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I now have a Kindle and I am adding these two stories in as part of my permanent collection because they are stories I remember from time to time as vivid reminders that when in the wild, always keep your wits about you, protect what you love and be observant of the local flora and fauna.

The bits about ecology had been amazing so far and the chapters where the alien animal sneaked through lfgacy village and explored things kept me on the edge because of suspense. Humanity has finally decided to reach out to the stars and attempt to colonize a new planet.


Quotes from The Legacy of Heorot. Expect suspense, expect terror, expect the great reveal, expect gosh-wow!

Legacy of Heorot

A fast-paced hard sci-fi classic. Based on the first half of this book, my leaning was for a 5 star leagcy as it is well written, with unique characters. April Learn how and when to remove this template message.

The characters were simplistic, unsympathetic, and, frankly, sexist in many places. This is using a displacement map and a bump map; other item in the material for the object is an ambient occlusion map in the diffuse.

A shame it didn’t last. Jun 03, Louise rated it liked it. Then he retreats to a mountain where he builds his own home and only returns to the colony after he is begged back, after which he’s made the leader in all but name.


The Legacy of Heorot

Not to be missed. Collections by Niven or others With Edward M.

When a baby and its mother are killed while Cadmann and his only supporter are away on a hunt for the creature he believes is the cause, the colonists become increasingly irrational. English Choose a language for shopping. All the other characters are interchangeable, and all seem legach act like teenagers.

Legaxy cardiovascular system and musculature give it strength and stamina far beyond that of humans, and that is without its primary evolutionary advantage: One person found this helpful. Aug 12, John rated it it was amazing Shelves: More about Larry Niven.

I enjoyed the book, but enjoyed the first half a lot more than the second. Overall, I highly recommend this book. Characters and story were wonderful – which I expect from any book that Larry Niven is involved with.

A video clip of him in motion would and will be kewl to view.

The Legacy of Heorot (Heorot #1) by Larry Niven

Perhaps it is the nostalgia speaking it can be a mighty powerful emotionbut this is one for the ages. Grendel with great science behind the plot.

People travel to a faraway place and face dangerous circumstances, and barely pull through, and learn lessons, and grow stronger. For me the Grendel is the perfect predator however flawed it is – and to me reminds me a lot of the other more famous alien predators of lgeacy fiction, perfectly kegacy to the environment it lives in, exploiting its advantage once humans blunder in to its domain. And on the other hand, if that’s someone’s serious battle cry, that also makes it impossible to think “I like this guy SO MUCH and wish he wins!


The main thing that strikes me reading the story in is the helrot never doubt their right to colonize and take Heorot. In fact, this story has held up very well over the years.

The Legacy of Heorot (Heorot, book 1) by Steven Barnes, Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle

Take an island on one planet 10 LY from Earth, Avalon, a human colony ofsome strange alien life forms and you got a movie scenery. Mind you, as yet I don’t know of any book where the colonists arrive lrgacy a planet after traveling for a hundred years only to discover that while they were asleep humanity has invented the FTL drive and the planet has already been colonised. An easy and off reading, one that does not put your neurons to work: In fact, much of his writing since the s has been in collaboration, particularly with Pournelle, Steven BarnesBrenda Cooperor Edward M.

Literally all the women are pretty much the same – most are described in terms of their attractiveness, and all of them seem to want to bone Cadmann. This is the first book in the Heorot series. Great diversity in the scales! As gross over-simplifications go, that covers MOST sci-fi out there. I can’t quite go to 5 stars with it though I may reconsider over time but I can highly recommend this one. I think this is one of the best Sci-Fi books i have ever read!