The Legacy of Heorot

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Pocket Books, 1989 - Fiction - 383 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

Contents

Camelot
1
On the Beach
17
Frozen Sleep
32
Copyright

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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 Eugene Pournelle was born in Shreveport, Louisiana on August 7, 1933. During the Korean War, he served in the U. S. Army. He received a B.S. in psychology in 1955, an M.S. in psychology in 1958, and a Ph.D. in political science in 1964 from the University of Washington. He worked for Boeing and NASA where he worked on the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo missions. He also advised the federal government on military matters and space exploration. He wrote science fiction and helped popularize the military science fiction genre. His first novel, Red Heroin, was published in 1969 under the pen name Wade Curtis. His other novels published under his own name included Janissaries, Starswarm, and The Mercenary. He also wrote novels with Larry Niven including Oath of Fealty, The Mote in God's Eye, Lucifer's Hammer, Inferno, Escape from Hell, and Footfall. Pournelle was widely credited as the first major author to write a published novel entirely on a computer. He wrote a witty advice columns for computer users in Byte magazine. He received the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer of 1973. He died of heart failure on September 8, 2017 at the age of 84.

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