By Larry Niven, Edward M. Lerner
Worlds towards the galatic middle than recognized house are --or were-- domestic to clever speciers. a few discovered of the middle explosion in time to flee. 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 famous as a hazard; they've got left of their path a bunch of desolated worlds: a few raided for offers, a few attacked to cast off pageant, and a few for natural xenophobia.
Only the Puppeteers may need the assets to confront this threat--but the Puppeteers are philosophical cowards... they don't confront anyone. they wish sepoys to enquire the location and take motion for them. The resource of the sepoys? Their newly self reliant former slave global, New Terra.
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They would still be an incarnation of evil and destruction. And no compromise is possible with evil. The only solution is to fight against it”, the Hunter told him. His voice was plain and low, as if he were speaking more to himself than to Mike. “But, Sir, I understand his problems with his Church … but why are the police forces of every system after him? ” “Don’t you know that with that ship, which he was able to buy thanks to the money collected by his supporters, he has several times hampered hunters while pursuing replicators?
And in particular, the asteroid was located in the zone where the gravitational attractions of the two stars are in equilibrium and any orbits are quite unstable. I reconstructed the orbit using the best ephemerides I could find, but the errors could be quite large …”, Mike answered. “Let’s hope they are not. If the position is correct, we should get there just six hours before the replication process is finished. And if we need to waste time looking for it, we are in trouble”. “If time is so critical, I could make some small alterations to the engines that would allow us to save a few hours …” The Hunter stopped him.
Dead. We buried them in space. We are the only survivors”, the father answered. Romero was not so easily satisfied. He pointed to four of the men from the boarding party “You check the ship. And you, boy, go to the bridge and download all the data from their computer”. Then he gave his orders to their prisoners: “Move now. ”. Mike moved quickly toward the bridge, but at a certain point he found his way blocked by a hatch that was locked tight. The red light above the door clearly indicated that the zone on the other side was depressurized.