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Fitzroy

Sci Fi Nut for 35 years, hate horror

Portmore, Jamaica | Member Since 2010

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  • Footfall

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle
    • Narrated By MacLeod Andrews
    Overall
    (1025)
    Performance
    (640)
    Story
    (637)

    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.

    Flatlander says: "Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle at Their Best"
    "Characters are sometimes unrealistic"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Yes, its good for a weekend's mindless entertainment.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    After droning on through the last two thirds of the story, the ending finally gave me a reason to sit up and listen though.


    Any additional comments?

    I found the resignation of the world to the idea that we were deliberately struck by asteroids to be a little difficult to accept.

    No way I could imagine any human making a deal with these elephants after that.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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