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A new place is being built, a world of huge dimensions, encompassing millions of miles, stronger than any planet before it. There is gravity, and with high walls and its proximity to the sun, a livable new planet that is three million times the area of the Earth can be formed. We can start again!...

  • Author: Larry Niven
  • Publish Date: 1985-09-12
  • Book Awards

    Won 3 awards in total (3 unique awards)
  • 1 Nebula
  • 1 Hugo
  • 1 Locus Science Fiction

  • Book Award Years
    1971 Hugo Winner: Ringworld
    1971 Locus Science Fiction Winner: Ringworld
    1970 Nebula Winner: Ringworld

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    Reviews/Comments On Ringworld

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful
    By: Anonymous
    2014-10-03 08:18:31

    One of the most clasic sci-fi novels

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    RE: Ringworld
    By: marie ann
    2015-12-26 07:12:42

    I enjoyed this book and the series as well. I look forward to books that go on past one book. The premise deserves more thought. Thanks!

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    RE: Ringworld
    By: Anonymous
    2016-04-04 05:15:01

    I liked the more recent collabs with Edward Lerner more than the original sequels.

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    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful
    RE: Ringworld
    By: Anonymous
    2016-05-24 05:41:56

    to be hard science fiction, "it has to be theoretically possible and make sense given known constraints"

    can you please explain how 200 year old dudes and giant three legged aliens are within the realm of known science? because they're not.

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