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Fleet of Worlds: 200 Years Before the Discovery of the Ringworld | [Larry Niven, Edward M. Lerner]

Fleet of Worlds: 200 Years Before the Discovery of the Ringworld

Fleet of Worlds takes a closer look at Human-Puppeteer (Citizen) relations and the events leading up to Niven's first Ringworld novel. Kirsten Quinn-Kovacks is among the best and brightest of her people. She gratefully serves the gentle race that rescued her ancestors from a dying starship, gave them a world, and nurtures them still. If only the Citizens knew where Kirsten's people came from.
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Publisher's Summary

Fleet of Worlds marks Larry Niven's first full novel-length collaboration within his Known Space universe, the playground he created for his best-selling Ringworld series. Teaming up with fellow SF writer Edward M. Lerner, Fleet of Worlds takes a closer look at Human-Puppeteer (Citizen) relations and the events leading up to Niven's first Ringworld novel.

Kirsten Quinn-Kovacks is among the best and brightest of her people. She gratefully serves the gentle race that rescued her ancestors from a dying starship, gave them a world, and nurtures them still. If only the Citizens knew where Kirsten's people came from.

A chain reaction of supernovae at the galaxy's core has unleashed a wave of lethal radiation that will sterilize the galaxy. The Citizens flee, taking their planets, the Fleet of Worlds, with them.

Someone must scout ahead, and Kirsten and her crew eagerly volunteer. Under the guiding eye of Nessus, their Citizen mentor, they explore for any possible dangers in the Fleet's path - and uncover long-hidden truths that will shake the foundations of worlds.

©2007 Larry Niven and Edward M. Lerner; (P)2007 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Niven is an undisputed master in the field." (David Gerrold)
"For three and a half decades, nobody's done it better than Larry Niven." (Steven Barnes)
"Great storytelling is still alive in science fiction because of Larry Niven, and his finest work is the Ringworld series." (Orson Scott Card)

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    Bruce Knoxville, MD, United States 01-25-08
    Bruce Knoxville, MD, United States 01-25-08 Member Since 2007

    Poet, Writer, Novice Planetary Scientist, Musician, Hooligan, Former Audience Guy, Protector of Stupid Princesses.

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    "Hurrah!"

    I only need one word to review this book: Puppeteers!

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    Susan Rock Island, IL, United States 06-22-11
    Susan Rock Island, IL, United States 06-22-11 Member Since 2014
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    "Wanted main characters to die"

    I got the whole series for a LONG drive. By the third book, the shear stupidity of the characters left me hoping they had been killed and that the bad guy would get away. This is so stupid, and I am a sci-fi nut, that after listening to book 3, unless I have had several drinks, I won't be listening to book 4. What a waste of money.

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    S PrestornAustralia 05-13-08
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    "Another great peace of SF"

    Niven’s known space universe is one of the most vivid and compelling SF settings ever devised never failing to entertain and provoke flights of fancy. Ringworld is a must for any one interested in SF or just good writing.

    Fleet of worlds goes back to the beginning and brings a new thread to the rich tapestry this rich tapestry of tails and characters.

    2 of 7 people found this review helpful

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