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Starborn and Godsons Read ´ 104 Tars decelerating at a rate impossible for a natural object And its destination was Avalon The most probable origin was Earth's Solar System This is a novel of first contact between the human Starborn and the self named Godsons who followed on between the first generation of Avalon born humans and their descendants and between humans and the almost ineffably alien species native to their new worl. Jerry Pournelle s last novel he died when the book nearly finished and fully plottedThe story builds slowly doing world and character building in the first half setting the stage for the action scenes of the second half The book builds to an exciting tightly written satisfying conclusion There are flaws I m assuming the surviving authors were reluctant to rewrite after Pournelle s death and detract from his contribution The flaws are minor but uncharacteristic of this writing teamview spoilerThe Godsons are at best religious fanatics very fanatic for it drove them to fund an entire colony starship and there are strong hints that they have evil intents for Avalon Their arrival at Avalon due to an unexpected course change by a mad captain sets up expectations The Godsons wake mostly warriors when they arrive they take over the colony on a flimsy pretext and then give it all up and leave the system when it turns out their pretext was wrongIt doesn t hang together as a plot Course changes are fiendishly expensive in maneuvering mass and the plethora of warriors and clear military bent all add up to a clear motivation hinted at but not elucidated in the book The Godsons senior leadership always intended to reach and take over Avalon the rank and file Godsons believe the cover story When the pretext falls apart in a way that makes the Godsons look bad then leaving Avalon and moving on might plausibly be the decision but the book doesn t say I feel like the authors changed their mind about this We are left with an unfired Chekhov s gun wondering what the authors real target was Why did the captain change course Why the warriors Why the take over and why the sudden back down and retreatEven a single scene another one with the AI simulation of the Prophet would have been a simple satisfying way to resolve all these major loose ends and feels missingThe first half of the book details Geographic as a setting and reveals that there are multiple secrets that Cassandra Geographic s AI is keeping and none of that is exploited later Godsons were a censored topic but unlocking that revealed nothing Geographic has heard nothing from Earth a fact easily explained by one of the botched censorship directives eg did Godsons take over Earth and thus Geographic has been censoring all received content but it is left unexplained Again one scene where they unblock Cassandra and discover that Earth is still broadcasting but it s all Godson all the time would answer a major open uestion of the seriesIn fact the whole Cthulhus are intelligent secret could have just been We never put the data into Cassandra rather than the involved plot establishing that the AI was hacked and has secrets What other game were the authors planning to kill with this Chekhov s gunIn short the book needs editing and some mild rewriting to reach the level of the rest of the series All the pieces are there they re just not laid outThe combat scenes are well crafted presumably due to Pournelle s influence This book was written to being the three authors together again for their own enjoyment and comfort during Pournelle s decline Pournelle s touch is perhaps worth the minor flaws a rewrite would have reduced his influence on the result hide spoiler

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Starborn and Godsons Read ´ 104 THE LONG AWAITED CONCLUSION OF THE HEOROT SERIES FROM GENRE LEGENDS LARRY NIVEN JERRY POURNELLE AND STEVEN BARNESAvalon was thriving The cold sleep colonists from Earth had settled on a verdant livable world The fast and cunning predators humans named grendels were under control and the mainland outposts well established Avalon's new mainland hydroelectric power station was nearly complete and wh. A worthy conclusion to a series and a partnershipWhen I first heard that the conclusion to the Heorot series was about to be published I was keen to read it but it had been so long since I read the earlier books that I refreshed my memory by rereading The Legacy of Heorot the first book in the series I enjoyed it but was not overwhelmed It was a nice SF adventure tale but not fleshed out enough for a full novel I learned in the introduction to Starborn and Godsons that originally The Legacy of Heorot was going to be a novella and I think that would have been appropriate Rest assured that the same is not true in Starborn and GodsonsThere is a lot going on in this book and all the major subplots are done well As the book opens the settlers on Avalon are faced with ongoing challenges to their society due to past battles with the native Avalon grendel species during which many important tech items were destroyed including their three D printers that could make new euipment and also due to the apparent deterioration of their Artificial Intelligence Cassandra The settlers are also worried about possible future conflicts with the grendels and about the nature of another Avalon species the Cthulhu who do not appear to be hostile like the Grendel are but just what are they There are BIG concerns about the impending arrival of a starship coming from the area of the Earth s solar system and these concerns are not allayed after the ship arrives and brings the Godsons a rather different type of alien mind Matters are not completely tranuil among the settlers themselves The oldest generation the Earthborn are dying out but are still the titular leaders of the humans There is a second and a third generation the Starborn who have gained maturity and who want a bigger voice in the direction of the colony The Starborn do not remember Earth or spaceflight and do not always agree with their elders There is a lot character interest in this book than in the earlier work and I became invested in the lives of some of the people involved be they Earthborn Starborn or Godsons There are even elements reminiscent of a legal thrillerWith so much plot and character to handle the authors can be forgiven for glossing over some details but a few things wanted a little background For example there were mentions of programming minds of both the settlers and the Godsons and I would have been satisfied if I had some sense of how this was accomplished in both societiesAs most science fiction fans know Larry Niven Jerry Pournelle and Steven Barnes have been writing very popular SF solo and in various collaborations for over forty years over 50 years for Niven When the trio wrote this concluding volume in their Heorot series Jerry Pournelle was dying of a brain tumor but he continued to collaborate with the other two writers up until 3 days before he died at which point the book was 90% complete Both Larry Niven and Steve Barnes wrote moving tributes and farewells to their work together as an introduction to this book For their many admirers these introductions alone will be worth the price of the book but do go on to read the rest The publisher has in my mind done an admirable job of not revealing too much of the plot and I will respect that decision by not telling But I will reveal that it is a story that SF fans will enjoy immensely

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Starborn and Godsons Read ´ 104 En on line would compensate for the nuclear power systems lost in the Grendel Wars Humans would have power and with power came the ability to make all the necessities for life They would survive They would not survive as a spacefaring people What they were losing faster than they knew was the ability to get to space But unbeknownst to the planet bound humans something was moving out there in the s. Read this series to finally finish it Thought the premises was interesting Read the first two novels decades ago but felt the series was not finished The Black Ship novella was the third published recently to fill in some background between the first and second novel The Godsons was advertised as the final story so I thought now was the time read the whole set With Jerry Pournelle death it is clear it is the end Jerry Pournelle was a good author in his own right but his great contribution to Science Fiction was to improve Larry Niven s ideas Jerry gave a hard edge to Niven s works The Motie in God s Eye and especially Footfall are better because of Jerry He made many contributions to SF include editor of anthologies and other collaborations He was also a journalist whose articles in Byte magazine over decades contributed to my understanding of computer technology in the 80 sHe was not my top SF authors but I am sad to see him go to join the constellation of Authors will never write another story Authors that as soon as saw a new title in the a bookstore I would buyHeinlein H Beam Piper Asimov Hal Clement Robert L Forward Blish and Pournelle


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    EBOOK DOWNLOAD [Starborn and Godsons] AUTHOR Larry Niven A worthy conclusion to a series and a partnershipWhen I first heard that the conclusion to the Heorot series was about to be published I was keen to read it but it had been so long since I read the earlier books that I refreshed my memory by rereading The Legacy of Heorot the first book in the series I enjoyed

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    EBOOK DOWNLOAD [Starborn and Godsons] AUTHOR Larry Niven I’ve read Heorot 1 and 2 very shortly after they were first published and was delighted to hear a seuel was coming It’s sad though that it also had to become a tribute to Jerry Pournelle who passed away before

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    EBOOK DOWNLOAD [Starborn and Godsons] AUTHOR Larry Niven Really three and a half stars I wasn't impressed with the way they had to shoehorn 3D printing and other technologies not prominent or existing when the first novel in the series was written They could have let the story continue and grow with what they originally had instead of shoveling all the modern stuff in The story starts off strong enough Their beleaguered and still in orbit AI is having troubles Refusing to answer uestions which t

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    Larry Niven ê 4 Read EBOOK DOWNLOAD [Starborn and Godsons] AUTHOR Larry Niven I enjoyed reading this story The tributes by Niven and Barnes for Pournelle before the story starts were moving powerful and honored their friend and co author The story itself sadly is supposed to be the last in the series It takes place just over twenty years after the second book in the series There are numerous changes that have occurred in the intervening time between stories It is funny there was eight years dist

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