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