Shipstar

Shipstar

Book - 2014
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The dramatic sequel to Larry Niven and Gregory Benford's New York Times bestselling novel, Bowl of Heaven

Science fiction masters Larry Niven ( Ringworld ) and Gregory Benford ( Timescape ) continue the thrilling adventure of a human expedition to another star system that is jeopardized by an encounter with an astonishingly immense artifact in interstellar space: a bowl-shaped structure cupping a star, with a habitable area equivalent to many millions of Earths. And which, tantalizingly, is on a direct path heading toward the same system the human ship is to colonize.

Investigating the Bowl, or Shipstar, the human explorers are separated--one group captured by the gigantic structure's alien inhabitants, the other pursued across its strange and dangerous landscape--while the mystery of the Shipstar's origins and purpose propel the human voyagers toward discoveries that transform their understanding of their place in the universe.

Publisher: New York : Tom Doherty Associates, 2014.
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780765328700
0765328704
Characteristics: 415 p. : ill.
Additional Contributors: Niven, Larry

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JackPurcell
Oct 19, 2016

Niven's Ringworld novels of the 1980s and 1990s were such successes I suppose he must have figured if he let an unknown writer change them a bit and name them something else, and Niven puts in his name as co-author, heck, he might get richer on it ..... milk a few more bucks out of an outstanding piece of work that wore itself out on the eyeballs of readers half-century ago.

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danomcd
Oct 05, 2015

I both liked this book and found it very frustrating. I often had to reread pages as I found the authors had lost me in what they were trying to convey. I read A LOT and normally don't have this issue especially with science based books and thus can only figure that they hadn't clearly written out their ideas.

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nancytucson
Aug 27, 2015

Great sequel to Bowl of Heaven. Interesting take on Earth's history.

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