Ringworld

Author: Larry Niven

Publisher: Orbit Books

ISBN: 9781857231694

Category: Science fiction

Page: 286

View: 8926

Ringworld is the most stunning artifact in known space - an artificial world with 3 million times Earth's surface area.

Ringworld: The Graphic Novel, Part One

Author: Larry Niven

Publisher: Tor/Seven Seas

ISBN: 1466838353

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 272

View: 9867

A modern science fiction classic, Larry Niven's Ringworld won the Hugo and Nebula Awards for best novel in 1970. Now this SF classic is adapted into a thrilling manga adventure by Robert Mandell and Sean Lam. In Ringworld: The Graphic Novel, Part One, two-hundred-year-old human Louis Wu is recruited by a two-headed alien named Nessus to join him, a catlike warrior alien named Speaker, and the infinitely lucky human Teela Brown to explore an alien artifact. They find a Ringworld, a ribbon millions of miles long built around a distant sun. The civilization has fallen into savagery, though, and after crashing into the Ringworld, Louis must come up with a clever plan to get back to known space, hundreds of light years away. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Ringworld: The Graphic Novel, Part Two

The Science Fiction Classic Adapted to Manga

Author: Larry Niven,Robert Mandell

Publisher: Tor/Seven Seas

ISBN: 1429948590

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 9624

Rocket with a group of intergalactic explorers to the Ringworld, a massive artificial world looped like a giant ribbon the size of Earth's orbit around the sun. Ringworld: The Graphic Novel, Part Two, based on Larry Niven's classic and illustrated by the talented manga artist Sean Lam, is the conclusion to the most exciting, action-packed science fiction adventure ever conceived! Stranded on this bizarre world, they soon discover that what was once conceived as a Garden of Eden has now reverted to savagery. Civilization has disappeared, leaving powerful machines in charge. Vast ruins litter the surface where mighty floating cities fell from the sky, deadly plants use sunlight to kill, terrifying hurricanes the size of worlds swallow everything in their paths, while roaming gangs of native humanoids stand ready to attack. Louis must now face the greatest challenge of his life. How can he and his friends possibly escape such a hostile place? What happened to the extraordinary treasures of this world? What kind of incredibly powerful alien could destroy the mightiest of the universe's worlds? And what happened to the legendary engineers who built the Ring? At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Betrayer of Worlds

Prelude to Ringworld

Author: Larry Niven,Edward M. Lerner

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429993081

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 6282

Fleeing the supernova chain reaction at the galactic core, the cowardly Puppeteers of the Fleet of Worlds have---just barely---survived. They've stumbled from one crisis to the next: The rebellion of their human slaves. The relentless questing of the species of Known Space. The spectacular rise of the starfish-like Gw'oth. The onslaught of the genocidal Pak. Catastrophe looms again as past crises return---and converge. Who can possibly save the Fleet of Worlds from its greatest peril yet? Louis Wu? Trapped in the Wunderland civil war, all he wants is to go home---but the only possible escape will plunge him into unknowable danger. Ol't'ro? The Gw'oth ensemble mind fled across the stars to establish a colony world free from tyranny. But some problems cannot be left behind, and other problems---like the Fleet of Worlds itself---are racing straight at them. Achilles? Despite past disgrace, the charismatic Puppeteer politician knows he is destined for greatness. He will do anything to seize power---and to take his revenge on everyone who ever stood in his way. Nessus? The insane Puppeteer scout is out of ideas, out of resources, with only desperation left to guide him. Their hopes and fears, dreams and ambitions are about to collide. And the winner takes . . . worlds. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Fate of Worlds

Return from the Ringworld

Author: Larry Niven,Edward M. Lerner

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1429948450

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 8192

For decades, the spacefaring species of Known Space have battled over the largest artifact—and grandest prize—in the galaxy: the all-but-limitless resources and technology of the Ringworld. But without warning the Ringworld has vanished, leaving behind three rival war fleets. Something must justify the blood and treasure that have been spent. If the fallen civilization of the Ringworld can no longer be despoiled of its secrets, the Puppeteers will be forced to surrender theirs. Everyone knows that the Puppeteers are cowards. But the crises converging upon the trillion Puppeteers of the Fleet of Worlds go far beyond even the onrushing armadas: Adventurer Louis Wu and the exiled Puppeteer known only as Hindmost, marooned together for more than a decade, escaped from the Ringworld before it disappeared. And throughout those years, as he studied Ringworld technology, Hindmost has plotted to reclaim his power ... Ol't'ro, the Gw'oth ensemble mind—and the Fleet of World's unsuspected puppet master for a century—is deviously brilliant. And, increasingly unbalanced ... Proteus, the artificial intelligence on which—in desperation—the Puppeteers rely to manage their defenses, is outgrowing its programming. And the supposed constraints on its initiative ... Sigmund Ausfaller, paranoid and disgraced hero of the lost human colony of New Terra, knows that something threatens his adopted home world. And that it must be stopped ... Achilles, the megalomaniac Puppeteer, twice banished—and twice rehabilitated—sees the Fleet of World's existential crisis as a new opportunity to reclaim supreme power. Whatever the risks ... One way or another, the fabled race of Puppeteers may have come to the end of their days in this final installment to Larry Niven and Edward M. Lerner's Fleet of Worlds series. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Ringworld's Children

Author: Larry Niven

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429914062

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 8019

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. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Ringworld's Children and Fleet of Worlds

Author: Larry Niven,Edward M. Lerner

Publisher: Tor Science Fiction

ISBN: 0765389746

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

View: 603

Two masterworks of science fiction at one low price, from award-winning authors Larry Niven and Edward M. Lerner! Ringworld's Children The Ringworld is a landmark engineering achievement, a flat band three million times the surface area of Earth, encircling a distant star. Home to trillions of inhabitants, not all of whom are human, and host to amazing technological wonders, the Ringworld is unique in all of the universe. Explorer 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. All must play a dangerous game in order to save Ringworld's population and the stability of Ringworld itself. Fleet of Worlds It is two hundred years before the discovery of the Ringworld. Humanity has been faithfully serving the Citizens for years, and Kirsten Quinn-Kovacks is among the best and the brightest of the humans. She gratefully serves the race that rescued her ancestors from a dying starship, gave them a home world, and nurtures them still. When a chain reaction of supernovae at the galaxy's core unleashes a wave of lethal radiation that will sterilize the galaxy, the Citizens flee, taking their planets, the Fleet of Worlds, with them. Someone must scout ahead, and Kirsten and her crew eagerly volunteer. Under the guiding eye of Nessus, their Citizen mentor, they explore for any possible dangers in the Fleet's path--and uncover long-hidden truths that will shake the foundations of worlds. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Ringworld Engineers

Author: Larry Niven

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780345418418

Category: Fiction

Page: 307

View: 2822

"This rousing sequel to the classic Ringworld continues the adventures of Louis Wu and Speaker-to-Animals on that fantastic planet."--School Library Journal

Juggler of Worlds

200 Years Before the Discovery of the Ringworld

Author: Larry Niven,Edward M. Lerner

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429951418

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 4142

For too long, the Puppeteers have controlled the fate of worlds. Now Sigmund is pulling the strings... Covert agent Sigmund Ausfaller is Earth's secret weapon, humanity's best defense against all conspiracies, real and potential - and imaginary - of foes both human and alien. Who better than a brilliant paranoid to expose the devious plots of others? He may finally have met his match in Nessus, representative of the secretive Puppeteers, the elder race who wield vastly superior technologies. Nessus schemes in the shadows with Earth's traitors and adversaries, even after the race he represents abruptly vanishes from Known Space. As a paranoid, Sigmund had always known things would end horribly for him. Only the when, where, how, why, and by whom of it all had eluded him. That fog has begun to lift... But even Sigmund has never imagined how far his investigations will take him - or that his destiny is entwined with the fates of worlds. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Ringworld Throne

Author: Larry Niven

Publisher: Del Rey Books

ISBN: 0345412966

Category: Fiction

Page: 355

View: 9558

Each race of the Ringworld has always had its own Protector, but when something goes wrong and every incoming spacecraft is destroyed before arrival, all the legendary beings must unite to save their world. Reprint.

Fleet of Worlds

200 Years Before the Discovery of the Ringworld

Author: Larry Niven,Edward M. Lerner

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1429920033

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 1773

Fleet of Worlds marks Larry Niven's first full novel-length collaboration within his Known Space universe, the playground he created for his bestselling Ringworld series. Teaming up with fellow SF writer Edward M. Lerner, Fleet of Worlds takes a closer look at the Human-Puppeteer (Citizens) relations and the events leading up to Niven's first Ringworld novel. Kirsten Quinn-Kovacs is among the best and brightest of her people. She gratefully serves the gentle race that rescued her ancestors from a dying starship, gave them a world, and nurtures them still. If only the Citizens knew where Kirsten's people came from.... A chain reaction of supernovae at the galaxy's core has unleashed a wave of lethal radiation that will sterilize the galaxy. The Citizens flee, taking their planets, the Fleet of Worlds, with them. Someone must scout ahead, and Kirsten and her crew eagerly volunteer. Under the guiding eye of Nessus, their Citizen mentor, they explore for any possible dangers in the Fleet's path—and uncover long-hidden truths that will shake the foundations of worlds. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Destroyer of Worlds

Before the Discovery of the Ringworld

Author: Larry Niven,Edward M. Lerner

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429972291

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 2800

Worlds closer to the galatic core than Known Space are --or were-- home to intelligent speciers. Some learned of the core explosion in time to flee. Destroyer of Worlds opens in 2670, ten years after Juggler of Worlds closes; with refugee species fleeing in an armada of ramscoops in the direction of the Fleet of Worlds. The onrushing aliens are recognized as a threat; they have left in their trail a host of desolated worlds: some raided for supplies, some attacked to eliminate competition, and some for pure xenophobia. Only the Puppeteers might have the resources to confront this threat--but the Puppeteers are philosophical cowards... they don't confront anyone. They need sepoys to investigate the situation and take action for them. The source of the sepoys? Their newly independent former slave world, New Terra. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Ringworld Engineers

Author: Larry Niven

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781439572467

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 2421

"This rousing sequel to the classic Ringworld continues the adventures of Louis Wu and Speaker-to-Animals on that fantastic planet."--School Library Journal An ALA Best Book for Young Adults

Hüter der Ringwelt

Author: Larry Niven

Publisher: Bastei Lübbe (Bastei Verlag)

ISBN: 9783404243525

Category: Fiction

Page: 350

View: 6980

Die Ringwelt: Ein Meilenstein der Ingenieurskunst, ein flaches Band, drei Millionen Mal so groß wie die Erdoberfläche und Heimat unzähliger Bewohner, von denen längst nicht alle Menschen sind. Der Forscher Louis Wu, Mitglied der ersten Expedition zur Ringwelt, wird in interplanetare Intrigen verwickelt, während ein Krieg und eine mächtige neue Waffe die Ringwelt zu zerstören drohen. Nun hängt die Zukunft der Welt von ihren Kindern ab: von Tunesmith, dem Ghoul-Protektor; Acolyte, dem Sohn eines Tiermeisters und von Wembleth, einem Ringweltler von zweifelhafter Herkunft. Gemeinsam müssen sie sich auf ein gefährliches Spiel einlassen, um die Ringwelt und deren Bevölkerung zu retten.

The Complete Fleet of Worlds

A Ringworld Series: Fleet of Worlds, Juggler of Worlds, Destroyer of Worlds, Betrayer of Worlds, Fate of Worlds

Author: Larry Niven,Edward M. Lerner

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 1250305527

Category: Fiction

Page: 1664

View: 7934

This discounted ebundle includes: Fleet of Worlds, Juggler of Worlds, Destroyer of Worlds, Betrayer of Worlds, Fate of Worlds “Great story telling is still alive in science fiction because of Larry Niven, and his finest work is the Ringworld series.” --Orson Scott Card Two hundred years before the discovery of the Ringworld, humans discover the history of their ancestors and revolt against the Puppeteers—a race they’ve held as saviors and been serving for generations. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Ringwelt-Ingenieure

Der Ringwelt-Zyklus

Author: Larry Niven

Publisher: Bastei Lübbe (Bastei Verlag)

ISBN: 9783404242399

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 1082

Mit seinem Roman Ringwelt gelang Larry Niven der ganz große Wurf seiner Karriere. Die ebenso faszinierende Fortsetzung, die hiermit in völlig neuer, werkgetreuer Übersetzung vorliegt, bringt die Rückkehr in eine der außergewöhnlichsten Welten der modernen Science Fiction, eine Welt voller Abenteuer und Überraschungen.Dreiundzwanzig Jahre nach der ersten Expedition bereitet sich ein Forscherteam auf eine höchst gefahrvolle Aufgabe vor. Es gilt, die Ringwelt zu erkunden, das gigantische Artefakt und das größte Rätsel des bekannten Universums. Die Forscher stoßen auf beihnahe unüberwindliche Schwierigkeiten, doch eine Frage treibt sie immer wieder an: Wer waren die geheimnisvollen Erbauer der Ringwelt?

I figli di Ringworld

Author: Larry Niven,Gaetano Luigi Staffilano

Publisher: Fanucci Editore

ISBN: 8834737032

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 5581

Ottantaquattro giorni dopo la lotta che lo ha visto quasi soccombere, Louis Wu si risveglia all’interno di un rianimatore. Il suo corpo però non è più quello di prima che si addormentasse, i muscoli e la pelle sono tornati a essere quelli di un giovane in forze. Ed è proprio una nuova forza ciò di cui ha bisogno per affrontare la resa dei conti in atto tra le compagini che si sfidano per mettere le mani sul Mondo ad Anello. I governi umani e Kzinti, ormai a conoscenza dei segreti di Ringworld, faranno di tutto per eliminare gli avversari, in un’escalation di violenza e distruzione che rischia di fare dell’universo un ammasso di cenere fumante. Louis Wu e i suoi compagni di viaggio sanno che in gioco c’è molto di più dell’esistenza di un mondo, per quanto straordinario. Spetta a loro intraprendere le azioni necessarie per far sì che il destino ineluttabile dell’Anello non si compia. Il capitolo conclusivo del Ciclo di Ringworld, una delle pietre miliari della fantascienza contemporanea.

Ringwelt / Ringwelt Ingenieure

Roman. Doppelband 1

Author: Larry Niven

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3732532739

Category: Fiction

Page: 927

View: 7962

Der einflussreiche Klassiker der Science Fiction als Doppelband - ungekürzt und bis ins Detail werkgetreu! Ringwelt: Einst baute ein längst vergessenes Volk eine gigantische ringförmige Welt, die um eine Sonne rotiert. Zu diesem technischen Wunderwerk am Rande der Milchstraße bricht im Jahre 2850 eine wagemutige Expedition auf, bestehend aus vier Abenteurern verschiedener Völker - zwei Menschen, ein sogenannter Puppenspieler sowie ein Mitglied der katzenartigen Kzinti. Die Expeditionsteilnehmer glauben, auf einem verlassenen Kunstplaneten zu landen - doch die Ringwelt ist nicht tot ... Ringwelt Ingenieure: Dreiundzwanzig Jahre nach der ersten Expedition macht sich ein Forscherteam auf zu einer neuen Erkundungsmission der Ringwelt. Mit dabei sind auch zwei Helden der ersten Expedition. Als sie auf dem künstlichen Planeten laden, müssen sie jedoch feststellen, dass sich dort viel verändert hat. Und die Ringwelt ist in Gefahr, denn ihre Umlaufbahn um die Sonne ist nicht länger stabil. Der Planet hat begonnen, abzudriften ...

Dusk Galactic Paradise

Author: Jervis T.C.H.

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1466926759

Category: Fiction

Page: 268

View: 6328

The year is 2348. The Earth can no longer sustain mankind - global warming, overpopulation and depleting natural resources have hit critical levels. To prevent such problems from escalating, NASA and SETI decided to establish a spaceport to expand our civilization across the universe – for the continuation of mankind. Indeed, our home galaxy, the Milky Way is full of opportunities and surprises – many worlds and places to explore and colonize. However, as we take our baby steps out into the cosmos, we realize we are not alone. We are in fact locked in a cosmic war between many intelligent civilizations beyond our wildest imaginations. Will we ever dominate our galaxy, the Milky Way?