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Book Title: Voetval|
The author of the book: Larry Niven
Edition: Luitingh-Slijthoff B.V.
Date of issue: 1997
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ISBN 13: 9789024508976
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In the vast reaches of the immeasurable cosmos, a tiny dot is traveling at immense speed, in the background of the flickering lights, seen from the oblivious, distant Earth, the unimaginable is arriving, a small, unimportant looking object, first not recognized by the people of the third planet, ( the preoccupied astronomers, for what it is) orbiting an average star, called Sol... Aliens, at last, are coming, we are not, is it good or bad, who knows? Alone...the destination, is our world, unprepared, divided, full of great hate, towards one another, almost helpless, nevertheless an enormous struggle for survival ensues, millions will perish , the blue planet will never be the same...They call themselves these strangers, from a nearby, dying, star system, a few light-years away, The FITHP, led by wily Herdmaster, Pastempeh-keph, resembling...fantastic baby elephants, with two snouts, henceforth, the Earthlings speak of them disparagingly, as "Snouts", their spaceship is not small, either, but huge , a mile long, carrying many thousands of aliens, and tons of equipment , in their long, endless journey, with generations living , and dying, in this gigantic, almighty craft... the callous aliens, have come to conqueror..Destroying a Soviet space station, ( written in 1985) welcoming them... they are not amused. President David Coffey of the United States, flees Washington, goes deep underground, to Cheyenne Mountain, Colorado Springs, Colorado. Maybe he'll be safe there, as the aliens, hurl down a big asteroid, others will fellow, hitting the Indian Ocean , a tremendous splash, occurs, a colossal tidal wave, forms, crushing the people living, near the coast, now dying there, by the sea, India disappears, other nations go dark, no lights, no humans left, the invaders land in Kansas, the local National Guard fights bravely, soon, the U.S.Army , intervenes but to no avail, these creatures from another world, have too much... unknown arms, with superior technology , that devastates the land, structures, roads, homes, dams, that give us electricity, refineries, that make precious gasoline, especially now, and the all important crops, that feed the country, the famous wheat fields, gone, the slaughter, smell, destruction, cannot be visualized, or comprehended...Still the Earth will not give up, no matter how feeble their efforts seem, to save civilization, that long, upwards climb from the mud, to hopefully, in the future, the stars, will not be denied, without an enormous resistance, the history of humanity shows this... A splendid story, exciting, with enough plot for a score of novels, one of the best alien invader books, ever written, for readers that enjoy this type of entertainment, they will not be disappointed...I wasn't.
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Read information about the authorLaurence van Cott Niven's best known work is Ringworld (Ringworld, #1) (1970), which received the Hugo, Locus, Ditmar, and Nebula awards. His work is primarily hard science fiction, using big science concepts and theoretical physics. The creation of thoroughly worked-out alien species, which are very different from humans both physically and mentally, is recognized as one of Niven's main strengths.
Niven also often includes elements of detective fiction and adventure stories. His fantasy includes The Magic Goes Away series, which utilizes an exhaustible resource, called Mana, to make the magic a non-renewable resource.
Niven created an alien species, the Kzin, which were featured in a series of twelve collection books, the Man-Kzin Wars. He co-authored a number of novels with Jerry Pournelle. In fact, much of his writing since the 1970s has been in collaboration, particularly with Pournelle, Steven Barnes, Brenda Cooper, or Edward M. Lerner.
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 1962. He did a year of graduate work in mathematics at the University of California at Los Angeles. He has since lived in Los Angeles suburbs, including Chatsworth and Tarzana, as a full-time writer. He married Marilyn Joyce "Fuzzy Pink" Wisowaty, herself a well-known science fiction and Regency literature fan, on September 6, 1969.
Niven won the Hugo Award for Best Short Story for Neutron Star in 1967. In 1972, for Inconstant Moon, and in 1975 for The Hole Man. In 1976, he won the Hugo Award for Best Novelette for The Borderland of Sol.
Niven has written scripts for various science fiction television shows, including the original Land of the Lost series and Star Trek: The Animated Series, for which he adapted his early Kzin story The Soft Weapon. He adapted his story Inconstant Moon for an episode of the television series The Outer Limits in 1996.
He has also written for the DC Comics character Green Lantern including in his stories hard science fiction concepts such as universal entropy and the redshift effect, which are unusual in comic books.
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