Shipstar: A Science Fiction Novel
Gregory Benford, Larry Niven
Science fiction masters Larry Niven (Ringworld) and Gregory Benford (Timescape) proceed the exciting experience of a human day trip to a different big name method that's jeopardized through an come across with an astonishingly vast artifact in interstellar house: a bowl-shaped constitution cupping a celeb, with a liveable region corresponding to many hundreds of thousands of Earths. And which, tantalizingly, is on an instantaneous course heading towards an identical process the human send is to colonize.
Investigating the Bowl, or Shipstar, the human explorers are separated―one crew captured through the large structure's alien population, the opposite pursued throughout its unusual and hazardous landscape―while the secret of the Shipstar's origins and objective propel the human voyagers towards discoveries that rework their knowing in their position within the universe.
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