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"NOBODY DOES IT BETTER THAN NIVEN AND POURNELLE.
I LOVED IT!"
They first appear as a series of dots on astronomical plates, heading from Saturn directly toward Earth. Since the ringed planet carries no life, scientists deduce the mysterious ship to be a visitor from another star.
The world's frantic efforts to signal the aliens go unanswered. The first contact is hostile: the invaders blast a Soviet space station, seize the survivors, and then destroy every dam and installation on Earth with a hail of asteriods.
Now the conquerors are descending on the American heartland, demanding servile surrender--or death for all humans.
"ROUSING . . . THE BEST OF THE GENRE."
--The New York Times Book Review
Larry Niven has won the prestigious Hugo Award five times. He is known to millions as the premier modern author of rigorous, scientifically consistent hard SF, the champion of 'SF without a net'. In addition to being an acclaimed science fiction author, Jerry Pournelle holds degrees in engineering, psychology and political science. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
While the alien viewpoint/world building advances this story tremendously, the human angle brings it to a screeching halt. Read morePublished 2 months ago by L. A. Veronie II
It's classic Sci Fi from Jerry and Larry. Why no Lucifers Hammer love on TV?Published 3 months ago by Paul Blood
I loved this book, read it quite a while ago. My library did not have a copy so I purchsed this paperback so I could reread it. Read morePublished 6 months ago by V
After reading the first 100 pages, I knew it wasn't going to be much good. Finally, after arriving at the end, it was entirely without point, just meaningless and dull like a... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Bartok Kinski
I bought this used to give to may 16 yr old grandson. He's found out about scifi fiction. lol One of my personal favs of all time. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Linda
Not one of their best. They spend way too much time dealing with the aliens, and since they put in all sorts of alien names and terminology, it is very difficult to follow any... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Kindle Customer