Oath of Fealty

TitleOath of Fealty
Year for Search1981
AuthorsNiven, Larry [Lawrence van Cott](b. 1938), and Pournelle, Jerry [Eugene](1933-2017)
Date Published1981
PublisherPhantasia Press
Place PublishedHuntington Woods, MI
KeywordsMale author, US author
Annotation

Dystopia and eutopia presenting the ideas of the Italian architect Paolo Soleri (b. 1919).  An arcology is built in the middle of Los Angeles that is home to 250,000  people and provides for all their needs with security of high priority. Conflict with the rest of the city develops, and the strengths and weaknesses of the arcology as a way of life are revealed. For Soleri’s ideas, see, for example, his Arcology: The City in the Image of Man. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 1969. The community Arcosanti in Arizona was built using his ideas.

Additional Publishers

Also published New York: Timescape, 1981. An excerpt was published in Niven’s Playgrounds of the Mind (New York: Tor, 1991), 436-48

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Author Note

Niven (b. 1938) Pournelle (1933-2017)

Full Text

1981 Niven, Larry [Lawrence van Cott] (b. 1938) and Jerry [Eugene] Pournelle (1933-2017). Oath of Fealty. Huntington Woods, MI: Phantasia Press. Also published New York: Timescape, 1981. An excerpt was published in Niven’s Playgrounds of the Mind (New York: Tor, 1991), 436-48PSt

Dystopia and eutopia presenting the ideas of the Italian architect Paolo Soleri (1919-2013).  An arcology is built in the middle of Los Angeles that is home to 250,000  people and provides for all their needs with security of high priority. Conflict with the rest of the city develops, and the strengths and weaknesses of the arcology as a way of life are revealed. For Soleri’s ideas, see, for example, his Arcology: The City in the Image of Man. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 1969. The community Arcosanti in Arizona was built using his ideas.