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ISBN13: 9780765341020
ISBN10: 0765341026
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Welcome to a world like no other.

The Ringworld: a landmark engineering achievement, a flat band 3 million times the surface area of Earth, encircling a distant star. Home to trillions of inhabitants, not all of which are human, and host to amazing technological wonders, the Ringworld is unique in all of the universe.

Explorere Louis Wu, an Earth-born human who was part of the first expedition to Ringworld, becomes enmeshed in interplanetary and interspecies intrigue as war, and a powerful new weapon, threaten to tear the Ringworld apart forever. Now, the future of Ringworld lies in the actions of its children: Tunesmith, the Ghould protector; Acolyte, the exiled son of Speaker-to-Animals, and Wembleth, a strange Ringworld native with a mysterious past. All must play a dangerous in order to save Ringworld's population, and the stability of Ringworld itself.

Blending awe-inspiring science with non-stop action and fun, Ringworld's Children, the fourth installment of the multiple award-winning saga, is the perfect introduction for readers new to this New York Times bestselling series, and long-time fans of Larry Niven's Ringworld.


Blending awe-inspiring science with nonstop action and fun, this is the perfect introduction for readers new to Niven's "New York Times" bestselling series, and long-awaited by fans of Ringworld.

About the Author

Larry Niven is the multiple Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author of the Ringworld series, along with many other science fiction masterpieces. His Beowulf's Children, co-authored with Jeery Pournelle and Steven Barnes was a New York Times bestseller. He lives in Chatsworth, California.

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Nick Chapman, November 29, 2007 (view all comments by Nick Chapman)
Ringworld was awesome - a real achievement, mind-blowing. Part of it was the hard science stuff - the ringworld itself, the details about it. And part of the achievement, and appeal, of the book was in the plot and characters.

With each new installment in the Ringworld series (unofficial though it is), Niven seems to have become more schematic in his writing. Entranced with his creation, as we all were, he loads each new book up with more and more details of the ringworld, aspect of its functioning, ramifications, backstory (the Pak), and so on. But he gets less and less interested, it seems, in plot and character. The writing is sketchy, moving from one big scene, big idea, big ringworld thingy to another at a breathless pace. To be honest, they feel a bit lazy, or perhaps self-indulgent - too full of the cool-ness of the ringworld to be bothered with being good books.

They are fun - I enjoy them. But they are not great, and I would never recommend them to anyone who hadn't read and loved the original Ringworld.
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Niven, Larry
Tor Books
Science Fiction - High Tech
Science / General
Science Fiction and Fantasy-High Tech
Science / High Tech
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