This is book number 3 in the Bowl of Heaven series.
Glorious continues the hard science fiction Bowl of Heaven series from multi-award-winning authors Gregory Benford and Larry Niven.
Audacious astronauts encounter bizarre, sometimes deadly life forms, and strange, exotic, cosmic phenomena, including miniature black holes, dense fields of interstellar plasma, powerful gravity-emitters, and spectacularly massive space-based, alien-built labyrinths.
Tasked with exploring this brave, new, highly dangerous world, they must also deal with their own personal triumphs and conflicts.
"Niven is a galaxy-class storyteller." —Time magazine
"Great storytelling is still alive in science fiction because of Larry Niven." —Orson Scott Card, NYT bestselling author of Ender's Game
"Niven and Benford? Of course it's great. Two grandmasters combined their talents and the result is, well, glorious. It's a proper end to an amazing trilogy." —Larry Bond, New York Times bestselling author of Arctic Gambit
"Benford and Niven have solved the Fermi Paradox! They have created fantastic, yet plausible worlds and aliens who are, at once, witty, wise, and wily…" —Dr. Don Erbschloe, Colonel USAF (ret.) and former Commander of Air Force Office of Scientific Research
"What sets Benford apart from most of the high-tech literary herd is his gift for characterization and language, his refusal to let gadgets overwhelm the people in his stories.... Benford never lets his characters become the animated cardboard cutouts that afflict too many hard science fiction stories." —San Francisco Chronicle
"[Benford is] one of today's central practitioners of hard science fiction writing." —Denver Rocky Mountain News
"Benford is a rarity: a scientist who writes with verve and insight not only about black holes and cosmic strings, but about human desires and fears." —The New York Times Book Review
"Full of ideas and often intriguing." —Kirkus Review