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The Legacy of Heorot

 
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Malop



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 6:21 pm    Post subject: The Legacy of Heorot Reply with quote

So it turns out from James' latest interview that one of his inspirational books is the Legacy of Heorot, which is also one of my favourite ever sci-fi books.

I read it in my youth and I'm still haunted by the images of the Grendels and their impact on a high tech society.

Niven, Pournelle and Barnes are sci-fi Masters and reading a book by just one of them is always a great experience but a book by all three was at the time the geek wet dream.

For anyone who hasn't read the book.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Legacy_of_Heorot

James, also wondering what you thought of Beowulf's Children. I read it many years later and although I enjoyed it it didn't manage to evoke the same emotions.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 11:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Legacy is a truly brilliant action novel. Tension, character, plot... it's got everything.

As for Beowulf's Children, yep it was decent but not in the same class at all.

Glad it's one of your faves too.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

adds it to list of books to hunt out.... Very Happy
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