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The Ringworld Engineers Mass Market Paperback – November 12, 1985
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The basic premise behind the Ringworld Engineers is that twenty or so years have passed since Louis Wu and Speaker To Animals returned from the Ringworld. Since then, Louis has withdrawn into a life of ascetic practices livened up by his addiction to current stimulation. Speaker to Animals (who has earned his full name of Chmeee for the treasure he brought back from the original Ringworld adventure) lives a prosperous life on Kzin having earned high status from his Ringworld discoveries. The circumstance that brings Louis and Chmeee back to the Ringworld is one quite familiar to them, but the situation they face upon arriving on the Ringworld is quite different than when they left. The Ringworld is moving out of position around the sun and the only way for Louis and Chmeee to find out how to fix it lies with the origins of the Ringworld Engineers.
I found the Ringworld Engineers to be engaging and interesting wholely apart from the original Ringworld.Read more ›
But after listening to the Audible version of this book, I could barely get through even the sample of the book because listening to the narrator was a lot like biting on aluminum foil, or sliding down Olympus Mons by your fingernails with a ground made of chalkboard. So I decided that I could forgo the spoken version in lieu of own imagination, as disappointing a choice this was.
However, I've never heard of this editing company before I saw this ebook, and, upon looking into it after being repeatedly insulted by such poor editorship, I looked online, on its "website," it honesty like it operates out of someone's basement.
The reason I removed a star from this book is because of the fact that this ebook has the worst editing I've ever seen in my life! As I looked at the photos of this Mickey Mouse operation, it shows two people at cheap desks, and it's hard not to think that that they might be relatives of Mr. Niven who who received a "gimme" because of their close family ties, as the site is so cheaply made that's it's easy to believe that these two -- a teenager and his "Mom" perhaps? -- because no professional company would ever release such printed drivel and expect to remain in operation in the world of print. I wonder why Tor was not the printing company...
The word "you" is the most battered, coming out as "yon," other words are either spelled incorrectly because of the normal location-based keyboard accidents, but for others, there simply is NO explanation for how any typist could have tapped most of these words into a line.Read more ›
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Ring world is a series that constantly defies your imagination and gives you frequent headaches trying to imagine the scale of everything. I can't wait to read another!Published 10 days ago by Austin Harding
Builds well upon the first book. I'd highly recommend rereading the first book prior to this go around as some of the plot can get a little fuzzy without immediate reference to... Read morePublished 13 days ago by J_E_M
I'M A LONGTIME FAN OF LARRY NIVEN--I'M RE-READING THE RING SERIES FOR ABOUT THE YTH TIME.....IT'S GREAT.....YOU SHOULD READ HIS BOOK 'FOOTFALL'ALSO.... Read morePublished 1 month ago by jim johnson
This series is right up there with The Foundation Series. A sci-fi must read!Published 1 month ago by john eson
Not as good as the first one, a little heavy handed with the gratuitous sex, but generally well written and a good story.Published 1 month ago by Ray Mathews
The second installment in the Ringworld story is entertaining but not so much as the first one was. Still, by itself, I would give it four stars. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Alan Babbitt
Predictable and none of the magic or mystery of the first in series. Save your time and money. Good luck luweewuPublished 2 months ago by Daniel