‘Ringworld’ Needs to Be Updated for Television

Larry Niven’s 1970 novel Ringworld is a beloved classic that received the Hugo, Nebula, and Locus awards. But science fiction author Rajan Khanna says the book has some major shortcomings for a modern reader. “I think that what this novel becomes is basically two thought experiments that get sandwiched together,” Khanna says in Episode 505 of the Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy podcast. “The characters are there to help explain these parts of the thought experiments, but they don’t really—for me—become fully fledged, likable, relatable, or even interesting characters.” Ringworld…

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