Larry Niven
Ringworld Cover



I really wanted to like this. I mean, a Ringworld is really such a cool concept! It has to be a marvelous novel, right?

uhhh. ok

See, I understand this was written a while ago, but even back in the day, was it really okay to picture women this way? It was both maddening and confusing. When they started describing her lip pouts, I thought I would go mad. When Niven had her sleep with an 180 year old man, seemingly because she wanted to, I really wanted to throw the book.

I just couldnt anymore. Sad, because dang, it's a Ringworld. Too bad more of the story wasn't about it.