World of Ptavvs


Larry Niven
United States
Known Space
Publication Date

World of Ptavvs is a science fiction novel by Larry Niven, set in his Known Space universe and ties into numerous other books set in Known Space. It is Niven's first published novel and is based upon a short story of the same name which was published the year before

Plot summaryEdit

A statue, a perfectly reflective statue is found at the bottom on of of Earth's oceans; its age turns out to be 1.75 billion years. A reasonable fraction of the age of the universe. In reality the statue is an member of the ancient slaver species known as the Thrintun. He is frozen in time due to the effects of a stasis field, however, when he is accidentally released, the Thrint immediately begins using his telepathic powers to wreak havoc on the universe. Mankind must take extraordinary measures against this menace before the slaver achieves his ultimate goal of complete domination.[1]

See alsoEdit

World of Ptavvs - Larry Niven (original short-story)


  1. World of Ptavvs - Larry Niven (1965)

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