Friday, 7 December 2012

JERRY POURNELLE: THE MERCENARY

Orbit paperback, 1977. Cover artwork by Tony Roberts, thanks to all
who left comments identifying the artist!

Back cover fluff: 
"The Co-Dominium Navy . . . shipping prisoner colonists by the hundreds of thousands to strange worlds for a corrupt alliance of Earth nations. 
The Co-Dominium Marines . . . keeping uneasy peace on dozens of planets as their resources are robbed for the benefits of Earth. 
The Mercenaries . . . using their own methods to end the fighting as raging riots of independence explode into open warfare. 
And Falkenberg . . . a legend in his own time, a man who gave up a brilliant military career to fight on his own, a mastermind to his soldiers, an enigma to the politicians who buy his services - and the cause of turmoil on a dozen planets."

4 comments:

S.Johnson said...

Hi Jeff,

I believe this cover art was by Tony Roberts, according to the 1987 Dragon's Dream book 'Heroic Dreams'it is, anyway.

Cheers, Staz

Lee said...

The cover is by Tony Roberts. It's reprinted in "Great Space Battles."

Lee said...

Cover art by Tony Roberts. It's reprinted in "Great Space Battles."

Anonymous said...

Think this may be Tony Roberts
Ed Grove