A Gift from Earth

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Ballantine, Jul 12, 1980 - 254 pages
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User Review  - DinadansFriend - LibraryThing

Niven has created a society , a police state which is heavily dependant on organ transplants for treating even trivial ailments. the rewards of the system are almost entirely lavished on the police ... Read full review

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User Review  - BruceCoulson - LibraryThing

Interesting view of how a sudden new technology can drastically alter the status quo. Enjoyable, but more action-adventure than needed, and less careful thought than required. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
7
Section 2
22
Section 3
45
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About the author (1980)

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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