Ringworld

Ringworld

Book - 1970
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A new place is being built, a world of huge dimensions, encompassing millions of miles, stronger than any planet before it. There is gravity, and with high walls and its proximity to the sun, a livable new planet that is three million times the area of the Earth can be formed. We can start again!
Publisher: New York : Del Rey/Ballantine Books, [1970]
Copyright Date: ©1970
ISBN: 9780345333926
Branch Call Number: PB Niven
Characteristics: 342 pages ; 18 cm.
Alternative Title: Ring world

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bradenbost
May 24, 2016

The concept and imagination of the actual Ringworld are far more engaging than the event-less story and bland characters. Every character that exists, and every plot point that transpires, is there just to have an excuse to be in awe of this imaginative alien artifact. It's worth the read if the idea of exploring a ring a million miles wide and 900 million miles in circumference is exciting to you. It was to me, but I'm not walking away from the story with anything else sticking with me.

morrisonist Mar 18, 2016

Science is just another belief system albeit a highly logical one that is much easier to work with in real life than superstitious mythology...

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anthonybencivengo
Jan 08, 2013

An amazingly creative and wonderfully immersive work. The sheer brilliance of the situations and characters makes up for any minor flaws in writing style. I don't know if I'd call it a classic, but it's certainly very good sci-fi.

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anne54
Jul 17, 2012

Classic science fiction

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coalbanks
Apr 01, 2011

Wordy.

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RichardPaul
Jan 31, 2011

Ringworld (#1 of the series: Ringworld) ----
by Larry Niven c - 1970 ---- Enjoy! ---- Richard Paul

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Anarchy_Bunny
Sep 08, 2009

If you ask me, this is one of the demarcation lines in sci-fi: When writers seemed to become more enchanted with stories that explain the feasibility of their ideas instead of allowing readers that little thing that carried the genre previously...the suspension of disbelief. If you tear away all the bits explaining how a world like this would work you'd end up with a pretty straightforward adventure story. This all sounds very harsh but it's not a bad read.

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