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Ringworld 8,541 copies, 157 reviews
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Lucifer's Hammer 3,789 copies, 63 reviews
Footfall 2,777 copies, 33 reviews
The Ringworld Throne 2,241 copies, 9 reviews
The Gripping Hand 2,198 copies, 25 reviews
Protector 1,977 copies, 18 reviews
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A World Out of Time 1,617 copies, 23 reviews
Inferno 1,574 copies, 38 reviews
Ringworld's Children 1,548 copies, 8 reviews
The Legacy of Heorot 1,516 copies, 13 reviews
Neutron Star 1,481 copies, 9 reviews
Destiny's Road 1,334 copies, 12 reviews
Dream Park 1,296 copies, 19 reviews
A Gift from Earth 1,228 copies, 10 reviews
Oath of Fealty 1,184 copies, 7 reviews
The Smoke Ring 1,175 copies, 11 reviews
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Flight of the Horse 917 copies, 7 reviews
A Hole in Space 885 copies, 5 reviews
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Convergent Series 802 copies, 3 reviews
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LARRY NIVEN is the multiple Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author of the Ringworld series, along with many other science fiction masterpieces. He lives in Chatsworth, California. JERRY POURNELLE is an essayist, journalist, and science fiction author. He has advanced degrees in psychology, statistics, engineering, and political science. Together Niven and Pournelle are the authors of many New York Times bestsellers including Inferno, The Mote in God's Eye, Footfall, and Lucifer's Hammer.
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