The Ringworld engineers

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Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1980 - Fiction - 357 pages
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Sequel to: Ringworld. Twenty years after discovering Ringworld, Louis Wu returns, the captive of a non-human race. To survive on the planet, which is no longer stable, he must locate the control center of the engineers who built the planet.

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Better plot and pacing than the original. - Goodreads
Nice ending, but painfully slow getting there. - Goodreads
The explanations were more comprehensive. - Goodreads
I felt the ending had a twist and I enjoyed it. - Goodreads
But the writing is just writing, nothing special. - Goodreads
The ending also seems a big od - Goodreads

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User Review  - Laci - Goodreads

I expected a lot more. The basic premise was nice - Ringworld, with all its immense wonders and beautifully paradoxical civilizations, is in danger, and the previous heroes return. But if it weren't ... Read full review

Review: The Ringworld Engineers (Ringworld #2)

User Review  - Paul Bilsborough - Goodreads

I enjoyed this a great deal more than its predecessor; Niven's writing here displays a clarity and coherence which was sorely lacking from the first novel and the plot hits the ground running and ... Read full review

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Contents

UNDER THE WIRE
3
PRESS GANG
13
GHOST AMONG THE CREW
25
Copyright

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About the author (1980)

Larry Niven received his B.A. in mathematics in 1962. His first novel, World of Ptavvs (1966), was a success and launched his career. Niven has won five Hugos and one Nebula award, testimony that his colleagues in the science fiction world respect his work. Perhaps Niven's most well-known creation is Ringworld, a distant planet that may be taken as a metaphor for Earth, as it was once great but has since fallen into decay.

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