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   Smoke Ring, The, by Larry Niven  
 
  Novel, first publication in March 1987 , latest edition in March 1988
 
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      In the free-fall environment of the Smoke Ring, the descendants of the crew of the Discipline no longer remembered their Earth roots -- or the existence of Sharls Davis Kendy, the computer-program despot of the ship. Until Kendy initiated contact once more.

    Fourteen years later, only Jeffer, the Citizens Tree Scientist, knew that Kendy was still watching -- and waiting. Then the Citizens Tree people rescued a family of loggers and learned for the first time of the Admiralty, a large society living in free fall amid the floating debris called the Clump. And it was likely that the Admiralty had maintained, intact, Discipline's original computer library.

    Exploration was a temptation neither Jeffer nor Kendy could resist, and neither Citizens Tree nor Sharls Davis Kendy would ever be the same again...

     
     
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  • Integral Trees (#2)

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  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) - Thinking Machines
  • Distant Worlds
  • Human Colonization - Conquest of Other Worlds - Settlers

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