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  - John - Goodreads

I was initially inclined to dock this book one star for its reliance on parapsychology. The plot here leans very heavily on the protagonist's psychic powers (specifically, a type of telekinesis) which ... Read full review

Review: A Gift from Earth (Known Space)

User Review  - Norman Howe - Goodreads

One of the keystones of Niven's Known Space stories. 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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