Ringworld Setting & Symbolism

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Long Shot

The Long Shot is a one-of-a-kind ship built by the puppeteers. It has a quantum II hyperdrive engine that allows it to travel a light year in five-fourths of a minute. Nessus offers Louis and Speaker the technology behind the Long Shot in exchange for coming on the mission.

Lying Bastard (Liar)

The Lying Bastard is the heavily protected ship with one long wing that Nessus, Speaker, Louis, and Teela take to the Ringworld. Louis dubs it the Lying Bastard because it's filled with weapons that have some plausible other explanation. The Lying Bastard crashes into the Ringworld after losing all of its propulsion systems, which reside on its one wing.

The Puppeteer World

The puppeteers use their technology to move planets around to help solve their population problems. First, they move nearby planets toward their own to serve as farmlands. Then, they create a system...

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