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Read & Download Ø PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Larry Niven Larry Niven ´ 5 characters Ringworld Read & Download ✓ 5 The artefact is a circular ribbon of matter six hundred million miles long and ninety million miles in radius Pierson's puppeteers the aliens who disco. I started this book expecting an awesome experience it won the Hugo AND Nebula awards after allToo bad it was a hot mess The smile is because the book was lightheartedWhat to say of Niven s prose other than that it is horrible The dialog is stilted often it is impossible to tell what the characters are talking about because their references are unclear or new information necessary to understand WTF is going on passes through the cardboard cutoutprotagonist s head only after the page long conversation has ended The narrative is eually confusing at times it was impossible to visualize what was happening eg with the shadow suare wire or what anything looked likeThe protagonists have nonexistent emotional ranges and when they do emote each always in the same way since all four are completely one dimensional the reader is told through adverbs and adjectives exactly how they feel how many times is fear used in reference to Nessus for example eliminating any sense of complexity Further there is no wonder Everything is prosaic which is a problem when the discovery and exploration of the unknown is the focal point of the book When they finally see Ringworld we are told that Louis will remember this 99 but it rings completely hollow since no visual impression or sense of awe is communicated in any depth In almost every case their response to the titanic and dangerous Ringworld is best described as dull surprise OMG An enormous artificial structure 600000000 miles long built by an unknown race a really long time agoCharacterization is not much better Louis Wu is two hundred years old which has no conseuence or manifestation at all other than internal reflections on how he is two hundred years old We have Nessus a two headed alien who changes from an intelligent coward with instances of bravery to an intelligent coward with instances of bravery who speaks an additional language Speaker To Animals a member of the feline Kzin species experiences a similarly fundamental character change All of them have no motivation whatsoever for anything besides a generic racial survival motive supernovae will wipe everything out unless they can develop fast enough space flight that is never explored in any detail or complicated in any wayThe exception is perhaps Teela Brown a young na ve lucky girl whose development is obvious because Louis explicitly describes the inane ways in which she has changed Why not SHOW us Not that her character changed in a good way she went from being oblivious eye candy for Louis to less oblivious eye candy for another man The only other woman by the way is a near bald prostitute with the unfortunate name of Halrloprillalar Hotrufan She serves essentially no plot function but does often touch Louis here and there inducing the vaguest orgasms I have ever encountered in literature As an illustration of gender in Ringworld I will leave you with this gemHe got very uncomfortable and stopped sleeping with me He thinks you own me LouisSlaverySlavery for women I think You ll tell him you don t own me won t youLouis felt pain in his throat It might save explanations if I just sold you to him If that s what you wantYou re right And it isNiven s Enlightened WomanThe plot is not much better Nessus the puppeteer rounds up three other crewmates haphazardly in order to explore Ringworld for unclear reasons Then they crash land on the surface The rest of the novel is spent on Ringworld a place so big and empty that it is dreadfully boring The four leads fly around Stuff happens that does not move the plot forward at all or worse is discernibly contrived so that the plot does advance in the most mundane way possible without any real character growth or revelation Nothing is explored in any depth and there is no payoff whatsoever The Ringworld is ultimately irrelevant in every way view spoilerexcept for Teela who saunters off with her Conan the Barbarian knockoff boytoy in order to grow as a person or something hide spoiler

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Read & Download Ø PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Larry Niven Larry Niven ´ 5 characters Ringworld Read & Download ✓ 5 Vered it are understandably wary of encountering the builders of such an immense structure and have assembled a team of two humans a mad puppeteer and. Ringworld is definitely a sci fi classic a monumental achievement in world building Any sci fi aficionados who don t like it should be ashamed of themselvesArgh It s never pleasant to go against the conventional wisdom but over at PrintSF online SF discussion community I see a lot of comments along the line of I really want to like this book because everybody say it s great what am I missing I think a lot of people try too hard to like certain books and I don t know why it does not entail that you are wrong or even that you are right and everybody else is wrong You like what you like leave it at thatOK enough of the irrelevant opening There is no denying that Ringworld is a major work in the history of sci fi A ginormous artificial ring shaped planet encircling a star is an amazing concept especially as Larry Niven is able to back up the concept with real world science Gravity generated from the centrifugal force of the planet s programmed rotation speed an inner ring of shadow suares to create nights a weird horizon due to the shape of the planet etc These are mind blowing concepts and very influential for later generations of sci fi authorsThe Ringworld itself is a monumental sci fi creationWhere it falls down for me is the story and the characters Having built this amazing world I don t think the events that take place on it make for a very compelling narrative The characters do get into a lot of trouble but their adventures do not read like edge of the seat thrills I am having a lot of trouble explaining why the plot does not excite me here there are many wild inventions here which are almost as awesome as the basic premise itself but I just felt detached from the narrative Certainly part of it is the characterization characterization is not indispensable for good sci fi the likes of Asimov and Clarke were mostly able to get away with uite perfunctory character developments However I think they told very riveting stories with the right pacing and at modest page counts Niven s characters in Ringworld are uite colorful but I did not care for any of them and did not give a monkey whether any or all of them snuff it through the course of the narrative One problem I perceive is that Niven uses the sci fi trope of each alien species having one type of overriding character trait The kzinti are all warlike the puppeteers are all cowards etc Why then are humans so diverse in personalities Real aliens may turn out that way I don t know but it is hard to believe in a species with one personality Conseuently the alien characters come across as a little one note but come to think of it the human characters are kind of one note too They don t feel like vivid complex believable characters they are just there to drive the plot By the end of the book I was feeling uite impatient to be done with itFor Big Dumb Object books I much prefer Clarke s Rendezvous with Rama the characters are eually flat but the book somehow feels alive and the sense of wonder is palpable As for Larry Niven I am a big fan of his collaborations with Jerry Pournelle especially The Mote in God s Eye which is one of my all time favoritesRingworld is not bad by any stretch of imagination it s me I m the bad oneRating5 Stars for the Ringworld planet3 Stars for the storyline2 Stars for the characters 33333 etc neutron stars NoteAnother Ringworld art this depicts a view from the surface of the planetRingworld s horizon is interesting to imagine Given the shape of the planet it does not really have a horizon The above artwork is probably inaccurate though because the Ringworld is many times the size of Earth 600 million miles in diameter one million miles wide so you probably would not be able to see so much any of the upward curvature I am not sure what you would see but it would look awesome and weird Sekiro Shadows Die Twice, Official Game Guide you are wrong or even that Operation Warboard you are right and everybody else is wrong You like what The Exercise of Vital Powers you like leave it at thatOK enough of the irrelevant opening There is no denying that Ringworld is a major work in the history of sci fi A ginormous artificial ring shaped planet encircling a star is an amazing concept especially as Larry Niven is able to back up the concept with real world science Gravity generated from the centrifugal force of the planet s programmed rotation speed an inner ring of shadow suares to create nights a weird horizon due to the shape of the planet etc These are mind blowing concepts and very influential for later generations of sci fi authorsThe Ringworld itself is a monumental sci fi creationWhere it falls down for me is the story and the characters Having built this amazing world I don t think the events that take place on it make for a very compelling narrative The characters do get into a lot of trouble but their adventures do not read like edge of the seat thrills I am having a lot of trouble explaining why the plot does not excite me here there are many wild inventions here which are almost as awesome as the basic premise itself but I just felt detached from the narrative Certainly part of it is the characterization characterization is not indispensable for good sci fi the likes of Asimov and Clarke were mostly able to get away with uite perfunctory character developments However I think they told very riveting stories with the right pacing and at modest page counts Niven s characters in Ringworld are uite colorful but I did not care for any of them and did not give a monkey whether any or all of them snuff it through the course of the narrative One problem I perceive is that Niven uses the sci fi trope of each alien species having one type of overriding character trait The kzinti are all warlike the puppeteers are all cowards etc Why then are humans so diverse in personalities Real aliens may turn out that way I don t know but it is hard to believe in a species with one personality Conseuently the alien characters come across as a little one note but come to think of it the human characters are kind of one note too They don t feel like vivid complex believable characters they are just there to drive the plot By the end of the book I was feeling uite impatient to be done with itFor Big Dumb Object books I much prefer Clarke s Rendezvous with Rama the characters are eually flat but the book somehow feels alive and the sense of wonder is palpable As for Larry Niven I am a big fan of his collaborations with Jerry Pournelle especially The Mote in God s Eye which is one of my all time favoritesRingworld is not bad by any stretch of imagination it s me I m the bad oneRating5 Stars for the Ringworld planet3 Stars for the storyline2 Stars for the characters 33333 etc neutron stars NoteAnother Ringworld art this depicts a view from the surface of the planetRingworld s horizon is interesting to imagine Given the shape of the planet it does not really have a horizon The above artwork is probably inaccurate though because the Ringworld is many times the size of Earth 600 million miles in diameter one million miles wide so Sri Dasam Granth Sahib you probably would not be able to see so much any of the upward curvature I am not sure what Down a Narrow Path you would see but it would look awesome and weird

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Read & Download Ø PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Larry Niven Larry Niven ´ 5 characters Ringworld Read & Download ✓ 5 A kzin a huge cat like alien to explore it But a crash landing on the vast edifice forces the crew on a desperate and dangerous trek across the Ringwor. On Luis Wu s 200th birthday he is approached by Nessus a uasi euine alien species knows as Puppeteers because of the two heads sprouting from their backs that are tethered by strands of skin to undertake a remarkable journey Being 200 years old Luis has seen his share of the universe so he is a bit skeptical when Nessus asks him to join a force of beings to explore the mysterious Ringworld So far so good Enter the rest of the cast First off I have no problem with how any alien is created By my count the possibility of alien life and what these beings may look like are limitless So when Speaker to Animals a Kzinti is aptly described as being lion like and ferocious I dig it likewise when Teela Brown is brought on board as the token human female with sexy attributes I again dig it but with a shameful misogynistic sneer Let s be honest for a minute folks There are plenty of times in 60s 70s and even 80s science fiction where the female beauty is there for nothing than sexual deviance it was a curse of the times But I do have a problem with how this uartet came to be For my money I wanted details of how these species interact their histories and even what they are like within their own cultures Granted Niven does give some of these details throughout the book but I m greedy and I wanted okay most of the book is about the interactions of these four but I still wanted backstory So the story itself Well you seeuhmmhow about this Plot Mysterious sphere reminiscent of a Dyson sphere is floating through space and is begging to be explored I wish I could tell you alas there really isn t to tell You see this is not an adventure novel of space exploration or alien world exploration This novel is all about ideas If you re the type of reader that likes to have a solid plotline throughout a story with nice resolutions at the end you re going to be disappointed There are far too many uestions that never get addressed again after being introduced and the biggie uestion of them all Who are the Ringworld Engineers is never given Basically RINGWORLD is a novel about the characters insofar as the Reader is allowed to understand them For instance there is a wonderful bit of cosmic politics about why humans and not the Kzinti were given the knowledge of hyperdrives from the Outsiders Think war war warkind of ironic when you stop to think about it Further the mere scope of the Ring is mindboggling The radius of the sphere is set at one astronomical unit that is 93000000 miles Niven explores about000001% guesstimate only put your calculators away of this through his characters Like I said this is a story about ideas And because this idea of a ringworld is so powerful and uniue this novel rightly deserves to be considered canonical Just think where do you think HALO came from I digressNiven had an idea with this story Nothing Most of the time this would cause a novel to fall flat on its face lose the readernot here It is precisely for this reason that the reader becomes trapped and awed by this story never wanting to leave and always searching for answers Niven allows the reader to leave the novel with all of his ideas and the permutations of ideas that the reader had while reading the novelthat is AWESOME Granted Niven did buckle He did write a seuel ten years later THE RINGWORLD ENGINEERS explaining some of the uestions and giving all those that didn t like the original book a nice tidy bow as an ending I can t say that I ve ever read this I can say that I will never read this because I don t want to lose the magic of this novel If you liked Clarke s RENDEZVOUS WITH RAMA you ll like RINGWORLD If not you best steer clear of this one HIGHLY RECOMMENDED


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  1. says: review Ringworld PDF NEW [Ringworld] Read & Download Ø PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Larry Niven

    PDF NEW [Ringworld] Read & Download Ø PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Larry Niven Larry Niven ´ 5 characters A very interesting conceptBUT I have to get on my soapbox for a minute After reading a few of his books I have to say that Larry Niven's attitude towards women what they are like and what they are capable of is sadly lacking Though his male characters seem to be pretty well fleshed out human even if they are alien fallible and interesting his

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    PDF NEW [Ringworld] I started this book expecting an awesome experience it won the Hugo AND Nebula awards after allToo bad it was a hot mess The smile is because the book was lightheartedWhat to say of Niven's prose other than that it is horrible? The dialog is stilted; often it is impossible to tell what the characters are talking about because their referen

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    Larry Niven ´ 5 characters PDF NEW [Ringworld] I’d wanted to read this because I’m a fan of the Halo video games and I’d heard that it was a big influence on those I gotta say that I’d have liked it if the Master Chief would have shown up and started chucking some plasma grenades aroundSet in 2855 human Louis Wu is recruited by an alien named Nessus to go on a hazardous mission to

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    Larry Niven ´ 5 characters PDF NEW [Ringworld] Well this book won both the Hugo and Nebula award in 197071 for best novel and who am I to argue with the voting panels In my view this book is astounding SF pun intended its characters are well built and the story is just so far reaching with brilliant science to back it upI first read this sometime back in the late 70s and have re read it a couple of time since but it has to be 15 years since I last read it

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    PDF NEW [Ringworld] Ringworld is definitely a sci fi classic a monumental achievement in world building Any sci fi aficionados who don’t like it should be ashamed of themselvesArgh It’s never pleasant to go against the conventional wisdom but over a

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    PDF NEW [Ringworld] Read & Download Ø PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Larry Niven Larry Niven ´ 5 characters I can't believe this won three big awards The story is about as interesting as the trade war minutia of Episodes 1 3 of Star Wars In non geeky terms not very interesting Actually as I went out to buy a cup of coffee this morning I thought that if Larry Niven had teamed up with George Lucas the preuel episodes of

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    review Ringworld Larry Niven ´ 5 characters Read & Download Ø PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Larry Niven Not much I can say about this It blew my mindIn order for you to truly appreciate Ringworld you would have to mentally backtrack forty odd years Big Ideas in Science Fiction are a dime a dozen TodayBut in 1970?Perhaps Niven’s vision upstaged his characters Perhaps But I could still lose myself on the ring It fascinated me then;

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    review Ringworld Larry Niven ´ 5 characters PDF NEW [Ringworld] On Luis Wu’s 200th birthday he is approached by Nessus a uasi euine alien species knows as Puppeteers because of the two

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    PDF NEW [Ringworld] Read & Download Ø PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Larry Niven I'm afraid this made me want to punch Larry Niven in the stomach on the behalf of all women everywhere Along with people who aren't so privileged that life bores them with its comforts but mostly on behalf of women A 180 year old man sleeping with a 20 year old woman? Just so wrong and it keeps going wrong He writes things about Teela likeHe

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    Read & Download Ø PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Larry Niven PDF NEW [Ringworld] Larry Niven published Ringworld in October 1970 to much acclaim – the novel won the Hugo Nebula and Locus awards for best science fiction nov

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  • Ringworld
  • Larry Niven
  • English
  • 14 October 2020
  • 9780575077027