Ringworld

5 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 838 ratings

Ringworld Summary

Welcome to Ringworld, an intermediate step between Dyson Spheres and planets. Ninety-three million miles in radius - the equivalent of one Earth orbit or 600 miles long - 1,000 meters thick, and much sturdier than a Dyson sphere. What other advantages are there to this world? The gravitational force created by a rotation on its axis of 770 miles per second means no need for a roof. Walls 1,000 miles high at each rim will let in the sun and prevent much air from escaping. Larry Niven's novel Ringworld is the winner of the 1970 Hugo Award for Best Novel, the 1970 Nebula Award for Best Novel, and the 1972 Ditmars, an Australian award for Best International Science Fiction.
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  • Book 1

    • Ringworld

    • By: Larry Niven
    • Narrated by: Tom Parker
    • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 550
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 448
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 449

    Welcome to Ringworld, an intermediate step between Dyson Spheres and planets. The gravitational force created by a rotation on its axis of 770 miles per second means no need for a roof. Walls 1,000 miles high at each rim will let in the sun and prevent much air from escaping. Larry Niven's novel Ringworld is the winner of the 1970 Hugo Award for Best Novel.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Vast

    • By aeromys on 21-07-15

    Regular price: £19.69

  • Book 2

    • The Ringworld Engineers

    • The Ringworld Series, Book 2
    • By: Larry Niven
    • Narrated by: Paul Michael Garcia
    • Length: 13 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 143
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 122

    It’s been 20 years since the quixotic and worldsweary Louis Wu discovered the Ringworld. Now he and SpeakertoAnimals are going back, captives of the Hindmost, a deposed puppeteer leader.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Best Ringworld Novel

    • By Stephen on 26-11-11

    Regular price: £21.69

  • Book 3

    • The Ringworld Throne

    • The Ringworld Series, Book 3
    • By: Larry Niven
    • Narrated by: Paul Michael Garcia
    • Length: 13 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 53

    Come back to the Ringworld - the most astonishing feat of engineering ever encountered. A place of untold technological wonders, home to myriad humanoid races, and world of some of the most beloved science fiction stories ever written.

    The human Louis Wu; the puppeteer known as the Hindmost; Acolyte, son of the Kzin called Chmeee: legendary beings brought together once again in the defense of the Ringworld. Something is going on with the protectors.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Worst so far in series. Very poor.

    • By Mr. J. Forsyth on 11-12-16

    Regular price: £21.69

  • Book 4

    • Ringworld's Children

    • By: Larry Niven
    • Narrated by: Barrett Whitener
    • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    The Ringworld is a landmark engineering achievement, a flat band 3-million-times the surface area of Earth, encircling a distant star. Home to trillions of inhabitants, not all of which are human, and host to amazing technological wonders, the Ringworld is unique in all of the universe.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • From a space opera to the muppet show

    • By Joachim on 13-08-16

    Regular price: £22.99

  • Book 5

    • Fate of Worlds

    • Return from the Ringworld
    • By: Larry Niven, Edward M. Lerner
    • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
    • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 28

    For decades, the spacefaring species of known space have battled over the largest artifact - and grandest prize - in the galaxy: the all-but-limitless resources and technology of the Ringworld. Now, without warning, the Ringworld has vanished, leaving behind three rival war fleets. If the fallen civilization of the Ringworld can no longer be despoiled of its secrets, the puppeteers will be forced to surrender theirs - everyone knows that they are cowards. But the crises converging upon the trillion puppeteers of the Fleet of Worlds go far beyond even the onrushing armadas.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing

    • By Mr on 22-07-15

    Regular price: £20.29