THE INTEGRAL TREES
Michael said, "Being suspended in space, floating unencumbered yet in control of one's flight, is as close to pure freedom as I can imagine. I knew I would enjoy reading Larry Niven's manuscript and attempting to visualize a credible alien environment based on that weightless feeling experienced by the people of his Smoke Ring world. As an artist, I was also intrigued by the physics of the lighting created by 2 suns. There is a sharp cool light source orbiting a diffuse warm light source; a constantly shifting color balance and intensity when sometimes there are both kinds of light and other times one eclipses the other."
The Integral Trees
In this novel, Niven presents a fully-fleshed culture of evolved humans who live without gravity in the gas cloud surrounding a neutron star. In this Smoke Ring, free-floating life forms flourish, and all of them, from fish to fowl, can fly…
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