|Dimensions||20.5 × 14 × 5.25 cm|
Jerry Pournelle, Larry Niven, Steven Barnes
Simon and Schuster
Very good. The book is in very good condition. There may be some wear to the cover with no noticeable writing on the pages. Possible mild book foxing.
Very good. Jacket has light wear or rubbing only.
The Legacy of Heorot1st Editions, Science Fiction
The legends tell that Beowulf came to Heorot Hall to help strangers. He was a grim man – a killer, a warrior – welcome only because a ravening monster named Grendel was raiding the hall for human meat.
Light years from Earth, on Tau Citi Four, 200 courageous men and women sponsored by the National Geographic Society have created a seemingly idyllic paradise called Avalon. Crops flourish, the climate is favorable, and the colony quickly settles into an easy-going life-style. But Avalon holds a lethal secret.
One man, security chief Cadmann Weyland, insists on a more cautious and defensive approach. He is the only warrior among peaceable, star-travelling farmers, and his warnings are ignored. Like Beowulf, he knows the loneliness of the warrior among strangers. And Cadmann is proved prophetic as things start to go horribly wrong. In their valiant, bloody attempt to annihilate an ancient monster, the citizens of Avalon come to understand that they have fatally disturbed the planet’s ecological balance and the real nightmare is about to begin…
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