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August 01, 2011, 09:19:29 PM
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I just got my Amazon Kindle DX I bought for Bitcoins today! (Got it through http://spendbitcoins.com/ - great site).

So, now I'm deciding which book to start with. I read Niven's Ringworld last year, so I was thinking I'd go with the next in the series (The Ringworld Engineers), but when I looked it up at Wikipedia I noticed that there is more than 10 earlier books taking place in Known Space.

Did anyone here read them all or even a few? Basically I'm asking if reading the entire Known Space series first will add anything significant to the story of the Ringworld series.
I'm hoping you'll tell me to just go ahead and read the Ringworld Engineers, but on the other hand I don't want to miss out on something either...


My second choice is something else entirely - Santa Olivia by Jacqueline Carey (since I liked the Kushiel series a lot).

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August 01, 2011, 09:25:02 PM
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AFAIK, the other Known Space books don't involve the same characters or Ringworld at all, they just take place in the same shared universe and might mention something from them in passing but that's it.

I could be wrong, though; I've read all the Ringworld books but not the other ones.

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August 01, 2011, 10:48:41 PM
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That's the impression I've got as well, although I remember thinking there were a few things that got too shallow a introduction, but didn't reflect on it further then because I wasn't even aware that Ringworld was part of a series when I read it.

But whatever, now I've started on the Ringworld Engineers anyway - it's supposed to be the best one.

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Yeah, I'm afraid it's downhill after that. (IMO, of course.)

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August 02, 2011, 10:09:03 PM
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I just got my Amazon Kindle DX I bought for Bitcoins today! (Got it through http://spendbitcoins.com/ - great site).

So, now I'm deciding which book to start with. I read Niven's Ringworld last year, so I was thinking I'd go with the next in the series (The Ringworld Engineers), but when I looked it up at Wikipedia I noticed that there is more than 10 earlier books taking place in Known Space.

Thanks! Hey, don't forget, if you go to http://am.spendbitcoins.com to buy your kindle books (yes, even if you're spending USD), we get a cut that helps the business keep going for free! Just thought I'd put in a plug. Smiley

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August 07, 2011, 04:41:15 AM
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I just got my Amazon Kindle DX I bought for Bitcoins today! (Got it through http://spendbitcoins.com/ - great site).

So, now I'm deciding which book to start with. I read Niven's Ringworld last year, so I was thinking I'd go with the next in the series (The Ringworld Engineers), but when I looked it up at Wikipedia I noticed that there is more than 10 earlier books taking place in Known Space.

Thanks! Hey, don't forget, if you go to http://am.spendbitcoins.com to buy your kindle books (yes, even if you're spending USD), we get a cut that helps the business keep going for free! Just thought I'd put in a plug. Smiley

Any timetable on when other countries will be opened up to spendbitcoins.com? I can buy a kindle book from Amazon and read it on my phone, and I'd rather do it with butcoin bitcoin. edit - I had to leave the original error in. It's the first time I made that particular typo and I nearly pissed myself.


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August 08, 2011, 05:03:39 AM
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You want to get Neutron Star. It is a collection of short stories, half of which are from the first-person perspective of the same character as he is blackmailed by an alien race into testing experimental spaceships, and other great Hugo-award material. It is sci-fi from the late sixties that hasn't become campy or obsolete. I have a first-edition paperback.

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August 09, 2011, 10:11:22 PM
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Any timetable on when other countries will be opened up to spendbitcoins.com? I can buy a kindle book from Amazon and read it on my phone, and I'd rather do it with butcoin bitcoin. edit - I had to leave the original error in. It's the first time I made that particular typo and I nearly pissed myself.



Which country are you looking for? Spend Bitcoins currently supports every amazon site besides China.

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August 10, 2011, 11:38:30 AM
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Any timetable on when other countries will be opened up to spendbitcoins.com? I can buy a kindle book from Amazon and read it on my phone, and I'd rather do it with butcoin bitcoin. edit - I had to leave the original error in. It's the first time I made that particular typo and I nearly pissed myself.



Which country are you looking for? Spend Bitcoins currently supports every amazon site besides China.

Ah. Didn't get supporting amazon site part. Apparently we don't have one here yet, and i can only get ebooks if i get them through the reader on my phone. Thx anyway.


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