A gift from earth

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Walker, 1970 - Fiction - 254 pages
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Review: A Gift from Earth (Known Space)

User Review  - Phillip Lozano - Goodreads

Lots of intriguing ideas, but none sufficiently developed; a hot mess of a book. Misogynistic and severely dated, a troublesome early novel. Read full review

Review: A Gift from Earth (Known Space)

User Review  - Freadizt - Goodreads

Criminals of the "lower" class are going to the "organ banks." If you're against it, then you're a criminal. A herd of rebels is gathering together, making themselves easy meat for the police... (view ... Read full review


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About the author (1970)

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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