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GREGORY BENFORD is professor of physics at the University of California, Irvine, and lives in Irvine. Benford is a winner of the United Nations Medal for Literature, and the Nebula Award for his classic novel Timescape.
LARRY NIVEN is the author of the Ringworld series and many other science fiction masterpieces. His Beowulf's Children, coauthored with Jerry Pournelle and Steven Barnes, was a New York Times bestseller. He lives in Chatsworth, California.
I usually like Larry Niven alone, but this book is AWESOME!! IT WILL MAKE YOU WISH YOU COULD DOWNLOAD IT TO YOUR BRAIN!!Published 1 month ago by K. Peterson
A poor sequel to the original. I knew I was in trouble when, in the first couple of pages, instantly the humans now completely understood the alien language after finding a special... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mike
Not a bad story. I'd recommend the book. But it wasn't the powerful, read-it-to-your-friends exciting story that some of Benford's and Niven's books have been. Read morePublished 1 month ago by David S. Brumley
I'm usually a big fan of hard sci-fi but this book was really focused on the physics of starship propulsion and navigation. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Diane Wallingford
Apart from the hasty and shabby writing style (if anything, Niven always had a very subtle, elegant style), my main problem with this one-dimensional book is its basic premise. Read morePublished 2 months ago by robert eksteen
I read a lot of Larry Niven back in the day. I loved his ability to describe technical details and his characters had a sense of humor. Read morePublished 2 months ago by grumpyoldgeezer
Two excellent writers make a second excellent book! Waiting for the third book...Published 3 months ago by Reuel Attwood
This is a continuation of their other book, "Bowl of Heaven", dealing with the Bowl "World". Benford and Niven are great writers and together still great. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Steven J. Asaro