Bowl of Heaven
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    Bowl of Heaven | Larry Niven, Gregory Benford

    Bowl of Heaven

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Larry Niven, Gregory Benford
    • Narrated By Zach Villa
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Performance
    (180)
    Story
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    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.

    Look up in the sky ... there's a bowl !?

    (Reprised from my Goodreads review)

    Scenario: There's a strange megastructure artifact in space, and some curious folk want to take a look-se..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 28 2013 by Ric Austria (New York)
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    Shipstar | Gregory Benford, Larry Niven

    Shipstar

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Gregory Benford, Larry Niven
    • Narrated By Zach Villa
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (142)
    Performance
    (129)
    Story
    (129)

    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.

    I loved it, Great hard science fiction,

    Wonderful story, that kept me wanting to know what was next. Smart concepts, that have a lot of thought behind them, running through the story in a wa..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 20 2015 by Rob S. ()