Fate of Worlds : Return from the Ringworld

Larry Niven

Tom Weiner (Narrator)

08-21-12

9hrs 53min

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08-21-12

9hrs 53min

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Science Fiction

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“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

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.

Somethingmust 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.

Praise

“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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Language English
Release Day Aug 20, 2012
Release Date August 21, 2012
Number in Series 5
Series Display String The Ringworld Series
Release Date Machine 1345507200
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories Science Fiction & Fantasy, Science Fiction, Adventure, Space Opera, Science Fiction, Sci Fi and Fantacy, Fiction - All, Fiction - Adult
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.

Narrator Bio
Tom Weiner

Tom Weiner, a dialogue director and voice artist best known for his roles in video games and television shows such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Transformers, is the winner of eight Earphones Awards and is an Audie Award finalist. He is a former member of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

Overview

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.

Somethingmust 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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