Ringworld

, #1

Paperback

English language

Published June 23, 1997 by Del Rey.

ISBN:
978-0-345-41840-1
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OCLC Number:
38306875

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3 stars (17 reviews)

The ' (1970–2004), by science fiction author Larry Niven, is a part of his Known Space set of stories. Its backdrop is the Ringworld, a giant artifact 600 million miles in circumference around a sun. The series is composed of four standalone science fiction novels, the original award-winning book and its three subsequent sequels: 1970: Ringworld 1980: The Ringworld Engineers 1996: The Ringworld Throne 2004: Ringworld's Children The core series was developed with three side series of prequels set in the same Ringworld universe, and written in collaboration: 1988–2009: Man-Kzin Wars (by various edited by Niven) 2007–2010: Fleet of Worlds (by Niven and Edward M. Lerner) 2010-2011: Juggler of Worlds (by Niven and Edward M. Lerner)

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Overall, this was a pretty interesting book. A Ringworld would be incredible to behold and live in. While this novel is just the introduction to this world, it does a good job at selling the wonders and dangers of it. Plot-wise and character-wise it's not particularly noteworthy, but I think this is the type of book you read just for the setting. Maybe the other books in the series drive up the story, but even if they only explore the Ringworld and it's mysteries, that might be enough.

See my full review on my blog: strakul.blogspot.com/2018/05/book-review-ringworld-by-larry-niven.html

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1) "In Budapest were wine and athletic dances, natives who tolerated him as a tourist with money, tourists who thought he was a wealthy native. He danced the dances and he drank the wines, and he left before midnight.
In Munich he walked.
The air was warm and clean; it cleared some of the fumes from his head. He walked the brightly lighted slidewalks, adding his own pace to their ten-miles-per-hour speed. It occurred to him then that every city in the world had slidewalks, and that they all moved at ten miles per hour.
The thought was intolerable. Not new; just intolerable. Louis Wu saw how thoroughly Munich resembled Cairo and Resht ... and San Francisco and Topeka and London and Amsterdam. The stores along the slidewalks sold the same products in all the cities of the world. These citizens who passed him tonight looked all alike, dressed all …

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