Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle

About this Series

Award-winning science fiction authors Larry Niven (Ringworld) and Jerry Pournelle (Fallen Angels) update Dante’s Inferno for the twentieth century. Sci-fi author Allen Carpentier travels through a decidedly modern Nine Layers of Hell, escorted by Benito Mussolini, in search of Satan—and inspiration for his next book. Later, haunted by his experiences, he partners with Sylvia Plath to break free the damned.

“The somber beauty of Inferno brought up to the twentieth century with care and humor and some sins Dante didn’t even suspect.”
–Frank Herbert, author of Dune

“Inferno is quite literally a cakewalk through hell, with a science fiction writer as Dante and Benito Mussolini as Virgil.”
–Norman Spinrad, author of Child of Fortune

About the Author

About the Author