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.

Author: Larry Niven

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429920032

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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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. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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Ringworld s Children and Fleet of Worlds

“The Hindmost has an intact spacecraft now,” he said. “He sees the Ringworld as
fragile. It makes him feel trapped. Now he's out. He'll run for the Fleet of Worlds . .
. the Ball Worlds where the puppeteers live.” “Then I am kidnapped! Hindmost!

Author: Larry Niven

Publisher: Tor Science Fiction

ISBN: 9780765389749

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

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Two masterworks of science fiction at one low price, from award-winning authors Larry Niven and Edward M. Lerner! Ringworld's Children The Ringworld is a landmark engineering achievement, a flat band three million times the surface area of Earth, encircling a distant star. Home to trillions of inhabitants, not all of whom are human, and host to amazing technological wonders, the Ringworld is unique in all of the universe. Explorer Louis Wu, an Earth-born human who was part of the first expedition to Ringworld, becomes enmeshed in interplanetary and interspecies intrigue as war and a powerful new weapon threaten to tear the Ringworld apart forever. Now, the future of Ringworld lies in the actions of its children. All must play a dangerous game in order to save Ringworld's population and the stability of Ringworld itself. Fleet of Worlds It is two hundred years before the discovery of the Ringworld. Humanity has been faithfully serving the Citizens for years, and Kirsten Quinn-Kovacks is among the best and the brightest of the humans. She gratefully serves the race that rescued her ancestors from a dying starship, gave them a home world, and nurtures them still. When a chain reaction of supernovae at the galaxy's core unleashes 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. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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Juggler of Worlds

For too long, the Puppeteers have controlled the fate of worlds.

Author: Larry Niven

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 1250208971

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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For too long, the Puppeteers have controlled the fate of worlds. Now Sigmund is pulling the strings... Covert agent Sigmund Ausfaller is Earth's secret weapon, humanity's best defense against all conspiracies, real and potential - and imaginary - of foes both human and alien. Who better than a brilliant paranoid to expose the devious plots of others? He may finally have met his match in Nessus, representative of the secretive Puppeteers, the elder race who wield vastly superior technologies. Nessus schemes in the shadows with Earth's traitors and adversaries, even after the race he represents abruptly vanishes from Known Space. As a paranoid, Sigmund had always known things would end horribly for him. Only the when, where, how, why, and by whom of it all had eluded him. That fog has begun to lift... But even Sigmund has never imagined how far his investigations will take him - or that his destiny is entwined with the fates of worlds.
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Fate of Worlds

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Author: Larry Niven

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429948456

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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For decades, the spacefaring species of Known Space have battled over the largest artifact—and grandest prize—in the galaxy: the all-but-limitless resources and technology of the Ringworld. But without warning the Ringworld has vanished, leaving behind three rival war fleets. Something must justify the blood and treasure that have been spent. If the fallen civilization of the Ringworld can no longer be despoiled of its secrets, the Puppeteers will be forced to surrender theirs. Everyone knows that the Puppeteers are cowards. But the crises converging upon the trillion Puppeteers of the Fleet of Worlds go far beyond even the onrushing armadas: Adventurer Louis Wu and the exiled Puppeteer known only as Hindmost, marooned together for more than a decade, escaped from the Ringworld before it disappeared. And throughout those years, as he studied Ringworld technology, Hindmost has plotted to reclaim his power ... Ol't'ro, the Gw'oth ensemble mind—and the Fleet of World's unsuspected puppet master for a century—is deviously brilliant. And, increasingly unbalanced ... Proteus, the artificial intelligence on which—in desperation—the Puppeteers rely to manage their defenses, is outgrowing its programming. And the supposed constraints on its initiative ... Sigmund Ausfaller, paranoid and disgraced hero of the lost human colony of New Terra, knows that something threatens his adopted home world. And that it must be stopped ... Achilles, the megalomaniac Puppeteer, twice banished—and twice rehabilitated—sees the Fleet of World's existential crisis as a new opportunity to reclaim supreme power. Whatever the risks ... One way or another, the fabled race of Puppeteers may have come to the end of their days in this final installment to Larry Niven and Edward M. Lerner's Fleet of Worlds series. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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Betrayer of Worlds

Fleeing the supernova chain reaction at the galactic core, the cowardly Puppeteers of the Fleet of Worlds have---just barely---survived.

Author: Larry Niven

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1429993081

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Fleeing the supernova chain reaction at the galactic core, the cowardly Puppeteers of the Fleet of Worlds have---just barely---survived. They've stumbled from one crisis to the next: The rebellion of their human slaves. The relentless questing of the species of Known Space. The spectacular rise of the starfish-like Gw'oth. The onslaught of the genocidal Pak. Catastrophe looms again as past crises return---and converge. Who can possibly save the Fleet of Worlds from its greatest peril yet? 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 to take his revenge on everyone who ever stood in his way. Nessus? The insane Puppeteer scout is out of ideas, out of resources, with only desperation left to guide him. Their hopes and fears, dreams and ambitions are about to collide. And the winner takes . . . worlds. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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Possibilities of Creation Or What the World Might Have Been

4OO Zoe/gion. own hands, that this glorious fleet of worlds is steered without
danger of shipwreck across the billows of Time to the harbours of Eternity.
Grandest of all facts is this, that God rules in person, and not by proxy. VII. Or
lastly, what ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105116273512

Category: Creation

Page: 410

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The Poetical Works of Andrew Marvell

... Up from the other world his flame doth dart , And princes , shining through their
windows , start ; Who their suspected ... And beaked promontories sailed from far
; • Of floating islands a new hatched nest , " A fleet of worlds of other worlds in ...

Author: Andrew Marvell

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ISBN: UIUC:30112072858969

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Page: 208

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The Poems of Andrew Marvell

So while our star that gives us light and heat , Seemed now a long and gloomy
night to threat , Up from the other world his ... And beaked promontories sailed
from far ; Of floating islands a new hatched nest , A fleet of worlds of other worlds
in ...

Author: Andrew Marvell

Publisher:

ISBN: PRNC:32101068600970

Category:

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The Killing of Worlds

A battle raged along the wire, an incoming fleet of aircraft, a deluge of rockets
and drones. And apparently, a Rix commando—the Rix commando—was
somewhere inside the wire. This was a main force assault. The existence of the
facility ...

Author: Scott Westerfeld

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 1429989947

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Scott Westerfeld, the acclaimed author of Fine Prey, Polymorph, and Evolution's Darling, reached new heights of excitement in last spring's The Risen Empire, and left readers begging for more. Now he comes through with the dazzling payoff in book two of Succession, The Killing of Worlds. Captain Laurent Zai of the Imperial frigate Lynx is a walking dead man. Unjustly held responsible for the death of the Child Empress, sister of the immortal Emperor, Zai has been sent to fight an unwinnable battle. The Lynx must stop a vastly superior Rix ship from reaching the planet Legis, a suicide mission that will almost certainly end in oblivion for Captain Zai and his crew. On the planet Legis below, a Rix compound mind--a massive emergent AI formed from every computer on the planet--as been isolated by their Imperial blockade. But the mind has guided a lone Rix commando, Herd, to the planet's frozen north, and will soon order a desperate attempt to seize a polar communications array and break the blockade. Herd is a single warrior against an Imperial army, but moving silently behind her is the intelligence of an entire planet. Ten light-years away, Captain Zai's true love, the psychic (some say mad) Senator Nara Oxham is engaged in a deadly game of political intrigue. From her position on the Emperor's War Council, Senator Oxham must find a way to forestall the Emperor's final solution if the blockade is broken: a nuclear strike to destroy the compound mind, which will also kill millions of Imperial citizens. She suspects that the Emperor has a hidden weakness discovered, by the mind, a secret so dangerous to his immortal dynasty that to prevent its discovery the Emperor is willing to countenance the ultimate crime. . . . The killing of worlds. With this powerful conclusion to the first story arc of Succession, Scott Westerfeld confirms his stature as one of the leading writers of high space opera. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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The Plurality of Worlds

Dee, Digges and Drake were building their fleet of etherships at the country
estate ruled by Sidney's sister—her husband was in exile, reputedly part of
Elizabeth Tudor's entourage—and would have struggled to find a better refuge,
John ...

Author: Brian Stableford

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 9781434443427

Category: Fiction

Page: 276

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In an alternate history of 1572, five intrepid British adventurers venture into the ether to seek out new life and new civilizations. They discover a galaxy-wide invertebrate empire, including the insect-like inhabitants of the moon. But the empire is under attack from enemies both without and within--and so is the planet Earth!--and the five men must find a way to thwart the Selenites and save our world from an insect tyranny. Grand space opera in the unique Stablefordian style!
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Christianity the Science of Manhood

had such a range of vision as would take it in , and include all in one glance , so
that it would look like one vast fleet of worlds sailing through space around , and
ordered by , its great Sun - admiral , — and if you could , at the same time , see ...

Author: Minot Judson Savage

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:600091790

Category: Apologetics

Page: 142

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Inferno

... The Legacy of Heorot Beowulf's Children with brenda cooper Building
Harlequin's Moon with edward m. lerner Fleet of Worlds with jerry pournelle
Inferno INFERNO LARRY NIVEN AND JERRY POURNELLE A TOM DOHERTY
ASSOCIATES.

Author: Larry Niven

Publisher: Orb Books

ISBN: 1429933453

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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After being thrown out the window of his luxury apartment, science fiction writer Allen Carpentier wakes to find himself at the gates of hell. Feeling he's landed in a great opportunity for a book, he attempts to follow Dante's road map. Determined to meet Satan himself, Carpentier treks through the Nine Layers of Hell led by Benito Mussolini, and encounters countless mental and physical tortures. As he struggles to escape, he's taken through new, puzzling, and outlandish versions of sin--recast for the present day. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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Fleet of the Damned

But if he had to go, he didn't intend to go alone... The Sten Adventures: Sten The Wolf Worlds The Court of a Thousand Suns Fleet of the Damned Revenge of the Damned Fleet of the Damned Revenge of the Damned

Author: Allan Cole

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0345331729

Category: Fiction

Page: 340

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Sten's luck was finally running out. He had barely scraped through Imperial flight school when he was assigned a tacdivision in the Fringe Worlds, where the Imperial officers were more concerned with the perfect fit of their dress whites than with honing their fighting skills. The enemy Tahn couldn't have picked a better time or place to launch their long-planned attack against the Empire. Sten and his men were outgunned, outmanned, and outfought -- and no reinforcements could be expected from the besieged Eternal Emperor. It looked like Sten's number was up. But if he had to go, he didn't intend to go alone... The Sten Adventures: Sten The Wolf Worlds The Court of a Thousand Suns Fleet of the Damned Revenge of the Damned
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Liberation of Worlds

The moment the forward scouts of the human fleet were within range of the
Szuiltan weapons, they were destroyed, their deaths flaring at the edge of
EarthCon1's scanners. Admiral Redfern, on the bridge of EarthCon1, betrayed
only the ...

Author: Neil Davies

Publisher: C&N Publications

ISBN: 9781503253285

Category: Fiction

Page: 228

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One year on from the invasion of Earth and the Szuiltans are in control, effectively ruling both Earth and Aks. Martin Lichfield is leader of the largest rebel group on Earth. Steve Drake and Ursa Mirram are on the run on Aks. The traders of Sellit are preparing their navy for war and searching the galaxies for the legendary Miar Shrilor. Humanity is getting ready to fight back, but will it be too late as the Szuiltans show signs of evolving and their President instigates plans for the future survival of the Szuiltan race.
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Analog Science Fiction Fact

THE REFERENCE LIBRARY Tom Easton Fleet of Worlds , Larry Niven and
Edward M. Lerner , Tor , $ 24.95 , 301 pp . ( ISBN : 0 7653-1825-3 ) . The
Aftermath , Ben Bova , Tor , $ 24.95 , 396 pp . ( ISBN : 0-7653-0414-7 ) . HARM ,
Brian W.

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ISBN: UCSC:32106019552675

Category: Science fiction

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A Concordance to the English Poems of Andrew Marvell

0000 10 The fleecy Clouds with silver vand . fleet frequency : 21 relative
frequency : 0 . 0004 P . 23 NYMPH 63 It is a wond ' rous thing , how fleet P . 28
LOVER 27 Anun ' rous fleet of cor ' rants black , P . 112 ANNIVERSARI 360 Fleet
of Worlds ...

Author: Andrew Marvell

Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105037028391

Category: English language

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The index words of the concordance reflect the spelling anomalies of Margoliouth's edition of The Poems and Letters of Andrew Marvell, and therefore many cross-references are given. Below each index word, context lines are printed. Although context lines are not given for relatively insignificant words ("of," "for," etc.), frequency and relative frequency numbers are indicated. The concordance will facilitate further study of Marvell's poems. Originally published in 1974. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.
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Apocalyptic Marvell

Of floting Islands a new Hatched Nest ; A Fleet of Worlds , of other Worlds in
quest ; [ Which ] sink the Earth that does at Anchor ride . ( 357 – 64 ) The navy
that is the embodiment of apocalypse is the power that brings all nations into the
one ...

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ISBN: UCAL:B4973215

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Apocalyptic Marvell

Of floting Islands a new Hatched Nest ; A Fleet of Worlds , of other Worlds in
quest ; [ Which ) sink the Earth that does at Anchor ride . ( 357 – 64 ) The navy
that is the embodiment of apocalypse is the power that brings all nations into the
one ...

Author: Margarita Stocker

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105040626272

Category: Apocalyptic literature

Page: 381

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The Ashes of Worlds

Sirix and his black robots hoped to use their stolen fleet to help the hydrogues
achieve victory, but the tides of battle turned against them, and Sirix and his
comrades were forced to run for their lives. The turmoil of the battle gave King
Peter and ...

Author: Kevin J. Anderson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781847399076

Category: Fiction

Page: 752

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The allied factions of humanity, along with the waning Ildiran Empire and the powerful water elementals and sentient trees, have defeated the near-invincible alien race of the hydrogues, driving them back into the depths of gas-giant planets. But before peace can heal the wounds between the races, two ancient enemies return: the capricious fiery elementals, the faeros, who mean to burn all those who fought alongside their mortal enemies. And the lost hive race of the Klikiss, who intend to reclaim all the worlds they inhabited 10,000 years earlier, worlds that are now home to many human colonies. Meanwhile, the leader of the Terran Hanseatic League, Chairman Basil Wenceslas, intends to pull all of humanity's unruly stepchildren into his iron grip - even if it means he has to hold the Ildiran Mage-Imperator hostage, risking renewed war with an entire alien civilization. THE ASHES OF WORLDS brings to a thrilling conclusion the myriad storylines of galactic warfare and personal betrayals, starlost romances and titanic alien conflicts.
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