Fate of Worlds by Larry Niven audiobook

Fate of Worlds: Return from the Ringworld

By Larry Niven and Edward M. Lerner
Read by Tom Weiner

Blackstone Publishing 9780765331007

The Ringworld Series: Book 5

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The explosive finale to the Ringworld and the Fleet of Worlds series For decades, the spacefaring species of known space have battled over the largest artifact—and grandest prize—in the galaxy: the all-but-limitless resources and technology of the Ringworld. Now, without warning, the Ringworld has vanished, leaving behind three rival war fleets. Something must justify the blood and treasure that have been spent. If the fallen civilization of the Ringworld can no longer be despoiled of its secrets, the puppeteers will be forced to surrender theirs—everyone knows that they are cowards. But the crises converging upon the trillion puppeteers of the Fleet of Worlds go far beyond even the onrushing armadas. Adventurer Louis Wu and the exiled puppeteer known only as Hindmost, marooned together for more than a decade, escaped from the Ringworld before it disappeared. And throughout those years, as he studied Ringworld technology, Hindmost has plotted to reclaim his power. One way or another, the fabled puppeteer race may have come to the end of its days.

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Summary

Summary

The explosive finale to the Ringworld and the Fleet of Worlds series

For decades, the spacefaring species of known space have battled over the largest artifact—and grandest prize—in the galaxy: the all-but-limitless resources and technology of the Ringworld. Now, without warning, the Ringworld has vanished, leaving behind three rival war fleets.

Something must justify the blood and treasure that have been spent. If the fallen civilization of the Ringworld can no longer be despoiled of its secrets, the puppeteers will be forced to surrender theirs—everyone knows that they are cowards. But the crises converging upon the trillion puppeteers of the Fleet of Worlds go far beyond even the onrushing armadas.

Adventurer Louis Wu and the exiled puppeteer known only as Hindmost, marooned together for more than a decade, escaped from the Ringworld before it disappeared. And throughout those years, as he studied Ringworld technology, Hindmost has plotted to reclaim his power.

One way or another, the fabled puppeteer race may have come to the end of its days.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A new Known Space book, particularly one with new information about Puppeteers and their doings behind the scenes of human history, needs recommending within the science fiction community about as much as a new Harry Potter novel does, well, anywhere. But Niven and Lerner have produced a novel that can stand on its own as well as part of the Known Space franchise.” Locus
“Exceptional freshness and suspense…Full of startling revelations about human and puppeteer politics.” Booklist
“Tying together many story threads, the final title in the "Fleet of Worlds" series (a prequel to Niven's "Ringworld" series) brings to a stunning close a multivolume saga that has captured the imaginations of a multitude of readers…Coauthors Niven and Lerner use their expertise in depicting memorable human and alien characters to enhance a story that will attract attention from series fans as well as readers of hard sf.” Library Journal

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Author Bio: Larry Niven

Author Bio: Larry Niven

Larry Niven is the multiple Hugo, Locus, and Nebula Award–winning author of science fiction short stories and novels, including the Ringworld series, as well as many other science fiction masterpieces. His Footfall, coauthored with Jerry Pournelle, was a New York Times bestseller.

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Author Bio: Edward M. Lerner

Author Bio: Edward M. Lerner

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. He lives in Virginia with his wife, Ruth.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Runtime: 9.90
Audience: Adult
Language: English