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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.
Sequel to 'Bowl of Heaven', continues the story started there. A totally fascinating concept (an artificial "planet" the size of our solar system, driven through space by a... Read morePublished 6 days ago by Amazon Customer
An excellent book. Very complex and though-provoking. The effort to lay things out with such depth is incredible. Loved it.Published 9 days ago by Paul Kirk
This sequel is also brilliant, building an amazing world with vivid people and aliens. It is, however, ponderous, so slow at times that it puts me to sleep. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Lynn
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 1 month 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 1 month 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months ago by Harry Johnson