The Ringworld Engineers

The Ringworld Engineers

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by Larry Niven
     
 

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Over twenty years after returning to Earth from the Ringworld, Louis Wu is kidnapped, along with a warrior kzin named Chmeee, by a Pierson's puppeteer, a brilliant 2-headed alien who calls himself the "Hindmost". The puppeteer hopes to regain status with his fellow citizens by traveling to the Ringworld to bring back treasures. Upon reaching the vast and mysterious… See more details below

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Over twenty years after returning to Earth from the Ringworld, Louis Wu is kidnapped, along with a warrior kzin named Chmeee, by a Pierson's puppeteer, a brilliant 2-headed alien who calls himself the "Hindmost". The puppeteer hopes to regain status with his fellow citizens by traveling to the Ringworld to bring back treasures. Upon reaching the vast and mysterious Ringworld, Louis and his companions find many surprises, including that the Ringworld is unstable. Its billions of inhabitants will die within months if Louis and his companions do not find a way to locate the Control Center of its mysterious builders, the Ringworld engineers, and fix the problem.

Editorial Reviews

Poul Anderson
"THE RINGWORLD ENGINEERS has all the inventiveness, convincing detail and narrative vivacity that have come to be associated with the works of Larry Niven."
Jack Williamson
"Another fine masterpiece from a master of science fiction...The Ringworld itself is a dazzling notion, carrying the future evolution of technology about as far as possible."
Publishers Weekly
"Fans of the original novel will not be disappointed, and newcomers will have no trouble following the plot, in this adventurous exploration of a mind-boggling landscape."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940150801165
Publisher:
Spectrum Literary Agency, Inc.
Publication date:
08/17/2015
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
117,025
File size:
1 MB

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