In the near future, Los Angeles is an all but uninhabitable war zone, racked by crime, violence, pollution and poverty. But above the blighted city, a Utopia has arisen: Todos Santos, a thousand-foot high single-structured city, designed to used state-of-the-art technology to create a completely human-friendly environment, offering its dwellers everything they could want in exchange for their oath of allegiance and their constant surveillance. But there are those who want to see the utopia destroyed, whose answer to tomorrow's best and brightest hope is mindless violence. And they have just entered Todos Santos...
Larry Niven, a multiple award-winning author, is renowned for writing science fiction which is solidly based on authentic science. His Known Space series is possibly the most popular SF series of all time, and includes the novel "Ringworld," which is one of the few novels to have won both the Hugo and the Nebula Awards, and is recognized as a milestone in modern science fiction. He and his wife live in Chatsworth, California. Jerry Pournelle is a reigning master of military science fiction, widely known for his novels of John Christian Falkenberg and his legion of interstellar mercenaries. His other novels include "Janissaries," "Exiles to Glory," "High Justice," "King David s Spaceship" and "Starswarm." With Larry Niven, he has collaborated on a string of "New York Times" best-selling novels, including "Lucifer s Hammer," "The Mote in God s Eye," "Footfall," and many more. He and his wife live in Los Angeles."
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