The Ringworld Engineers Book Summary and Study Guide

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Luis Wu is kidnapped by a pupeteer, and forced, along with speaker-to-animals (now Chmee)to return to the Ringworld. They search for an "element converter", which is actually doesn't exist. After they explore the ringworld again, they discover a horrible truth about Teela Brown... she's now a Protector. They kill her, and eventually save the Ringworld from colliding with its own sun.
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The review of this Book prepared by Dimitri Melamoud

Louis Wu and company unwillingly return to an unstable Ringworld. They meet a lot of natives and solve a problem. A face from the past stands in their way. Or does she?
This is my FAVOURITE BOOK OF ALL TIME, and has been for 10 yrs.
The review of this Book prepared by Gareth Powell

The Ringworld has gone off its axis and is about to fall into its own star/sun. Louis Wu, the kzin Speaker-to-Animals, and the Puppeteer mate of Nessus journey once again to the Ringworld to find out what could have caused this and how they can fix it. Once there, they learn more about who built the Ringworld than they had ever expected!
The review of this Book prepared by Jessica Augustsson

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 10%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 30% FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Explore/1st contact/ enviro story    -   Yes Explore:    -   exploring a wondrous planet or phenomena Tech./$$$/Info hunt    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Age:    -   long lived adults


Terrain    -   Jungle    -   Desert    -   Water    -   Mountains    -   Forests    -   Space, need spacesuit Spaceship setting:    -   alien spaceship A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   humans in a primitive/fantasy society    -   inhabited by friendly aliens    -   neutral aliens    -   primitive aliens Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes Takes place in spaceship?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   a significant amount of technical jargon Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only How much dialogue?    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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