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Publisher Description

In this first collaboration by science fiction masters Larry Niven (Ringworld) and Gregory Benford (Timescape), the limits of wonder are redrawn once again as a human expedition to another star system is jeopardized by an encounter with an astonishingly immense artifact in interstellar space: a bowl-shaped structure half-englobing a star, with a habitable area equivalent to many millions of Earths…and it’s on a direct path heading for the same system as the human ship.


A landing party is sent to investigate the Bowl, but when the explorers are separated—one group captured by the gigantic structure’s alien inhabitants, the other pursued across its strange and dangerous landscape—the mystery of the Bowl’s origins and purpose propel the human voyagers toward discoveries that will transform their understanding of their place in the universe.

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Sci-Fi & Fantasy
October 16
Tom Doherty Associates

Customer Reviews

MDuncan ,

No doubt similarities to ringworld

It's a fun read and has an interesting concept and ideas. I didn't get attached to the characters. It's all over the place in that department. Waiting for book two as this one just ends in the middle of nothing really.

Lt. O'Whora ,

Rip-off, part 1 of series

I enjoyed this book until the end or rather, the lack of one. It turns out this is part one of a series that ends abruptly without any resolution. Sort of like the cable cutting out in the middle of a movie. Very artificial and not at all satisfying. Apparently the authors and their publisher are far more interested in profit than good writing. Since this eBook does not stand on its own- it lacks any sort of ending- it should be priced much lower.

Person 183 ,

Thank you Earl C Grey

I've read ring world and you're comment and thus read the book again thank you. :)

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