By Jerry Pournelle
Original Publisher: Ace Science Fiction
Current Publisher: Baen Books
Science Fiction (Hardcover) Finalists That Year:
- John Crowley for Engine Summer
- Thomas M. Disch for On Wings of Song
- Jerry Pournelle for Janissaries
- Kate Wilhelm for Juniper Time
Science Fiction (Hardcover) Winner That Year: Frederik Pohl for Jem
Fiction Judges That Year: Not Available
The Year in Literature:
- The Executioner's Song by Norman Mailer won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
- Czeslaw Milosz won the Nobel Prize for literature.
More Information: Janissaries is the first novel in a series, including Janissaries II: Clan and Crown and Janissaries III: Storms of Victory. A fourth book, Janissaries IV: Mamelukes, is still in progress.