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Ringworld

Author: Larry Niven; Patrick Cullen; Blackstone Audiobooks.
Publisher: [Ashland, Or.] : Blackstone Audio, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eAudiobook : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A modern science-fiction classic, "Ringworld" won the Hugo and Nebula Awards for best novel in 1970. 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 million miles long. If we have the mass of Jupiter to work with, and if we make it a million miles wide, we get a thickness of about a thousand meters. The  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Downloadable audio books
Audiobooks
Fiction
Science fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Audio book, etc., Sound recording, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Larry Niven; Patrick Cullen; Blackstone Audiobooks.
ISBN: 9780786142897 0786142898
OCLC Number: 145467435
Notes: Unabridged.
Audio file.
Title from image on Web page (viewed June 25, 2007).
Previously released on audio cassette, 1996.
Performer(s): Read by Patrick Cullen.
Description: 1 online resource (1 sound file)
Responsibility: by Larry Niven.

Abstract:

A modern science-fiction classic, "Ringworld" won the Hugo and Nebula Awards for best novel in 1970. 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 million miles long. If we have the mass of Jupiter 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 of the air will leak over the edges."--Larry Niven.

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