A Gift from Earth by Larry Niven

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Published by Futura Publications Limited in Camberwell, London .

Written in English

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GenreScience Fiction
The Physical Object
PaginationsC8.256. n.e.
Number of Pages256
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15125654M
ISBN 100708880126

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