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Post Juggler of Worlds
I think this book has been out for a year, and the next book in the series is about to come out. This book follows Fleet of Worlds, the first book Niven and Lerner did together.

Juggler wraps up a lot of the Known Space short stories into a coherent telling from a slightly different viewpoint and attaches it to the tame humans of Fleet of Worlds. Sigmund Ausfaller is the primary character here -- the ARM's tame paranoid (one of them).

I found it consistently interesting, but there's just some spark missing from the Lerner collaborations.


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Thanks for the heads up. I also appreciate the "filling in" of the cracks that these stories provide, but agree that they do seem to be much more flat in terms of emotion. I'll pick up a copy for my Kindle.

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Interesting. I'm not really as interested in a full tapestry, though...I don't mind some gaps. Like Heinlein's "Future History" stories, as long as they fit in to the greater whole (for the most part, I don't mind minor discrepancies for the sake of a good tale), I'm OK with it. Of course, the flip side is for each story that is written, there is a commensurate reduction of my own mental image of how things happen. ;)

Sometimes a little mystery keeps the interest up.

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