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The Resource Fleet of worlds, Larry Niven and Edward M. Lerner

Fleet of worlds, Larry Niven and Edward M. Lerner

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Fleet of worlds
Title
Fleet of worlds
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Larry Niven and Edward M. Lerner
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eng
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Review
  • Niven's latest foray into Known Space, his favorite imaginary universe, revisits the domain of the puppeteers, the perpetually nervous, two-headed extraterrestrials featured in his Ringworld series. In this collaboration with the author of Moonstruck (2005), Niven steps back a few centuries before Ringworld's discovery to witness the puppeteers' flight from a lethal explosion at the galactic core. To safeguard his species' fleet of migrating worlds from hostile forces, a veteran puppeteer starship pilot enlists an unlikely trio of human scientists for scouting missions ahead of the fleet's path. Raised from embryos apparently discovered on a derelict starship, the humans have known only servitude and a limited culture carefully tailored by their alien hosts. Yet a chance discovery on one of their space treks slices through a web of puppeteer lies and provokes rebellion when the humans learn their true home may be waiting for them on Earth. Lerner may be responsible for the exceptional freshness and suspense of this further chapter of Known Space lore, full of startling revelations about human and puppeteer politics. -- Hays, Carl (Reviewed 08-01-2007) (Booklist, vol 103, number 22, p54)
  • Niven, winner of multiple Hugo and Nebula awards, and Lerner (Probe ) offer a lively prequel to Niven’s 1970 classic, Ringworld . It’s 2650, some 500 years after the human colony ship Long Pass was captured by Citizens, those paranoid, two-headed beings better known as Puppeteers from the Fleet of Worlds. The Citizens of the Concordance have bred and nurtured successive generations of human “Colonists” from the Long Pass ’s crew and embryo banks, while lying about their origins, telling stories about an abandoned colony ship adrift in space. When a team of Colonist explorers led by Citizen Nessus to study intelligent life on an ice-covered world also uncovers evidence that the Concordance has lied about the past, they’re determined to find the truth. Meanwhile, Concordance Citizens learn that the ruling Conservative policymakers have mishandled secret contacts with Earth and endangered the Fleet. Fans of hard SF will be well rewarded. (Sept.) --Staff (Reviewed July 16, 2007) (Publishers Weekly, vol 254, issue 28, p150)
  • More than 500 years ago, a gentle race of aliens, the Citizens, gave refuge to the unborn descendants of an abandoned starship. Raised to think of themselves as Colonists, the humans born from freeze-dried embryos now assist the Citizens in their interstellar explorations. Then Kirsten Quinn-Kovacs, a math whiz and navigator of the research vessel Explorer , uncovers information that leads to the discovery of a disturbing body of lost knowledge. The relationship between Citizens and Colonists enters a new phase—just in time to make contact with the "wild" humans fleeing Earth's imminent destruction. Coauthors Niven ("Ringworld" series; "Puppeteer" series) and Lerner (Probe; Moonstruck ) create a far-future sf mystery/adventure set two centuries before the discovery of the Ringworld by humans. Intriguing human and alien characters and lucid scientific detail make this Sci Fi ESSENTIAL book a good addition to most sf collections. --Jackie Cassada (Reviewed August 15, 2007) (Library Journal, vol 132, issue 13, p76)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
193022
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Niven, Larry
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3564.I9
LC item number
F57 2007
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Lerner, Edward M
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True
Series statement
Ringworld series prequels
Series volume
0001
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  • Aliens (Non-humanoid)
  • Space vehicles
  • Kidnapping
  • Kidnapping victims
  • Truth
  • Secrets
  • Politicians
  • Deception
  • Explorers
  • Ringworld (Imaginary place)
  • Alien artifacts
Target audience
adult
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Fleet of worlds, Larry Niven and Edward M. Lerner
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Note
  • "A sci fi essential book"--Jacket
  • "A Tom Doherty Associates book."
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
652136
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
299 pages
Isbn
9780765318251
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2007017310
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780765318251
  • (OCoLC)123767292
Label
Fleet of worlds, Larry Niven and Edward M. Lerner
Link
Publication
Note
  • "A sci fi essential book"--Jacket
  • "A Tom Doherty Associates book."
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
652136
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
299 pages
Isbn
9780765318251
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2007017310
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780765318251
  • (OCoLC)123767292

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