Three Books of Known Space

Three Books of Known Space

Larry Niven

Language: English

Publisher: Del Rey

Published: Aug 15, 1998

Words: 201596
Pages: 843


Let three complete books in one take you on a dazzling journey into science fiction's most famous future history: Known Space!WORLD OF PTAVVSKzanol was a thrint from a distant galaxy. He had been trapped on Earth in a time-stasis field for two billion years. Now he was on the loose, and telepath Larry Greenberg knew everything he was thinking. Thrints lived to plunder and enslave lesser planets . . . and the planet Kzanol had in mind was Earth!A GIFT FROM EARTHShrouded in lethal mists, the world named Mount Lookitthat was never meant for humans. Life existed only on one plateau, unreachable except from space. But still the planet had been colonized, and the settlers struggled to survive under a ruthless dictatorship on a rebellion-proof world . . . until fate dealt them a wild card named Matthew Keller, whose secret talent might just be their only hope!TALES OF KNOWN SPACEA classic collection of stories that traces humankind's expansion and colonization throughout the galaxy from the twentieth century to the thirty-first . . .AND MORE: Larry Niven's latest thoughts on the evolution--both creative and "historical"--of known space, as well as an updated Timeline of Known Space and a complete Niven bibliography!Contents:Introduction: My Universe and Welcome Back!The Coldest PlaceBecalmed in HellWait It OutEye of an OctopusHow the Heroes DieThe Jigsaw ManWorld of PtavvsAt the Bottom of a HoleIntent to DeceiveCloak of AnarchyThe WarriorsMadness Has Its PlaceA Gift From EarthThere Is a TideSafe at Any SpeedAfterthoughtsBibliography: The Worlds of Larry Niven