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13 July 2017 @ 05:47 am
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Larry Niven & Joanna Russ (1985)

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Kalimac: puzzlekalimac on July 13th, 2017 02:59 pm (UTC)
The description of Niven and Pournelle - "It's as if [Niven] invented the Kzinti, then got so fascinated by them that he had to find one to collaborate with" - is one of the best one-liners of its kind.
Elenbarathi: Abandon hopeelenbarathi on July 16th, 2017 03:55 am (UTC)
Yeah, the pernicious Randroid influence of Pournelle is apparent even in Inferno, and positively reeks out of Lucifer's Hammer and The Burning City. I like Niven a lot - have read pretty-much all of Known Space - but I'm not interested in reading any more of his collaborations with Pournelle.

BTW, those who think Lucifer's Hammer is this awesome guide to surviving a major natural disaster are delusional, and need to get a grip. It's right up there with Leslie Fish's SCAdian prepper ballads like Serious Steel: a nice fantasy, but that's not how anything would work in real life.