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The Fourth Profession

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Author: Larry Niven
Publisher: Paperback Library, 1971

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Book Type: Novella
Genre: Science-Fiction
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Hugo Award nominated novella. It originally appeared in the anthology Quark/4 (1971), edited by Marilyn Hacker and Samuel R. Delany. The story can also be found in the anthologies The 1972 Annual World's Best SF, edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Arthur W. Saha, The Best Science Fiction of the Year #1 (1972), edited by Terry Carr Project Solar Sail (1990), edited by Arthur C. Clarke and David Brin. The story is included in the collections A Hole in Space (1974), N-Space (1991), and The Best of Larry Niven (2010).


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