book cover of Starborn and Godsons
Added by 11 of our members

Starborn and Godsons

(2020)
(The fourth book in the Heorot series)
A novel by

 
 
THE LONG-AWAITED CONCLUSION OF THE HEOROT SERIES FROM GENRE LEGENDS LARRY NIVEN, JERRY POURNELLE, AND STEVEN BARNES

Avalon 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 when 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 stars, 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 world . . . .

At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).

About prequel The Legacy of Heorot:
"Page-turning action and suspense, good characterization and convincing setting . . . may be the best thing any of those authors has written.”—The Denver Post

“Outstanding! …The best ever, by the best in the field . . . the ultimate combination of imagination and realism.”—Tom Clancy

“Well written, action-packed, and tension filled … makes Aliens look like a Disney nature film."—The Washington Post

“Spine-tingling ecological tale of terror.”—Locus

About prequel Beowulf's Children:
"Few writers have a finer pedigree than those here . . . As one might suspect, Beowulf's Children is seamless . . . absorbing, substantial . . . masterful novel."—Los Angeles Times

"Panoramic SF adventure at its best."—Library Journal

Larry Niven is the multiple Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author of the Ringworld series, along with many other science fiction masterpieces. With Jerry Pournelle, he is the author of the all-time SF classic The Mote in God's Eye, and subsequent books in the series, as well as the novels in the Heorot series. He lives in Chatsworth, California.

Jerry Pournelle was a master of military science fiction, author of the series of novels about John Christian Falkenberg and his legion of interstellar mercenaries, and many other works, such as Janissaries, Exiles to Glory, High Justice, King David's Spaceship, Starswarm, and others. With Larry Niven he collaborated on a string of bestselling novels, including Lucifer's Hammer, The Mote in God's Eye, Footfall, and many more. He held advanced degrees in psychology, statistics, engineering, and political science, and has was actively involved professionally in all these fields.

Steven Barnes is a New York Times best-selling, Hugo Award–nominated author of Twelve Days among other novels, a screenwriter, and creator of the Lifewriting™ writing course, which he has taught nationwide. He recently won an NAACP Image Award as coauthor of the Tennyson Hardwick mystery series with his spouse, Tananarive Due, and actor Blair Underwood.

Genre: Science Fiction

Praise for this book

"Outstanding the best ever by the best in the field...the ultimate of imagination." - Tom Clancy


Similar books by other authors

thumb
Into the Light
(Out of the Dark, book 2)
Chris Kennedy and David Weber
thumb
Alien Secrets
(Solar Warden, book 1)
Ian Douglas
thumb
Every Sky a Grave
(Ascendance, book 1)
Jay Posey

Used availability for Steven Barnes's Starborn and Godsons

Hardback Editions

March 2020 : Hardback
thumb

Title: Starborn and Godsons (3) (Heorot Series)
Author(s): Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle, Steven Barnes
ISBN: 1-982124-48-2 / 978-1-982124-48-9
Publisher: Baen
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

March 2021 : Mass Market Paperback
thumb

Title: Starborn and Godsons, Volume 3 (Heorot)
Author(s): Jerry Pournelle
ISBN: 1-982125-31-4 / 978-1-982125-31-8
Publisher: Baen
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

July 2020 : USA Audio CD
thumb

Title: Starborn and Godsons (Heorot)
Author(s): Jerry Pournelle
ISBN: 1-5385-4565-9 / 978-1-5385-4565-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
Availability: Amazon UK   


July 2020 : USA Audio CD
thumb

Title: Starborn and Godsons (The Heorot Series)
Author(s): Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle, Steven Barnes
ISBN: 1-5385-4566-7 / 978-1-5385-4566-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


April 2020 : USA Audio edition
thumb

Title: Starborn and Godsons
Author(s): Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle, Steven Barnes
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
Availability: Amazon   


April 2020 : Australia Audio edition
thumb

Title: Starborn and Godsons
Author(s): Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle, Steven Barnes
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
Availability: Amazon AU   


April 2020 : Canada Audio edition
thumb

Title: Starborn and Godsons
Author(s): Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle, Steven Barnes
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
Availability: Amazon CA   


April 2020 : UK Audio edition
thumb

Title: Starborn and Godsons
Author(s): Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle, Steven Barnes
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

April 2020 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumb

Title: Starborn and Godsons (Heorot Series Book 3)
Author(s): Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle, Steven Barnes
Publisher: Baen Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU