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Outies (CoDominium: Moties, Book 3) by J. R. Pournelle

By J. R. Pournelle

Outies is a certified sequel to The Mote in God's Eye and The Gripping Hand through best-selling SF duo Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle. With a clean standpoint, deep continuity, and page-turning plot twists, J.R. (Jennifer) Pournelle brings a mature iteration of Moties to lifestyles for a mature new release of readers. Outies introduces new characters, provides intensity to liked previous ones, creates a wealthy, that you can think of international, and offers transparent voices to extraterrestrial beings and outsiders.
In a go back to the CoDominium universe of the second one Empire of guy, Outies pauses on the fringes of human house, on an outworld that by no means knew fossil fuels. New Utah as a substitute driven crude sun applied sciences to the bounds of daily software. yet a planet is a giant place--and it's time for the recent Utahns to fulfill the pals. mixing challenging technology and social technology, Outies explores complexities of biology, geology, and ecology on the center of alien Motie society and evolution. whereas army technological know-how fiction in a feeling, that feel is especially a lot of the wars of our time. Outies plunges during the confusion, chaos, factionalism, and unpredictability of low depth clash with realism, yet principally via civilian eyes. In a twist on conventional house opera, it introduces Asach Quinn--a wily, considerate, genderless, and diplomatic foil to reckless pilot Kevin Renner. Leaving the aristocratic manors of Sparta, Quinn burrows deep contained in the heads of individuals of the Church of Him--who think that the pink dwarf noticeable twinkling in the course of the Coal Sack Nebula is actually the attention of God.
Pournelle--an ex-Army intelligence officer became anthropologist--provides New Utah and its characters with a wealthy feel of position and deep motivations; tricks at what may perhaps develop into, over the following millenium, of Mormons, moties, and Earth islanders displaced through sea point rise--and even masters a few Tok Pisin alongside the way.
At approximately 110,000 phrases (about four hundred print pages), the ebook is full of extra fabric designed to permit the reader to discover New Utah in as a lot intensity as wanted. For these new to (or wanting a refresher on) the Mote sequence, a close chronology lists key occasions over the 5 centuries previous Outies. the forged of characters is prepared by means of position and placement, delivering tricks of relationships that unwind over the process the radical. A map lays out the continental-scale environs during which the tale is determined. An appendix offers a consultant to acronyms, information of non secular background and association, a proof of alien accounting platforms, and evolutionary biology. there's even an unique musical rating, composed by way of song theorist J. Daniel Jenkins.

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Borne forward by his own momentum, Gaunt slammed the blunt nose of his bolt pistol up against the howling grotesque and fired. The brute, his head demolished, crashed backwards. Gaunt began firing over his collapsing corpse into the weight of enemy troopers scrambling through the gap at his heels. Beltayn and Neith jumped forward beside him, shooting point blank with their lasrifles and thrusting with the Tanith warknives they had fitted as bayonets. 'Straight silver! ' Beltayn was yelling. It wasn't the only breach.

Her right hand was bare. Beneath the dazzling golden plate, she wore a suit of tightly-wound black mail, each link formed in the shape of an islumbine bloom. A white skirt, long and flowing and fixed with purity seals and prayer streamers, billowed from her waist. The heavy golden gorget rose up high to her chin, but her head was uncovered. She'd cut her hair short, sheared it off crudely in fact, so it fell in a glossy black bowl over her pale head. Her eyes were green, as green as an infardi's silk, as green as the rainwoods of Hagia.

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