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It's not Niven
on 15 August 2005
Be aware that this isn't really a Larry Niven book - it's Brenda Cooper's work, supported by Niven. As such, it lacks the big hard science we've come to expect from Niven science fiction. What science and astronomy there is is offered rather nervously, and is poorly worked out. Those who see Niven as first-credited author and so expect vintage Niven SF will therefore be disappointed.
That said, this is a good story, driven by rounded, believable characters who are trapped in a very plausible conflict.