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    DescriptionFleeing 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.


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    Title
    Betrayer of Worlds
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Larry Niven, By (author) Edward M Lerner
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 384
    Width: 106 mm
    Height: 170 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 181 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780765364982
    ISBN 10: 0765364980
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: SCI
    DC21: 813.54
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.2
    Abridged Dewey: 813
    B&T Book Type: FI
    LC classification: PS
    DC22: FIC
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Merchandise Category: MMP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21300
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 80
    Ingram Subject Code: FS
    Libri: I-FS
    B&T General Subject: 720
    B&T Approval Code: P26305000
    BIC subject category V2: FLS
    B&T Approval Code: P26106070
    BISAC V2.8: FIC028000, FIC028030
    BIC E4L: SCF
    Edition statement
    Reissue
    Illustrations note
    black & white line drawings
    Publisher
    St Martin's Press
    Imprint name
    Tor Books
    Publication date
    24 May 2011
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Larry Niven is the award-winning author of the Ringworld series, along with many other science fiction masterpieces, and fantasy novels including the Magic Goes Away series. "Beowulf's Children," co-authored with Jerry Pournelle and Steven Barnes, was a "New York Times" bestseller. He has received the Nebula Award, five Hugos, four Locus Awards, two Ditmars, the Prometheus, and the Robert A. Heinlein Award, among other honors. He lives in Chatsworth, California. Edward M. Lerner has degrees in physics and computer science, a background that kept him mostly out of trouble until he began writing science fiction full-time. His books include "Probe," "Moonstruck," and the collection Creative Destruction, and he has collaborated with Larry Niven on the other books in the Fleet of Worlds series. He lives in Virginia with his wife, Ruth.
    Review quote
    "Exceptional freshness and suspense . . . full of startling revelations about human and puppeteer politics." --"Booklist ""A new Known Space book, particularly one with new information about Puppeteers and their doings behind the scenes of human history, needs recommending within the science fiction community about as much as a new Harry Potter novel does - well, anywhere. But Niven and Lerner have produced a novel that can stand on its own as well as part of the Known Space franchise." --"Locus " "A far-future SF mystery/adventure set two centuries before the discovery of the Ringworld by humans. . . . . Intriguing human and alien characters and lucid scientific detail." --"Library Journal" "A very worthy addition to the ongoing Known Space future history." --"SciFi.com"