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Footfall

ISBN-10: 0345323440

ISBN-13: 9780345323446

Edition: N/A

Authors: Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle

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"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 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
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Book details

List price: $8.99
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/12/1986
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 608
Size: 4.00" wide x 6.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

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.