Ringwelt Thron (Ringworld #3)
Fans with engineering degrees from MIT decided to crunch the numbers and ask difficult questions about how this Big Dumb Object could actually work the way the author said it works. Because that's what fans do. However, the author dec...more
Come back to the Ringworld . . . the most astonishing feat of engineering ever encountered. A place of untold technological wonders, home to a myriad humanoid races, and world of some of the most beloved science fiction stories ever written!The human, Louis Wu; the puppeteer known as the Hindmost; Acolyte, son of the Kzin called Chmeee . . . legendary beings brought together once again in the defense of the Ringworld. Something is going on with the Protectors. Incoming spacecraft are bei
The first half of the book deals with a whole slew of characters, most of whom never appear again, hunting vampires. I'm not sure what this was supposed to accomplish in terms of plot structure. It was, frankly, boring and seemed to serve no purpose other than to let Niven mention th...more
Random junk words are introduced, whi...more
The first half of the book barely involves the main characters...more
The first half is really a short story with side characters that has been stretched out to fill a novel. I could almost cope with a soft porn alien vampire novella (True Blood in space!) - almost. Except it's the same sex over and over again. And it's relentlessly male heterosexual wish fulfillment -...more
My favorite part of the book was the first, and indeed if this was the only story in the book it...more
Half of the story is about how two characters, from a species that strictly forbids any sex aside from a sin...more
I'd heard from other fans that this was the least favorite of this series, and I agree. It was hard to follow, and not a great story. It kinda felt to me like Niven just wanted to bang out another b...more
The story itself is actually two smaller stories which only come together at the very end, so it feels like reading two smaller books at the same time. I'm used to novels switching between different characters' viewpoints throug...more
Good, but make sure you read Ringworld and The Ringworld Engineers before tackling this, or you won't get much out of it.
Ni siquiera creo que el libro sea importante al n...more
This is an entertaining book, but it is not nearly as good as most of Niven's other works. There is little plot, and the book is quite confusing throughout for short periods of time. Characters just suddenly appear (who is "King?"), and new situations arise with little...more
This direct sequel Ringworld and The Ringworld Engineers has none of the good qualities of the two first books. It is confusing, unfocused and adds nothing Known Space. Avoid it.