Bowl of Heaven

2 books in series
3.5 out of 5 stars 359 ratings

Bowl of Heaven Publisher's Summary

In this 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...and it’s on a direct path heading for the same system as the human ship.

A landing party is sent to investigate the Bowl, but when the explorers are separated - one group captured by the gigantic structure’s alien inhabitants, the other pursued across its strange and dangerous landscape - the mystery of the Bowl’s origins and purpose propel the human voyagers toward discoveries that will transform their understanding of their place in the universe.

©2012 Gregory Benford and Larry Niven (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Bowl of Heaven

    • By: Larry Niven, Gregory Benford
    • Narrated by: Zach Villa
    • Length: 12 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 209
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 186
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 184

    In this 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…and it’s on a direct path heading for the same system as the human ship.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Look up in the sky ... there's a bowl !?

    • By Ric Austria on 01-28-13

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 2

    • Shipstar

    • By: Larry Niven, Gregory Benford
    • Narrated by: Zach Villa
    • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 150
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 135
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 135

    Science fiction masters Larry Niven ( Ringworld) and Gregory Benford ( Timescape) continue the thrilling adventure of a human expedition to another star system that is jeopardized by an encounter with an astonishingly immense artifact in interstellar space: a bowl-shaped structure cupping a star, with a habitable area equivalent to many millions of Earths. And which, tantalizingly, is on a direct path heading toward the same system the human ship is to colonize.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I loved it, Great hard science fiction,

    • By Rob S. on 02-20-15

    Regular price: $24.95