Protector by Larry NivenProtector by Larry Niven


byLarry Niven

Mass Market Paperback | September 12, 1987

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Phssthpok the Pak had been traveling for most of his thirty-two thousand years. His mission: save, develop, and protect the group of Pak breeders sent out into space some two and a half million years before...

Brennan was a Belter, the product of a fiercely independent, somewhat anarchic society living in, on, and around an outer asteroid belt. The Belters were rebels, one and all, and Brennan was a smuggler. The Belt worlds had been tracking the Pak ship for days -- Brennan figured to meet that ship first...

He was never seen again -- at least not by those alive at the time.
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 N...
Title:ProtectorFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 6.8 × 4.2 × 0.6 inPublished:September 12, 1987Publisher:Random House Publishing Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0345353129

ISBN - 13:9780345353122


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thought provoking This is a tale of known space. The Pak built Ringworld. For non-Niven fans this is actually an unusual take on parenthood and human motivation and, ultimately, the meaning of life. Although Niven does not explicitly address these themes, they are the core of the story. For me this is one of the best science fiction offerings of the 20th century...a true buried treasure.
Date published: 2017-06-11