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 read all the story line leading up to this book, but I found the efforts to make alien thought processes outside our own modes of thinking very distracting. Read morePublished 10 days ago by STEPHEN W BENNETT
Much better than the first book. Better paced and better described. They should write more novels like this but with a more concise ending.Published 10 days ago by Debra Chamberlin
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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 2 months ago by Eric S. Lee