Larry Niven’s Ringworld – Virtual Discussion


Larry Niven’s Ringworld – Virtual Discussion

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You’re Invited to the Beam Me Up Book Club Meeting!

Join us on Friday, July 5th at 7 PM Eastern Time for an exciting virtual discussion of the groundbreaking science fiction novel Ringworld by the legendary Larry Niven.

Ringworld is a seminal work that helped redefine the boundaries of science fiction and world-building. Published in 1970, this Hugo and Nebula award-winning novel introduced readers to Niven’s masterpiece of a megastructure: a vast artificial ring encircling a sun, with a surface area three million times greater than Earth’s. The story follows Louis Wu, a bored man seeking adventure in the year 2855, who joins a diverse crew on an exploration mission to study this enigmatic ring and its origins.

Themes we may explore:

  • The wonders and implications of advanced alien engineering
  • The limitless potential and perils of new technologies
  • Humanity’s place in the cosmos and encounters with the truly alien
  • The drive for knowledge and the ethics of scientific exploration
  • Complex questions of ecology, evolution, and genetic engineering

Larry Niven is a towering figure in the science fiction genre, with a career spanning over six decades. Known for his meticulous world-building and thought-provoking speculative ideas, Niven’s works, including the Ringworld series, have had a profound impact on the genre. He has won multiple Hugo and Nebula awards, including the prestigious Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.

Ringworld is widely regarded as one of the most influential and imaginative science fiction novels of the 20th century. It ushered in a new era of grand, sweeping narratives that explored the implications of advanced technologies and challenged readers to rethink the boundaries of human existence.

All are welcome to attend this virtual book club meeting. Come prepared to discuss Niven’s iconic masterpiece, its lasting legacy, and its enduring relevance in the realm of science fiction.

We look forward to an engaging discussion that promises to take us on a journey across the vast expanse of Niven’s imagination. For new participants, details on how to join the virtual meeting will if you message us via

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