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Footfall - Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle
Footfall
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"NOBODY DOES IT BETTER THAN NIVEN AND POURNELLE.I LOVED IT!"--Tom ClancyThey first appear as a series of dots on astronomical plates, heading from Saturn directly toward Earth. Since the ringed planet carries no life, scientists deduce the mysterious ship to be a visitor from another star.The... show more
"NOBODY DOES IT BETTER THAN NIVEN AND POURNELLE.I LOVED IT!"--Tom ClancyThey first appear as a series of dots on astronomical plates, heading from Saturn directly toward Earth. Since the ringed planet carries no life, scientists deduce the mysterious ship to be a visitor from another star.The world's frantic efforts to signal the aliens go unanswered. The first contact is hostile: the invaders blast a Soviet space station, seize the survivors, and then destroy every dam and installation on Earth with a hail of asteriods. Now the conquerors are descending on the American heartland, demanding servile surrender--or death for all humans."ROUSING . . . THE BEST OF THE GENRE."--The New York Times Book ReviewFrom the Paperback edition.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780345418425 (0345418425)
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Pages no: 524
Edition language: English
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Gosh I Wish I was a Good Writer
Gosh I Wish I was a Good Writer rated it
5.0 Simply The BEST
1995 - The first and best Science Fiction I ever read. I loved every second. 2016 - I thought it was time for a revisit to one of the best books I'd ever read and the book that taught me 'big & busy' was nothing to fear when picking a book. The cast of characters were many. Wes Dawson is wonderful, ...
Luis
Luis rated it
3.5 Really good, but flawed
First, what I love about this book: the aliens! I've never read such a believable account of what aliens might be like. The ETs in this book are totally believable. They're brilliantly described and conceived. That's because they're conceived as biological animals with the same ultimate needs as h...
stone209
stone209 rated it
5.0 Footfall
One of the first Sci-fi books I ever read and still one of the best.
Marvin's Bookish Blog
Marvin's Bookish Blog rated it
3.0
I read this awhile back and remembered it as a fun if not very substantial read. It reads like a novelization of an epic disaster movie like Independence Day. The aliens look like elephants which is kind of goofy. Niven and Pournelle will never be mistaken for great literary writers, They hail from ...
The Cranky Old Reader
The Cranky Old Reader rated it
4.0 Footfall
A large and well-written novel about an alien invasion and planetary catastrophe. Not top-notch Niven, and his tendency to use confusing polysyllabic alien names gets to be a bit much (as it often does in his work), but it's an exciting and interesting book with sympathetic characters and a well-han...
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