The Smoke Ring (The Smoke Ring series Book 2)

The Smoke Ring (The Smoke Ring series Book 2)

Larry Niven

within the free-fall setting of the Smoke Ring (an mammoth gaseous envelope and neutron famous person circling a liveable cluster of vegetation, timber and animals), descendants of the starship Discipline’s staff now not take into accout their Earth roots or the life of Sharls Davis Kendy, the pc AI controlling the send — until eventually Kendy initiated touch once again, 500 years after the staff whom the half-mad AI calls “mutineers” have been deserted in this unusual international (see The necessary Trees).

Fourteen years later in simple terms Jeffer, the electorate Tree “Scientist”, knew that Kendy was once looking at and advising. while voters Tree rescues a relations of loggers, they examine of the Admiralty, an army association in a city unknown to voters Tree. Jeffer is between those that are looking to stopover at the city and the Admiralty, that may have maintained intact Discipline's unique laptop library. The occasions following the stopover at to the city and the following flight from the Admiralty shape a part of this fascinating story of experience, probability and courage.

"The environment of Niven's 1984 novel The vital timber used to be awesome and imaginitive, even for this acclaimed global builder; it really is worth the moment stopover at made during this sequel."

- Publishers Weekly

“Niven has get a hold of an idea approximately as some distance out as you can still get."

- Asimov's technology Fiction journal

"Great storytelling continues to be alive in technological know-how fiction due to Larry Niven."

- Orson Scott Card, writer of ENDER'S GAME

"The scope of Larry Niven's paintings is so tremendous that just a author of ideal expertise may well hide the actual fact in addition to he can."

- Tom Clancy, writer of the search FOR pink OCTOBER

"His stories have grit, authenticity, colourful characters and pulse-pounding narrative force. Niven is a real master!"

- Frederik Pohl

"Larry Niven is without doubt one of the giants of contemporary technology fiction."


- The Baltimore Sun

"Niven ... lifts the reader faraway from the normal global — and does it with dash."

- the l. a. Times

"Niven ... juggles large innovations of time and house that nobody else can lift."

- Charles Sheffield

"In making a geologic international and within the interactions among people and extraterrestrial beings, Niven is superb."

- Boston Sunday Globe

"One of the genre's so much prolific and obtainable talents."

- Library Journal


Born April 30, 1938 in la, California. Attended California Institute of know-how; flunked out after learning a booklet shop jammed with used technological know-how fiction magazines. Graduated Washburn collage, Kansas, June 1962: BA in arithmetic with a Minor in Psychology, and later obtained an honorary doctorate in Letters from Washburn. pursuits: technology fiction conventions, position enjoying video games, AAAS conferences and different gatherings of individuals on the slicing edges of technological know-how. Comics. Filk making a song. Yoga and different techniques to sturdiness. relocating mankind into house in anyway, yet relatively by way of making area endeavors appealing to advertisement pursuits. a number of occasions we’ve hosted The voters Advisory Council for a countrywide house coverage. I grew up with canine. I dwell with a cat, and borrow canines to hike with. i've got passing acquaintance with raccoons and ferrets. Associating with nonhumans has definitely received me perception into alien intelligences.

In 2015, Larry Niven got the Grand grasp Award, given through The technological know-how Fiction & fable Writers of the United States.

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