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Fleet of Worlds by Larry Niven
Book DescriptionHumanity has been faithfully serving the Citizens for years, and Kirsten Quinn-Kovacks is among the best and the brightest of the humans. She gratefully serves the race that rescued her ancestors from a dying starship, gave them a home 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 unleashes 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."Fleet of Worlds" marks Larry Niven's first novel-length collaboration within his Known Space universe, the playground he created for his bestselling Ringworld series. Teaming up with fellow SF writer Edward M. Lerner, "Fleet of Worlds" takes a closer look at the Human-Puppeteer (Citizens) relations and the events leading up to Niven's first Ringworld novel."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780765357830
(169mm x 109mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Tor Books
Publisher: St Martin's Press
Publish Date: 23-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Larry Niven
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Rocket with a group of intergalactic explorers to the Ringworld, a massive artificial world looped like a giant ribbon the size of Earth's orbit around the sun. Stranded on this world, they soon discover that what was once conceived as a Garden of Eden has now reverted to savagery. Civilization has disappeared, leaving powerful machines in charge.
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Author Biography - Larry Niven
Larry Niven is the award-winning author of the Ringworld series, along with many other science fiction masterpieces, and fantasy novels including the Magic Goes Away series. "Beowulf's Children," co-authored with Jerry Pournelle and Steven Barnes, was a "New York Times" bestseller. He has received the Nebula Award, five Hugos, four Locus Awards, two Ditmars, the Prometheus, and the Robert A. Heinlein Award, among other honors. He lives in Chatsworth, California.Edward M. Lerner has degrees in physics and computer science, a background that kept him mostly out of trouble until he began writing science fiction full-time. His books include "Probe," "Moonstruck," and the collection Creative Destruction. "Fleet of Worlds" was his first collaboration with Larry Niven. He lives in Virginia with his wife, Ruth.
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