Escape from Hell

Escape from Hell

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Allan Carpenter escaped from hell once but remained haunted by what he saw and endured.

He has now returned, on a mission to liberate those souls unfairly tortured and confined.

Partnering with the legendary poet and suicide, Sylvia Plath, Carpenter is a modern-day Christ who intends to harrow hell and free the damned.

But now that he's returned to this Dantesque Inferno, can he ever again leave?
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Product details

  • Paperback | 346 pages
  • 106.68 x 170.18 x 20.32mm | 181.44g
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 076535540X
  • 9780765355409
  • 192,836

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""Inferno" is quite literally a cake walk through hell. I kid you not, Niven and Pournelle have had the chutzpah to rewrite Dante's "Inferno" as if they were some hybrid of Roger Zelazny, Robert Heinlein, and Phil Jose Farmer. You are right there in the nether-reaches of the ultimate Sam Peckinpah movie with all the matter-of-fact solidity of a Hal Clement novel."--Norman Spinrad, author of "Mexica" "A dazzling tour de force."--Poul Anderson, author of "For Love and Glory """ "A fast, amusing and vivid book, by a writing team noted for intelligence and imagination."-- Roger Zelazny "The somber beauty of "Inferno" brought up to the twentieth century with care and humor and with some sins Dante didn't even suspect."--Frank Herbert, author of "Dune"
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About Jerry Pournelle

Larry Niven is the award-winning author of the Ringworld series, along with many other science fiction masterpieces, and fantasy novels including the Magic Goes Away series. He has received the Nebula Award, five Hugos, four Locus Awards, two Ditmars, the Prometheus, and the Robert A. Heinlein Award, among other honors. He lives in Chatsworth, California.

Jerry Pournelle (1933-2017) was an essayist, journalist, and science fiction author. He had advanced degrees in psychology, statistics, engineering, and political science. As a science fiction author, he is best known for his many collaborations with Larry Niven, including Inferno, Beowulf's Children and The Mote in God's Eye.

Pournelle was the first ever winner of the John W. Campbell Award for Best new Writer in 1973.
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3 32% (365)
2 10% (119)
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