Fleet of Worlds: 200 Years Before the Discovery of the Ringworld

Fleet of Worlds: 200 Years Before the Discovery of the Ringworld

by Larry Niven, Edward M. Lerner
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Fleet of Worlds (Known Space Series) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 48 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In 2198 Earth standard time, the Citizens of the Ice World captured the human colonial space ship Long Pass. Over the half of millennium since, the Citizens aka as Puppeteers carefully bred the humans to insure docility and obedience to their masters, and indoctrinated their drones with tales of rescuing the original crew drifting in space. Thus by 2650, human Colonists are loyal to their string pulling masters. However, Colonist explorers led by Citizen Nessus contact the starfish shaped Gw'oth, who in a few generations converted from fire to atomic fusion. If the geometric rate of technological progress continues the Colonists fear that in the not too distant future, the ¿primitive¿ Gw¿oth will move ahead of humanity. The crew finds shocking evidence that the Citizens, who seemingly have vanished, are actively involved, but that they lied about the twenty-second century original encounter. Thus as the Fleet of Worlds flees to avoid the radioactive waves emitting concentrically out from the galaxy core¿s deadly supernova chain reaction, Colonist Kirsten Quinn and her crew who scout ahead of the fleeing orbs thinks otherwise. She believes the Gw¿oth are light years ahead as they use a collective mindset to solve issues that enable the species to make geometric leaps in technology in a short time. --- FLEET OF WORLDS is an interesting Puppeteer entry that will be difficult for newcomers to fathom how the Colonists got to where they are without reading at least RINGWORLD. The story line is action-paced as the FLEET OF WORLDS flees the destruction of the galaxy while also for the first time since the captivity in the middle of the twenty-second century, humans questions their origin. Larry Niven¿s fans will appreciate his collaboration with Edward M. Lerner as this is an exciting outer space thriller. --- Harriet Klausner
Anonymous 5 months ago
Looking to rest of series for more new Life forms.
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