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In Bowl of Heaven, the first collaboration by science fiction masters Larry Niven (Ringworld) and Gregory Benford (Timescape), the limits of wonder are redrawn once again as a human expedition to another star system is jeopardized by an encounter with an astonishingly immense artifact in interstellar space: a bowlshaped structure half-englobing a star, with a habitable area equivalent to many millions of Earths…and its on a direct path heading for the same system as the human ship.


A landing party is sent to investigate the Bowl, but when the explorers are separated—one group captured by the gigantic structures alien inhabitants, the other pursued across its strange and dangerous landscape—the mystery of the Bowls origins and purpose propel the human voyagers toward discoveries that will transform their understanding of their place in the universe.


SF masters Gregory Benford and Larry Niven spin a tale of alien encounters and strange technologies on an epic scale

About the Author

GREGORY BENFORD is professor of physics at the University of California, Irvine, and lives in Irvine. Benford is a winner of the United Nations Medal for Literature, and the Nebula Award for his classic novel Timescape.


LARRY NIVEN is the multiple Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author of the Ringworld series, along with many other science fiction masterpieces. His Beowulfs Children, coauthored with Jerry Pournelle and Steven Barnes, was a New York Times bestseller. He lives in Chatsworth, California.

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Benford, Gregory
Tor Books
Niven, Larry
Science / General
Science / High Tech
Science Fiction and Fantasy-A to Z
Science Fiction/Alien Contact
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Mass market paperback
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6.75 x 4.1875 x 1.09375 in 1 lb

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