Sam Crr Crr itibaren Sham, Umman
Well-written but just too brutal and depressing--which is of course the whole point--for me.
If you like Larry Niven, if you like Known Space, if you can ignore a couple of plot holes and how this story changes the history of Known Space - You will enjoy this book. Fleet of Worlds kept me entertained and interested all the way through. Oh and now I have to find my copy of "The Boarderland of Sol". ;-)