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Protector review

Protector - Larry Niven

If any of Niven's "Known Space" books can be said to be the best, I think it would be this one. I rate it even above Ringworld, though the storyline is not as flashy as that book, being set as it is many hundreds of years before Ringworld takes place, when mankind is just beginning to explore the cosmos and learn his true origins. A visitor from the galactic core enters the solar system carrying a huge secret and an even bigger threat to humanity. An lone asteroid belt miner, a "belter", makes first contact and is changed by the event forever.