Fleet of Worlds
200 Years Before the Discovery of the RingworldKnown Space (Volume 2)
Larry Niven and Edward M. Lerner
Fleet of Worlds marks Larry Niven's first full 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.
Kirsten Quinn-Kovacs 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.
Prometheus Award Nominee
Praise for Fleet of Worlds
“Great storytelling is still alive in science fiction because of Larry Niven, and his finest work is the Ringworld series.” —Orson Scott Card, bestselling author of Ender's Game
“For three and a half decades, nobody's done it better than Larry Niven.” —Steven Barnes
“Niven is an undisputed master in the field..” —David Gerrold