The ringworld engineers

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Ballantine Books, Feb 12, 1981 - Fiction - 355 pages
188 Reviews
To house the dying Earth's inhabitants, a huge architectural ring is constructed in outer space. With gravity, an atmosphere, and a temperate climate, Ringworld gives humanity a new lease on life, but not without frightening consequences.

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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

Review: The Ringworld Engineers (Ringworld #2)

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 (1981)

Larry Niven received his B.A. in mathematics in 1962. During his first year of writing, all he received were rejection slips, but 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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