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Escape from Hell

2 Ratings: 4.0
A book by Larry Niven

In the long-awaited sequel to 1976's Hugo and Nebula–nominatedInferno, dead science fiction writer Allen Carpenter returns to the nine circles of Dante's Hell on a quest. After witnessing infamous fascist dictator Benito Mussolini (Carpenter's … see full wiki

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Author: Larry Niven
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Publisher: Tor Books
2 reviews about Escape from Hell
review by . February 27, 2011
posted in SF Signal
I have just completed Niven & Pournelle's sequel to INFERNO - ESCAPE FROM HELL. And I am at a loss as to exactly how to proceed with this review. I consider it almost mandatory that new readers engage with the initial book first (Inferno) and, if you've not read it, I am loathe to provide spoilers - which greatly cramps my style when it comes to talking about either book. Nevertheless... Inferno first appeared on the scene as a serialized novel in the pages of Galaxy magazine. It was …
review by . May 07, 2009
Escape from hell was long coming but is a very worthy successor to Larry Niven's inferno.    Our Hero Allen Carpenter (or Carpentier) finds himself again going from top to bottom encountering people from New Orleans levee boards to Ground Zero.    This time Allen is in the Benito role trying to lead people out of hell. He finds himself with companions; the primary two being an attorney from the big easy who died recently (our time) , and a famous Poet from …
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