Starswarm

Starswarm
Jerry Pournelle
SF
3 stars
349 pages

a young boy, with an implant, who is the unknown heir of a huge interplanetary conglomerate, foils a plot to take over his adopted world and discovers native intelligence.

This was EXTREMELY reminiscent of Heinlein’s juvenile scifi. I enjoyed it but it lacked depth. It was good for what it was.

Beowulf’s Children

Beowulf’s Children
Heorot #2
Larry Niven
Jerry Pournelle
Steven Barnes
SF
3 stars
382 pages

sequel to Legacy of Heorot. The next generation, leaving the island of Camelot to explore the mainland of Avalon. New terrors, external and internal also. An intelligent grendel. Interesting.