“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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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. This is an alternate race from another galaxy.

Mar 26, John Bowlin rated it it was amazing. Other things I jotted down while reading: So they are confused when humans surrender–and then fight back.

Before you say to yourself, “yeah, I saw that movie”, let me tell you this: The alien Fithp resemble baby elephants with multiple prehensile trunks. It was fun to learn about the enemy, called “snouts” by humans. For other uses, see Footfall disambiguation. Share your thoughts with other customers.

There isn’t any real allegory and aren’t many “big ideas.

When ‘Archangel Michael’ is launched give yourself a large hunk of time to sit and footgall the momentum build to the end. Perhaps it was simply the most convenient and symmetrical arrangement for the mass of the smaller craft.

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To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Return to Book Page. But that does not make it enjoyable now– nor does it cover the plethora of flaws that can only be explained by shoddy craftsmanship. Also, one of the aliens is captured by our side–and becomes a This is an excellent “invasion from outer space” book. 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.

In fact, the way they react with confusion towards the humans and their unique characteristics is a strong point. I would like to see it made into a movie. I wonder where niveb meteor over Russian recently in real life came from Dec 20, Manny rated it liked it Recommends it for: Apr 30, Mark rated it it was ok.

Fox talks to the reporter about his concerns over a nivdn or something that threatens the Death Valley area, and the reporter listens more out of politeness than interest; he even says as much, given that the big story is An Alien Ship Is Headed To Earth.

Lucifer’s Hammer was the same BS.

Footfall By Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle Book Review

Attempts to communicate go unanswered. As Dave Barry would say, I swear I am not making this up.

If memory serves, Jerry Pournelle had at least some role in persuading Pres. Aliens may not be our friends. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Why shouldn’t the govt and the military consult SF writers if the Earth happens to be under attack by space aliens?

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That’s probably the only thing I do not like about the book, because the book never really comes up with any good explanation unless I missed it of how that evolved. Footfall is about intelligent twin snout Elephants of all things who come from Alpha Centauri, who shoot first and ask questions later.

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What else would you want for a good summer read! A good alien invasion story with some fresh aspects to it. But it’s got a lot to recommend it. Unfortunately I was enjoying it too much and despite it being exactly pages, the book ran out before the 4 day break did, not really the books fault I suppose.

Time and again, they correctly diagnose the intricacies of the alien civilization at a glance. May 19, Bruce rated it it was amazing Shelves: See 1 question about Footfall….

Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle. Not only a good “yarn” like the word??? Soon the entire Earth, with special emphasis on the United States, is bombarded by asteroids, destroying dams, highways, and infrastructure.