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About Mamelukes

Jerry Pournelle’s Janissaries series is alive and well. Drop in to discuss it and — especially— the latest addition: Mamelukes by Jerry himself with a little posthumous help from Phillip Pournelle and David!
Re: About Mamelukes
Post by buffalo24a   » Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:20 am

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Very glad to see that this series will continue and be finished. Since we are all getting older, hope we all can survive long enough to read this story....
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Re: About Mamelukes
Post by Peregrinator   » Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:43 am

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Joat42 wrote:Finally!

I read the series a long time ago and had given up hope that the series would get a conclusion. Time for a refresher read then! :)

If I remember correctly, Jerry had written on Chaos Manor that the series would never get a true conclusion and wasn't meant to have one.
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Re: About Mamelukes
Post by Keith_w   » Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:21 am

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Peregrinator wrote:
Joat42 wrote:Finally!

I read the series a long time ago and had given up hope that the series would get a conclusion. Time for a refresher read then! :)

If I remember correctly, Jerry had written on Chaos Manor that the series would never get a true conclusion and wasn't meant to have one.


Unfortunately Dr. Pournelle is no longer with us. If, perhaps, you are correct and he felt it should have no true conclusion, he should have concluded the series (not the story) sometime over the 20+ years he had to bring the series to an end. As it is, the story may be ended by the survival of Rick and the mercenaries, the permanent establishment of the University and the eventual overthrow of the Galactic league (or whatever it is called) by wild humans from Tran.
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