Juggler of Worlds: 200 Years Before the Discovery of the Ringworld

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Macmillan, Sep 16, 2008 - Fiction - 352 pages

For too long, the Puppeteers have controlled the fate of worlds. Now Sigmund is pulling the strings...

Covert agent Sigmund Ausfaller is Earth's secret weapon, humanity's best defense against all conspiracies, real and potential - and imaginary - of foes both human and alien. Who better than a brilliant paranoid to expose the devious plots of others?

He may finally have met his match in Nessus, representative of the secretive Puppeteers, the elder race who wield vastly superior technologies. Nessus schemes in the shadows with Earth's traitors and adversaries, even after the race he represents abruptly vanishes from Known Space.

As a paranoid, Sigmund had always known things would end horribly for him. Only the when, where, how, why, and by whom of it all had eluded him. That fog has begun to lift...

But even Sigmund has never imagined how far his investigations will take him - or that his destiny is entwined with the fates of worlds.

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Another collaborative prequel (Fleet of Worlds, 2007) to Niven's enduringly popular Ringworld yarns.Amalgamated Regional Militia agent Sigmund Ausfaller, a genius and certified paranoid, labors in the ... Read full review

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User Review  - d.r.halliwell - LibraryThing

This is almost a return to form for Larry Niven. It revisits almost all of the Known Space stories of the Beowulf Schaeffer era and gives a different viewpoint. Maybe it does too much of that, but it ... Read full review

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LARRY NIVEN is the multiple Hugo- and Nebula-winning author of the Ringworld series, along with many other science fiction masterpieces. His Beowulf's Children, co-authored with Jerry Pournelle and Steven Barnes, was a New York Times bestseller. He lives in Chatsworth, California.

EDWARD M. LERNER has degrees in physics and computer science, a background that kept him mostly out of trouble until he began writing SF full-time. His books include Probe, Moonstruck, and the collection Creative Destruction. Fleet of Worlds was his first collaboration with Larry Niven. He lives in Virginia with Ruth, his wife of a mere thirty-five years.

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