Ringworld - a Young Adult book that exemplifies the key elements of technology-driven fiction, and so embodies the new generation of science fiction and SF writers. Ok, that may be how the review would start if this book were written in the 2010s. But Ringworld and [a:Neal Stephenson|545|Neal Stephenson|http://d.gr-assets.com/authors/1314902446p2/545.jpg], so suffice it to say, it's a worthy read despite the datedness. For today's readers, this will perhaps be an archivist effort rather than the life-engaging experience it was. Alas, the world context has changed.