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Ringworld's Children: Ringworld Series, Book 4
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Welcome to a world like no other.
The Ringworld: a landmark engineering achievement, a flat band 3 million times the surface area of Earth, encircling a distant star. Home to trillions of inhabitants, not all of which are human, and host to amazing technological wonders, the Ringworld is unique in all of the universe.
Explorere Louis Wu, an Earth-born human who was part of the first expedition to Ringworld, becomes enmeshed in interplanetary and interspecies intrigue as war, and a powerful new weapon, threaten to tear the Ringworld apart forever. Now, the future of Ringworld lies in the actions of its children: Tunesmith, the Ghould protector; Acolyte, the exiled son of Speaker-to-Animals, and Wembleth, a strange Ringworld native with a mysterious past. All must play a dangerous in order to save Ringworld's population, and the stability of Ringworld itself.
Blending awe-inspiring science with non-stop action and fun, Ringworld's Children, the fourth installment of the multiple award-winning saga, is the perfect introduction for readers new to this New York Times bestselling series, and long-time fans of Larry Niven's Ringworld.
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The Ringworld: a landmark engineering achievement, a flat band 3 million times the surface area of Earth, encircling a distant star. Home to trillions of inhabitants, not all of which are human, and host to amazing technological wonders, the Ringworld is unique in all of the universe.
Explorere Louis Wu, an Earth-born human who was part of the first expedition to Ringworld, becomes enmeshed in interplanetary and interspecies intrigue as war, and a powerful new weapon, threaten to tear the Ringworld apart forever. Now, the future of Ringworld lies in the actions of its children: Tunesmith, the Ghould protector; Acolyte, the exiled son of Speaker-to-Animals, and Wembleth, a strange Ringworld native with a mysterious past. All must play a dangerous in order to save Ringworld's population, and the stability of Ringworld itself.
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      • source: Orson Scott Card
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        "Great storytelling is still alive in science fiction because of Larry Niven."

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      • source: Steven Barnes
      • content: "For three and a half decades, nobody's done it better than Larry Niven.."
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      • source: David Gerrold
      • content: "Niven is an undisputed master in the field.."
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      • source: L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
      • content: "Ringworld's Children provides another fascinating and intriguing look at Ringworld, its implications, and its history, all while telling a fast moving page-turner."
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      • content: "Ringworld's Children is the most exciting Ringworld novel since the first, which makes it one of Larry Niven's best ever."
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        Ringworld
        (1970) and its many offspring (The Ringworld Engineers
        , etc.) are an SF institution. Unfortunately, bestseller Niven's first Ringworld installment in 10 years combines the worst qualities of hard SF (i.e., cardboard characters, a plot propelled primarily by technological infodumps) with the least appealing characteristics of sequelitis (i.e., a story no one can follow without fanatic dedication to earlier books). In the year 2893, 67 Ringworld days after Louis Wu, badly wounded in battle with "the Vampire protector, Bram," stepped into a healing autodoc, our hero awakens with a restored, younger body. The passive Louis and several alien companions soon get caught up in a war involving weaponery that could destroy Ringworld. The novel finally comes into its own about midway through, while a glossary and a cast of characters will help orient those new to the series. Agent, Eleanor Wood of the Spectrum Literary Agency. (July)

        Forecast:
        The high anticipation of the first Ringworld novel in a decade, backed by blurbs from Orson Scott Card, Steven Barnes and Fred Saberhagen, should help launch this onto many bestseller lists. Niven has won multiple Hugo and Nebula awards.

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        June 15, 2004
        The Ringworld, an artificially engineered realm resembling a ribbon or ring that is home to over a trillion people of wildly different species, faces threats from outsider ships from the inhabited worlds and its own aging superstructure. Newly restored in mind and body, Louis Wu, a member of the first expedition to Ringworld, joins three individuals of different species to prevent the destruction of Ringworld. After a ten-year hiatus, Niven (Ringworld; Ringworld Engineers; Ringworld Throne) returns with a tale of adventure, romance, and peril. A good choice for most sf collections.

        Copyright 2004 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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        After a decade, Niven returns to that marvel of engineering, a world consisting of an enormous ring circling a star, inhabited by all sorts of interesting species. Louis Wu, survivor of the first human expedition to Ringworld, is at the mercy of Tunesmith, the ghoul protector, who struggles to defend Ringworld from all comers. Ships of many races continue the Fringe War, and Wu, with Acolyte, a protector of a "hanging people" species, and mysterious but lucky Wembleth take it upon themselves to save Ringworld from overzealous outsiders. It takes Wu a while to piece together the present situation, for he has just spent some time in the autodoc after a battle with Bram, but he and his companions end up in the realm of an especially old protector, Proserpina, who is imprisoned in the Isolation Zone. Thereafter, the protectors' plan to save Ringworld and end the Fringe War takes shape. Action and clever world building should captivate newcomers to Ringworld, while returners will appreciate picking up loose ends from previous Ringworld volumes.(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2004, American Library Association.)

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Explorere Louis Wu, an Earth-born human who was part of the first expedition to Ringworld, becomes enmeshed in interplanetary and interspecies intrigue as war, and a powerful new weapon, threaten to tear the Ringworld apart forever. Now, the future of Ringworld lies in the actions of its children: Tunesmith, the Ghould protector; Acolyte, the exiled son of Speaker-to-Animals, and Wembleth, a strange Ringworld native with a mysterious past. All must play a dangerous in order to save Ringworld's population, and the stability of Ringworld itself.
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