What did you love best about The Ringworld Engineers? We work hard to protect your security and privacy. Having earlier destroyed the hyperdrive to force the Hindmost to cooperate, Louis is stranded. Once he was outbound, where the society that ruled Earth could not reach him, he headed his starship toward the galactic core. And both the Kzin, the Puppeteer and some of the human races treat women as breeders mostly), and also the sexual politics (Niven has an imaginative idea of sex between different kinds of humans, and everybody is more than willing to sleep with the protagonist because of it, and his lust is something that must be satisfied at any cost). In Ringworld, Larry Niven introduced us to the concept of a world made in the shape of an extraordinarily large ring encircling a star. This is money well spent. It greatly expands on its predecessor, filling in gaps and solving the mysteries of the first book.
If the fallen civilization of the Ringworld can no longer be despoiled of its secrets, the puppeteers will be forced to surrender theirs - everyone knows that they are cowards.
With Louis’ help, the Hindmost intends to regain his status by bringing back such extraordinary treasures from the Ringworld that his fellow puppeteers will have to be impressed. It badly needs the attention of someone who knows the difference between "yon" and "you". Most highly recommended!”—Paul Anderson“When I finished The Ringworld Engineers, I cleared my calendar for a week, sat down, and reread every word of the Known Space cycle from scratch, then reread The Ringworld Engineers. June 23rd 1997 and will destroy itself within months. They first appear as a series of dots on astronomical plates, heading from Saturn directly toward Earth. I have had personal conversations with him back in 1983 and he never intended to make more Known Space books. Having said that, I would advise that it is a good idea to read Ringworld first as there are certainly items of that book which are spoiled herein. Cancel anytime. Of all of Niven's Ringworld novels, this is my favourite. The first book may have taken certain things for granted that weren't sketched out fully enough for me to appreciate the nuances of characters, places, events, whereas I felt this book did a better job of introducing ideas from the background shared by the Known Space books. They get tricked into sex. . This is very poorly copy-edited, and has numerous typos (e.g. The idea of an ocean so large that 1:1 maps of earth and other planets are just islands in it, is truly awe inspiring.
Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. While certainly the references to parts of the original book are made more clear having read that novel, this book is very readable even having read Ringworld many years before.
He had been trapped on Earth in a time-stasis field for two billion years.
The Mote In God's Eye is their acknowledged masterpiece, an epic novel of mankind's first encounter with alien life that transcends the genre. Louie Wu is addicted to the electrical current drilled into the pleasure center of his brain. Please try again. Louis is forced into banging her because she's in heat and has to bang. But there are enough surprises and revelations to entertain the Ringworld / Niven fan. This whole freaking book revolves around the axis of alien sex. The world's frantic efforts to signal the aliens go unanswered. For old fans of Niven’s Known Space series, or of the original volume, there are all the fine, characteristic touches that delight us Niven fans, and which support his reputation for uncommon wittiness and fast narrative pace.”—Chicago Sun-Times“The Ringworld Engineers has all the imaginativeness, convincing detail, and narrative vivacity that have come to be associated with the works of Larry Niven. I notice in future books Mr. Parker does not return. Voice perfect. They can turn a wonderful book into a painful drag or even turn a mediocre book into something worth listening to.
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Larry Niven is amazing!
Mr.Garcia speaks with a clear voice that might be a pleasure to listen to if given the right story. A bizarre mix of tech, anthropology, and sex delivered in almost monotone ending in a predictable anti climax blatantly setting up a sequel.
We learn more about the Ringworld and get a little deeper into the character Louis Wu. There was a problem loading your book clubs.
You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. In volume 13 they brought in a new narrator and I almost lost interest in the whole series. Louis makes a pact that is sealed with more banging. It seems like a paradise - until native creatures savagely attack. For 13 volumes the narrator, Mr. Glover, gave an outstanding performance. What I didn't like (and why this gets only 4 stars from me) were the genderpolitics involved (no woman with an important part to play - save maybe one.
To create the rarefied atmosphere on Mars, the Map of Mars was built 20 miles (32 km) above the main surface, creating a 1,120,000,000-cubic-mile (4.7×109 km3) cavity. Now it is time to find their secrets. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Roll on my next credit. He and the rest of his party look for someplace to settle down, while the Hindmost remains aboard the disabled (but very safe) starship to think things over. Instead all the characters seem to be whining or complaining to each other.This is one of the fails when converting a series into audible content. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 1, 2017. If Ringworld were the exercise questions in the main text of a math book, then The Ringworld Engineers are the solutions at the back of the book. Barrett Whitener, By: Top subscription boxes – right to your door, The Ringworld Engineers (Ringworld series Book 2), © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. If you’ve listened to books by Larry Niven before, how does this one compare? Wait, I've got it! They think about sex. Bradford Hastings, By:
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They talk about sex. Thrints lived to plunder and enslave lesser planets - and what the planet Kzanol had in mind was Earth! Please try again. For the engineers, Niven offers the protector, progenitor of the hominids, including homo sapiens, smarter, tougher versions. Lets see. 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. The Atlantis World (The Origin Mystery, Book 3), The Human: Rise of the Jain, Book Three (3), The Intrusion: Baltin Prequel (Savage Worlds Book 0), Winter World (The Long Winter Trilogy Book 1), The Backworlds: A Space Opera Adventure Series, Shadow of the Scorpion (Novel of the Polity). His voice has a pleading quality to it - sometimes a whining quality. Please try your request again later. His quest becomes a wild and gripping venture blended with the mysteries and spectacular technologies that only Larry Niven can conjure.
Together with the original, Ringworld and Ringworld Engineers comprise one of the most compelling, original works of fiction that I have ever read. I also liked the truly alien races of the Puppeteers and the Kzin. A place of untold technological wonders, home to myriad humanoid races, and world of some of the most beloved science fiction stories ever written. I was able to laugh in the right places, be shocked in other places and follow along with the story very easily.In the second book much was lost.
Mr. Parker nailed the first book with his outstanding performance. They have sex. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Ringworld Engineers is one of the best Sci Fi books I've ever read. The Ringworld engineers used a device, called the cziltang brone in their language, to pass from the vacuum of their spaceports right through the scrith to the habitable surface of the Ringworld. I've enjoyed the Ringworld series since my first reading in the 70's and 80's. To survive, he must locate the control center of the legendary engineers who built the planet. L. J. Ganser, Narrated by: But if new hominids can evolve from the existing inhabitants and exploit different ecological niches, why not new micro-organisms that are pathogenic?
Secondly, many fans had identified numerous engineering problems in the Ringworld as described in the novel. When extraterrestrial spaceships arrive, Tilly fights for love, family, and survival. "The Locus Index to SF Awards: 1981 Hugo Awards", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=The_Ringworld_Engineers&oldid=918400435, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 28 September 2019, at 13:36. On planet Earth in 2850 AD, Louis Gridley Wu is celebrating his 200th birthday. The Ringworld Engineers: date unknown: Larry Niven: Del Rey / Ballantine: 0-345-33430-2: $7.99: x+ 355 pb?
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