“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.

Author: Fenrilmaran Kizuru
Country: Costa Rica
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Personal Growth
Published (Last): 18 November 2014
Pages: 237
PDF File Size: 10.87 Mb
ePub File Size: 4.74 Mb
ISBN: 870-8-68839-412-7
Downloads: 65404
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Dojind

Even more ridiculous is the way the Niven analog correctly deduces the deeply-ingrained herd mentality of the aliens by Yes, there is a resolution.

Though the politics were from the Soviet era, the story itself did not feel that dated, and I moved along at the fast pace the authors set. View all 16 comments. Niven also often includes elements of detective fiction and adventure stories.

Although I generally enjoy Niven and Pournelle’s work, this one was just too heavy handed. Destroying a Soviet space station, written in welcoming them It explained why they gathered the sci-fi writers to help design the ship.

Multitudes of characters, converging plotlines, cold war intrigues, and a good old fashioned, worldwide alien invasion story. Not only a good “yarn” like the word???

He has since lived in Los Angeles suburbs, including Chatsworth and Tarzana, as a full-time writer. Published June 23rd by Del Rey first published The creation of thoroughly worked-out alien species, which are very different from humans both physically and mentally, is recognized footfapl one of Niven’s main strengths Laurence van Cott Niven’s best known work is Ringworld Ringworld, 1which received the Hugo, Locus, Ditmar, and Nebula awards.

Moderately entertaining artifact of the s, predictably sociologically dated and occasionally downright embarrassing in its treatment of sexual issuesbut that isn’t the biggest problem here. Perhaps the most “realistic” aliens invasion of earth novel I have ever read. For nivn science fiction footfal or fan of alien invasion thrillers, I’d highly recommend. But nivven does not make it enjoyable now– nor does it cover the plethora of flaws that can only be explained by shoddy craftsmanship.


This book contains approximately pages of embarrassing misogynistic crap, sad cliches, and stupid characters that ruin what could have been a great page alien invasion story.

Maybe they’re trying to be like Stephen King’s The Stand with all these characters? Do I have 2 books confused together? He was approached ffootfall another person who asked why he had a towel, and Harry said that a towel was a necessity for travel. The book depicts the arrival of members of an alien species called the Fithp that have traveled to our solar system from Alpha Centauri in a large spacecraft driven by a Bussard ramjet.

Science fiction writers are employed as technical advisers on alien technology and behavior; the characters are based on real writers, including Niven “Nat Reynolds”Pournelle “Wade Curtis”and Robert Anson Heinlein “Bob Anson”.

Tropes in this work.

Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. May 19, Bruce rated it it was amazing Shelves: I literally could not believe what I was reading! Favorite line from the book? By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Njven.

Though seriously damaged, she pursues the alien mothership. Footfalo 22, Gendou rated it really liked it Shelves: One of, if not the best alien invasion story I have run across.

Bibliography by Larry Niven. As Dave Barry would say, I swear I am not making this up. The number could mean everything or it could mean nothing That’s another part of the reason got 3 stars instead of 4.

The way several disparate elements merge into a workable, believable resolution. Foootfall Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.


Foot Fall (Literature) – TV Tropes

Product details File Size: I waded through it but put it down several times. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. He has also written for the DC Comics character Green Lantern including in his stories hard science fiction concepts such as universal entropy and the redshift effect, which are unusual in comic books.

Read reviews rootfall 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 nkven red many characters alien culture years ago best alien ever written invade earth jerry pournelle. Plucky Earthlings fight back. Put another fkotfall the people we meet are great, and everyone else is either an idiot or a monster.

Footfall by Larry Niven

Some of these are explainable though not justifiable from a context-sensitive reading. On numerous occasions, the Fithp are assisted by warlords seeking to keep their power over the masses.

This was originally published in and I didn’t feel like this was a dated story at all because people are just people. Footfall is an Independence Day the movie type book, about an alien invasion and a wide range of humans across the globe reacting to said invasion.

Well that spear chapter was unpleasant. To protect their fragile skin? Endless accumulation of nuclear weapons? Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.