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It's really too bad that better characters and plot couldn't be added to make this book good.
This book is head and shoulders above the Niven books I read and would recommend it to any science fiction fan!
Larry Niven's Ringworld is considered by many to be one of the best hard science fiction novels ever written.
It was an amazing book to read but it may take a general knowledge in most of the scientific field to fully grasp most of the ideas this book is based upon.Published 3 days ago by zach
It's been a while since I gave Ringworld a try, though I just couldn't finish it. While the idea itself of the Ringworld, how it works and it's mystery is not bad, the actual... Read morePublished 24 days ago by Mateo R.
Ringworld is a masterpiece of Imagination. I just love the concept and the characters are unforgettable too.Published 1 month ago by StarWizard
I couldn't get through it. This book is terrible!
While it started well enough, it got incredibly dull quickly. Read more
Niven creates a world that is essentially a large ring the size of earth's orbit around the sun if I remember correctly and then starts you thinking about the ramifications of... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
I have mixed feelings about Nivens' writing in general, after reading a couple of his books.
He's funny; he is incredibly inventive, while imbuing the fictionaly... Read more
Ringworld by Larry Niven is a classic of hard Sci-Fi. It's strength's include plausible aliens, an interesting future history for humanity and the fascinating concept of the... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Michael Dea
I've read Niven's Ringworld series several times. I bought this for a friend this time. Great, great stuff. Let's imagine together.Published 4 months ago by David Weimer
This book was published in 1970 and here I am listening to it in 2014. I realize that my perspective is completely different now from those readers that picked up the first run of... Read morePublished 4 months ago by PWDecker