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The Legacy of Heorot (English Edition)

The Legacy of Heorot (English Edition) [Kindle Edition]

Larry Niven , Jerry Pournelle , Steven Barnes
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Light years from Earth, colonists land on a planet they name Avalon. It seems like a paradise -- until strange and terrifying native creatures savagely attack the Colony. It will take every bit of intelligence, courage and military-style discipline to survive…

PRAISE FOR THE LEGACY OF HEOROT by Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle and Steven Barnes:

“The Legacy of Heorot may be the best thing any of those authors has written…Page-turning action and suspense, good characterization and convincing setting…The Legacy of Heorot has it all.” – The Denver Post

“A very good book…Many people who don’t normally like science fiction will enjoy The Legacy of Heorot.” – St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“Outstanding! The ultimate combination of imagination and realism… The best ever, by the best in the field.” - Tom Clancy, bestselling author of THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER


Civilization on Earth was rich, comfortable and overcrowded. Millions applied, but only the best were chosen to settle on Tau Ceti Four. The colony was a success, an idyll, the stuff of dreams, but beyond the perimeter the nightmare has begun to chatter.


  • Format: Kindle Edition
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  • Seitenzahl der Print-Ausgabe: 383 Seiten
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  • Sprache: Englisch
  • ASIN: B004Q9TC8C
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5.0 von 5 Sternen ~slapping the last reviewer on the back of the head~ 10. Februar 2000
Von "nefer_s"
I believe you've missed the point. Unlike yourself, the authors didn't find it necessary to preach condescendingly on the evils of disregarding the natural order of the ecosystem. Instead, they wrote a grippingly graphic tale of the horrors endured by a group of people foolish enough to do that very thing. Point made through highly entertaining illustration will always reach a greater number of people and be far more memorable and effective than any pious, self righteous lecture, no matter how well intentioned.
Besides, it was a really good story... the kind you remember clearly and recommend to friends even years after you've read it. Enjoy. ~smile~
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5.0 von 5 Sternen The Definitive Man against Monster tale 30. November 1997
Von Ein Kunde
I was so impressed by this book I still mention it in conversations with my friends. It vividly describes the colonization of a new world, and the hardships of the colonists, all well developed characters. It chronicles their battles with the supremely deadly Grendals - the most realistic and dangerous creatures I have yet to read about - leading to their spectacular victory. After reading this book you'll never feel threatened by Aliens or Velociraptors again; if it can't think we can beat it!
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3.0 von 5 Sternen By the books 10. Februar 2000
Von Nathan
While this was a very fast paced book with a lot of interesting parts to it, it didn't turn out very well.
The writing, especially in the first hundred pages, was very dry, to the point where I was thinking that it would be more fun to read yesterday's newspaper. While the language and writing style did improve somewhat afterward, it was still a little lacking all throughout the novel. While there were a few riveting or very real scenes, the dialogue pretty much didn't sound real; I couldn't picture real people saying those lines. Just as a quick example...the dedication -- "we are indebted to so and so for translating this poem. we are indebted to so and so for the maps". Straight from the heart. Moving on.
Again, this book was extremely fast paced, but there were quite a few flaws. A few of the characters were very well rounded, but I found most of the main characters to be quite flat. Many of the "plot twists" weren't very surprising, I had guessed the ecological situation long before all these "geniuses" came up with it.
Also, while all the little details were technically correct, it was too "by the book" for a science-fiction action/adventure novel. Everything was predictably placed, and the "grendels" failed to inspire much awe or fear in me.
While I agree to an extent with the reviewer before me ranting about the ecological concerns, these didn't really bother me so much...If I moved to another planet, I wouldn't care if the carnivores that tried to eat me and my kids were there first, I'd shoot now and try to get along peacefully later too.
Was this book great? No. Was it good, fast, and a fun way to spend an afternoon or three? Yes. Don't look for any deep messages here, but if you want a quick shoot-em-up romp with some sex and technology on the side, you'll find it here.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Literary action movie 7. Juli 1999
This book was really entertaining but definitely not the best place to start for the works of Niven/Pournelle (I'm not sure what Barnes contributed) they seem to be slumming a little bit on the ideas here, the Grendels are the only really new idea and the secret to their life cycle isn't all that impressive and easily dealt with, unlike say the Moties. The beginning scenes with them are great as the authors pour on the suspense and horror but by the end they're just this faceless horde that keeps coming, scary not because they're frightening but because theirs so friggin' many of them. In my opinion it reduces the book to little more than an action movie romp, with the big men strapped on guns and blasting away. Though the strategy stuff is interesting but considering that the Grendels are nearly mindless except for animal cunning, it's not like they're going up against suprageniuses. That and the characters, while drawn enough so you can care about them a little, aren't all that deep, the motivations for coming onto the planet aren't delved into all that deeply. Most of them stick to one type of personality and stick to it without change, heck if I want to read cardboard characters, I'll go get an Ayn Rand novel (ooh, that's one is asking for it, maybe Amazon will delete it to avoid contraversy). But they are sympathetic at least even if everyone seems to think about sex, with or without making babies. Am I being harsh on this book . . . well considering how much better the team has done before, it's probably warranted but at the same time this isn't bad, it's just not as idea driven as the other novel, you sort of check your brains at the door, sit back, relax and have a little fun. It's not even that long. So go try the others first and come to this to see what Niven and Pournelle are like on auto-pilot and you'll see what I mean.
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4.0 von 5 Sternen NIVEN & POURNELLE : BUY, BUY, BUY 15. August 2003
Jerry Pournelle and Larry Niven present a sound scientific background and superb, fast paced storytelling, as in their prior colaborations. Steven Barnes does a good job in characterization, which was one of the minor weak points of the two aforementioned authors.
The Story :
The planet AVALON gets settled by a mixed group: scientists, farmers, administrators and so on. The settlement is placed on an island before the coast of the main continent to hinder biologic intoxication with earthbound genematerial.
The island seems perfectly save, but one day comes GRENDEL :
An organism with capability of hyperfast movements.
A former soldier is the hero of the story, he kills the monster, but only after it has the violated the settler's camp and killed many people. Typically the survivors blame the soldier for the killings and so he finds himself another place on the island to build his home, alone.
The scientists of AVALON do research on GRENDEL's cadaver for an explantation for GRENDEL's abilities but only when they answer the most important question :
Where does GRENDEL come from ?
the book unfolds its true action.
I recommend this book and also its sequel 'The Dragons of Heorot'.
Buy them.
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4.0 von 5 Sternen A Legacy Amongst The Stars
After a 200 year journey aboard the sleeper ship National Geographic, colonist arrive at Tau Ceti 4 to settle and setup Earth's 1st colony. Lesen Sie weiter...
Veröffentlicht am 14. April 2000 von Mistrmind
4.0 von 5 Sternen Fast paced adventure with some thought-out science.
The previous comparisons to Aliens and Predator are apt. At its heart this is a novel of man vs alien. Lesen Sie weiter...
Veröffentlicht am 30. März 2000 von David M
4.0 von 5 Sternen The Legacy of Heorot
After having read other reviews, I just had to comment. Since when can't people just read a good book without looking for social "significance". It's a novel,people. Lesen Sie weiter...
Veröffentlicht am 25. März 2000 von Sharon Whitmon
4.0 von 5 Sternen Legacy of Heorot
Legacy of Heorot is an excellent sci-fi novel that has similarities to "Aliens" and "Predator". I think the book was fast-paced and intense. Lesen Sie weiter...
Veröffentlicht am 10. März 2000 von Jason Moll
1.0 von 5 Sternen An irresponsible adventure novel ...
What Barnes, Niven and Pournelle have wrought with "Legacy" is nothing short of a betrayal of all that Science Fiction holds important. Lesen Sie weiter...
Veröffentlicht am 29. November 1999 von Jack Cade
5.0 von 5 Sternen Ranks up there with the best of alltime SF stories!!!
I keep reading this great book, again and again. It has an old plot, but timeless. Well thought out characters, plot, and the tension is riveting. It is a keeper.
Veröffentlicht am 21. Juli 1999 von
3.0 von 5 Sternen Like a Grendel, the speed of this book is very uneven.
I'm a Niven/Pournelle fan but this one isn't as good as, say, "The Mote in God's Eye." There is lots of action, but some of it is hard to follow, and the spaces between... Lesen Sie weiter...
Am 30. Juni 1999 veröffentlicht
5.0 von 5 Sternen Extremely memorable, serious impact,
I first read this on a loan from a friend 10 years ago. I have never forgotten it and even looked for a copy for years. Lesen Sie weiter...
Veröffentlicht am 5. Juni 1999 von
5.0 von 5 Sternen I wasn't expecting it to be this good...
When I first saw this book in someones personal library I thought "This is probably just going to be one of those Sci-Fi books that will bore me". I was wrong! Lesen Sie weiter...
Am 25. April 1999 veröffentlicht
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