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Footfall.:

 1 Deboss, Thu, 11th Aug '11 12:52:46 AM from Awesomeville Texas
I see the Awesomeness.
I got tired of referencing it without a page, so I wrote one. Hopefully, someone is willing to help improve it.

edited 11th Aug '11 12:53:12 AM by Deboss

 2 Nohbody, Thu, 11th Aug '11 3:33:17 AM from Somewhere in Dixie Relationship Status: Mu
Just zis guy
Guess I may have to bump it up on my re-read list... tongue
 3 Mr Shine, Thu, 11th Aug '11 6:34:32 AM Relationship Status: Hoping Senpai notices me
Winter's Claw
I too am going to have to pick this one up at some point.

 4 Deboss, Thu, 11th Aug '11 3:51:54 PM from Awesomeville Texas
I see the Awesomeness.
I also turned Larry Niven into an index for his works. If there's others I missed, add them please.
 5 Deboss, Sat, 13th Aug '11 12:47:06 AM from Awesomeville Texas
I see the Awesomeness.
Also, went and did a search for "footfall" got another two dozen wiks out of it.
 6 Madrugada, Sat, 13th Aug '11 2:43:46 PM Relationship Status: In season
Zzzzzzzzzz
Tweaked it: Possession Implies Mastery is subverted when it's revealed that the fthip don't understand the precursor technology they have at all.

Also, it's been a long time since I read it, but which tropes apply to the desert biologist? I'm thinking Berserk Button: he doesn't really care about the rest of the invasion, but when the 'Foot' turns Death Valley into an inland sea, he takes it deeply personally.
'He strutted across the bedroom, his hard manhood pointing the way' sounds like he owns a badly named seeing-eye dog. 'Sit, Hard Manhood!
 7 Deboss, Sun, 14th Aug '11 12:16:46 AM from Awesomeville Texas
I see the Awesomeness.
Not sure. It's been over a decade since I read it. I think that would be This Means War!?
 8 Bensen Dan, Thu, 18th Aug '11 4:35:33 AM from Sofia.Bulgaria
Daniel Bensen
I remember this one. A good old-fashioned first-contact. I especially liked the language.
 9 Deboss, Fri, 19th Aug '11 12:24:21 AM from Awesomeville Texas
I see the Awesomeness.
Would anyone consider the pornography thing an Author Tract?
 10 Nohbody, Fri, 19th Aug '11 5:23:02 AM from Somewhere in Dixie Relationship Status: Mu
Just zis guy
Which "pornography thing"? I've still not gotten around to re-reading it, so my memory is kinda iffy at best.

I vaguely recall an argument between the "Godfearing" farmers and the Congresscritter, but not enough of the details to really say.
 11 Deboss, Fri, 19th Aug '11 8:21:17 AM from Awesomeville Texas
I see the Awesomeness.
Yeah, the fithp find some pornography and ask the humans to explain it and they get into some kind of argument about it. For some reason, it really stuck out in my mind. Mostly as an intrusion on an otherwise excellent scifi novel. If I were making the movie, that's probably the section I would cut out.
 12 Nohbody, Fri, 26th Aug '11 4:02:44 AM from Somewhere in Dixie Relationship Status: Mu
Just zis guy
Ok, just read the scene yesterday afternoon, and I don't know if it really would count as an Author Tract. I think it was more for the purpose of the comparison between the "fundie farmers" and the Soviets, though I'm not sure why the comparison was made. First published in May 1985, so I think odds are against it being anything related to "see, they're not so different" due to Glasnost and whatnot in 1989.

I suspect that somewhere, someone did a full analysis on the scene, invoking the fuck out of Death of the Author and any related tropes, but I'm not crazy enough to dig for it. tongue
 13 Deboss, Fri, 26th Aug '11 4:56:35 AM from Awesomeville Texas
I see the Awesomeness.
Niven's dead? News to me.
 14 Nohbody, Fri, 26th Aug '11 5:10:46 AM from Somewhere in Dixie Relationship Status: Mu
Just zis guy
For some people* , unfortunately he's not. tongue

Assuming you're not intentionally Comically Missing the Point, "Death of the Author" is not Exactly What It Says on the Tin.

edited 26th Aug '11 5:11:04 AM by Nohbody

 15 Deboss, Sat, 27th Aug '11 9:11:56 PM from Awesomeville Texas
I see the Awesomeness.
Oh, right, I hate that trope.
The system doesn't know you right now, so no post button for you.
You need to Get Known to get one of those.
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