Hadley Park Branch Library is closed Saturday, October 19.

Ringworld: a novel

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(5)
4 star
 
(1)
3 star
 
(0)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(0)
Series:
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description


The artifact is a vast circular ribbon of matter, some 180 million miles across, with a sun at its center. Pierson's puppeteers—strange, three-legged, two-headed aliens—discovered this "Ringworld" in a hitherto unexplored part of the galaxy. Curious about the immense structure, but frightened by the prospect of meeting the builders, they set about assembling a team to explore it:


Louis Wu, human—old and bored with having lived too fully for too many years, seeking an adventure, and all too capable of handling it.


Nessus, puppeteer—a trembling coward from a species with an inbuilt survival pattern of nonviolence. This particular puppeteer, however, is insane.


Speaker-to-Animals, kzin—large, orange-furred, and carnivorous. The kzin are one of the most savage life-forms known.


The party's expedition, however, goes disastrously wrong when their ship crash-lands and its motley crew faces a daunting trek across thousands of miles of Ringworld territory.

Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
Contributors:
ISBN:
9780345333926
9781441760388
9780030206566
9780345418401
9781481598019
Reading Level:
UG
Level 5.3, 16 Points
Lexile measure:
680L
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 7748497e-c33f-83da-1562-5f0fd0561cea
Grouping Title ringworld
Grouping Author niven larry
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-10-13 04:45:19AM
Last Indexed 2019-10-13 04:49:02AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level UG
accelerated_reader_point_value 16
accelerated_reader_reading_level 5.3
auth_author2 Gardner, Grover.
author Niven, Larry.
author2-role Gardner, Grover.
author_display Niven, Larry
available_at_catalog Edmondson Pike
Edmondson Pike Kids
Looby
collection_catalog Audiobook
Fiction
detailed_location_catalog Edmondson Pike - Adult Audiobook
Edmondson Pike - Adult Fiction
Green Hills - Adult Fiction
Hermitage - Adult Fiction
Looby - Adult Audiobook
display_description

The artifact is a vast circular ribbon of matter, some 180 million miles across, with a sun at its center. Pierson's puppeteers—strange, three-legged, two-headed aliens—discovered this "Ringworld" in a hitherto unexplored part of the galaxy. Curious about the immense structure, but frightened by the prospect of meeting the builders, they set about assembling a team to explore it:

Louis Wu, human—old and bored with having lived too fully for too many years, seeking an adventure, and all too capable of handling it.

Nessus, puppeteer—a trembling coward from a species with an inbuilt survival pattern of nonviolence. This particular puppeteer, however, is insane.

Speaker-to-Animals, kzin—large, orange-furred, and carnivorous. The kzin are one of the most savage life-forms known.

The party's expedition, however, goes disastrously wrong when their ship crash-lands and its motley crew faces a daunting trek across thousands of miles of Ringworld territory.

format_catalog Book
CD audio book
eAudiobook
format_category_catalog Audio Books
Books
eBook
id 7748497e-c33f-83da-1562-5f0fd0561cea
isbn 9780030206566
9780345333926
9780345418401
9781441760388
9781481598019
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
overdrive:a97f7c05-2f2f-4882-8709-6216d37faec6 -1 Online OverDrive Collection Online OverDrive eAudiobook Audio Books 2 false true OverDrive OverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive Listen Checked Out
ils:CARL0000387946 35192042568562 Looby - Adult Audiobook CD AUDIO Fiction Niven 1 false false On Shelf LO
ils:CARL0000387946 35192042568554 Edmondson Pike - Adult Audiobook CD AUDIO Fiction Niven 1 false false In Transit EP
ils:CARL0000043868 35192046052951 Green Hills - Adult Fiction Fiction Niven 1 false false Checked Out GH
ils:CARL0000043868 35192046052944 Edmondson Pike - Adult Fiction Fiction Niven 1 false false On Shelf EP
ils:CARL0000043868 35192046052969 Hermitage - Adult Fiction Fiction Niven 1 false false Checked Out HM
itype_catalog
Book
CD audio book
last_indexed 2019-10-13T09:49:02.627Z
lexile_score 680
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog CD AUDIO Fiction Niven
Fiction Niven
owning_library_catalog Nashville Public Library
owning_location_catalog Edmondson Pike
Edmondson Pike Kids
Green Hills
Green Hills Kids
Hermitage
Hermitage Kids
Looby
primary_isbn 9780345333926
publishDate 1977
2005
2012
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
overdrive:a97f7c05-2f2f-4882-8709-6216d37faec6 eAudiobook Audio Books English Blackstone Publishing 2005
ils:CARL0000387946 CD audio book Audio Books English Blackstone Audio Inc 2012. 9 sound discs (ca. 11.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ils:CARL0000043868 Book Books English Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1977. 342 p. ; 22 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_catalog
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
overdrive:a97f7c05-2f2f-4882-8709-6216d37faec6 -1 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false false
ils:CARL0000387946 35192042568562 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000387946 35192042568554 In Transit In Transit false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000043868 35192046052951 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000043868 35192046052944 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000043868 35192046052969 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
series Ringworld
series_with_volume Ringworld|1
subject_facet Audiobooks
Life on other planets -- Fiction
Ringworld (Imaginary place) -- Fiction
Science fiction, American
title_display Ringworld : a novel
title_full Ringworld : a novel / by Larry Niven
Ringworld Ringworld Series, Book 1
Ringworld [electronic resource] / by Larry Niven
title_short Ringworld :
title_sub a novel
topic_facet Audiobooks
Fiction
Life on other planets
Ringworld (Imaginary place)
Science Fiction
Science fiction, American