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Clan and Crown : Janissaries (1982)

by Jerry Pournelle, Roland J. Green

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Series: Janissaries (2)

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The original Janissaries have produced children and have formed a clan of their own. As usual, the next generation produces problems of governance and question the traditions of the 'clan'. By this point, some of the interest in the series had worn off for me, and it started to remind me more and more of the Dorsai books. ( )
  Karlstar | Jan 14, 2012 |
Co author is Roland Green. I enjoyed the storyline. Don't like the cover of the English edition.
One of Pournelle's best is "A Spaceship for King David". A short version appeared in Analog. The longest book version gives best closure. ( )
  Jon_Stubbs | Mar 13, 2011 |
Comme ci comme ca. What's it mean? It's French, for something like, it could be better, but then again, it could be worse. Now why didn't I just say that? Because I wanted an excuse for this:

It's not just for the fellas. Ladies, feast your eyes on 0:22. That's right. I'm an equal opportunity pig. ( )
  one-horse.library | Mar 17, 2010 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Jerry Pournelleprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Green, Roland J.main authorall editionsconfirmed
Jones, PatrickCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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For the first few years, Rick Galloway and his band of mercenaries were doing well just to survive.  They'd been swept off a hilltop in Africa by a flying saucer, and deposited on an alien world where the other inhabitants were human, but from various and unfriendly periods of history, all collected by flying saucer raids.

Rick has faced facts: This planet is going to be home, permanently.  And to create a society safe for themselves and the families they are gradually building, they need to do more than just survive.  They must convince the others that a unified, peaceful society is better than a collection of warring tribes.  Force would not be Rick's chosen method of persuasion, but on a planet where the other dominant culture is one brought straight from ancient Rome, force may be the only way.
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