Patchwork Girl, The, by Niven, Larry

The Patchwork Girl by Larry Niven is a 1980s short-novel entry in the author’s Known Space sequence. This three-pronged story is basically a murder mystery set on the moon, but it also delves quite deeply into the legal arena, both legislative and judicial. The novel is fairly typical for a Niven story; it is hard science fiction that deals with manufactured social issues – specifically Niven’s organbank controversy – that handles its internal conflicts in a procedural, almost workm[...]

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