Niven has created such a rich universe with Known Space that initially spending the first third of the book in one confined space seems a waste. Howev..Show More »er Niven WITH Weiner can produce excellent Character focused stories and that's what this book is. It builds on the past 40 years of existing Known Space fiction while not overtly relying on it and the ending is genius, using the perfectly paced build up till we get to the "Oh Really!" moment.
Disappointing as it sewellel too much on a complex past, and it was sometimes a difficult listen with the spiralling reflective conversations I sk..Show More »ipped a lot towards the end as I lost interest