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Download or read book The Legacy of Heorot PDF or another Format written by Larry Niven and published by Baen Books. This book was released on 2020-02-04 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: BOOK ONE IN THE CLASSIC HEOROT SERIES FROM GENRE LEGENDS LARRY NIVEN, JERRY POURNELLE, AND STEVEN BARNES The two hundred colonists on board the Geographic have spent a century in cold sleep to arrive here: Avalon, a lush, verdant planet lightyears from Earth. They hope to establish a permanent colony, and Avalon seems the perfect place. And so they set about planting and building. But their very presence has upset the ecology of Avalon. Soon an implacable predator stalks them, picking them off one by one. In order to defeat this alien enemy, they must reevaluate everything they think they know about Avalon, and uncover the planet's dark secrets. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management). About The Legacy of Heorot: "Page-turning action and suspense, good characterization and convincing setting . . . may be the best thing any of those authors has written.”—The Denver Post “Outstanding! . . . The best ever, by the best in the field . . . the ultimate combination of imagination and realism.”—Tom Clancy “Well written, action-packed, and tension filled . . . makes Aliens look like a Disney nature film."—The Washington Post “Spine-tingling ecological tale of terror.”—Locus About sequel Beowulf's Children: "Few writers have a finer pedigree than those here. . . . As one might suspect Beowulf's Children is seamless . . . absorbing, substantial . . . masterful novel."—Los Angeles Times "Panoramic SF adventure at its best."—Library Journal About Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle: "Possibly the greatest science fiction novel I have ever read."—Robert A. Heinlein on The Mote in God's Eye About Larry Niven: “Larry Niven’s RINGWORLD remains one of the all-time classic travelogues of science fiction — a new and amazing world and fantastic companions.”—Greg Bear "Our premier hard SF writer.”—The Baltimore Sun "The scope of Larry Niven's work is so vast that only a writer of supreme talent could disguise the fact as well as he can."—Tom Clancy "Niven is a true master."—Frederik Pohl About Jerry Pournelle: "Jerry Pournelle is one of science fiction's greatest storytellers."—Poul Anderson "Jerry Pournelle's trademark is first-rate action against well-realized backgrounds of hard science and hardball politics."—David Drake "Rousing . . . The Best of the Genre"—The New York Times "On the cover . . . is the claim 'No. 1 Adventure Novel of the Year.' And well it might be."—Milwaukee Journal on Janissaries About Steven Barnes: “Brilliant, surprising, and devastating.”—David Mack “Sharp, observant and scary.”—Greg Bear "Profound and exhilarating."—Maurice Broaddus, author of The Knights of Breton Court “Barnes gives us characters that are vividly real people, conceived with insight and portrayed with compassion and rare skill and then he stokes the suspense up to levels that will make the reader miss sleep and be late for work.”—Tim Powers “[Barnes] combines imagination, anthropology and beautiful storytelling as he takes readers to the foot of the Great Mountain, today known as Mount Kilimanjaro.”—Durham Triangle Tribune on Great Sky Woman


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ISBN 10 : 1982125314
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Download or read book Starborn and Godsons PDF or another Format written by Jerry Pournelle and published by Baen. This book was released on 2021-03-30 with total page 576 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: THE LONG-AWAITED CONCLUSION OF THE HEOROT SERIES FROM GENRE LEGENDS LARRY NIVEN, JERRY POURNELLE, AND STEVEN BARNES WE HAVE MET THE ALIENS—AND THEY ARE US! Avalon was finally thriving. The cold-sleep colonists from Earth had settled on a verdant, livable world. The fast and cunning predators humans named grendels were under control, and mainland outposts had been established. Humans would have hydroelectric power, some form of civilization. They would survive. But they would not survive as a spacefaring people. What the colonists were losing fast was the ability to get back to space. But unbeknownst to the planet-bound humans, something was moving out there in the stars, decelerating at a rate impossible for a natural object. Its destination: Avalon. Its probable origin: Earth's Solar System. The passengers it carried would change this world forever. A TIME OF FIRST CONTACT. Between the human Starborn and the self-named Godsons who followed on. Between the initial generation of Avalon-born humans and their descendants. And, unbeknownst to either, between humans and the almost ineffably alien species native to their new world. For this world is not done challenging humanity yet. THE CHALLENGE AND PROMISE OF AVALON ARE ONLY BEGINNING. About Starborn & Godsons: “. . . this work thoughtfully builds on the vision of the future . . . to the thrilling climax. This excellent series finale sticks the landing.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review ". . . gritty, realisting, and exciting storytelling from authors who matched Michael Crichton back in the day for page-turning suspense."—Booklist, starred review “. . . a classic Pournelle story. Each group, Earthborn, Starborn, and Godsons have secrets they are keeping from the others, sometime deliberately, at other times inadvertently. Each group is blinded to some extent, by their biases and beliefs. Each has something the other groups need, but does not realize it. . . . a tale of the strengths and weaknesses of human societies.”—The Galveston County Daily News About prequel The Legacy of Heorot: "Page-turning action and suspense, good characterization and convincing setting . . . may be the best thing any of those authors has written.”—The Denver Post “Outstanding! . . . The best ever, by the best in the field . . . the ultimate combination of imagination and realism.”—Tom Clancy “Well written, action-packed, and tension filled . . . makes Aliens look like a Disney nature film."—The Washington Post “Spine-tingling ecological tale of terror.”—Locus About prequel Beowulf's Children: "Few writers have a finer pedigree than those here . . . As one might suspect, Beowulf's Children is seamless . . . absorbing, substantial . . . masterful novel."—Los Angeles Times "Panoramic SF adventure at its best."—Library Journal About Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle: "Possibly the greatest science fiction novel I have ever read."—Robert A. Heinlein on The Mote in God's Eye About Larry Niven: “Larry Niven’s Ringworld remains one of the all-time classic travelogues of science fiction—a new and amazing world and fantastic companions.”—Greg Bear "Our premier hard SF writer.”—The Baltimore Sun "The scope of Larry Niven's work is so vast that only a writer of supreme talent could disguise the fact as well as he can."—Tom Clancy "Niven is a true master."—Frederik Pohl About Jerry Pournelle: "Jerry Pournelle is one of science fiction's greatest storytellers."—Poul Anderson "Jerry Pournelle's trademark is first-rate action against well-realized backgrounds of hard science and hardball politics."—David Drake "Rousing. . . . The Best of the Genre."—The New York Times "On the cover . . . is the claim 'No. 1 Adventure Novel of the Year.' And well it might be."—Milwaukee Journal on Janissaries About Steven Barnes: “Brilliant, surprising, and devastating.”—David Mack “Sharp, observant and scary.”—Greg Bear "Profound and exhilarating."—Maurice Broaddus, author of The Knights of Breton Court “Barnes gives us characters that are vividly real people, conceived with insight and portrayed with compassion and rare skill, and then he stokes the suspense up to levels that will make the reader miss sleep and be late for work.”—Tim Powers “[Barnes] combines imagination, anthropology and beautiful storytelling as he takes readers to the foot of the Great Mountain, today known as Mount Kilimanjaro.”—Durham Triangle Tribune on Great Sky Woman


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ISBN 10 : 0671649280
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Download or read book The Legacy of Heorot PDF or another Format written by Larry Niven and published by . This book was released on 1988 with total page 383 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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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ISBN 10 : 1982125543
Pages : 400 pages
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Download or read book Beowulf's Children PDF or another Format written by Larry Niven and published by Baen. This book was released on 2021-08-03 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: BOOK TWO IN THE CLASSIC HEOROT SERIES FROM GENRE LEGENDS LARRY NIVEN, JERRY POURNELLE, AND STEVEN BARNES. Some twenty years have passed since the passengers and crew of the starship Geographic established a colony on the hostile alien world of Avalon. In that time, a new generation has grown up in the peace and serenity of the island paradise of Camelot, ignorant of the Great Grendel Wars fought between their parents and grandparents and the monstrous inhabitants of Avalon. Now, under the influence of a charismatic leader, a group of young rebels makes for the mainland, intent on establishing their own colony, sure that they can vanquish any foe that should stand in their way. But they will soon discover that Avalon holds darker secrets still. About Beowulf's Children: “Few writers have a finer pedigree than those here. . . . As one might suspect Beowulf's Children is seamless . . . absorbing, substantial . . . masterful novel.”—Los Angeles Times “Panoramic SF adventure at its best.”—Library Journal About prequel The Legacy of Heorot: “Page-turning action and suspense, good characterization and convincing setting . . . may be the best thing any of those authors has written.”—The Denver Post “Outstanding! . . . The best ever, by the best in the field . . . the ultimate combination of imagination and realism.”—Tom Clancy “Well written, action-packed and tension filled . . . makes Aliens look like a Disney nature film.”—The Washington Post “Spine-tingling ecological tale of terror.”—Locus About Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle: “Possibly the greatest science fiction novel I have ever read.”—Robert A. Heinlein on The Mote in God's Eye About Larry Niven: “Larry Niven’s Ringworld remains one of the all-time classic travelogues of science fiction—a new and amazing world and fantastic companions.”—Greg Bear “Our premier hard SF writer.”—The Baltimore Sun “The scope of Larry Niven's work is so vast that only a writer of supreme talent could disguise the fact as well as he can.”—Tom Clancy “Niven is a true master.”—Frederik Pohl About Jerry Pournelle: “Jerry Pournelle is one of science fiction's greatest storytellers.”—Poul Anderson “Jerry Pournelle's trademark is first-rate action against well-realized backgrounds of hard science and hardball politics.”—David Drake “Rousing . . . The Best of the Genre.”—The New York Times “On the cover . . . is the claim 'No. 1 Adventure Novel of the Year.' And well it might be.”—Milwaukee Journal on Janissaries About Steven Barnes: “Brilliant, surprising, and devastating.”—David Mack “Sharp, observant and scary.”—Greg Bear “Profound and exhilarating.”—Maurice Broaddus, author of The Knights of Breton Court “Barnes gives us characters that are vividly real people, conceived with insight and portrayed with compassion and rare skill and then he stokes the suspense up to levels that will make the reader miss sleep and be late for work.”—Tim Powers “[Barnes] combines imagination, anthropology and beautiful storytelling as he takes readers to the foot of the Great Mountain, today known as Mount Kilimanjaro.”—Durham Triangle Tribune on Great Sky Woman


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ISBN 10 : 9781573561556
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ISBN 10 : UOM:39015059204258
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ISBN 10 : UOM:39015042980436
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Download or read book The Dictionary of Science Fiction Places PDF or another Format written by Brian M. Stableford and published by Touchstone. This book was released on 1999 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: GILEAD, Margaret Atwood's sexually oppressive society in The Handmaid's Tale A. E. Van Vogt's IMPERIAL CITY, the seat of power of the Isher dynasty, which ruled Earth, Mars, and Venus for nearly five thousand years MONARCH TOWER, the twenty-third-century New York skyscraper in Alfred Bester's The Demolished Man Isaac Asimov's utopain space habitat, ROTOR These are but a few of the many places Brian Stableford visits in this extraordinary directory of the most famous and interesting locations, both on and off Earth, invented by writers of science fiction. In fascinating detail, Stableford illuminates the history, geography, and inhabitants of the strange worlds created by more than 250 writers ranging from Cyrano de Bergerac and H. G. Wells to Arthur C. Clarke and Ray Bradbury. Meticulously cross-referenced, with brilliant illustrations by the well-known fantasy and science fiction artist Jeff White, this unique volume is a browser's delight and first-class reference tool for every science fiction fan.


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ISBN 10 : UOM:49015003023851
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Download or read book Science Fiction Writers PDF or another Format written by Richard Bleiler and published by Charles Scribners Sons/Reference. This book was released on 1999 with total page 1048 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: On science fiction authors