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Ringworld: a novel

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For use in schools and libraries only. A two-headed creature and a large, red-furred carnivore are among the members of a party that arrives to explore a mysterious world created in the shape of a ring.
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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.

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series Ringworld
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Life on other planets -- Fiction, Ringworld (Imaginary place) -- Fiction, Science 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, Ringworld [electronic resource] Niven, Larry.
title_short Ringworld :
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topic_facet Audiobooks, Fiction, Life on other planets, Ringworld (Imaginary place), Science Fiction, Science fiction, American