I really should stop this habit of reading a particular genre until I’m completely burnt out on it. Marching straight through Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series burned me out on fantasy for quite a while (although I eventually returned to the genre, only to handle Harry Potter the same way.)

Recently I’ve been on a sci-fi (or, is it sy-fy now?) tear. A couple of recent selections I’ve already mentioned in this space include Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom by Cory Doctorow and Beautiful Red by M. Darusha Wehm.  Earlier this year I very slowly plodded through The Mote in God’s Eye by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle.

I’ve since moved on to the Ringworld series by Larry Niven.  So far I’ve knocked out Ringworld and The Ringworld Engineers. I’m about halfway through The Ringworld Throne, and Ringworld’s Children will be next.   If I’m not burnt out on Niven I’m going to sneak in Protector, too.

Later on this year I’ll return to Jerry Pournelle’s CoDominium universe for The Gripping Hand.

2 thoughts on “Ringworld”

  1. I do the same thing. Currently tearing through everything Orson Scott Card wrote *besides* the Ender series, since blasting through that years ago put me off on him for a while (which I am now kicking myself over).

  2. I’ve read all but the newest Ender book (including most of the short stories), but I haven’t read any of the non-Ender OSC yet. Empire is sitting on the shelf.

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