Crashlander Beowulf Shaeffer has long been one of the most popular characters in Known Space. Now, for the first time ever, Larry Niven brings together all the Beowulf Shaeffer stories - including a brand-new one - in one long tale of exploration and adventure!
- Neutron Star - Beowulf Shaeffer uncovers one of the puppeteers' greatest secrets.
- At the Core - Beowulf Shaeffer learns something that scares the puppeteers into fleeing Known Space.
- Flatlander - Beowulf Shaeffer meets the love of his life and discovers a haunted planet.
- Grendel - Beowulf Shaeffer solves a mystery, foils a kidnapping, and rescues and alien.
- The Borderland of Sol - Beowulf Shaeffer stops a mass murderer and destroys the ultimate weapon.
- Procrustes - An exciting new story in which Beowulf Shaeffer loses his head - literally.
Plus an all-new framing story that pulls together all of Beowulf Shaeffer's adventures and allows Shaeffer and his family to make a clean start at life once and for all!