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In Bowl of Heaven, the first collaboration by science fiction masters Larry Niven Ringworld and Gregory Benford Timescape , the limits of wonder are redrawn once again as a human expedition to another star system is jeopardized by an encounter with an astonishingly immense artifact in interstellar space: a bowl-shaped structure half-englobing a star, with a habitable area equivalent to many millions of Earths More related to space colonization. Allen Steele. A hard science fiction novel from multiple Hugo Award—winner Allen Steele Best 19 Science Fiction Books of Allen Steele, creator of the Coyote series of books, has written a triumphant science fiction novel hailed as triumphantly optimistic.

Building Harlequin's Moon. Larry Niven. The John Glenn's crew intended to terraform the nearly pristine planet Ymir, in hopes of creating a utopian society that would limit intelligent technology. But by some miscalculation they have landed in another solar system and must shape the gas giant planet Harlequin's moon, Selene, into a new, temporary home.

Their only hope of ever reaching Ymir is to rebuild their store of antimatter by terraforming the moon. Gabriel, the head terraformer, must lead this nearly impossible task, with all the wrong materials: the wrong ships and tools, and too few resources. His primary tools are the uneducated and nearly-illiterate children of the original colonists, born and bred to build Harlequin's moon into an antimatter factory. Rachel Vanowen is one of these children. Basically a slave girl, she must do whatever the terraforming Council tells her.

She knows that Council monitors her actions from a circling vessel above Selene's atmosphere, and is responsible for everything Rachel and her people know, as well as all the skills, food, and knowledge they have ever received. With no concept of the future and a life defined with duty, how will the children of Selene ever survive once the Council is through terraforming and have abandoned Selene for its ultimate goal of Ymir? Escape into Space. The ship rose on a column of invisible, super-heated steam ejected at incredible velocity.

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The spread of the blast flattened everything in the immediate vicinity. The surrounding town was wiped out. Was this their second chance?


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Ordered to destroy the comet, he instead discovers that it is actually the shell of a derelict space probe-a wreck with just enough power to emit a single electronic signal Searching for the source of this signal that comes from outside the solar system, Nigel discovers the existence of a sentient ship. When the new vessel begins to communicate directly with him, the astronaut learns of the horrors that await humanity.

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  5. For the ship was created by an alien race that has spent billions and billions of years searching for intelligent life This is the sequel to 'Bowl of Heaven' and manages to introduce some more complexity and still tie it all up in a satisfactory manner. I give Larry Niven kudos for keeping Gregory Benford in check and This book is volume 2 of the series that started with Bowl of Heaven.

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