by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle
An excellent end-of-the-world tale. At times
the characters confusing because there were so many of them. The elaboration
of what so inevitably could transpire is skillfully done.
The book demands rereading. Not every word, because the density of images doesn't require that, but for the recapturing of the moods, like when George Christopher and Senator Jellison argued over the rights of outsiders, etc.
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