E–book [Ringworld] ð Larry Niven


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  1. says: E–book [Ringworld] ð Larry Niven Larry Niven õ 9 Review Free read Ringworld

    E–book [Ringworld] ð Larry Niven 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 L

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    E–book [Ringworld] ð Larry Niven I started this book expecting an awesome experience it won the Hugo AND Nebula awards after allToo bad it was a hot mess

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    E–book [Ringworld] ð Larry Niven Larry Niven õ 9 Review Free read í E-book, or Kindle E-pub õ Larry Niven 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

  4. says: E–book [Ringworld] ð Larry Niven Larry Niven õ 9 Review Free read Ringworld

    Free read í E-book, or Kindle E-pub õ Larry Niven E–book [Ringworld] ð Larry Niven 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 st

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    Larry Niven õ 9 Review E–book [Ringworld] ð Larry Niven 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 convention

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    E–book [Ringworld] ð Larry Niven Free read Ringworld 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

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    E–book [Ringworld] ð Larry Niven Not much I can say ab

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    Free read Ringworld Free read í E-book, or Kindle E-pub õ Larry Niven Larry Niven õ 9 Review On Luis Wu’s 200th birthday he is approached by Nessus a uasi euine alien species knows as Puppeteers because of the two heads sp

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    Larry Niven õ 9 Review Free read í E-book, or Kindle E-pub õ Larry Niven Free read Ringworld 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 likeHer lips he saw were perfect for pouting She was one of those rare lucky women whom crying does not ma

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    Free read Ringworld Larry Niven õ 9 Review E–book [Ringworld] ð Larry Niven Larry Niven published Ringworld in October 1970 to much acclaim – the novel won the Hugo Nebula and Locus awards for best science fiction novel in 1970Any fan of the genre will be familiar with Ringworld it’s freuently cited as one of the

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Free read Ringworld

Read ↠ Ringworld ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub 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

Free read í E-book, or Kindle E-pub õ Larry NivenRingworld

Read ↠ Ringworld ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub 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 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 likeHer lips he saw were perfect for pouting She was one of those rare lucky women whom crying does not make uglyIt is painfully condescending even as her power is revealed her thinking and aware self remains enslaved to it But I said it got worse The females of the feline alien race on the ship are non sentient beings whose only purpose is to have babies and it is intimated that the puppeteers might have a similar system We finally meet one of the Ringworld over race whatever and it s a woman who is not too bright and there were only three women there in a crew of 36 on the spaceship she worked on so obviously she is some kind of prostitute Why else would a woman be on a spaceship So apart from that infuriating fact there are sentences like Prill tried to explain to me what happened here as one of her crew explained to her He had oversimplified of course And then Her touch was a joy as thick as syrup She knew a terribly ancient secret that every women is born with a tasp and that its power is without limit if she can learn to use it And she will use it to enslave and control her man of course she will she has no other options Worst of all He names one of his creatures the frumious bandersnatch My favourite Carroll creation I did not appreciate finding it here The ring world is very cool Nessus too but I couldn t get over the anger Still I finished it and it kept me turning the pages so it is now two stars as I suppose one star is for the books I just couldn t even finish

Larry Niven õ 9 Review

Read ↠ Ringworld ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub 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

  • Paperback
  • 288
  • Ringworld
  • Larry Niven
  • English
  • 01 January 2020
  • 9780575077027