After a discussion with my old philosophy professor, I finally got around to reading Protector.
This book is kind of a prequel to Ringworld. It’s full of all sorts of prehistory about the Pak and the ‘early history’ of Earth and of the ‘Belter’ asteroid miners. Since so much of the book is just back story, it gets kind of tedious. I was temped to give up on it a few times, but in the last couple of pages, the story really comes together, and has a surprising ending.
I do sort of wish I had read this before I read Ringworld Engineers, but Engineers is perfectly understandable without knowing all the Pak back story.
I give Protector 3 Jihadis out of 5
3 Jihadis out of 5