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"The Secret of Black Ship Island" (novella)

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by Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle, Steven Barnes
 
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The oldest children of the settlers on Avalon (see THE LEGACY OF HEOROT, called "Outstanding" by Tom Clancy) are now in their late teens and want independence from their parents and guardians. They especially don't want parents around for an initiation ceremony, held on Black Ship Island, for the younger

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*File has been updated to correct formatting issues*

The oldest children of the settlers on Avalon (see THE LEGACY OF HEOROT, called "Outstanding" by Tom Clancy) are now in their late teens and want independence from their parents and guardians. They especially don't want parents around for an initiation ceremony, held on Black Ship Island, for the younger children just reaching their teens. But when previously unknown creatures make their deadly appearance, things go horribly wrong … A novella set before the events that unfold in BEOWULF'S CHILDREN.

Editorial Reviews

The Denver Post
on 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
Tom Clancy
on THE LEGACY OF HEOROT: “Outstanding! … The best ever, by the best in the field … the ultimate combination of imagination and realism.”
- Tom Clancy, author of THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER and RED STORM RISING
The Washington Post
on THE LEGACY OF HEOROT: “THE LEGACY OF HEOROT is well written, action-packed and tension filled … makes ALIENS look like a Disney nature film."
- The Washington Post
Locus Magazine
on THE LEGACY OF HEOROT: “Spine-tingling ecological tale of terror … A story as relentless as the Great White Shark of JAWS.”
- Locus Magazine
The Los Angeles Times - Los Angeles Times
on 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

Product Details

BN ID:
2940014236706
Publisher:
Spectrum Literary Agency, Inc.
Publication date:
03/20/2012
Series:
the Avalon series , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
181,304
File size:
546 KB

Meet the Author

LARRY NIVEN: www.larryniven.net
Born April 30, 1938 in Los Angeles, California. Attended California Institute of Technology; flunked out after discovering a book store jammed with used science fiction magazines. Graduated Washburn University, Kansas, June 1962: BA in Mathematics with a Minor in Psychology, and later received an honorary doctorate in Letters from Washburn. Interests: Science fiction conventions, role playing games, AAAS meetings and other gatherings of people at the cutting edges of science. Comics. Filk singing. Yoga and other approaches to longevity. Moving mankind into space by any means, but particularly by making space endeavors attractive to commercial interests.

JERRY POURNELLE: www.jerrypournelle.com
Jerry Pournelle is the author of the popular Janissaries and CoDominium series and co-author with Larry Niven of several bestselling science fiction novels, including INFERNO, FOOTFALL, LUCIFER'S HAMMER, OATH OF FEALTY, THE MOTE IN GOD'S EYE, THE GRIPPING HAND, THE BURNING CITY, BURNING TOWER and ESCAPE FROM HELL. Dr. Pournelle has advanced degrees in engineering, political science, statistics and psychology. As an aerospace Systems Analyst he participated in the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo programs. He was the Science Editor for Galaxy Science Fiction Magazine, and is a past president of the Science Fiction Writers of America.

STEVEN BARNES: www.lifewrite.com
Steven Barnes has published twenty-three novels and over three million words of science fiction and fantasy. He has been nominated for Hugo, Nebula, and Cable Ace awards.  His television work includes Twilight Zone, Stargate and Andromeda; his “A Stitch In Time” episode of The Outer Limits won the Emmy Award; and his alternate history novel LION’S BLOOD (a tale of Islamic Africans colonizing the Americas prior to Europe) won the 2003 Endeavor Award. GREAT SKY WOMAN  and SHADOW VALLEY, adventures set 30,000 years ago in East Africa, were published by Ballentine/One World Books. He lives in Atlanta with his wife and son Jason.

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"The Secret of Black Ship Island" (novella) 2.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Antonio_S More than 1 year ago
I give this book one star because it is unreadable in my Nook Color. The lines don't break; they just go on off screen. I'm a huge fan of David Niven & Jerry Pournelle. I'll change the Rating once I can read it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This needs to be fixed. The text bleeds off the screen and nothing I've tried works.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I also found this book to be unreadable on my nook color. The page formating is not set correctly, with part of every sentence cut off & dropped from the book. A waste of your money as it stands now.