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Title:
Ringworld
Author:
Niven, Larry.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Ballantine Books, [1970]

©1970
Physical Description:
342 pages ; 18 cm
General Note:
"A Del Rey book"
Language:
English
Reading Level:
680 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 5.3 16.0 150657.

Reading Counts RC High School 8.9 16 Quiz: 09755 Guided reading level: NR.
ISBN:
9780345333926
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards for best novel

Four travelers come to the ringworld. . .

Louis Wu: human and old; bored with having lived too fully for far too many years. Seeking a challenge, and all too capable of handling it.

Nessus: a trembling coward, a puppeteer with a built-in survival pattern of nonviolence. Except that this particular puppeteer is insane.

Teela Brown: human; a wide-eyed youngster with no allegiances, no experience, no abilities. And all the luck in the world.

Speaker-To-Animals: kzin; large, orange-furred, and carnivorous. And one of the most savage life-forms known in the galaxy.

Why did these disparate individuals come together? How could they possibly function together?

And where, in the name of anything sane, were they headed?


Author Notes

Larry Niven received his B.A. in mathematics in 1962. His first novel, World of Ptavvs (1966), was a success and launched his career. Niven has won five Hugos and one Nebula award, testimony that his colleagues in the science fiction world respect his work. Perhaps Niven's most well-known creation is Ringworld, a distant planet that may be taken as a metaphor for Earth, as it was once great but has since fallen into decay.

(Bowker Author Biography)