“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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It’s actually not at all bad if you like that kind of thing. Recommended for any science fiction fan. Wes Dawson is wonderful, one character makes me mist up near the end, we’re offered better female characters from Niven, there are aliens I could hate and even care about a few. The characters are well defined and they are easy to understand and identify with.
Published June 23rd by Del Rey first published 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 Laurence van Cott Niven’s best known work is Ringworld Ringworld, 1which received the Hugo, Locus, Ditmar, and Nebula awards.
This was originally published in and I didn’t feel like this was a dated story at all because people are just people. Fans of SF–especially adventure SF.
Feb 19, Michael Joseph rated it liked it. Then, when first contact is made, the real action begins and the reader is in for a footffall roller coaster ride. Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle. What Niven and Pournelle do so well here doesn’t work as well in other books — I gave up on Niven’s Building Harlequin’s Moon, as it was more science lecture than story — but when it does work it’s incredible to read. Plucky Earthlings fight back.
So, by the time the aliens are ready to start negotiating, they become increasingly baffled by the outraged humans who are still fighting with no-holds barred ferocity, including Kamikaze bombings. May 19, Bruce rated it it was amazing Shelves: And make no mistake, once the action starts, you’ll have no further complaints.
I don’t know if alien baby elephants talking with a lisp are going to be effective in a movie version The best aspect is that the story remains unpredictable throughout, right up to the last page. I would expect their trappings to be more It’s a happy, fast-paced beach read in the spirit of Independence Day. If memory serves, Jerry Pournelle had at least some role in persuading Pres. This one was mostly fun though I admit, I did start thinking about the physics of a space war. They first appear as a series of dots on astronomical plates, heading from Saturn directly toward Earth.
A good alien invasion story with some fresh aspects to it.
fotfall 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. Wish we had more. It’s like a superiority complex with an exception clause written in for your friends and family.
The best of the genre.
In fact, much of his writing since the s has been in collaboration, particularly with Pournelle, Steven BarnesBrenda Cooperor Edward M. It deals realistically with the realities of space travel TIME IS a four letter word from one solar system to another. Read reviews that mention alien invasion niven and pournelle science fiction lucifers hammer cold war baby elephants gods eye independence day mote in god larry niven soviet union fiction writers harry red many characters alien culture years ago best alien ever written invade earth jerry pournelle.
Even more ridiculous is the way the Foorfall analog correctly deduces the deeply-ingrained herd mentality of the aliens by That’s kind of nkven throwaway moment, almost, footfalk that later on John Fox shows with Marty. The Wunder War They want out planet and darn well destroy it in the process. From their herd mentality, combat is just the initial diplomatic step, more about posturing than crushing their opponents.
The world’s frantic efforts to signal the aliens go unanswered. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. The story certainly continues to the last line. In fact, the way they react with confusion towards the humans and their unique characteristics is a strong point. But it doesn’t come across that way. Outies Mote Series Book 3. On the positive side, a lot of cool sf ideas are discussed in chapter 20 Schemes ‘Project Thor’, ‘Project Orion’from 3 sf nievn based on ‘Tukerized’?
When I read fiction footfalll, I want to be entertained.
Aliens, at last, are coming, we are not, is it good or bad, who knows?