Ringworld

Author: Larry Niven

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780575073395

Category: Ringworld (Imaginary place)

Page: 288

View: 431

Pierson¿s puppeteers, strange, three-legged, two-headed aliens, have discovered an immense structure in a hitherto unexplored part of the universe. Frightened of meeting the builders of such a structure, the puppeteers set about assembling a team consisting of two humans, a puppeteer and a kzin, an alien not unlike an eight-foot-tall, red-furred cat, to explore it. The artefact is a vast circular ribbon of matter, some 180 million miles across, with a sun at its centre - the Ringworld. But the expedition goes disastrously wrong when the ship crashlands and its motley crew faces a trek across thousands of miles of the Ringworld¿s surface.

Ringworld

Author: Larry Niven

Publisher: Orbit Books

ISBN: 9781857231694

Category: Science fiction

Page: 286

View: 7965

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

Ringworld

Author: Larry Niven

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 0345333926

Category: Fiction

Page: 342

View: 4912

A two-headed creature and a large redfurred carnivore are among the members of a party which arrives to explore a mysterious world fabricated in the shape of a ring

Ringworld's Children

Author: Larry Niven

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429914062

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 8838

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: The Graphic Novel, Part One

Author: Larry Niven

Publisher: Tor/Seven Seas

ISBN: 1466838353

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 272

View: 4324

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.

The Ringworld Throne

Author: Larry Niven

Publisher: Del Rey Books

ISBN: 0345412966

Category: Fiction

Page: 355

View: 3011

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.

Ringworld Engineers

Author: Larry Niven

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781439572467

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 3747

"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

Ringworld: The Graphic Novel, Part One

Author: Larry Niven,Robert Mandell,Sean Lam

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0765324628

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 272

View: 4151

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?

Fate of Worlds

Return from the Ringworld

Author: Larry Niven,Edward M. Lerner

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9780765366498

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 9772

A cross-over conclusion to the Ringworld and Fleet of Worlds series finds the Puppeteers of the Fleet of Worlds targeted by rival war fleets after the disappearance of the Ringworld, prompting exiled Puppeteer Hindmost to draw on his knowledge of Ringworld technology to reclaim his power.

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: 6957

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.

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: 3160

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

Author: Larry Niven,Edward M. Lerner

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9780765364982

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 9870

Since fleeing the supernova chain reaction at the galactic core, the cowardly Puppeteers of the Fleet of Worlds have—just barely—survived one crisis after another, but now a fresh disaster looms, and the beleaguered fleet needs a hero, in the prelude to Ringworld. Co-written by a multiple Hugo and Nebula Award winner. Reprint.

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: 1471

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.

Destroyer of Worlds

Before the Discovery of the Ringworld

Author: Larry Niven,Edward M. Lerner

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429972291

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 859

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

Author: Larry Niven

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780575082540

Category: Interplanetary voyages

Page: 329

View: 2599

Pierson's puppeteers have discovered an immense structure in a hitherto unexplored part of the universe. Frightened of meeting the builders of such a structure, they send out a mixed-species team to investigate the Ringworld.

The Ringworld Engineers

Author: Larry Niven

Publisher: Orion

ISBN: N.A

Category: English fiction

Page: 354

View: 9469

"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

Ringworld's Children and Fleet of Worlds

Author: Larry Niven,Edward M. Lerner

Publisher: Tor Science Fiction

ISBN: 0765389746

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

View: 7232

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 Fleet

Author: David Drake

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780441240869

Category: Fiction

Page: 280

View: 6514

The Fleet is mankind's last line of defense against the vicious Khalia. This is their story-told by the masters of this universe. Anne McCaffrey, Poul Anderson, Margaret Weis, Steve Perry, David Drake, Janet Morris, Jody Lynn Nye, John Brunner, Bill Fawcett, E. Gary Gygax, Robert Sheckley

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: 3827

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.