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In this first collaboration by science fiction masters Larry Niven (Ringworld) and Gregory Benford (Timescape), the limits of wonder are redrawn once again as a human expedition to another star system is jeopardized by an encounter with an astonishingly immense artifact in interstellar space: a bowl-shaped structure half-englobing a star, with a habitable area equivalent to many millions of Earths…and it's on a direct path heading for the same system as the human ship.
A landing party is sent to investigate the Bowl, but when the explorers are separated—one group captured by the gigantic structure's alien inhabitants, the other pursued across its strange and dangerous landscape—the mystery of the Bowl's origins and purpose propel the human voyagers toward discoveries that will transform their understanding of their place in the universe.

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Bowl of Heaven
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4 / 5
Not surprisingly.....Masterful!
August 24th, 2014
Should it come as ANY surprise that a work created by 2 of the best collaborators amongst the master of SF should be compelling, taut, and grand in scale? Of course not. Enough said.
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The bowl of heaven
May 5th, 2014
Not unlike Ringworld but an excellent book none the less. I kept waiting for the references to Nivens best seller
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Bowl of heavem
December 29th, 2013
A bit long in places, but very much a Niven book.
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