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Let three complete books in one take you on a dazzling journey into science fiction's most famous future history: Known Space!
WORLD OF PTAVVS
Kzanol was a thrint from a distant galaxy. He had been trapped on Earth in a time-stasis field for two billion years. Now he was on the loose, and telepath Larry Greenberg knew everything he was thinking. Thrints lived to plunder and enslave lesser planets . . . and the planet Kzanol had in mind was Earth!
A GIFT FROM EARTH
Shrouded in lethal mists, the world named Mount Lookitthat was never meant for humans. Life existed only on one plateau, unreachable except from space. But still the planet had been colonized, and the settlers struggled to survive under a ruthless dictatorship on a rebellion-proof world . . . until fate dealt them a wild card named Matthew Keller, whose secret talent might just be their only hope!
TALES OF KNOWN SPACE
A classic collection of stories that traces humankind's expansion and colonization throughout the galaxy from the twentieth century to the thirty-first . . .
AND MORE: Larry Niven's latest thoughts on the evolution--both creative and "historical"--of known space, as well as an updated Timeline of Known Space and a complete Niven bibliography!
A young boy encounters a shifty faith-healer, and they begin an on-again/off-again relationship over the years. It may not be healthy, but only the Elder Gods can keep them apart. Read morePublished 2 months ago by John Lawson
Has lost some of its punch with the passing of time, but you can see why Mr. Niven is recognized as for his futuristic visions.Published 5 months ago by Stan Sikorski
I have loved Larry Niven's writing for years and it was good to read his work again. This book contains things that I had not read before. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Lisa Bee
Niven! I'm reading the Know Space stories, and this is great. What a Universe he's created.Published 10 months ago by Piixel Pusher
Make sure you aren't buying too many things you have already read, or have in your collection. But if you are a big fan of Niven's work just get it, you'll love it. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Don From Indiana
larry niven always writes very well indeed . his words flow like stream of water and will always buy his booksPublished 18 months ago by wgr
I read these in high school, soon after they came out, and they are still great! Highly imaginitive, full of action, and help set the stage for Niven's entire Known Space series.Published on April 17, 2013 by N. Barabas