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(Top) Frank Chase, (bottom) Paul Lloyd.

Louis Wu’s starship Lying Bastard, which he used to discover the Ringworld. The most impressive feature are the totally transparent hull sections.

Louis Wu called it the Lying Bastard since it was built by Puppeteers and was armed to the absolute teeth, yet every single weapon, with typical Puppeteer sophistry, could be rationalized away as having some other peaceful purpose.