I just finished Larry Niven's Destroyer of Worlds then picked up Betrayer of Worlds and Fleet of Worlds at the library. A quick check of the dust jacket synopsis doesn't clue me in as to which order I should read them in, and since they are both prequels to Ringworld, I'm not sure the publishing date is a sure indicator of the story's timeline. What order should I read them in?

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The order of publication for the Ringworld prequels:

  1. Fleet of Worlds (2007)
  2. Juggler of Worlds (2008)
  3. Destroyer of Worlds (2009)
  4. Betrayer of Worlds (2010)
  5. Fate of Worlds (2012)

Although the books may be enjoyed singly, they do have overlapping plots, characters, and locations - and a sense of continuity that probably makes the most sense in the above order.

  • Awesome. I would have missed "Juggler". Thanks. Commented Mar 23, 2012 at 2:12
  • No problem. Enjoy! Commented Mar 23, 2012 at 2:38
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    Fate of Worlds is to be released around summer 2012. From the description on Amazon and the cover, it's a sequel to both the "Fleet of Worlds" and the "Ringworld" series. Commented Mar 27, 2012 at 2:53

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