| Gregory Benford
|| Larry Niven
SF luminaries Gregory Benford and Larry Niven follow Bowl of Heaven, their first collaborative work, with Shipstar. They return readers to the shipstar “the Bowl,” where the avian inhabitants continue their alliances and adversarial encounters with the curious primate newcomers. Analog Magazine welcomed the series, noting, “If you like hard SF with mind-stretching ideas — both physical and psychological — then you definitely want to read this book ...”
In addition to being a Nebula Award-winning author, Greg is a physics professor and a poet. Larry has won multiple awards in the Speculative Fiction Field, including the Hugo and Nebula.
Join us to discuss science fact and science fiction with Greg and Larry.
Larry Niven and Gregory Benford continue the thrilling adventure told in Bowl of Heaven of a human expedition to another star system that is jeopardized by an encounter with an astonishingly immense artifact in interstellar space: a bowl-shaped structure cupping a star, with a habitable area equivalent to many millions of Earths. And which, tantalizingly, is on a direct path heading toward the same system the human ship is to colonize.
Investigating the Bowl, or Shipstar, the human explorers are separated--one group captured by the gigantic structure's alien inhabitants, the other pursued across its strange and dangerous landscape--while the mystery of the Shipstar's origins and purpose propel the human voyagers toward discoveries that transform their understanding of their place in the universe.
About the Authors
Gregory Benford is professor of physics at the University of California, Irvine, and lives in Irvine. Benford is a winner of the United Nations Medal for Literature, and the Nebula Award for his classic novel Timescape.
Larry Niven is the multiple Hugo and Nebula Award–winning author of the Ringworld series, along with many other science fiction masterpieces. His Beowulf’s Children, coauthored with Jerry Pournelle and Steven Barnes, was a New York Times bestseller. He lives in Chatsworth, California.