Destroyer of Worlds (novel)

Destroyer of Worlds is a science fiction novel by American writer Larry Niven and Edward M. Lerner, set in the Known Space series. It is a sequel to their previous novels, Fleet of Worlds and Juggler of Worlds. It is set ten years after Juggler of Worlds, drawing heavily from Protector, but, like the rest of the series, can stand alone.[1]

Destroyer of Worlds
Cover of the first edition.
AuthorLarry Niven and Edward M. Lerner
Cover artistStephan Martinière
CountryUnited States
SeriesKnown Space
GenreScience fiction
PublisherTor Books
Publication date
November 10, 2009
Media typeHardcover
Preceded byJuggler of Worlds 
Followed byBetrayer of Worlds 

The plot involves New Terra and the Puppeteers (and the Gw'oth) entering into conflict with a Pak Protector fleet (though not the fleets featured in Protector). It also resolves why Alice Jordan's knowledge about the Pak never entered later novels, and restates the known timeline of the Home conversion to a planet of protectors.


  1. ^ Niven, Larry. "Larry Niven's Bibliography". Archived from the original on 2012-09-02. Retrieved 2013-10-04.