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Review of “Footfall” by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle

You can’t go too far in the world of written science fiction without coming across the name, Larry Niven. He has had his hands in so many science fiction novels that you would be hard pressed to find a bookshelf without his name proudly displayed in any self-respecting science fiction enthusiast’s home. No we are not diving into Ringworld, though maybe one day that universe would be worth a look. Instead, I am turning to the bestselling novel, “Footfall.” Of course, since I am pointing my spyglass in the direction of this novel, I cannot forget the addition of Jerry Pournelle. I have limited experience with this author (though I may have to change that in the coming months), but I have a large amount of experience with Niven. I do believe that Pournelle adds a lot of fantastic complexity and interest into this tale, but that is a matter to be debated elsewhere. I will let the author, or in this case authors, disappear into the ether, and focus my efforts on the words, as I usually do, albeit with sometimes limited success. Continue reading Review of “Footfall” by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle