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Ringworld's Children
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 5 April 2009
This is, just like the original Ringworld and its successors, a fast-paced story with several kinds of aliens and near-humans. If you know Ringword, you'll know what to expect. If you don't, don't start with this one....
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Space travel, aliens, sex, drugs, sex with aliens and violence.
Oh and some well reasoned science to back up most of it making it less science fiction and more a view of things to come.
I've found myself saying "Why haven't we developed this yet?" a few times during these books.

Top notch visual writing from my favourite author (with Terry Pratchett a close second), these books take you to a gaudy construct - Ringworld where... well, no spoilers.

Un-puttable-downable. But start from the beginning - Ringworld.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 19 June 2004
Ringworld's Children, is the forth of a series which you can't really understand unless you have read the first three: Ringworld, Ringworld Engineers and The Ringworld Throne, and maybe some of the other stories of Larry Niven's Known Space e.g. Protector. The story races along at a pace. No thesaurus expansions and diversions like some other authors. Louis Wu has to save the Ringworld from the Fringe War. But someone else does it in the most spectacular style. A great read. A must for Ringworld/Larry Niven fans.
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on 27 May 2010
Excellent fourth book in the Ringworld saga. So much better than the dire "Ringworld Throne". This has the pace and mind-blowing scale of the first two books. The ending looks like it's been re-engineered for a sequel, after originally being written as the finale.. (fingers crossed).
Meanwhile, I'm off to find some more "known space" books..
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on 8 June 2014
This book continues the ringworld series and is an interesting and good read. The charachters are good with varied relationships and the natives that are met are crazy and interesting.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
I have been a Larry Niven fan since..., well forever. At one time I'd buy it simply because his name was on the cover. I loved ringworld. But Ringworld's Children just doesn't work. It is too complicated, has too many characters. The narrative's habbit of hopping about from location to location is just annoying. Too few new ideas. I got bored with the machinations of protectors.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
an excellent continuation of a really good theme - expanding on and clearing up a lot of ideas, while also moving the story forward - only half way through though, as I'm reading slowly -cos don't want it to end!
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 12 December 2011
I thought this was going a bit slow at the beginning, but it soon got very interesting, won't spoil the ending.
Great story!!!!
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