By Larry Niven
Magicians and swordsmen in Larry Niven's fascinating "pre-history" international struggle regularly, with magicians often gaining the higher hand, and magicians usually fight for strength among themselves.
Mana, the last word resource of magic, has been depleted, a nonrenewable strength resource, because the old gods die. during this story of associated tales, the Warlock fights a swordsman, a werewolf, demons and fellow magicians. including a colourful band that features a haunted Greek swordsman, a stunning witch-sorceress, and the conversing cranium of a former enemy magician, the Warlock travels worldwide, from what's now California to Scandinavia and to the Alps, to hunt the final residing god in his hidden cave, the god of affection and madness.
"Great storytelling remains to be alive in technological know-how fiction as a result of Larry Niven."
- Orson Scott Card, writer of ENDER'S GAME
"The scope of Larry Niven's paintings is so immense that just a author of splendid expertise may well hide the actual fact in addition to he can."
- Tom Clancy, writer of the quest FOR purple OCTOBER
"His stories have grit, authenticity, colourful characters and pulse-pounding narrative force. Niven is a real master!"
- Frederik Pohl
"Larry Niven is among the giants of contemporary technology fiction."
- Mike Resnick
"Our most appropriate tough SF writer."
- The Baltimore Sun
"Niven...lifts the reader faraway from the normal international -- and does it with dash."
- the la Times
"Niven...juggles large recommendations of time and area that nobody else can lift."
- Charles Sheffield
"In making a geologic global and within the interactions among people and extraterrestrial beings, Niven is superb."
- Boston Sunday Globe
"One of the genre's such a lot prolific and obtainable talents."
- Library Journal
about the author:
Born April 30, 1938 in l. a., California. Attended California Institute of expertise; flunked out after researching a e-book shop jammed with used technology fiction magazines. Graduated Washburn college, Kansas, June 1962: BA in arithmetic with a Minor in Psychology, and later bought an honorary doctorate in Letters from Washburn. pursuits: technological know-how fiction conventions, position taking part in video games, AAAS conferences and different gatherings of individuals on the slicing edges of technology. Comics. Filk making a song. Yoga and different techniques to sturdiness. relocating mankind into area whatsoever, yet really by way of making house endeavors appealing to advertisement pursuits. numerous occasions we’ve hosted The voters Advisory Council for a countrywide area coverage. I grew up with canine. I reside with a cat, and borrow canine to hike with. i've got passing acquaintance with raccoons and ferrets. Associating with nonhumans has definitely received me perception into alien intelligences. www.larryniven.net