Book cover - Fleet of Worlds - Author Larry Niven & Edward M. Lerner

Fleet of Worlds

Author Larry Niven & Edward M. Lerner

  • Release Date: 2008-08-26
  • Genre: High Tech
Our score: 4.5
From 65 Ratings

Fleet of Worlds Summary

Fleet of Worlds - 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. Teaming up with fellow SF writer Edward M. Lerner, Fleet of Worlds takes a closer look at the Human-Puppeteer (Citizens) relations and the events leading up to Niven's first Ringworld novel.

Kirsten Quinn-Kovacs 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.

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Fleet of Worlds Review

  • Good but many errors

    By Trev.Nash89
    I loved the book, but the author has many errors. I had to read book twice because I was so confused. I eventually noticed the second time reading. I thought maybe I read wrong but I did not. The author confuses characters a lot, locations, and even the gender of them many times. Great story line besides that though.
  • Thanks Larry

    By :-B
    Thanks for this great new series, and thanks for the iPad books versions. I didn't discover this series until Juggler, loved it, bought Destroyer, realized I needed Fleet, found it on my iPad - and now know I may never buy another hardback. Please add the Kzin war books to the iPad soon...
  • Amazing!

    By Flux02
    Do yourself a favor and read a couple of Niven's short stories first (Neutron Star, At The Core, and others). Even if you don't, this is still a good point to get into his "Known Space" universe. Great storytelling, and absolutely amazing world-building and races. If you like Sci-Fi or technology at all, you have to read this series.