Fleet of Worlds : Ringworld Prequels

  • by Larry Niven, Edward M. Lerner
  • Narrated by Tom Weiner
  • Series: Ringworld Prequels
  • 9 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Fleet of Worlds marks Larry Niven's first full novel-length collaboration within his Known Space universe, the playground he created for his best-selling Ringworld series. Teaming up with fellow SF writer Edward M. Lerner, Fleet of Worlds takes a closer look at Human-Puppeteer (Citizen) relations and the events leading up to Niven's first Ringworld novel.Kirsten Quinn-Kovacks 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.


What the Critics Say

"Niven is an undisputed master in the field." (David Gerrold)
"For three and a half decades, nobody's done it better than Larry Niven." (Steven Barnes)
"Great storytelling is still alive in science fiction because of Larry Niven, and his finest work is the Ringworld series." (Orson Scott Card)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Not bad...

This is a prequel set in the Ringworld universe. It does have interesting stories that are layered in complex and surprising ways. Having said all of that I rarely connected to the characters and was not seriously drawn into the book at any time. I would only suggest buying this one if it was on sale.
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- G. Parish

Lacks the fire of the old stuff

Fills in some of the gaps from Crashlander and other Niven Known Space stories. A bit slow and less complex than I am used to. Only reason I gave it 4 stars was the fact that it exists - first Known Space thing I have seen in a while.
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- Edward

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-17-2008
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.