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
Kirstenâ€™s people came fromâ€¦.
A chain reaction of supernovae at the galaxyâ€™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 Fleetâ€™s
pathâ€”and uncover long-hidden truths that will shake the
foundations of worlds.