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  • Author:
    Tom Weiner,Larry Niven
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    1441717315
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    978-1441717313
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    Blackstone Audio, Inc.; Unabridged edition (November 10, 2009)
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Tor books by larry niven. A tom doherty associates book.

Tor books by larry niven. And edward M. lerner. Tor books by larry niven. The author and publisher have provided this e-book to you without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied so that you can enjoy reading it on your personal devices. This e-book is for your personal use only.

Ships from and sold by blackstone audiobooks. The prequels reach their highest point and greatest excitement in this third book, Destroyer of Worlds. Ships from and sold by quadico. The protagonist is once again Sigmund Ausfaller, the paranoid Lazarus ARM, a great choice of viewpoint to keep the reader just as paranoid and off-kilter.

LARRY NIVEN is the multiple Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author of the Ringworld series, along with many other .

LARRY NIVEN is the multiple Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author of the Ringworld series, along with many other science-fiction masterpieces. His Beowulf's Children, co-authored with Jerry Pournelle and Steven Barnes, was a New York Times best-seller. He lives in Chatsworth, California.

Narrated by Tom Weiner. This book is a prequel to the Ringworld series, which is considered a classic of the science fiction genre. Two hundred years before.

Destroyer of Worlds is a science fiction novel by American writer Larry Niven and Edward M. Lerner, set in the Known Space series. It is a sequel to their previous novels, Fleet of Worlds and Juggler of Worlds. It is set ten years after Juggler of Worlds, drawing heavily from Protector, but, like the rest of the series, can stand alone. The plot involves New Terra and the Puppeteers (and the Gw'oth) entering into conflict with a Pak Protector fleet (though not the fleets featured in Protector)

3 24 5 Kirjailija: Larry Niven,Edward M. Lerner Lukija: Tom Weiner

3 24 5 Kirjailija: Larry Niven,Edward M. Lerner Lukija: Tom Weiner. Saatavilla äänikirjana. The newly liberated humans of the Fleet of Worlds now face a new threat besides the sly Puppeteers: the Pak, a very smart and utterly ruthless species who are fleeing the exploding galactic core in an armada of ships at near light speed. The Pak are headed towards the Fleet of Worlds, having destroyed entire planets in their wake. Sigmund Ausfaller, who had been transported by the Puppeteers from Earth to the Fleet, is now sent with his human allies to reconnoiter and divert the.

The newly liberated humans of the Fleet of Worlds now face a new threat besides the sly Puppeteers: the Pak, a very smart and utterly ruthless species who are fleeing the exploding galactic core in an armada of ships at near light speed.

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From bases across the Gw’oth solar system, radio chatter spiked. Perhaps laser comm spiked, too. With no way to intercept directional traffic, how could one know?). With no way to intercept directional traffic, how could one know?) ormations, fanning out from the few mountain peaks that poked above the ice. Spaceships maneuvered, their fusion flames hot and unmistakable. Electromagnetic launchers stretching far across the ice flung yet more vessels into space. So many ships! So many EM launchers! It seemed less and less likely the Puppeteers had intervened here since Kirsten’s last visit

Destroyer of Worlds opens in 2670, ten years after Juggler of Worlds . His books include Probe, Moonstruck, and the collection Creative Destruction.

Destroyer of Worlds opens in 2670, ten years after Juggler of Worlds closes; with refugee species fleeing in an armada of ramscoops in the direction of the Fleet of Worlds. The onrushing aliens are recognized as a threat; they have left in their trail a host of desolated worlds: some raided for supplies, some attacked to eliminate competition, and some for pure xenophobia. 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.

This book is a prequel to the Ringworld series (200 Years before the Discovery of Ringworld) The newly liberated humans of the Fleet of Worlds now face a new threat besides the sly Puppeteers: the Pak, a very smart and utterly ruthless species who are fleeing the exploding galactic core in an armada of ships at near light speed. The Pak are headed towards the Fleet of Worlds, having destroyed entire planets in their wake. Sigmund Ausfaller, who had been transported by the Puppeteers from Earth to the Fleet, is now sent with his human allies to reconnoiter and divert the Pak. A Pak is captured, but even a well-guarded Pak prisoner can be lethal. Sigmund and the human colonists must cope with many unpleasant surprises between the manipulative Puppeteers, the brilliant, violent Pak, and a new species called the Gw'oth, who seem to be allies but have their own agenda.

Thorgahuginn
I really have enjoyed both the Fleet of Worlds and Ringworld series by Larry Niven. My biggest complaint is that there is no information on the order of the series. Both series are interconnected and a continuous story. Frankly, if each is taken as a separate story, I would not rate it as high. However if the series is read in order, the character development is excellent and the back stories that are hinted at in each succeeding book, are understood by the reader - making the stories much more enjoyable. However the advantage of this process for the author is that you end up purchasing all the books and then trying to figure out what the order should be by reading a chapter or 2. Granted that the Fleet of Worlds series do have indicators as to Book 1 through Book 5 . However Book 5 (Fate of Worlds) really requires reading all of the Ringworld series to be best appreciated.
Mushicage
I am a big Niven fan but am really disappointed in this book. I, unlike some of the reviewers that didn't like it, felt it was exciting and well paced, by and large, but that the excitement was beyond belief. Sigmund not only keeps Thssthfok alive when it is clear that this is illogical and dangerous, he leaves him, or Eric does, alone when it is most likely he will try to escape. Then he brings him along on the last mission when it makes no sense to. Finally, while they were on the ice world setting up their stupid warning, all they had to do was stun Thssthfok to put him out of commission. That was the other thing, warn the Pak, a fleet of blood thirsty killers to 'go around' and kill other civilizations, because they didn't want blood on their own hands. Overall this book had a great plot but it suffers from not doing the work necessary to make it even half believable. In the end, Sigmund did more to protect Thssthfok and the Pak than he did to protect his own family. This does happen a lot in adventure stories, in order to carry the plot, but not to this degree of illogic. Sigmund continually acts more like a social worker than an ex-ARM agent. He doesn't come off as super paranoiac, he comes off as a super enabler.
Stick
Larry Niven is as others say a galaxy class writer. His stories are full of hard science at the same time so compelling you just can't put them down. You find yourself pulling for the protagonists while waiting to see if the antagonist will get their just reward. The creatures and aliens are all so unique and inventive they are amazing. His stories make me wish I was able to visit these places for real and talk with the humans and aliens found in the pages of his books. I would love to live in a Niven generated world.
Gagas
Most of my problems with this book stem from the slow plot development and the fact that faster than light ships can easily move in and out of hyperspace, attacking and evading any return fire in any realistic sense. If you can build stealth ships you can certainly build stealthy missiles or mines to leave in front of the PAK at will. This was a core plot line from the multiple defeates of the Kzin and there is nothing in this book suggesting the PAK are better equipped than Kzin, in fact they are described as using ram scoops, not nimble gravity polarizers or anything like that. They don't seem like that much of a real threat.

Second, the plot with the captured protector is extremely tiresome. He is extremely dangerous and not cooperative, yet he escapes over and over in absurd ways that waste massive amounts of time in the book and appear to accomplish very little.

This is easily the worst of the known space books I have read.
Ral
I've always wanted to live in Known Space. Who among us hasn't? The vast distances and time scales, the eccentric-genius characters, the marvels of hard science -- and of course the very alien aliens -- all caught up in fantastic adventure. Mr Niven's had a long career, most of it great, but admittedly in the past few years I've been hungering for more old-school Known Space. Then Niven teamed with Lerner and we got something different but just as good: new-school Known Space. I was just geeked when the duo started putting out the Ringworld prequels!

The prequels reach their highest point and greatest excitement in this third book, Destroyer of Worlds. The protagonist is once again Sigmund Ausfaller, the paranoid Lazarus ARM, a great choice of viewpoint to keep the reader just as paranoid and off-kilter. All the characters are fun in this book - they manage to paint sympathetic pictures of a whole motley cast which includes humans, puppeteers, Gw'oth, Outsiders, and Pak, every party scheming against every other. It's this intrigue that drives the excitement. Fleets of ramjets fleeing the core explosion, Puppeteer-vs-Pak spy-vs-spy, kinetic planet-killers, and dangerous experiments with zero-point-energy keep the technical juices flowing too.

And the alien Gw'oth have been an inspired addition to the dramatis personae. They represent the best ideas of new-school Known Space: hard science extended with evolution and computation. A 16-plex group mind of pentasymmetric sea-dwellers calling themselves O'lt'ro is now one of my favorite characters, and if you read Destroyer of Worlds, I think they will be yours too.

Read all the books in the prequel series, but be sure to set aside a few hours just for this one, since you will find it hard to stop reading. Rating: two Puppeteer mouths up.
Dainris
It was good, but I think I was spoiled by previously reading the Ringworld series and Protector. [amongst just about all others of Niven's solo efforts]
I believe Niven writes a better story on his own. This book doesn't flow smoothly, as the previously mentioned efforts do.
Having said that, it was a damn good story in its own right. I just feel it could have been better.
Using Ringworld as a standard of 5 stars, I would have given this 3½ stars. Seeing I can only give whole ones I up it to 4.
Yojin
I don't see Niven's hand in much of the writing. On it's surface, it feels like fan fiction shoehorned into the Known Space Universe.