The Descent of Anansi

The Descent of Anansi It s the American Revolution all over again But this time it s a ragtag band of space colonists vs the United States And the fate of the world hangs by a thread miles above the earth

  • Title: The Descent of Anansi
  • Author: Larry Niven Steven Barnes
  • ISBN: 9780812512922
  • Page: 220
  • Format: Paperback
  • It s the American Revolution all over again But this time it s a ragtag band of space colonists vs the United States And the fate of the world hangs by a thread 200 miles above the earth.

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    1. Set closer in the future than most of Niven's better-remembered work, this tech-thriller is based on political speculation and Shuttle-based technology that hasn't aged as well. It's a fast, fun read, but not among the best work of either collaborator.

    2. Ok, let's start with the cover by Howard Chaykin, the crusty curmudgeon of comicdom. I always love his work and it is eminently recognizable. That being said, not why I picked up the book.I read Ringworld years ago and found the authentic science fascinating. So, I trust him.Descent has the same authenticity, but even more topical importance. How close are we now to being able to establish colonies on the moon? The youngest today may see it if we don't blow ourselves into the cosmic breeze or ki [...]

    3. Not my favorite, but I wont sit up nights fretting on it.Any number of VERY unlikely things happen, but that must be why they call it fiction and not a documentary. Still not the zip zoom fun of Louis Wu, or Beowulf Schaeffer, this is more on line with stories that have the political things going on in one place, and plots on plots, and industrial foes fighting it out with the space heads caught in the middle.I am a fan of all things Niven, so this had to get read, but it wont get read over and [...]

    4. I came across a guide to the Larry Niven/Steven Barnes Dreampark series, and it described this book as being part of that universe, so I thought I'd give it a try.I didn't see the connection.A renegade bunch of spacers have gone independent near the moon, using Space Shuttle equipment they have claimed, and banking on their engineering. They've just sold a batch of super-thin, super-strong cable to a Japanese company that outbid a Brazilian company. However, when the time comes to deliver, it tu [...]

    5. I bought this book for $1 dollar and thought I was very lucky to find a Larry Niven (& Steven Barnes) book so cheap. And, it turns out the cover art was done by my favorite Graphic artist/writer: Howard Chaykin. (I just learned that from another reviewer.) Niven books sometimes take me a while to find the pulse of the story, and the science is surely something to grapple with, because it's real and not made up stuff. Eventually, the science pieces fit together, and the story gains momentum a [...]

    6. 1984 grade A2015 grade A-Written with Steven BarnesThis 1982 hard SciFi novel is based on extrapolations of shuttle technology. Accept that and it is a very enjoyable fast reading story of corporate intrigue, terrorism, and life in space. Although it lacks the depth to make it grade A+, and might even drop it to B+ in places, I still recommend it.

    7. Nice, short read. Though what it had to do with the blurb on the back I don't know. Well written, as you would expect from Niven and Barnes. Surprising amount of character development given the length of the book.

    8. Makes way more sense after reading The Barsoom Project even though this was published firstill enjoyed it on its own merits though.

    9. I really enjoyed this book. Niven lives up to his reputation for hard science when he explains the orbital mechanics of how the main characters use tidal forces to escape the space pirates.

    10. A little dated now that the space shuttles have been retired, but still a good story with interesting characters and plot.

    11. Near future technothriller. Pretty nifty orbital combat scenes, but apart from that nothing makes this one stand outokssboch/?p=1102

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