Destiny's Road

Larry Niven

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Wide and smooth, the Road was seared into planet Destiny's rocky surface by the fusion drive of the powered landing craft, Cavorite. The Cavorite deserted the original interstellar colonists, stranding them without hope of contacting Earth.

Now, descendants of those pioneers have many questions about the Road, but no settler who has gone down it has ever returned. For Jemmy Bloocher, a young farm boy, the questions burn too hot--and he sets out to uncover the many mysteries of Destiny's Road.

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The Caravan
 
 
We have experience of the earlier interstellar colony, Camelot. Considerable information reached Earth from Camelot, describing both mistakes and success, before communication stopped. Destiny is our second try. Destiny will succeed.
—Naren Singh,
Secretary-General,
United Nations, 2427 a.d.
 
2722 a.d., Spiral Town
 
Junior at fourteen had grown tall enough to reach the highest cupboard. She stretched up on tiptoe, found the speckles shaker by feel, and brought it down.

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"A writer of supreme talent."--Tom Clancy

"By god, the man really can sing."--Locus

"Niven's sure hand with details opens the story up in unexpected direction...I hope the inevitable sequel maintains this admirable balance."--The New York Times

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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. His 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.

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Destiny's Road
Larry Niven

Mass Market Paperbound

Mass Market Paperbound
Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Science Fiction
May 1998
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780812511062
ISBN10: 0812511069
4 3/16 x 6 3/4 inches, 448 pages
$7.99
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