Ringworld Author:Larry Niven When first published some thirty years ago, Larry Niven's Ringworld not only captured the Hugo and Nebula awards, but the hearts and minds of science fiction fans worldwide. Melding hard science with a unique and brilliantly-imagined setting, each page of this innovative novel reveals a new wonder. — On a future Earth, Louis Wu is bored with ... more »his 200 years of life, but that tedium ends when he is summoned by Nessus, an alien of the race known as Puppeteers. Nessus has assembled a crew for a very special journey, including a young human woman genetically bred for luck, and a frighteningly large and carnivorous creature of the Kzin species.
Journeying to the Ringworld, a million-mile wide ring of solid matter that circles a sun much like Earth's, they discover a world with oceans that could swallow Jupiter and mountains the size of Earth itself, a place where adventure and wonder walk hand in hand with mystery and danger, and the only certainty is that nothing can prepare them for what lies just beyond their sight.« less
I haven't read anything sci fi for awhile..but do like sci fi if well written and the world building is realistic and not to over the top...I have been reading vampire and more adventure and fantasy like that lately but I read this and Loved it.. what a wonderful story and what cool but dangerous place! it was very imaginative to make a world like this.. and the book was very exciting.. Id love to read more about ring world.. and the characters were really well written. some books are so good its like your there.. and forget about the real world and this is one of those books.. I highly recommend it!