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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.
Gregory Benford's idea to use a star as a propulsion device for a gigantic spaceship is amazing and credible. It is a worthy descendant to Larry Niven's "Ringworld" series.Published 13 days ago by Eric S. Lee
Tough reading, too much complicated science. It interferes with the story line. Characters were good and interesting, but, they many times get lost in the fog of the complicated... Read morePublished 14 days ago by Charles C. Grimes
this book is a grand story but it gets bogged down to the point were I just stopped caring and never finished.Published 20 days ago by Amazon Customer
I found that it took me much longer to finish this book than the first book in the series, Bowl of Heaven. This one just didn't hold my interest as much. I'm not quite sure why... Read morePublished 1 month ago by DRob
I said I wasn't going to even bother with this one after "Bowl of Heaven" But I caved in... Who knows maybe this part will be better. WRONG! Read morePublished 1 month ago by Harry Johnson
This is a very good read, in the same genre as Ringworld. Larry Niven and Greg Benford write very well together, and I will be looking forward to other books from them. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Peter B
The captain/crew interactions were a nice surprise. The story development makes me wonder an awful lot about the Glorians.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Just finished reading "Shipstar" by Gregory Benford and Larry Niven released by TOR Books.
"Shipstar" immediately picks up the action where the previous book... Read more