A Gift From Earth

A Gift From Earth

by Larry Niven

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Overview

Centuries from now, humanity has expanded light years beyond Earth.  One small settlement about nine light years away is Mount Lookitthat, set many miles above the swirling and unbearably hot ocean base of the planet We Made it.  Most citizens live in fear of committing any misdemeanor or crime that will send them to the dreaded Organ Banks, which provide replacement livers, hearts and other human parts for those that can afford them.  Jesus Pietro Castro, head of Implementation with enormous powers of life and death over the human population, orders a raid on a house party, where some of the partygoers are members of an underground rebel group.Young Matt Keller escapes from the raid, and we follow his efforts, among others, to survive and overthrow Jesus Pietro Castro and the cruel, terrifying system he has enforced.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940162960775
Publisher: Spectrum Literary Agency, Inc.
Publication date: 09/04/2020
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 101,975
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Born April 30, 1938 in Los Angeles, California. Attended California Institute of Technology; flunked out after discovering a book store jammed with used science fiction magazines.  Graduated Washburn University, Kansas, June 1962: BA in Mathematics with a Minor in Psychology, and later received an honorary doctorate in Letters from Washburn. Interests: Science fiction conventions, role playing games, AAAS meetings and other gatherings of people at the cutting edges of science. Comics. Filk singing. Yoga and other approaches to longevity. Moving mankind into space by any means, but particularly by making space endeavors attractive to commercial interests. Several times we’ve hosted The Citizens Advisory Council for a National Space Policy. I grew up with dogs. I live with a cat, and borrow dogs to hike with. I have passing acquaintance with raccoons and ferrets. Associating with nonhumans has certainly gained me insight into alien intelligences.

In 2015, Larry Niven received the Grand Master Award, given by The Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America.

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