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Feb 26, Jeffrey rated it really liked it Legcy Want to Read Currently Reading Read. They’re fun to spot and tie us in to books from earlier generations of science fiction of which this is now one [is that ironic or just interesting? Heorot 1Heorot CZ 1. I enjoyed the heorog, but enjoyed the first half a lot more than the second. He briefly attended the California Institute of Technology and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics with a minor in psychology from Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas, in There is also another book, Destiny’s Heorohwhich also takes place in the same universe, mentioning events from the first two, but which is not really a sequel or continuation of their storyline at least the way I understand it.

But being so far away, they’ve gotta freeze the people so they’ll make it there at a dece This is quite an amazing book. As a result, he has an epiphany: The colonists are confounded by the ecology of the island, as there does legact seem to be a sufficient food source for the creatures to inhabit it.

These books follow the story of a group of humans sent off to start a new life on a remote planet. I did not grasp that decades ago. But most of it doesnt grab the imagination the way this did for me. Better cover photo slightly 1 13 May leggacy, Feb 19, Drew rated it liked it.

It ended up being a more sophisticated and nuanced book than I antic I enjoyed this book far more than I expected, and found myself devouring it late at night at a frightful pace.

The terrestrial fish are gone, and will not be reintroduced, forcing the grendels to drive their own species into extinction. What followed is what Heodot consider a soft landing at heoeot end.

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And even though I know this wish won’t come true, I hope a book won’t make me feel this way again. Believable for space colonization in the future. Very nice work, great textures!

With this knowledge and their technology and tactics, the colonists are able to wipe out the grendel population within several months, making Cadmann a hero to the people who previously turned on him.

However, they don’t actually believe that it was a monster, but some guy who is sulking over the fact that nobody believes that there is anything hostile on the island — that doesn’t sound as if the hibernation pods had busted, that just sounds like your typical bunch of human beings who want to live with their heads in the sand — climate change anybody?

This is my second time reading this book. So when a formerly brilliant female scientist who’s brain was damaged in cryosleep is thinking about how she will honor and respect her husband, the book’s protagonist who only accepted her after he couldn’t have the woman he really wanted, I couldn’t but roll my eyes.

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Earth’s greatest scientists get sucked into the legcy, under-developed eco-system and ignore one explanation for it.

Some of the colonists come out of the freeze with their intelligence negatively influenced.

Communications with Earth were cut off by the Grendel Wars. The plot is not too unusual for a sci-fi novel. Feb 01, Paul rated it it was amazing. Mind you, the other interesting thing is that we all know hsorot the colony is going to survive, but then again this novel does play out like a movie, and unless the creators are really clever, we never actually have the protagonists lose.

I may check out the sequel after I read a few goodreads reviews on it. What are you going to rig and animate him with? Avalon, which is what they’ve named the colony see In some ways this book was very imaginative and in some ways just another Heinlen-like hero story. We had to run to the book store to pick up something for the class, and I picked up the book and read it that night. Jun 03, Louise rated it liked it. I’ve not had great success with books by two authors in the past they always seem to be plagued by inconsistent characters and general sloppinessso I assumed three authors would be even worse.

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He wrote the popular Janissaries and CoDominium series and was the coauthor of several bests East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Not really the full blown epic feel I remembered from the other works mentioned, but maybe that is the effect of 20 years on my brain. Unfortunately there was a problem with the hibernation pods and apparently everybody has emerged from deep sleep somewhat stupider.

Sylvia reminded me of a female version of what Rhett said about Ashly Wilkes. As to the ending, the fact the grendels simply stop attacking the humans when the entire novel showed them as having an insatiable hunger was weak. 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.

Better cover photo slightly. Firstly, there was the complete lack of character development: It’s a well-plotted and fast-paced story with excellent characterization and a fascinating setting.

I was amazed at how far my memory was off!

An enjoyable guesstimate of colonizing an alien world where life forms already exist including one super predator nick-named a grendel after the famous epic Beowulf. I had a girl friend in high school who loved Gone With The Wind thus I read it and we went to see the movie in one of lavish movie theaters that don’t exist any more.

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Great even, a solid five-stars book. No FTL, the mission involves the colonists in deep-freeze hibernation and a one-way trip. Carlos, thanks to the casual racism of the book, If it weren’t for the characters, this may not have been so oegacy. It is left to the reader to draw conclusions as to what actually happened. See all reviews.