World of Ptavvs by Larry Niven
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My Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
First Published: August 1966
Read from: July 23 to August 12, 2013
The World of Pshaw… I mean, Ptavvs [Niven Re-Read]
Reread this recently during one of my many “Niven binges”. This is one of Niven’s first novels (converted from a serial?) and it is NOT really one of his best.
The World Of Ptavvs is in Larry Niven’s “Known Space” universe but is a stand alone adventure. You get to see some aliens & alien tech from the “early days” of the galaxy. As usual with Niven, there are lots of cool scientific ideas for the most-part well developed. Lots of space travel, hi-tech gadgets, aliens, and a life and death plot… and characters that are very shallow even compared to the Niven standard.