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Ringworld (1970) [Novel]
by Larry Niven Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Series: Ringworld
Part: 1

Summary :

The Dimensions of Ringworld - "I myself have dreamed up an intermediate step between Dyson Spheres and planets. Build a ring 93 million miles in radius - one Earth orbit - which would make it 600 millions miles long. If we have the mass of Juptier to work with, and if we make it a million miles wide, we get a thickness of about a thousand meters. The Ringworld would thus be much sturdier than a Dyson sphere. There are other advantages. We can spin it for gravity. A rotation on its axis of 770 miles/second would give the Ringworld one gravity outward. We wouldn't even have to roof it over. Put walls a thousand miles high at each rim, aimed at the sun, and very little air will leak over the edges. The thing is roomy enough: three million times the area of Earth. It will be some time before anyone complains of crowding." -Larry Niven, A Hole in Space

Original title: Ringworld
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionScience FictionWorld VersionsAlternate and Parallel Worlds
FictionScience FictionAdventurePlanetary Exploration and Colonization

Edition #1: Ringworld

Ringworld (1970)
Awards: Nebula Award for Best Novel (1970), Hugo: Novel (1971)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edition: Original Version
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Ringworld (2005)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Gollancz
ISBN: 0575077026
Pages: 208

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Ringworld (2001)

Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Gollancz
ISBN: 057507339X
Pages: 208

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Ringworld (1997)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Del Rey Books
ISBN: 0345418409

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Ringworld (1990)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London, UK
Publisher: Orbit
ISBN: 1857231694
Dimensions: 4.3 x 7.1 x 0.8 in
Pages: 287

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Ringworld (1985)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Del Rey Books
ISBN: 0345333926
Pages: 342

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Ringworld (1977)

Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
ISBN: 0030206561
Pages: 342

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Ringworld (1977)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0345257766

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Ringworld (1973)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London
Publisher: Sphere
ISBN: 0722164068
Pages: 287

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Ringworld (1971)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0345220463

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