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Adventure Beyond Known Space! The concluding volume to the manga adaptation of Larry Niven's classic SF novel Rocket with a group of intergalactic explorers to the Ringworld, a massive artificial world looped like a giant ribbon the size of Earth's orbit around the sun. Stranded on this bizarre world, they soon discover that what was once conceived as a Garden of Eden has n Adventure Beyond Known Space! The concluding volume to the manga adaptation of Larry Niven's classic SF novel Rocket with a group of intergalactic explorers to the Ringworld, a massive artificial world looped like a giant ribbon the size of Earth's orbit around the sun. Stranded on this bizarre world, they soon discover that what was once conceived as a Garden of Eden has now reverted to savagery. Civilization has disappeared, leaving powerful machines in charge. Vast ruins litter the surface where mighty floating cities fell from the sky, deadly plants use sunlight to kill, terrifying hurricanes the size of worlds swallow everything in their paths, while roaming gangs of native humanoids stand ready to attack. Louis must now face the greatest challenge of his life. How can he and his friends possibly escape such a hostile place? What happened to the extraordinary treasures of this world? What kind of incredibly powerful alien could destroy the mightiest of the universe's worlds? And what happened to the legendary engineers who built the Ring? The answers lie in the conclusion to the most exciting, action-packed science fiction adventure ever conceived!


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Adventure Beyond Known Space! The concluding volume to the manga adaptation of Larry Niven's classic SF novel Rocket with a group of intergalactic explorers to the Ringworld, a massive artificial world looped like a giant ribbon the size of Earth's orbit around the sun. Stranded on this bizarre world, they soon discover that what was once conceived as a Garden of Eden has n Adventure Beyond Known Space! The concluding volume to the manga adaptation of Larry Niven's classic SF novel Rocket with a group of intergalactic explorers to the Ringworld, a massive artificial world looped like a giant ribbon the size of Earth's orbit around the sun. Stranded on this bizarre world, they soon discover that what was once conceived as a Garden of Eden has now reverted to savagery. Civilization has disappeared, leaving powerful machines in charge. Vast ruins litter the surface where mighty floating cities fell from the sky, deadly plants use sunlight to kill, terrifying hurricanes the size of worlds swallow everything in their paths, while roaming gangs of native humanoids stand ready to attack. Louis must now face the greatest challenge of his life. How can he and his friends possibly escape such a hostile place? What happened to the extraordinary treasures of this world? What kind of incredibly powerful alien could destroy the mightiest of the universe's worlds? And what happened to the legendary engineers who built the Ring? The answers lie in the conclusion to the most exciting, action-packed science fiction adventure ever conceived!

30 review for Ringworld: The Graphic Novel, Part Two

  1. 4 out of 5

    Morris

    Just a brief review of the implementation, not the story. I "read" both Part One and Part Two of this monochrome Ringworld interpretation in Manga. I think it's been available only since 2015. I read the printed novel just a week earlier. I'd say that for maximum effect, the Ringworld novel should be read prior to the graphic novel. I missed some events reading the novel that were highlighted in the graphic novel. One example was the humor in Louis and Teela's repeated attempts to get some "alon Just a brief review of the implementation, not the story. I "read" both Part One and Part Two of this monochrome Ringworld interpretation in Manga. I think it's been available only since 2015. I read the printed novel just a week earlier. I'd say that for maximum effect, the Ringworld novel should be read prior to the graphic novel. I missed some events reading the novel that were highlighted in the graphic novel. One example was the humor in Louis and Teela's repeated attempts to get some "alone time." Ok in the book; unmistakeable in the graphic novel. The manga version captured the humor and forward motion of the story very well. I downloaded the graphic novel rom the Amazon kindle site to the large-screen iPad Pro.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Vince

    It was okay. I approached this adaptation having never read Niven's classic 1970s novel, Ringworld, or its sequels, though I have read several of Niven's collaborations with Jerry Pournelle from that period. The art is decent. The dialogue feels stilted. The story is chauvinist. While the adaptation team perhaps deserves kudos for faithfulness to the novel in this regard, I didn't care for the attitude. Evaluated purely as an adventure romp, the story is too long and characters are too shallow. T It was okay. I approached this adaptation having never read Niven's classic 1970s novel, Ringworld, or its sequels, though I have read several of Niven's collaborations with Jerry Pournelle from that period. The art is decent. The dialogue feels stilted. The story is chauvinist. While the adaptation team perhaps deserves kudos for faithfulness to the novel in this regard, I didn't care for the attitude. Evaluated purely as an adventure romp, the story is too long and characters are too shallow. Two stars. [Same review for Volume #1 of the Graphic Novel Adaptation]

  3. 5 out of 5

    Eric Stodolnik

    I didn't even realize they had made a Ringworld graphic novel until I stumbled upon a copy of this Part Two at a local Half Price Books. Of course, being such a huge fan of Known Space, I had to get it. Now this Graphic Novel has many issues. The biggest issue I have with it is that the story, and the events in general just feel so damned rushed in it. Like if it were padded out more, if it were at least twice as long, then it might have done the novel a bit more justice. I mean, I read through t I didn't even realize they had made a Ringworld graphic novel until I stumbled upon a copy of this Part Two at a local Half Price Books. Of course, being such a huge fan of Known Space, I had to get it. Now this Graphic Novel has many issues. The biggest issue I have with it is that the story, and the events in general just feel so damned rushed in it. Like if it were padded out more, if it were at least twice as long, then it might have done the novel a bit more justice. I mean, I read through this Part Two in maybe 30 minutes or so. It was just so damn quick to breeze through. Another thing was the art wasn't what I was hoping it would be. There were some very cool aspects about it, but overall, it felt extremely rushed and at times even unfinished, in areas plain 'ol sloppy. I understand it is in a way, more of a stylistic choice than poor art skills. And most likely the time constraints of the creation of the book was the deciding factor when it came to how much work could be put into it. But that being said, I would have preferred that if they were going to make a graphic novel version of Ringworld, they just wouldn't go ahead with it until they really had the right amount of time and effort and money into the project to do it justice. Anyway, I would have given this a 3 star rating if it weren't for the source material to begin with. I just love Known Space and Ringworld. And even if this adaptation isn't what I hoped it would be, it's still Ringworld. And I will be looking for Part One to complete the pair and read it as well. I just hope that the Amazon Prime series that is ALLEGEDLY being made on ringworld right now has the right amount of love and hard work and... well... money... to do it real justice and spark more interest in Known Space to have some more big-budget adaptation of the universe, cause I can't get enough Known Space, and I've already read all the printed material, and I don't think Niven is going to make any more Known Space novels. :( Anyway... here's hoping.

  4. 5 out of 5

    William Tracy

    Nice to read through the Ringworld story again. Oddly enough, this made me want to read the original version more. The graphic representation is nice, but part two suffers from a lot of dark pages and as it's in black and white, it's hard to make out some of the detail. The story is also complicated enough that I felt it missed some of the wonder in translation to speech bubbles. Nice to read through the Ringworld story again. Oddly enough, this made me want to read the original version more. The graphic representation is nice, but part two suffers from a lot of dark pages and as it's in black and white, it's hard to make out some of the detail. The story is also complicated enough that I felt it missed some of the wonder in translation to speech bubbles.

  5. 4 out of 5

    John (JP)

    This is part 2 of the graphic novel representation of Larry Niven's Ringworld. Part 2 seamlessly continues Part 1. The writing and inking styles are consistent between the 2 parts. The action in Part 2 intensifies. The ramifications of the Puppeteer manipulation of the Humans and Kzin genetic and political histories come to roost, The exploration of Ringworld begins in ernest. There are more encounters with the local population of Ringworld. The reason behind Ringworlds's condition is revealed. This is part 2 of the graphic novel representation of Larry Niven's Ringworld. Part 2 seamlessly continues Part 1. The writing and inking styles are consistent between the 2 parts. The action in Part 2 intensifies. The ramifications of the Puppeteer manipulation of the Humans and Kzin genetic and political histories come to roost, The exploration of Ringworld begins in ernest. There are more encounters with the local population of Ringworld. The reason behind Ringworlds's condition is revealed. What's impressive about the story as whole is the consistency of the story telling and world building. Each of the species represented acts in character. There is no no magic technology saving the plot lines that comes from nowhere. The purpose of the mission viewed from each characters perspective remain consistent. Graphic novels tend to dumb down the story in order to make it accessible to younger readers. This is one of the rare novels that does not o that.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Jedidiah

    Very confusing adaptation. If I hadn't read the source novel already I'd have been lost. The black and white artwork is poorly suited to Niven's nuanced story and is at times just as confusing as the adaptation. An interesting novelty, but read the novel instead. The visuals in your head will be far superior to this. Very confusing adaptation. If I hadn't read the source novel already I'd have been lost. The black and white artwork is poorly suited to Niven's nuanced story and is at times just as confusing as the adaptation. An interesting novelty, but read the novel instead. The visuals in your head will be far superior to this.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Robert Gilson

    Part two continues from the cliff hanger ending of the previous book. I've really enjoyed these two book. They have down a great job taking the grand scope of the novel and giving us a fun visual version to enjoy. Part two continues from the cliff hanger ending of the previous book. I've really enjoyed these two book. They have down a great job taking the grand scope of the novel and giving us a fun visual version to enjoy.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Ian Lloyd-williams

    One of the great classic sci fi novels a huge work great aliens and superb plot line.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Andrew Schriber

    Continuation of book 1. But just like book 1, this book is good but the real book is better.

  10. 4 out of 5

    James

    Good conclusion to the series. I wasn't expecting the solution to their problem of returning home at all. Good conclusion to the series. I wasn't expecting the solution to their problem of returning home at all.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Elizabeth

  12. 5 out of 5

    David Allen Babler

  13. 4 out of 5

    Zach

  14. 4 out of 5

    Ron Turner

  15. 5 out of 5

    Steve Beversdorf

  16. 5 out of 5

    Eric

  17. 5 out of 5

    James Crotty

  18. 4 out of 5

    Hanncann

  19. 5 out of 5

    Sarah

  20. 5 out of 5

    Jeff Allen

  21. 5 out of 5

    Paul Fuhr

  22. 5 out of 5

    Pj

  23. 5 out of 5

    Dawn Olensk

  24. 4 out of 5

    Owen

  25. 4 out of 5

    Kirk

  26. 5 out of 5

    Lyn

  27. 5 out of 5

    dylan

  28. 4 out of 5

    M Beal

  29. 4 out of 5

    Cheryl

  30. 4 out of 5

    Mark

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