Ringworld is a hard science fiction series that is part of the Known Space universe, created by American novelist Larry Niven. The series involve big science, theoretical physics, detective fiction and adventure. The universe includes Ringworld, the Ringworld prequels, the Man-Kzin series and several standalone novels.

The Known Space universe began in 1966 with Larry’s debut novel, World of Ptavvs. Below is a list of Larry Niven’s Known Space and Ringworld books in order of when they were originally published (and in chronological order):

Publication Order of Known Space Books


World of Ptavvs(1966) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Gift from Earth(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Protector(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Patchwork Girl(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Ringworld Prequel Books


Fleet of Worlds(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Juggler of Worlds(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Destroyer of Worlds(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Betrayer of Worlds(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Ringworld Books


Ringworld(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Ringworld Engineers(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Ringworld Throne(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ringworld's Children(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Note: The Ringworld Prequel series was co-authored with Edward M. Lerner.

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