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For questions about the 1980 science fiction novel "The Ringworld Engineers" by Larry Niven.

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Why not build smaller Ringworlds?

In the dedication section in the beginning of Larry Niven's "The Ringworld Engineers", Niven writes: Freeman Dyson (Freeman Dyson!) has no trouble believing in the Ringworld (!), but can't ...
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Why is the Map of Earth on the Ringworld?

Rereading the Ringworld books, it occurred to me to question the timeline. In particular, the Ringworld has a series of full-size populated maps of planets of other species' worlds, which are ...
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Why couldn't Teela Brown make the same calculation that Louis Wu and Chmeee did?

In Larry Niven's The Ringworld Engineers, Louis Wu, Chmeee, and Harkabeeparolyn But there they run into Teela Brown, who But it's weird: Teela tells Louis: "Furthermore, there is a solution ...
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