The Integral Trees by Larry Niven audiobook

The Integral Trees

By Larry Niven
Read by Tom Weiner

Blackstone Publishing 9780345418166

The State Series: Book 2

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Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781470898809

  • ISBN: 9781470898816

  • ISBN: 9781470898786

  • ISBN: 9781470898823

Runtime: 7.67 Hours
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Winner of the 1985 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel

Finalist for the 1985 Hugo Award for Best Novel

Nominated for the 1984 Nebula Award for Best Novel

Leaving Earth, the crew of the spaceship Discipline were prepared for a routine assignment. Dispatched by the all-powerful State on a mission of interstellar exploration and colonization, Discipline was aided—and secretly spied upon—by Sharls Davis Kendy, an emotionless computer intelligence programmed to monitor the loyalty and obedience of the crew. What they weren't prepared for, however, was the Smoke Ring—an immense, gaseous envelope that had formed around a neutron star directly in their path. The Smoke Ring was home to a variety of plant and animal life-forms evolved to thrive in conditions of continual free fall. When Discipline encountered it, something went wrong. The crew abandoned ship and fled to the unlikely space oasis.

Five hundred years later, the descendants of the Discipline crew living on the Smoke Ring no longer remember their origins. Earth is more myth than memory, and no recollection of the State remains. But Kendy remembers. And just outside the Smoke Ring, Discipline waits patiently to make contact with its wayward children.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Niven’s masterly use of SF strategies once more hits every note, springing surprises and plot turns with dizzying pace.” Los Angeles Times
“Niven has come up with an idea about as far out as one can get…This is certainly classic science fiction—the idea is truly the hero.” Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine

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Author

Author Bio: Larry Niven

Author Bio: Larry Niven

Larry Niven is the multiple Hugo, Locus, and Nebula Award–winning author of science fiction short stories and novels, including the Ringworld series, as well as many other science fiction masterpieces. His Footfall, coauthored with Jerry Pournelle, was a New York Times bestseller.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD, Playaway
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Runtime: 7.67
Audience: Adult
Language: English