Ringworld, by Niven, Larry

Ringworld by Larry Niven starts out on page one with a problem; I appreciated greatly that Niven wasted no time in setting up the book, and instead just got into it. Louis Wu, a 200 year old man, has become bored, again, with life on Earth. Society has become homogenized,and there are no frontiers left anywhere in the Sol system. To deal with his frustration over all of this, Louis has developed a habit. Every forty years or so he throws his hands up in disgust, boards a ship and shoots of[…]

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