Ringworld's Children

Larry Niven

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Welcome to a world like no other.

The Ringworld: a landmark engineering achievement, a flat band 3 million times the surface area of Earth, encircling a distant star. Home to trillions of inhabitants, not all of which are human, and host to amazing technological wonders, the Ringworld is unique in all of the universe.

Explorere Louis Wu, an Earth-born human who was part of the first expedition to Ringworld, becomes enmeshed in interplanetary and interspecies intrigue as war, and a powerful new weapon, threaten to tear the Ringworld apart forever. Now, the future of Ringworld lies in the actions of its children: Tunesmith, the Ghould protector; Acolyte, the exiled son of Speaker-to-Animals, and Wembleth, a strange Ringworld native with a mysterious past. All must play a dangerous in order to save Ringworld's population, and the stability of Ringworld itself.

Blending awe-inspiring science with non-stop action and fun, Ringworld's Children, the fourth installment of the multiple award-winning saga, is the perfect introduction for readers new to this New York Times bestselling series, and long-time fans of Larry Niven's Ringworld.

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CHAPTER 1
 
Louis Wu
 
 
Louis Wu woke aflame with new life, under a coffin lid.
Displays glowed above his eyes. Bone composition, blood parameters, deep reflexes, urea and potassium and zinc balance: he could identify most of these. The damage listed wasn’t great. Punctures and gouges; fatigue; torn ligaments and extensive bruises; two ribs cracked; all relics of the battle with the Vampire protector, Bram. All healed now. The ’doc would have rebuilt him cell by cell. He’d felt dead and cooling when he climbed into the Intensive Care Cavity.

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"After a decade, Niven returns to that marvel of engineering, a world consisting of an enormous circling star. . . . Action and clever world building should captivate newcomers to Ringworld, while returners will appreciate picking up loose ends from the previous Ringworld volumes."--Booklist on Ringworld's Children

"A writer of supreme talent."---Tom Clancy

"Great story telling is still alive in science fiction because of Larry Niven, and his finest work is the Ringworld series."---Orson Scott Card on Ringworld's Children

"An involving and engrossing addition to one of science fiction's grand sagas."--Kirkus Reviews on Ringworld's Children

"Niven's world has an inner logic grounded in science."--Entertainment Weekly on Ringworld's Children

"For three and a half decades, nobody's done it better than Larry Niven. Ringworld's Children is his latest triumphant gift to his fans, filled with characters we've grown to love, set in a world we're dying to explore further, and brimming with an extravagant, insightful imagination that seems to grow sharper and stronger with every passing year." ---Steven Barnes on Ringworld's Children

"If there isn't a Ringworld out there somewhere, we ought to build one someday. Until then we have Larry Niven's. A rich and fantastic story."---Fred Saberhagen on Ringworld's Children

"A marvelous book packed with enough mind-boggling ideas to keep a dozen lesser writers working for years."--David Gerrold on Ringworld's Children

"Another fascinating and intriguing look at Ringworld, its implications, and its history, all while telling a fast-moving page turner."--L. E. Modesitt, Jr. on Ringworld's Children

"Ringworld's Children is the most exciting Ringworld novel since the first, which makes it one of Larry Niven's best ever"--Spider Robinson on Ringworld's Children



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Larry Niven

Larry Niven is the award-winning author of the Ringworld series, along with many other science fiction masterpieces, and fantasy novels including the Magic Goes Away series. His Beowulf's Children, co-authored with Jerry Pournelle and Steven Barnes, was a New York Times bestseller. He has received the Nebula Award, five Hugos, four Locus Awards, two Ditmars, the Prometheus, and the Robert A. Heinlein Award, among other honors. He lives in Chatsworth, California.

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Ringworld's Children
Larry Niven

Mass Market Paperbound

Mass Market Paperbound
Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
April 2005
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780765341020
ISBN10: 0765341026
4 3/16 x 6 3/4 inches, 288 pages
$7.99

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Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
April 2007
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ISBN: 9781429914062
ISBN10: 1429914068
288 pages
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