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The first contact is hostile: the invaders blast a Soviet space station, seize the survivors, and then destroy every dam and installation on Earth with a hail of asteroids.
Now the conquerors are descending on the American heartland, demanding servile surrender—or death for all humans. The best of the genre. His best known works are a collection of short stories and books informally referred to as "Tales of Known Space". Niven has also written fantasy novels, including the series The Magic Goes Away. He has also collaborated with fellow science fiction authors Jerry Pournelle and Steven Barnes on several books.
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Footfall by Larry Niven, First Edition
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Footfall (1985) by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle
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The book depicts the arrival of members of an alien species called the Fithp that have traveled to the solar system from Alpha Centauri in a large spacecraft driven by a Bussard ramjet. Their intent is conquest of the planet Earth. The alien Fithp resemble baby elephants with multiple prehensile trunks. They possess more advanced technology than humans but have developed none of it on their own. In the distant past on their planet, another species was dominant.
She was frowning heavily as she drank coffee. No matter how this goes, this is going to be good. Commentary on the unenlightened NivPourn signature self-insert:. I would contest the unrealized potential part.