Lacking Natural Simplicity

Random musings on books, code, and tabletop games.

Recent Reading: Larry Niven & Edward M. Lerner

  • Betrayer of Worlds, by Larry Niven and Edward M. Lerner; copyright 2010; ISBN 978-0-7653-6498-2.

    Spoilers!

    The following discussion includes spoilers for this book.

    I like learning more of Louis Wu's background, but I thought pulling him into the Puppeteer fleet, giving him a child, and kicking him out with his memories removed, all before the events of Ringworld, damaged my suspension of disbelief.

    I thought the writing of this book was perfectly adequate, if not to the standards of Niven in his prime.

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