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Fleet of Worlds

(2007)
(The first book in the Known Space series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Prometheus Award Best Book (nominee)
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. If only the Citizens knew where Kirsten's people came from.

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.

Fleet of Worlds marks Larry Niven's first 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.

Genre: Science Fiction
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Hardback Editions

November 2008 : USA Library Binding

Title: Fleet of Worlds
Author(s): Larry Niven, Edward M Lerner
ISBN: 1-4395-7254-2 / 978-1-4395-7254-2 (USA edition)
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October 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: Fleet of Worlds (Known Space)
Author(s): Larry Niven, Edward M Lerner
ISBN: 0-7653-1825-3 / 978-0-7653-1825-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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Paperback Editions

November 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: Fleet of Worlds: 200 Years Before the Discovery of the Ringworld (Known Space)
Author(s): Larry Niven, Edward M Lerner
ISBN: 0-7653-2948-4 / 978-0-7653-2948-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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August 2008 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Fleet of Worlds: 200 Years Before the Discovery of the Ringworld (Known Space)
Author(s): Larry Niven, Edward M Lerner
ISBN: 0-7653-5783-6 / 978-0-7653-5783-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Science Fiction
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Audio Editions

February 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Fleet of Worlds (Ringworld Prequels)
Author(s): Larry Niven, Edward M Lerner
ISBN: 1-4332-2944-7 / 978-1-4332-2944-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio Inc
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February 2008 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Fleet of Worlds (Library Binding)
Author(s): Larry Niven, Edward M Lerner
ISBN: 1-4332-2941-2 / 978-1-4332-2941-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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February 2008 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Fleet of Worlds (Library Binding)
Author(s): Larry Niven, Edward M Lerner
ISBN: 1-4332-2942-0 / 978-1-4332-2942-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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February 2008 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Fleet of Worlds
Author(s): Larry Niven, Edward M Lerner
ISBN: 1-4332-2945-5 / 978-1-4332-2945-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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January 2008 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Fleet of Worlds: 200 Years Before the Discovery of the Ringworld
Author(s): Larry Niven, Edward M Lerner
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Kindle Editions

September 2012 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Fleet of Worlds (Fleet of Worlds series Book 1)
Author(s): Larry Niven, Edward M Lerner
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August 2008 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Fleet of Worlds: 200 Years Before the Discovery of the Ringworld (Fleet of Worlds series Book 1)
Author(s): Larry Niven, Edward M Lerner
Publisher: Tor Books
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