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The Ring

3.36 of 5 stars 3.36  ·  rating details  ·  206 ratings  ·  4 reviews
When Jeff Font returned from the stars he found Earth a strangely changed world.
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After a distinguished space career, Jeff had come back to the planet of his birth with vengeance in mind - vengeance against the powerful man who had framed Jeff's father and caused his whole family to be sent into space exile.
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But vengeance did not come easily on Earth since the
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254 pages
Published 1968 by Ace Books
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Al

3.0 out of 5 stars An unusual story that doesn't quite make it, October 27, 2010
By Allan Kalar - See all my reviews
This review is from: The Ring (Paperback)
I have mixed feelings about The Ring. My comments refer to the 1968 Ace version.

It's an unusual story showing a great deal of inventiveness by the authors (I won't bore you with the synopsis since other reviewers have done a good job already). The concept of a ring that makes you behave was truly a groundbreaking idea.

But, I just couldn't ge
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Ben Alexander
I read this book a long, long time ago, and recently wanted to refer to it. I remember liking it, and thinking about the how 'good' behavior could magically (er... 'technologically') be assessed objectively. Oh! if that were only possible!

Also interesting now (as a book written so long ago) is the idea of ordinary money being naturally traceable, and 'bearer cash' being extra valuable because it is untraceable - and hence generally only available to the super-rich (or the criminal world - no iro
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Philip
I love reading books written in the past, about the future. It's fascinating to see the authors ideas of what we will have in the future, based on what is available in his present.

This book is a very good read. The story moves along very nicely. There was one chapter about halfway through that confused me, until I read further in the book, then everything made sense.

This book was written by Robert Margroff, but Piers Anthony provided a lot of guidance and instruction. You can see some of his ide
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Piper Mejia
A little too preachy and dated but I like the premise.
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Though he spent the first four years of his life in England, Piers never returned to live in his country of birth after moving to Spain and immigrated to America at age six. After graduating with a B.A. from Goddard College, he married one of his fellow students and and spent fifteen years in an assortment of professions before he began writing fiction full-time.

Piers is a self-proclaimed environm
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