The Ringworld Engineers
As the MIT students sang back in 1971:
Oh, the Ringworld is unstablePeople who want the details should check out Non-Linear Dynamics of Ringworld Systems, by Colin McInnes (http://eprints.gla.ac.uk/38/1/JIBS_C_...). It's
the Ringworld is unstable
did the best that they were able
and it's good enough for me!
fascinating. If you like that kind of thing.
2. The Puppeteer Shock Doctrine
See, they engineered this disaster so that the Friedmanite Puppeteer government could for ...more
Wireheads: "The Ringworld Engineers" by Larry Niven
(Original Review, 1980-12-20)
Reading some people's complaints about unpleasant events in SF (e.g. Louis Wu becoming a wirehead in "The Ringworld Engineers") reminded me of an article in Analog some time back. It was written by a founder of a company that would keep you in cryogenic storage until a cure was found for your disease, or the Messiah came or a John Bircher became president o ...more
Niven is now free to present major obstacles in the Ringworld, and he does so within a typical, though exciting, plot. The stakes are high, no less than the fate of the Ringworld itself and its trillions of inhabitants. We get up close and personal with many of those inhabitants, to ...more
Take the origins of humanity (and the creators of Ringworld) - what would be a huge, fascinating reveal in any well-written tome - it's a huge flop here, an afterthought. AND I get ho ...more
me ha gustado mas ya que no solo son descripciones difíciles de imaginar,
aquí otro tinterote secuestra a Luis Wu (quien se ha convertido en un adicto)
y al afelpado Kzin para volver a explorar el mundo anillo
en la búsqueda de una máquina trasmutadora de materia.
En esta exploración contactan con mas especies,
donde cada una aporta su concepto del mundo anillo.
Es increible lo central que es el sexo para este autor
ya que cada contacto involucra sexo ...more
(2013 was turning into a stale year for SF. That summer, I really needed the solace of good, hard SF to escape, if just fleetingly, some harsh realities, same reality having given me long days and nights to read and listen. So, without really making a decision to do so but compelled by circumstances, I started a re-read of the Ringworld series. The publication history of the series was such that one book came out every ten years, on average. And so each book read provided a reflection of a deca...more
As an example of what I like about Niven is the scene where the puppeteer looks into his own ey ...more
There's especially one ancient alien race that is i ...more
Again, I think that other books have d ...more
The Ringworld Engineers ... well, if I want to be kind, I'd say perhaps its naive or simplistic. Otherwise, I'd have to rant too much here. Pointless sex scenes, the humans will solve everything (the sci-fi version of Americans solve everything), we'll also figure out vas ...more
Ringworld Engineers takes on the challenge of answering questions about Ringworld. Ringworld Engineers is well thought out, intricate, hard science at it's bes ...more
I was espec ...more
The most difficult-to-swallow aspect of the The Ringworld Engine ...more
Engineers takes that step, but it is a wonderfully unexpected continuation of the gigantic mystery that is the Ringworld. It really took this 2nd book for me to grasp ...more
Li este livro baseado na promessa (explícita no título claramente enganoso) de que, finalmente, o autor desvendaria (de verdade... algo que justificasse a leitura de recheio de chouriços) o mistério acerca dos construtores do "Ringworld", e a razão (convincente) para a existência de tamanho artefacto. Não. E não. Eu devia ter aprendido com o primeiro livro.
Bem, com se costuma dizer: à primeira, quem quer cai. À segunda, s ...more
Ringworld introduced us to the marvelous construct with 3 million times the
surface area of the Earth. The Ringworld Engineers tells us who built it.
Louis Wu and friends once again visit Ringworld, and this time are on a
mission to save the unstable structure from plunging into it's star. More
adventure, more strange hybird subspecies of humans with their unusual
cultures. Larry Niven at his best, and one of my all time favorite book ...more