Fleet of Worlds

Fleet of Worlds is a science fiction novel by American writers Larry Niven and Edward M. Lerner, part of Niven's Known Space series.[1] The Fleet of Worlds (sub)series, consisting of this book and its four sequels, is named for its opening book.

Fleet of Worlds
First edition
AuthorLarry Niven and Edward M. Lerner
Cover artistStephan Martinière
CountryUnited States
SeriesKnown Space
GenreScience fiction
PublisherTor Books
Publication date
October 16, 2007
Media typeHardcover
813/.54 22
LC ClassPS3564.I9 F57 2007
Preceded by"At the Core"
Followed byJuggler of Worlds 
Fleet of Worlds
Known Space location
Created byLarry Niven
GenreScience fiction
In-universe information
Race(s)Pierson's Puppeteers
CharactersNessus, Hindmost, Chiron


The novel, co-written by Niven and Edward M. Lerner, was released in 2007 and nominated for a Prometheus Award. It is set shortly after the events of the short story "At the Core". The novel concerns the liberation of New Terra from the Concordance of the Pierson's Puppeteers. It also introduces a new intelligent species to Known Space, the Gw'oth.


The Fleet of World series consists of five books by the same authors:

The first four novels are prequels to Ringworld; the last one is a sequel.[6]


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