Destroyer of WorldsPaperback Tor Science Fiction
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- Publisher: Tor Books
- Format: Paperback | 436 pages
- Dimensions: 104mm x 170mm x 38mm | 204g
- Publication date: 2 November 2010
- Publication City/Country: New York
- ISBN 10: 0765361779
- ISBN 13: 9780765361776
- Edition statement: Reprint
- Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
- Sales rank: 47,297
Worlds closer to the galatic core than Known Space are --or were-- home to intelligent speciers. Some learned of the core explosion in time to flee. "Destroyer of Worlds" opens in 2670, ten years after "Juggler of Worlds" closes; with refugee species fleeing in an armada of ramscoops in the direction of the "Fleet of Worlds." The onrushing aliens are recognized as a threat; they have left in their trail a host of desolated worlds: some raided for supplies, some attacked to eliminate competition, and some for pure xenophobia. Only the Puppeteers might have the resources to confront this threat--but the Puppeteers are philosophical cowards... they don't confront anyone. They need sepoys to investigate the situation and take action for them. The source of the sepoys? Their newly independent former slave world, New Terra.
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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. His other collaborations with Larry Niven include "Fleet of Worlds." He lives in Virginia with his wife, Ruth.
"Wide screen galactic scope, nifty super-science, crafty aliens, corporate corruption and cover ups, and a multi-leveled spy vs. spy vs. spy mystery with little being as it first appears make "Juggler of Worlds "a first class examplar of pure SF entertainment." --"SFSite" on "Juggler of Worlds"