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Ballantine Books, Feb 1, 1981 - Science fiction - 218 pages
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Review: Protector (Known Space)

User Review  - Todd Martin - Goodreads

Protector is a two part sci-fi novel that is based on a unique and clever premise (which I won't reveal for fear it spoils some of the fun). The book also features a slow motion chase scene spanning a number of years. Read full review

Review: Protector (Known Space)

User Review  - Freadizt - Goodreads

65/100. Highly intelligent "angel-demon", superhuman-like, from outer space makes a very long journey to Earth, where he acts rather silly, and unleashes his newly found brethren (changed over time into humans) unto his old, 'pure' brethren. Read full review

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Larry Niven received his B.A. in mathematics in 1962. During his first year of writing, all he received were rejection slips, but his first novel, World of Ptavvs (1966), was a success and launched his career. Niven has won five Hugos and one Nebula award, testimony that his colleagues in the science fiction world respect his work. Perhaps Niven's most well-known creation is Ringworld, a distant planet that may be taken as a metaphor for Earth, as it was once great but has since fallen into decay.

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