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Author:
Larry Niven
ISBN13:
978-0708882672
ISBN:
0708882676
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ORBIT; New Edition edition (1988)
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The Smoke Ring is a 1987 science fiction novel by Larry Niven. Like much of Niven's work, the story is heavily influenced by the setting: a gas torus, a ring of air around a neutron star. It is a sequel to The Integral Trees. The story is set at the fictional neutron star Levoy's Star (abbreviated "Voy"). The gas giant Goldblatt's World (abbreviated "Gold") orbits the star just outside its Roche limit

The Smoke Ring by Larry Niven Prologue Discipline THE PLANET BELOW HIM WAS HIDDEN TO ALL OF SHARLS’ senses save for the Neutrino Screen, the Neudar

The Smoke Ring by Larry Niven Prologue Discipline THE PLANET BELOW HIM WAS HIDDEN TO ALL OF SHARLS’ senses save for the Neutrino Screen, the Neudar. THE PLANET BELOW HIM WAS HIDDEN TO ALL OF SHARLS’ senses save for the Neutrino Screen, the Neudar.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. In the free-fall environment of the Smoke Ring, the descendants of the crew of the Discipline no longer remembered their Earth roots - or the existence of Sharls Davis Kendy.

Читать онлайн The Smoke Ring. The Smoke Ring converged beyond and below the whorl in a stream of white touched with blue-green, narrowing as it dropped toward the dazzling point of Voy. Things tended to collect in that special part of the Smoke Ring, east of Gold by sixty degrees of arc. The citizens had reason to know that the storm-whorl around Gold was dangerous.

An utterly imaginative classic of science fiction. In the free-fall environment of the Smoke Ring, descendants of the crew of the Discipline no longer remember their Earth roots or the existence of Sharls Davis Kendy, the computer-program despot of the ship - until Kendy initiates contact once more.

The Smoke Ring ( Trees - 2 ) Larry Niven The setting of Niven’s 1984 novel The Integral . Best to sit it out in a stable orbit, and watch, and wait for men to develop civilization.

The Smoke Ring ( Trees - 2 ) Larry Niven The setting of Niven’s 1984 novel The Integral Trees was striking and imaginative, even for this acclaimed world builder; it’s well worth th.

Niven Larry - скачать бесплатно все книги автора. This orbiting air forms a ring known as the Gas Torus. The gas giant Goldblatt's World (abbreviated "Gold") orbits this star just outside its Roche sphere. Thus, Gold's gravity is insufficient to hold its atmosphere, which is pulled loose into an independent orbit around Voy. The Gas Torus is huge - one million kilometers thick - but most of it is too thin to be habitable

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A Del Rey® Book Published by Ballantine Books. The Guide to Larry Niven’s Ringworld, by Kevin Stein, is a guide to all of Known Space. I’ve found it more accurate than my fallible memory. Published in the United States by Ballantine Books, a division of Random House, In. New York, and simultaneously in Canada by Random House of Canada Limited, Toronto.

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  • The group that began as the Quinn tribe misfits in "The Integral Trees" has now settled the Citizen Tree. They've begun having children (some of whose parentage is in question), and cultivated native smoke-ring and integral-tree life in their gardens. They've made a comfortable clone of the Quinn Tree culture, adding elements from the home-cultures of their other members, and they now have their own Scientist and Chairman.

    Stolen star-technology (a Cargo and Rescue Module or CARM), plus the armored silver suit brought from Quinn Tree, give the Citizen Tree a way to stay in touch with the starship 'Discipline,' if they choose to do so. But when the Citizen Tree tribe rescues a family from a burning tree, they unwittingly expose their existence to the State-like Cluster, a growth-structure in the Smoke Ring where matter collects at one of the star's Lagrange Points. The Cluster differs from the Integral Trees; it includes outer green growth areas like fluff jungles and an inner core of material dense enough to be called Dark. It's the closest thing in the smoke ring to a solid planet.

    The problem with the Cluster is its non-tribal economy and its Navy. The Navy believes all star technology belongs to the Navy. This even includes the occasional chunk of metal collected by an integral tree, perhaps following the breakup or explosion of metal craft brought from Earth by 'Discipline's' crew. However, the Navy will pay the finder for metal. The Citizen's Tree folk are certain they will confiscate the CARM and the silver suit, but not sure they will pay for them. The tribe doesn't really understand a payment economy, but they do understand theft.

    'Discipline' wants to contact the Cluster, though; its State-like culture appeals to the AI personality. The persuasive ship musters all its arguments to maneuver the choice. Will the Citizen Tree save itself from the State, staying hidden from the Cluster Navy? Or will they let 'Discipline' argue them into trying for the records held by the Navy, and wind up being absorbed into the nearest equivalent of the State their forebears supposedly committed mutiny to escape, hundreds of years ago?

    I recommend reading the two Smoke Ring novels back-to-back for best enjoyment.

  • While I enjoy Niven's imagination, I didn't feel like I got enough of it in The Smoke Ring. The story left everything incomplete- don't expect to feel like you have a handle on the story arc when you're finished. I found myself repeatedly skimming sections that talked about everyday life, but in a rather bland way. There was no real emotional depth here, and no well-developed characterization. The characters don't grow, or surprise you. What you expect is what you get.

    Yet still I recommend this book, because of the imagination of Niven. True, it only peeks out from time to time here, but those are bold peaks. Niven has an intriguing use of science which he applies to novel situations. He slowly builds more of the possibilities of what it is like to live in the smoke ring. I just wish he'd built that up more- or at least given us a sequel sometime in the last two decades.

  • This is the sequel to The Integral Trees. I read it many years ago, as a teen. Scenes from it flowed softly, distantly, through all the background of my life. Now it's the future, and one day I realized it would now be possible to reach back into the past and retrieve it! Thank you, Amazon, and thanks for showing me the first book of what I never knew was a pair! ~ The Integral Trees ~ What a rich, entertaining experience it was for me!

  • Larry niven couldn't write a bad book if he tried. Years ago I read intregal trees and was fascinated at the development of the smoke ring system and how humans had survived and adapted to the unreal conditions. This follow up is as good as the original and is typical of nivens writing , well worth the purchase as all his stuff is.

  • Very original, very enjoyable. I've read both Integral Trees and this and I think I may have liked this one slightly more.

  • Had purchased as hard copies, wanted electronic version for kindle

  • Larry Niven once again has created a fascinating world. Unfortunately the plot tends to skip along like a stone across the water. I would have liked more back story, especially on Kendy.

  • I love Larry Niven. This was an okay sequel to the Integral Trees.