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Guides readers through Ringworld, a land area of seven million Earths populated by strange and wonderful beings. By the author of Tales of Known Space.
Paperback, 188 pages
Published February 1st 1994 by Baen Books
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Andrew
Aug 01, 2012 rated it liked it
This is an interesting book - for several reasons . First off I love the tales of Known Space the loosely set series of stories which link together the majority of Larry Niven's science fiction stories, secondly some years ago Chaosium released a role playing game based on the Ringworld book (yes there are now a whole series in fact several but at the time only 1 was in print) and this book acts as an unofficial reference and guide to the world sometimes supporting others copying that game.
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Fungus Gnat
Jan 10, 2015 rated it it was ok
Fans of Niven’s classic novel and his other “Known Space” works will likely find this Guide fascinating and handy. Starting with maps and a timeline, Stein covers Ringworld physics, life forms of Known Space and beyond, and relevant space gizmos before concluding with a glossary. It’s a credit to the capacious nature of Ringworld that it can support such a panoply of alien races over dozens of light-years of space and billions of years.

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Darth
Mar 14, 2011 rated it liked it
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More a compilation of folks, facts and figures in the "Known Space" Universe, this has interest to Niven completists, but do not expect it to cut any new ground. It may give the casual reader a better insight into the goings on all around the galaxy of the Niven stories. ...more
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This book goes along great with the Ringworld RPG
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