Winner of both the Hugo and Nebula Awards for Best Novel, RINGWORLD remains a favorite among science fiction readers.
Louis Wu, accompanied by a young woman with genes for luck, and a captured kzin – a warlike species resembling 8-foot-tall cats -- are taken on a space ship run by a brilliant 2-headed alien called Nessus. Their destination is the Ringworld, an artificially constructed ring with high walls that hold 3 million times the area of Earth. Its origins are shrouded in mystery.
The adventures of Louis and his companions on the Ringworld are unforgettable . . .
“Larry Niven’s RINGWORLD remains one of the all-time classic travelogues of science fiction — a new and amazing world and fantastic companions.”
- Greg Bear
"If there isn't a Ringworld out there somewhere, we ought to build one someday. Until then we have Larry Niven's. A rich and fantastic story."
- Fred Saberhagen
"Our premier hard SF writer.”
- The Baltimore Sun
"The scope of Larry Niven's work is so vast that only a writer of supreme talent could disguise the fact as well as he can."
- Tom Clancy
"Niven is a true master."
- Frederik Pohl
Almost 50 years ago I read a lot of Science fiction: Niven, Clark, Herbert, Pournelle. I recently re-read “Dune” and the joy of rediscovering a beautifully constructed and really well written novel inspired me to try other Sci Fi I’d read in my youth. I remembered thinking Ringworld was great so ...
What a disappointment. I gave up 100 pages in because it is poorly written, horribly dated and with painfully embarrassing characterisation. What on earth did I see in it all those years ago.