The Integral Trees

Larry Niven

Tom Weiner (Narrator)

07-01-13

7hrs 40min

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Unabridged

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Fiction/Science Fiction

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07-01-13

7hrs 40min

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Science Fiction

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“Niven has come up with an idea about as far out as one can get…This is certainly classic science fiction—the idea is truly the hero.” Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine

Winner of the 1985 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
Finalist for the 1985 Hugo Award for Best Novel
Nominated for the 1984 Nebula Award for Best Novel

Leaving Earth, the crew of the spaceship Discipline were prepared for a routine assignment. Dispatched by the all-powerful State on a mission of interstellar exploration and colonization, Discipline was aided—and secretly spied upon—by Sharls Davis Kendy, an emotionless computer intelligence programmed to monitor the loyalty and obedience of the crew. What they weren't prepared for, however, was the Smoke Ring—an immense, gaseous envelope that had formed around a neutron star directly in their path. The Smoke Ring was home to a variety of plant and animal life-forms evolved to thrive in conditions of continual free fall. When Discipline encountered it, something went wrong. The crew abandoned ship and fled to the unlikely space oasis.

Five hundred years later, the descendants of the Discipline crew living on the Smoke Ring no longer remember their origins. Earth is more myth than memory, and no recollection of the State remains. But Kendy remembers. And just outside the Smoke Ring, Discipline waits patiently to make contact with its wayward children.

Praise

“Niven has come up with an idea about as far out as one can get…This is certainly classic science fiction—the idea is truly the hero.” Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine

“Niven’s masterly use of SF strategies once more hits every note, springing surprises and plot turns with dizzying pace.” Los Angeles Times

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Language English
Release Day Jun 30, 2013
Release Date July 1, 2013
Number in Series 2
Series Display String The State Series
Release Date Machine 1372636800
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories Science Fiction & Fantasy, Science Fiction, Space Opera, Science Fiction, Sci Fi and Fantacy, Fiction - All, Fiction - Adult
Author Bio
Larry Niven

Larry Niven is the multiple Hugo, Locus, and Nebula Award–winning author of science fiction short stories and novels, including the Ringworld series, as well as many other science fiction masterpieces. His Footfall, coauthored with Jerry Pournelle, was a New York Times bestseller.

Narrator Bio
Tom Weiner

Tom Weiner, a dialogue director and voice artist best known for his roles in video games and television shows such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Transformers, is the winner of eight Earphones Awards and is an Audie Award finalist. He is a former member of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

Overview

Winner of the 1985 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel
Finalist for the 1985 Hugo Award for Best Novel
Nominated for the 1984 Nebula Award for Best Novel

Leaving Earth, the crew of the spaceship Discipline were prepared for a routine assignment. Dispatched by the all-powerful State on a mission of interstellar exploration and colonization, Discipline was aided—and secretly spied upon—by Sharls Davis Kendy, an emotionless computer intelligence programmed to monitor the loyalty and obedience of the crew. What they weren't prepared for, however, was the Smoke Ring—an immense, gaseous envelope that had formed around a neutron star directly in their path. The Smoke Ring was home to a variety of plant and animal life-forms evolved to thrive in conditions of continual free fall. When Discipline encountered it, something went wrong. The crew abandoned ship and fled to the unlikely space oasis.

Five hundred years later, the descendants of the Discipline crew living on the Smoke Ring no longer remember their origins. Earth is more myth than memory, and no recollection of the State remains. But Kendy remembers. And just outside the Smoke Ring, Discipline waits patiently to make contact with its wayward children.

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