"A collaboration between Gregory Benford & Larry Niven is one of those dream-team arrangements that publishers and readers, um, dream about." - Russell Letson, Locus
Releasing next Tuesday: BOWL OF HEAVEN (Tor Hardcover; $25.99; October 16th
2012)--the first collaboration from science fiction icons Gregory Benford and Larry Niven. This astonishing tale of alien encounters and strange technologies is brimming with unique concepts and was recently named on io9.com's list of "This Fall's Must Read Science Fiction and Fantasy Books."
The limits of wonder are redrawn as a human expedition to another star system is jeopardized by an encounter with an immense artifact in interstellar space: a bowl-shaped structure half-englobing a star. A landing party is sent to investigate but are soon separated-one group captured by the structure's alien inhabitants; the other pursed across its strange and dangerous landscape. Soon the mystery of the Bowl's purpose will lead the voyagers toward discoveries that will transform their understanding of their place in the universe.
Gregory Benford is a recipient of the United Nations Medal for Literature and the award-winning author of Timescape. Larry Niven, New York Times bestselling author of Lucifer's Hammer (with Jerry Pournelle) and the classic Ringworld series. Science fiction are eagerly awaiting the publication of BOWL OF HEAVEN.