By Larry Niven, Edward M. Lerner
Worlds in the direction of the galatic center than identified area are —or were— domestic to clever speciers. a few realized of the middle explosion in time to escape. Destroyer of Worlds opens in 2670, ten years after Juggler of Worlds closes; with refugee species fleeing in an armada of ramscoops towards the Fleet of Worlds. The onrushing extraterrestrial beings are well-known as a hazard; they've got left of their path a bunch of desolated worlds: a few raided for provides, a few attacked to do away with festival, and a few for natural xenophobia.
Only the Puppeteers may have the assets to confront this threat—but the Puppeteers are philosophical cowards... they don't confront a person. they want sepoys to enquire the location and take motion for them. The resource of the sepoys? Their newly self reliant former slave international, New Terra.
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