Ringworld's Children

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Macmillan, Apr 1, 2007 - Fiction - 288 pages
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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.



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RINGWORLD'S CHILDREN

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

The fourth and seemingly last visit to Niven's spectacular ring-shaped space habitat (The Ringworld Throne, 1996, etc.), whose livable surface area is three million times that of planet Earth.Earth ... Read full review

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The Ringworld, an artificially engineered realm resembling a ribbon or ring that is home to over a trillion people of wildly different species, faces threats from outsider ships from the inhabited ... Read full review

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Contents

PREFACE
9
RINGWORLD PARAMETERS
15
CAST OF CHARACTERS
17
GLOSSARY
19
CHAPTER 1 Louis Wu
27
CHAPTER 2 The Hindmost
39
CHAPTER 3 Recruiting
47
CHAPTER 4 Acolyte
55
CHAPTER 11 The Wounded Land
125
CHAPTER 12 The Giraffe People
146
CHAPTER 13 Gray Nurse
156
CHAPTER 14 The Spill Mountain People
171
CHAPTER 15 Proserpina
181
CHAPTER 16 Meeting of Minds
206
CHAPTER 17 The Penultimates Citadel
218
CHAPTER 18 The Ringworld Floor
233

CHAPTER 5 Hanuman
64
CHAPTER 6 The Blind Spot
69
CHAPTER 7 End Run
83
CHAPTER 8 Try an Antimatter Bomb
90
CHAPTER 9 View from a Height
107
CHAPTER 10 A Tale to Tell
113
CHAPTER 19 Wakening
240
CHAPTER 20 Telling a Tale
257
CHAPTER 21 In Flight
270
CHAPTER 22 Breeder
283
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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 Jerry Pournelle and Steven Barnes was a New York Times bestseller. He lives in Chatsworth, California.

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