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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (453 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Larry Niven, Edward M. Lerner Narrator: Tom Weiner Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Ringworld Prequels Release Date:
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A prelude to the seminal science fiction classic, Ringworld

Since fleeing the supernova chain reaction at the galactic core, the cowardly Puppeteers of the Fleet of Worlds have—just barely—survived one crisis after another: the rebellion of their human slaves, the relentless questing of the species of Known Space, the spectacular rise of the starfish-like Gw’oth, and the onslaught of the genocidal Pak.

Now fresh disaster looms, as though past crises have returned and converged. Who can possibly save the Fleet this time?

Louis Wu? Trapped in the Wunderland civil war, all he wants is to go home—but the only possible escape will plunge him into unknowable danger.

Ol’t’ro? The Gw’oth ensemble mind fled across the stars to establish a colony world free from tyranny. But some problems cannot be left behind, and other problems—like the Fleet of Worlds itself—are racing straight at them. 

Achilles? Despite past disgrace, the charismatic Puppeteer politician knows he is destined for greatness. He will do anything to seize power—and take his revenge on everyone who ever stood in his way.

Nessus? The insane Puppeteer scout is out of ideas—and resources—with only desperation left to guide him.  

Their hopes and fears, dreams and ambitions are about to collide. And the winner takes … worlds.

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  • “A strong, complicated entry.”


  • “Niven and Lerner have produced a novel that can stand on its own as well as part of the Known Space franchise.”


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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Justin | 2/14/2014

    " These books just keep getting better as they go. I'm pretty sure reading the original "Ringworld" novel that these novels are intended to precede in the story line would be a major let down at this point if I picked it up today. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by DebbieB | 1/26/2014

    " Classic Niven. I love the way his characters think. His descriptions are quite vivid - I can always get great mind-pictures from his writing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by TheIron Paw | 1/14/2014

    " A very good finish to the Fleet of World series. The series, or at least the last 2, should be read in order. A good plot with the usual collection of interesting characters. My only complaint is that the ending seems sort of contrived, although this may have been necessary to fit in with Ringworld (this series is a prequel to Ringworld, which of course was written years ago). On the whole, the series is better than any individual book so I'd recommend reading them all. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Davea | 1/5/2014

    " This book was very good all the way through until the ending. The ending was really dissatisfying and disappointing. Usually Niven book endings are so good, that this one mystifies. "

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