• by Gregory Benford, Larry Niven
  • Narrated by Zach Villa
  • 12 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Science fiction masters Larry Niven (Ringworld) and Gregory Benford (Timescape) continue the thrilling adventure 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.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

I loved it, Great hard science fiction,

Wonderful story, that kept me wanting to know what was next. Smart concepts, that have a lot of thought behind them, running through the story in a way that builds a world, and shows you it to you through storytelling. This is a clever and interesting hard science fiction adventure.
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- Rob S.

kind of meh

Narrator is boring. Story is boring, hard to care about the characters. Drones on a bit.
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- ToddAS

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-08-2014
  • Publisher: Audible Studios