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Books; Footfall by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle (1985)

This book starts off with the discovery of a spacecraft heading for the planet earth. What follows from this discovery reads like a what's what of science fiction ideas of the time. Making use of Bussard Ramjets, The kinetic energy weapons system thor, the orion bomb powered spacecraft, gamma ray lasers and laser spacecraft launchers, it comprehensively covers the state of the art in sci-fi at the time. It even mentions Robert a Heinlein's Universe ship.

Buy it in America or buy it in the UK or buy it in Canada

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