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The Block

A blog for authors and readers by publishers. By Wordsmack - a South African speculative science fiction publisher. Wordsmack accepts short stories, novellas and novels on a year-long submissions basis.

The Legacy of Heorot (Heorot, No 1) - Larry Niven;Steven Barnes;Jerry Pournelle A fast-paced hard sci-fi classic. I enjoyed the book, but enjoyed the first half a lot more than the second. The story-telling is balanced and funny at times, but I found that the fighting just went on too long.