If you're in the mood for that sort of thing and you're already deeply familiar with Niven's Known Space universe, this isn't a bad way to get your fix. Hi Jaguar, Thanks for writing. Having said all of that I rarely connected to the characters and was not seriously drawn into the book at any time. What's the best reading order? Stunned, grief-stricken, and outraged, Biron is determined to uncover the reasons behind his father's death. It is set ten years after Juggler of Worlds, drawing heavily from , but, like the rest of the series, can stand alone. But now we rise from the ashes.
A chain reaction of supernovae at the galaxy's core has unleashed a wave of lethal radiation that will sterilize the galaxy. I realize that I'm a latecomer to this post, but I just wanted to ask about something that bothers some of the people I talk with about Known Space. It seems like the events are reaching a climax before a final resolution. It's a hedge against interstellar war - and a system of control for the rulers of the empire. We therefore welcomed the Olyix to Earth when they contacted us.
You have my respect and my sympathy!! The first contact is hostile: the invaders blast a Soviet space station, seize the survivors, and then destroy every dam and installation on Earth with a hail of asteriods. Can't wait for Fate of Worlds said. But I've never blogged about Fleet of Worlds the novel, even though it kicked off the Fleet of Worlds series more on that below and is among my most popular books. Reading all four novels presently in the series. Either way, why not head over to and join the conversation? I am not familiar reading English books, and sometimes give them up, but I couldn't stop to read the series. The actions of the Citizens make the Colonists start to question their beginnings. It will take every bit of intelligence, courage, and military-style discipline to survive.
After his mother is killed, he joins the Human Defense Force, Earth's ragtag army. My wife and I listened to this book together, and we thought this was the most boring book we've listened to out of hundreds. If my reasons don't convince you, I'll have to accept that. I've read most of that list except Crashlander. If only the Citizens knew where Kirsten's people came from….
How many pages are you planning? Mostly I write science fiction and techno-thrillers, now and again throwing in a straight science or technology article. Did we ever leave anything unresolved with the expectation of picking it up in a later book? At the same time, these books are a series. It was also great to see humans get in touch with their inquisitiveness and sense of fairness among other traits. Clinging to its skin are the zones, a series of semi-autonomous city-states, each of which enjoys a different---and rigidly enforced---level of technology. Publication date November 10, 2009 Media type Hardcover Pages 368 Preceded by Followed by Destroyer of Worlds is a novel by American writer and , set in the series. She floats in permanent orbit near Earth, a dumping ground for the officers and crew the Royal Navy wishes to keep out of the public eye. Mostly I write science fiction and techno-thrillers, now and again throwing in a straight science or technology article.
In this post I'll say little or nothing about plots. But were the Olyix a blessing or a curse? In fact, the job is so big that he'll need a crew built from all the new sub-branches of humanity. It also resolves why 's knowledge about the Pak never entered later novels, and restates the known timeline of the Home conversion to a planet of protectors. Someone must scout ahead, and Kirsten and her crew eagerly volunteer. The rest of them just got better and better. It is a great novel that is not to be missed. As in this universe, technological and geopolitical views of problems differ! That said, sometimes the new novels give new information about old topics.
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. Destroyer of Worlds is published and we know he didn't use Long Shot. The Citizens flee, taking their planets, the Fleet of Worlds, with them. Light years from Earth, colonists land on a planet they name Avalon. If you're not familiar with Known Space, though, I think a lot of the interest disappears. I would only suggest buying this one if it was on sale. After thirty years in industry, working at every level from individual technical contributor to senior vice president, I now write full-time.
Fleet of Worlds is the first of a series of so far three books set in Larry Niven's Known Space universe, two hundred years before the events of Ringworld. The onslaught of the genocidal Pak. Thus, the Fleet of Worlds series consists of four prequels to, and one sequel to,. Now Sigmund is pulling the strings. When the morning sky twinkled again, this time with Kristang starships jumping in to hammer the Ruhar, we thought we were saved.
This is a prequel set in the Ringworld universe. I am a japanese reader. 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. There went the good old days, when humans got killed only by each other. The appeal lies mostly in the retcons, elaborations, continuity patches, scientific fixes, and additions to the Known Space background. I'm familiar with the decoy equipment and instrumentation packed into Long Shot that exact factor comes into play in Fate of Worlds.
Click to enlarge Second, books across the Fleet series are widely acclaimed — independent of Ringworld. There we were, innocently drifting along the cosmos on our little blue marble, like the Native Americans in 1492. Did we ever think about what might go into another book? The little bit of Nessus' home-world we got to explore in Ringworld is far more interesting than what is described in this entire book. Their job is to assess the threat level of these beings to the fleet of worlds which will pass by that way in a hundred years or so. Bella Lind and the crew of her nuclear-powered ship, the Rockhopper, push ice.