Prill is meant to be the 4th member of the group, but they discover she was killed when taken into custody upon returning to Known Space. So, be warned if you are very sensitive around issues like this. She loves beautiful language and has no patience for dull prose, vapid romance, or cheesy dialogue. The quest that Louis and his alien companions find themselves on is, eventually, to deal with the instability of the Ring and save its trillions of inhabitants from doom as it crashes into its star. Si vis pacem, para bellum. It was with much goading that I read the second one. Now, Niven goes to great lengths to justify both it and Louis engaging in it.

And so each book read provided a reflection of a deca was turning into a stale year for SF. Griffith, Clay and Susan. Quotes from The Ringworld Eng Next, Chmee and Louis use their landers speakers to pretend to be gods to a group of giant herbivores. Secondly, many fans had identified numerous engineering problems in the Ringworld as described in the novel. And of course, the nature of the engineers – with the powerful technology at their disposal, why build a ring at all rather than, say, exploring neighboring stars or a less rigorous design such as orbiting platforms. Only 21 remain, but they were added recently, meaning there is a repair crew working to fix the problem. May 02, Yaakov rated it it was amazing.

Upon reaching the vast and mysterious Ringworld, Louis and his companions encounter many surprises, including that the Ringworld is unstable.

Detailed Review Summary of The Ringworld Engineers by Larry Niven

He adapted his story Inconstant Moon for an episode of the television series The Outer Limits in They help them defend their herd, and learn of rishathra – interspecies mating meant to show trust, seal treaties, etc. His work is primarily hard science fiction, using big science concepts and theoretical physics. They both implant DNA in a host female: Features a female sword-and-sorcery duo Skyward: It has a solid set of mysteries and engineesr, a great climax, and some kind of resolution, even if I didn’t like it.


Niven fixes some engineering and ecological gaps that were left in the original, ringaorld expands greatly on the plot found in The sequel to Ringworld, this has a better story. The puppeteer hopes to regain status with his fellow citizens by traveling to the Ringworld to bring back treasures. But he didn’t give Louis Wu a third option; he forced Louis to save the Ringworld by murdering 1. Louis Wu becoming a wirehead in “The Ringworld Engimeers reminded me of an article in Analog some time back.

When she reads ringwotld, she wants to encounter new ideas and lots of imagination. This book explains a lot of the mysteries found in the first book, and introduces more. Ringworld Engineers is well thought out, intricate, hard science at it’s best.

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Qitsualik-Tinsley, Rachel and Sean. They say an author could have prevented his protagonist having to make a choice of this magnitude. Detailed plot synopsis reviews of The Ringworld Engineers Luis Wu is kidnapped by a pupeteer, and forced, along with speaker-to-animals now Chmee to return to the Ringworld. Not great, but not terrible. They meet a species of carnivorous herdsmen who are humanoids.

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These are vampires that release a pheromone that renders humans unable to resist them. If you write with an overall concept, rather than write yourself into a corner, your “wow!

They kill in this manner. The most difficult-to-swallow aspect of the The Ringworld Engineers is the persistent recurrence of rishathra scenes.


And this is all just in the one small part of the Ringworld Louis keeps going back to.

Larry Niven provides either sound or plausible solutions to many of the issues. If they don’t, their teeth fall out, their hearts fail, joints swell, their skin wrinkles effectively, human aging and they die. Niven created an alien species, the Kzin, which were featured in a series of twelve collection books, the Man-Kzin Wars.

I just might re-read the rest of the sequels as well.

I have this on hold ringwold my library and I’m so excited for it. And I liked the ecologies of adapted humanoids, the battle againt the sun flowers and even the ‘cold equations’-like dilemma I had a lot of fun reading this book. It looks like he thought this was a cool idea, and he just ran with it. Sep 10, Karen Berry rated it it was ok. Retrieved from ” https: The Puppeteer is hoping to discover the high-tech equipment that the unknown engineers of the Ringworld must have used to build and control the structure.

Sure, there was interesting material presented in many chapters and interesting problems to solve on occasion, but the novel was way too episodic: Discussing events on the order of billions of years is difficult when we aren’t sure where we will enginefrs next year, much less next century.

This time, however, poot are kidnapped.

In fact, females mate among themselves in another way to make more females.