The Legacy of Heorot

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Pocket Books, Aug 1, 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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Review: The Legacy of Heorot (Heorot #1)

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Another re-read, and this book has aged well. It's a taut little backs-against-the-wall, serpent-in-paradise story of the first colonisation of Tau Ceti IV, which seems like a glorious tamed world ... Read full review

Review: The Legacy of Heorot (Heorot #1)

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These are the ROCK STARS of modern SF! This is one (of a bushel-ful) of their finest work. A tremendous retelling of Beowulf vs. Grendel with great science behind the plot. Set in a far off world, a ... 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.

Jerry Pournelle (right), a past winner of the John W. Campbell Award, has collaborated with Niven on numerous bestsellers. He has also written such successful solo novels as "Janissaries" and "Starswarm". He lives in Studio City, California.
Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle were the joint winners of the 2005 Robert A. Heinlein Award.

Larry Niven is the multiple Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author of the Ringworld series, along with many other science fiction masterpieces. His" Beowulf's Children," co-authored with Jerry Pournelle and Steven Barnes was a" New York Times" bestseller. He lives in Chatsworth, California. Steven Barnes is the author of several science fiction classics. He lives in Longview, Washington.

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