When Kevin Senecal realizes that bureaucratic rules and restrictions will keep him from graduating despite his completed course work and good grades, he agrees to join a space crew headed for the asteroid belt, where valuable metals are being mined. Once out well beyond Mars, he finds adventure, love and danger. A high-ranking, corrupt official is diverting precious ores mined on Ceres for his own benefit and will murder to keep his secrets and profits safe. Kevin becomes part of those who discover and try to counter this powerful thief.
EXILES TO GLORY presents the excitement, romance and real possibilities of working and living among the stars, helping Earth while pioneering in deep space.
"Jerry Pournelle is one of science fiction's greatest storytellers."
- Poul Anderson
"Jerry Pournelle's trademark is first-rate action against well-realized backgrounds of hard science and hardball politics."
- David Drake, author of HAMMER'S SLAMMERS
On FOOTFALL: "Rousing ... The Best of the Genre"
- The New York Times
On LUCIFER'S HAMMER: "A megaton of suspenseful excitement."
- Library Journal
Jerry Pournelle (1933-2017) was the author of the popular Janissaries and CoDominium series and co-author with Larry Niven of several bestselling science fiction novels including INFERNO, FOOTFALL, LUCIFER’S HAMMER, OATH OF FEALTY, THE MOTE IN GOD’S EYE, THE GRIPPING HAND, THE BURNING CITY, BURNING TOWER and ESCAPE FROM HELL. He collaborated with both Larry Niven and Steven Barnes on THE LEGACY OF HEOROT, BEOWULF’S CHILDREN, and other works. Dr. Pournelle held advanced degrees in engineering, political science, statistics and psychology. As an aerospace Systems Analyst he participated in the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo programs. Following a brief tour in academia he was the Executive Assistant to the Mayor of Los Angeles. He was the Science Editor for Galaxy Science Fiction Magazine, and a past president of the Science Fiction Writers of America. He wrote columns on political and technology issues for decades, in addition to his career as a fiction writer. His columns for Byte magazine were an internet staple for many years. Dr. Pournelle was involved in the development of government policy on space enterprises and defense, and he was active on several committees for the advancement of science and space exploration. He was Chairman of the Reagan “kitchen cabinet” Citizen’s Advisory Committee on National Space Policy, and frequently participated in conferences on the future of technology.