The Ringworld Engineers (Known Space Series)

The Ringworld Engineers (Known Space Series)

by Larry Niven

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Overview

A return voyage to the astonishing world of Larry Niven’s Ringworld, with even more remarkable adventures and surprises, and a solution to that tantalizing question left from the earlier book: how was Ringworld built and by whom?

It’s been twenty years since the quixotic and worldsweary Louis Wu discovered the Ringworld. Now he and Speaker-To-Animals are going back, captives of the Hindmost, a deposed puppeteer leader.

With Louis’ help, the Hindmost intends to regain his status by bringing back such extraordinary treasures from the Ringworld that his fellow puppeteers will have to be impressed.

But when they arrive, Louis discovers that the Ringworld is no longer stable . . . and will destroy itself within months. To survive he must locate the control center of the legendary engineers who built the planet.

His quest becomes a wild and gripping venture, blended with the mysteries and spectacular technologies that only Larry Niven can conjure!

Praise for Ringworld Engineers

“For new readers, there’s fascinating adventure in plenitude. For old fans of Niven’s Known Space series, or of the original volume, there are all the fine, characteristic touches that delight us Niven fans, and which support his reputation for uncommon wittiness and fast narrative pace.”Chicago Sun-Times

The Ringworld Engineers has all the imaginativeness, convincing detail, and narrative vivacity that have come to be associated with the works of Larry Niven. Furthermore, it answers a lot of questions that have been tantalizing his readers for a long time. Most highly recommended!”—Paul Anderson

“When I finished The Ringworld Engineers, I cleared my calendar for a week, sat down, and reread every word of the Known Space cycle from scratch, then reread The Ringworld Engineers. It was worth the effort, and left me staggered by the breadth and scope of Larry’s vision. . . . If you count yourself as a true friend of Larry Niven, race right out and get this one.”Analog Science Fiction Magazine

“Another fine masterpiece from the master of science fiction . . . The coming conquest of space has always been a central myth of science fiction, and Larry Niven’s future worlds have made the most of it. The Ringworld itself is a dazzling notion, carrying the future evolution of technology about as far as possible.”—Jack Williamson

“Adventurous exploration of a mind-boggling landscape.”Publishers Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780345334305
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/28/1985
Series: Known Space Series
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 103,494
Product dimensions: 4.15(w) x 6.86(h) x 0.94(d)

About the Author

Larry Niven is a prolific American science fiction writer. His best known works are a collection of short stories and books informally referred to as "Tales of Known Space". The first book in the Known Space series is Ringworld, and it received Hugo, Locus, Ditmar, and Nebula awards. Niven has also written fantasy novels, including the series The Magic Goes Away. He has also collaborated with fellow science fiction authors Jerry Pournelle and Steven Barnes on several books.

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Poul Anderson

The Ringworld Engineers has all the imaginativeness, convincing details, and narrative vivacity that have come to be associated with the work of Larry Niven. Furthermore, it answers a lot of questions that have beeen tantalizing his readers for a long time. Most highly recommended!

Jack Williamson

Another fine masterpiece from a master of science fiction....The coming conflict of space has always been a central myth of science fiction, and Larry Niven's future world has made the most of it. The Ringworld itself is a dazzling notion, carrying the future elevation of technology as far as possible.

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The Ringworld Engineers (Known Space Series) 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In my opinion, the best book in the Ringworld subseries. The Ringworld Engineers referred to in the original book several times make an appearance, all of the exhiliration and openness of the original book is there, and the fight we've all been waiting for: Protector vs. Kzin. Only 'Protector' (the book) is a better book in the Known Space series.
mels_71 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed Ringworld but I think this was even better. Information on the Ringworld's history was increased and the story definately drew you in. Recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've read this book, as well as Ringworld, so many times I've lost count. Larry Niven's blend of real science and interpretation / integration of seemingly everyday concepts , along with a great imagination and character(s) development, make these books so entertaining. Been reading and enjoying them for years and years, and will continue to do so for many more. Highly recommended.
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