|Footfall (1985) [Novel]|
by Larry Niven Jerry Pournelle
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(From the publisher):
They first appear as a series of dots on astronomical plates, heading from Saturn directly toward Earth. Since the ringed planet carries no life, scientists deduce the mysterious ship to be a visitor from another star.
The world's frantic efforts to signal the aliens go unanswered. The first contact is hostile: the invaders blast a Soviet space station, seize the survivors, and then destroy every dam and installation on Earth with a hail of asteriods.
Now the conquerors are descending on the American heartland, demanding servile surrender--or death for all humans.
Original title: Footfall
Genre: Fiction→ Science Fiction→ Alien Beings→ Alien Invasion & Post-occupation