Footfall by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle

(discussed June 20, 2002)

On a ten-point scale (1=bad, 10=good), the people who read the book gave the following ratings: 3, 4, 5 (Raja Thiagarajan), 5 (Julie England), 6, 7 (Michael Sullivan), 7, 8
Average: 5.6

Opinion was split about whether the book was an enjoyable lark (or "wallow", given its length and the nature of its aliens) or a bloated, extended in-joke.