is that magic works, but that it requires a natural resource, 'mana,' that was used up by human civilization before the begining of recorded history. THE BURNING CITY is set against that background.
I've always simultaneously enjoyed these stories and been depressed by them. For example, in the series the continent of Atlantis existed, but was techtonicly unstable, preserved by magic, and when the Atlanteans finally used up too much mana, it sank. In the long run, there's no hope for the societies and magical creatures that inhabit this universe. The best they can do is to win their temporary local victories. But they usually do win those temporary, local victories, and the tales of how they do so are fine.
This novel, the first of a projected trilogy, is set in a city on the site of present day Los Angeles. Whandall Placehold grows up in one of the city's three peculiar social classes, discovers that there are better ways to live, and sets out to escape the trap his city has put him in, all with the best of intentions of course. It's rather a "slice of life" naturalistic novel, except that the setting is a rigorously imagined fantasy world. ... The theme of this novel is that violence and theft are bad for those who commit them, as well as the victims. Whandall's achievement is to recognize that the life he is born to is a trap, and his goal is to find a way to live honestly and peacefully.)
Whandall's fate turns out to be bound up with that of Morth, a wizard from lost Atlantis. The novel follows Whandall from childhood to early middle age, and the next book (already sold) will concern one of his daughters. I'm looking forward to it.
There's a satiric subtheme to this novel that I was a long time spotting, and what it satirizes is modern USAmerica. That seems to have gotten under a lot of people's skins, and they write reviews here "that make it seem like the book jumped off the shelves and attacked their children." So fair warning: if you think that good intentions guarantee good results for society and govt. policy, this book will enrage you. But I don't think that way, and I thoroughly enjoyed the book, except for the depressing thought that in the end the civilization it depicts is inevitably doomed. I was captured by the story, I liked the characters, and I'll be rereading it. If the impending collapse of their civilization didn't bother me so, I'd have given it five stars.
Highly recommended.
BlackHaze
The Burning City by Larry Nivin and Jerry Pournelle What can I say that is not a cliché with these guys (they are masters, gods of tales ... etc.). This work compares very favorably with the best they have done (and they have done a lot - The Mote in Gods Eye and it's sequel, sans 18 years, "The Gripping Hand" being their best ... maybe). Every time I pick up one of their books I think this time, maybe I will be disappointed, but my only disappointment is that I'm never disappointed with them. What am I to do? This tale is written in Nivin's "The Magic Goes Away" universe and (of course) is consistent with his other tales of that vein. So, considering the source, I would classify this story as a fantasy, mystery, drama, action, humorous, tragic kinda tale. There is always a hint of mystery in what Nivin and Pournelle write, because you only know what the character knows - not before, never after (their characters never get an idea that is not passed on to the reader - that is one of the reasons they are gods). The story begins with describing the intricate social structure in which the principal character, Whandall Placeholder lives, and then leads you on to an amazingly believable life of this character, his family and friends (keeping in mind the parameters of this universe, which are described and adhered to). In reading this book, I found it to be fast, interesting and absorbing. While it seems to drag in a couple of places, this does NOT detract from the story. If this is your first visit to Nivin's "The Magic Goes Away" universe, then bon appetit - you will be hooked. I strongly recommend this book, and all others of these two versatile authors. I do like them. Have I made myself clear on this point? In summery, this tales needs to be told and read by everyone.
Winawel
I didn't like this book nearly as much as Mote at first either. Then I re-read it paying careful attention to detail. Now I think Burning City (and it's sequel, Burning Tower) are among Niven and Pournelle's best work. Once again Niven gives us one of his trademark 'tourist' characters, but this time the tour he's on is the balance of his life. The setting is rich and (if you're paying attention and buy the Warlock universes underlying premise,) believable, and the writing is just as good or better than earlier N/P collaborations. Just my humble opinion. And I've read everything Larry Niven has ever written, so I should know.