|Captain Rick Galloway and his men had been talked into volunteering for a dangerous mission--inly to be ruthlessly abandoned when faceless CIA higher-ups pulled the plug on the operation. They were cut off in hostile territory, with local troops and their Cuban "advisors" rapidly closing in. And then the alien spacceship landed.|
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Reluctantly volunteering for a dangerous mission, Captain Rick Galloway and his men are cut off in hostile territory when the CIA pulls out their support, an event that is further complicated when an alien spaceship arrives. Reprint.
Jerry Pournelle is a widely known writer in several fields. On one hand, in 1979 he began to write a column for BYTE magazine devoted to computers, which made him essentially the grandfather of computer reporting. He championed writing with computers in the 1979 article called "Writing with Computers," and his first computer, named Ezekiel, is on display at the Museum of American History. Pournelle is also a writer of militaristic, right-wing "hard" science fiction. In this vein, he has written a number of novels, many in collaboration with either Larry Niven or Steven Barnes (or both!), the most well-known of which include THE MOTE IN GOD'S EYE (1974), LUCIFER'S HAMMER (1977), and OATH OF FEALTY (1981)--all of which were nominated for the Hugo Award. Pournelle also is the editor of several series of militaristic science fiction anthologies. He attended the University of Washington, where he received degrees in psychology and mathematics, master's degrees in experimental statistics and systems engineering, and doctorates in psychology and political science. His first published fiction was a pair of short stories in 1971, including "Ecology Now!", which displays Pournelle's commitment to ecological concerns.