Trying to find a novel...

Trying to find a novel...

Post by Derek McGowa » Sun, 14 Sep 1997 04:00:00



Hi...

   I'm hoping someone will be able to help me out, I'm trying to find a
book, I read it years ago, but can't remember the authors name.  The book
(as far as I can remember) is called The World is Round.  I've looked at a
WACK of bookstores, but can't seem to locate it.

   It is a bout a planet that was constructed around a black hole, it's
shell was made of metal, and the inhabitants were the original constructors
waiting for there associates to come back and get them.

If any one has any idea where I might find this book, or, what it's real
name, or the authors name is, please let me know..

Derek McGowan


 
 
 

Trying to find a novel...

Post by Jon Meyer » Sun, 14 Sep 1997 04:00:00




Quote:
> Hi...

>    I'm hoping someone will be able to help me out, I'm trying to find a
> book, I read it years ago, but can't remember the authors name.  The book
> (as far as I can remember) is called The World is Round.  I've looked at
a
> WACK of bookstores, but can't seem to locate it.

>    It is a bout a planet that was constructed around a black hole, it's
> shell was made of metal, and the inhabitants were the original
constructors
> waiting for there associates to come back and get them.

> If any one has any idea where I might find this book, or, what it's real
> name, or the authors name is, please let me know..

> Derek McGowan



Give or take a few details, this sounds like Larry Niven's _Ringworld_,
which should be easily obtainable new or used.

--
Jon Meyers



 
 
 

Trying to find a novel...

Post by Bevca » Sun, 14 Sep 1997 04:00:00



Quote:

>Give or take a few details, this sounds like Larry Niven's _Ringworld_,
>which should be easily obtainable new or used.

I LOVE THIS SITE!  Isn't it great to have so many knowledgeable people to
ask and get answers so fast.  Thanks to all who participate!
Bev
Thanks for patience you show to newbies also. :-)
 
 
 

Trying to find a novel...

Post by Derek McGowa » Sun, 14 Sep 1997 04:00:00


Nah, read Ringworld..

   This planet is shaped like a planet, but it's about ten times the size
of an ordinary planet...they travel around the planet through tubes that
use the force of the black hole...they are trying to find a precious metal
that is completely indestructible..

Thanks though Jon..

Derek