'Magnificent' James Blish 'Niven has ideas the size of planets' Time Out 'Totally believable...one is impressed most by Niven's universe and the way he exploits vast spaces, dizzying mathematics, and huge units of time and matter' Observer. 'Return to the classical hard-science fiction of the kind popular in the Golden Age. Niven's imagination is 3-D and detailed, and his style is lucid and appealing' Frederik Pohl Winner of the Hugo and the Nebula awards An immensely popular modern classic.
Larry Niven was born in California in 1938 and studied mathematics at Washburn University, Kansas. His first published science-fiction story was The Coldest Place in 1964 and he immediately established himself as a significant figure in the science-fiction world, winning four Hugos for short fiction. Ringworld is the most important novel in his future history, Tales of Known Space sequence. He has also collaborated, most notably with Jerry Pournelle on The Mote in God's Eye, Oath of Fealty, Inferno, Lucifer's Hammer and Footfall.