Fallen Angels – Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle, Michael Flynn

Fallen Angels tells a story of a distopian future where mankind on Earth has declared war on science. This doesn’t stop the science fiction fan community (fandom) from wanting to help two fallen spacemen return to their home in orbit.

A future which seems utopian in some ways to those who long for “simpler times” has been achieved by the greens, but as an Ice Age begins they blame it on the isolated inhabitants of the orbital stations “stealing” the atmosphere.

When two residents of these habitats are shot do onto the new glaciers, there is a race across the USA by the technophile fandom to rescue them and return them to orbit before the authorities are able to catch up.

A page-turner which tells a story which mocks the anti-science movement whilst telling a story of those who dream high enough and work hard enough can achieve anything.

3 thoughts on “Fallen Angels – Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle, Michael Flynn

  1. I must look out for this. The only other Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle novels I’ve read are The Legacy of Heorot and The Dragons of Heorot, though none of the Ringworld books that Niven is best known for; this review reminds me that I promised myself I’d reread the Heorto books at the very least.

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