Infinity Hold³ Paperback – Sep 26 2002
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"For those interested in science fiction, Barry Longyear is required reading." -- Philadelphia Inquirer --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
About the Author
Hugo, Nebula, and Campbell Award winner, Barry Longyear is author of the acclaimed Enemy Mine, made into a major motion picture by Fox. Recent works include The Enemy Papers and Yesterday's Tomorrow. Having completed training as a PI, the current work is a mystery titled The Hangman's Son. He lives with his wife, Jean, in New Sharon, Maine.
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This edition contains all three books in the series: INFINITY HOLD, KILL ALL THE LAWYERS, and KEEP THE LAW, and features a lengthy introduction by the author (in which he hints that there may be more Tartaros books in the future).
I would strongly urge owners of the first edition who love the story never to read the reprint in this book.
As to the second and third stories they are well writen but I feel they lack the soul of the original
That's changed. Infinity Hold is a book that would have taken its place along with the classic writers of 50 years ago, had it been written then. Barry Longyear - if Infinity Hold is a fair sample - is a better writer than China Mieville. He's a better writer than Neal Stephenson. He makes S.M.Stirling seem barely literate (of course I thought that before I read Infinity Hold, but now I know I don't have to settle).
So, excellent book. Known Universe decides to dump its prison population on one terrible planet to fend for themselves. One bunch of losers somehow manages to stay together, survive, and reinvent law, justice, and personal responsibility. Nicely done. Five stars - not because it's on par with the best books I've ever read, but because it's damn good and four stars would put it on the level of some writers who aren't worth a minute of your time.