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Ringworld

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Author: Larry Niven
Publisher: Gollancz, 2005
Ballantine Books, 1970
Series: The Ringworld Series: Book 1
Book Type: Novel
Genre: Science-Fiction
Sub-Genre Tags: Space Exploration
Hard SF
Terraforming
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Synopsis

Pierson's puppeteers, strange, three-legged, two-headed aliens, have discovered an immense structure in a hitherto unexplored part of the universe. Frightened of meeting the builders of such a structure, the puppeteers set about assembling a team consisting of two humans, a puppeteer and a kzin, an alien not unlike an eight-foot-tall, red-furred cat, to explore it. The artefact is a vast circular ribbon of matter, some 180 million miles across, with a sun at its centre - the Ringworld. But the expedition goes disastrously wrong when the ship crashlands and its motley crew faces a trek across thousands of miles of the Ringworld's surface.


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Reviews

An interesting adventure, but ultimately disa...

- ethawyn
  (11/28/2008)
The Big Dumb Object, still with a sense of wo...

- Emil
  (9/29/2010)
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- andy2001
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Creative Technology, Uninspiring Characters

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Great Hard SF, Not so Great Characterization

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No suspension of disbelief

- bleebs
  (2/7/2015)

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