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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.
This is of the genre, or subgenre, hard science fiction; it can be a bit technical at times but this does not take away from or complicate the story. Read morePublished 20 hours ago by E M
This is a worthy sequel to Bowl of Heaven, with more plusses than minuses overall. One the plus side: The narrative kept my interest throughout; the science part of the story is... Read morePublished 22 days ago by Thomas E. Glover
Jarring continuity errors and recycled ideas from both Niven and Benford make this and the prior book, a muddled read. Okay to get through a plane trip. Read morePublished 24 days ago by Joan Rozelle
Not one of Niven's best works. The story seems repetitive, with long sequences describing the bowl and the main characters travel across its surface,Published 1 month ago by Alex Rasmussen
There's an over abundance of really awkward techno-babble throughout the book - and that detracts from the flow - the actual story is a good one and it moves along at a reasonable... Read morePublished 1 month ago by zack
Larry Niven at his best with help from Benford. Nothing like a big thing novel with plenty of science to push our imagination along to our real world invention. More please.Published 1 month ago by Stomfi