Inferno niven and pournelle novel
Inferno (Inferno, #1) by Larry NivenThis is the 6th Pocket printing.
Cover Artist: Harry Bennett
An unearthly voice hisses unholy welcome. And the late, great Allen Carpentier begins his one-way journey into the dim nether regions where flame-colored demons wield diabolically sharp pitchforks and tormented vixens reign forever in a pond of sheer ice. Here, in this land of torment and terror, he discovers the amazing truth of the ultimate adventure that lies beyond the grave.
Frank Herbert -The somber beauty of INFERNO brought up to the twentieth century with care and humor and with some sins Dante didnt even suspect.
Inferno (Niven and Pournelle novel)
A comedy: less divine, more contrapasso. Jesus reference! And, although ad execs and bureaucracy in hell are nothing new in fiction, the gnats are a nice touch. Not that I would ever expect or want a genre writer to parrot the style of a medieval poet. Dick, not always the best writer, but this portrayal of emptiness—not in Hell, but in a dusty, old, post-nuke apartment complex— successfully evokes a powerful sense of void in Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep:.
Mary Pat Campbell
Written by Frank Dutkiewicz. Inferno is the modern day telling of Dantes 14 th century epic poem. Even for those who have never read The Divine Comedy such as myself , this tale of a trip to hell is familiar to many.
After being thrown out the window of his luxury apartment, science fiction writer Allen Carpentier wakes to find himself at the gates of hell. Feeling he's landed in a great opportunity for a book, he attempts to follow Dante's road map. Determined to meet Satan himself, Carpentier treks through the Nine Layers of Hell led by Benito Mussolini, and encounters countless mental and physical tortures. As he struggles to escape, he's taken through new, puzzling, and outlandish versions of sin—recast for the present day. Heinlein Award, among other honors. He had advanced degrees in psychology, statistics, engineering, and political science.