Beowulf's Children 

1995-11Avalon NovelA Tor Book, published by Tom Doherty Associates, Inc., November 1995, Hardcover and paperback
A. 2

1-85723-373-5Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle and Stephen Barnes

Hardcover and paperback, as The Dragons of Heorot, Gollancz (British);
Collaboration, co-written with Jerry Pournelle & Steven Barnes
sequel to Legacy of Heorot, The

The colony on Avalon, having overcome the grendel threat, is now prospering. The new generation of "Star-Born" are beginning to challenge the authority of the original colonists over a world they see as now belonging to them. But Avalon's star is entering the hottest stage of its 50-year cycle, and the ecology is beginning to change - bringing forth a new threat... something that eats grendels... Nice sequel to The Legacy of Heorot that further explores the possibilities for an earth colony far from the cultural and social influence of its home planet.