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“Nobody does it better than Niven and Pournelle. I loved it!”—Tom Clancy They first appear as a series of dots on astronomical plates, heading from Saturn. Editorial Reviews. Review. “Rousing The best of the genre.”—The New York Times Book Footfall – Kindle edition by Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle. Download . Written by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle, Footfall is an Alien Invasion novel done right. Set in a very hard universe, it almost serves as a Deconstruction and.

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Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. You can tell they really did their homework on this one. This book was described somewhere as “a rich tapestry”.

But I regretted it. Elephant-like aliens attack Earth. I started off the review by comparing the book to a crappy mass-produced Hollywood special effects extravaganza because the issues of those kinds of products certainly plague Footfall.

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I wonder where that meteor over Russian recently in real life came from They don’t write books like this anymore. There is a lot of action in this book, as much of the book is about the war survival stories of several characters that end up meeting up near the last part of the book.

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That’s another part of the reason got 3 stars instead of 4. Not incredibly deep or philosophical but well worth reading. But seriously, that’s 5 reading days that I’m never going footfalll get back. Here our species faces the peril of Moderately entertaining artifact of the s, predictably sociologically dated and occasionally downright embarrassing in its treatment of sexual issuesbut that isn’t the biggest problem here.


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Why shouldn’t the govt and the military consult SF writers if the Earth happens to be under attack by space aliens? I own it in hardback and I just purchased the Kindle version. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. It’s hard to beat the combination of Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle as writers.

Footfall by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle is a highly entertaining alien invasion novel in the grand tradition of the H. I smiled at that. It’s odd, I usually knock a book if the ending feels rushed; so many books have a final “battle” or other climax point and then do a very quick wrap-up of “everybody lived happily ever after” or something.

Well firstly, I have read it before, many moons ago late 80s? Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. You will not be disappointed. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. I waded through it but put it down several times. The late middle sagged a bit for me but it picked up again at the end. Jul 13, Briane Pagel rated it it was amazing.

They call themselves these strangers, from a nearby, dying, star system, a few light-years away, The FITHP, led by wily Herdmaster, Pastempeh-keph, resembling He briefly attended the California Institute of Technology and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics with a minor in psychology from Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas, in The creation of thoroughly worked-out alien species, which are very different from humans both physically and mentally, is recognized as one of Niven’s main strengths.


Footfall By Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle Book Review

The enemy resemble small elephants and have a herd culture to match. Who would be better to predict what might result from first contact and who better to advise the President on how to respond to our first contact than speculative writers who had written novels of alien first contact.

The ending is one of the best endings of any book I’ve ever read. There are characters and interrelationships and sidebars and dead-ends and all of it, somehow, serves the novel. They become hard to keep track of after awhile, especially when you have to also figure out social connections that appeared briefly pages ago.

Hugo Award Nominee for Best Novel Their herd-animal behaviors are really not that different from human’s, although human individuality one of Niven’s enduring themes does finally admirably distinguish itself. Richard Owen, astronomer Dr.