Ringworld by Larry Niven

About the book

Pierson’s puppeteers, strange, three-legged, two-headed aliens, have discovered an immense structure in a hitherto unexplored part of the universe. Frightened of meeting the builders of such a structure, the puppeteers set about assembling a team consisting of two humans, a puppeteer and a kzin, an alien not unlike an eight-foot-tall, red-furred cat, to explore it. The artefact is a vast circular ribbon of matter, some 180 million miles across, with a sun at its centre – the Ringworld. But the expedition goes disastrously wrong when the ship crashlands and its motley crew faces a trek across thousands of miles of the Ringworld’s surface.

Reviewed by Sci-fi and Fantasy Reading Group:

A book that split the group along genre lines. Conceptually impressive but some felt the plot and characters were underdeveloped and lacked dimension. A mixed reception on the whole.

Star rating: ***

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  1. Review by Damzal Reading Group:
    You need to be into Sci-Fi for this and we were not! One member who completed it said that it was a good adventure story.
    Star rating: *

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