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Published by Gollancz in London .
Written in English

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Edition Notes

StatementLarry Niven, Jerry Pournelle.
ContributionsPournelle, Jerry, 1933-
LC ClassificationsPS3564.I9
The Physical Object
Paginationxxiii,495p. ;
Number of Pages495
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22426036M
ISBN 100575036907

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Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle, award-winning authors of such best sellers as Footfall and The Legacy of Heorot, return us to the Mote, and to the universe of Kevin Renner and Horace Bury, of Rod Blaine and Sally Fowler. There, 25 years have passed since humanity quarantined the mysterious aliens known as Moties within the confines of their own solar system. Oct 25,  · "A Del Rey book." The earth faces a terrible challenge from alien invaders from space in this novel by the authors of Mote in God's Eye (). They first appear as a series of dots on astronomical plates, heading from Saturn directly toward Apr 26,  · ‎Considered by many readers the best alien invasion novel to date, FOOTFALL was called “thought-provoking and exciting” by Library Journal and “the best of its genre” by The New York Times. An alien craft is approaching Earth. Attempts to communicate go unanswered. /5(39). Footfall Larry Niven Jerry Pournelle. View Larger Image. Men first saw the invader as a series of dots on astronomical plates. It moved in a way that meant it was operating under power, heading from Saturn directly toward Earth. And since no life was possible on Saturn or its moons, the ship had to be a visitor from another star. /5.

Another sf technicolor extravaganza along the lines of The Mote in God's Eye () and Lucifer's Hammer (), but more tedious and less thoughtful than either. In the near future, an uncommunicative alien spaceship approaches Earth—then, without warning, launches a devastating attack. Soon Earth, robbed of its ability to retaliate against space-based weapons, is apparently defeated; an. Jan 21,  · The premise of ”Footfall” is alien invasion. But the fun part is the SPOILER ALERT the fun part is how humans fight back. The intelligent creatures from outer space who come to conquer Earth, the Fithp, almost succeed, look like small elephants with bifurcated, prehensile trunks. —The New York Times Book Review. a high/strong/weak footfall The machines are in good sites with high footfall such as motorway service stations. boost/increase/reduce footfall The company hopes the trial will increase customer footfall, enabling the stores to build increased sales. Footfall Book Summary and Study Guide. Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle Booklist Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle Message Board. Detailed plot synopsis reviews of Footfall; A large alien spaceship arrives at Earth after stopping (unknown to the Earth) at Saturn for several years. The aliens do not negotiate - they attack and quickly conquer the.