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The Ringworld Engineers by Larry Niven
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Jun 22, 2014

really liked it
Read in January, 2000

A sequel to the Ringworld.
The first 10% of the book deals almost exclusively with Louis Wu, for the lack of a better description, jacking on.
The action does pick up a bit afterwards, and although there are still mathematical problems with the basic premise, and logical problems with the plot itself, it's a fairly enjoyable read, albeit not quite as good as the original.
Niven does address some mathematical issues from the first book here, as well, but raises a few new ones. I'm still too lazy to calculate the details.
The idea of rishathra is curious.

Niven also rather impressed me by renaming one of the main characters, and doing it in such a way that the reader is never confused about what's going on and who's who.
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