The Legacy of Heorot

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Pocket Books, 1989 - Fiction - 400 pages
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Bestselling science-fiction superstars Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle combine their talents with those of rising young author Steven Barnes in an extraordinary adventure of humankind's first outpost in the farthest reaches of space. 5 maps.

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User Review  - gypsysmom - LibraryThing

A colony on Tau Ceti Four seems like its found Nirvana but one man isn't so sure. He warns the others not to become complacent about dangers but they ignore him. Then, when a monster appears, he leads them into battle against it. But worse is yet to come. Not my favourite Niven work but exciting. Read full review

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

The colonists disagree amongst themselves as they adapt to a new world that becomes more and more dangerous. Heorot was Hrothgar's hall, which Beowolf saved from Grendel. Read full review


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Larry Niven received his B.A. in mathematics in 1962. His first novel, World of Ptavvs (1966), was a success and launched his career. Niven has won five Hugos and one Nebula award, testimony that his colleagues in the science fiction world respect his work. Perhaps Niven's most well-known creation is Ringworld, a distant planet that may be taken as a metaphor for Earth, as it was once great but has since fallen into decay.

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