He continued releasing new music, including She's A Lady and The New Mexican Puppeteer, but his popularity had dropped off as music fans were more interested in the growing disco craze.
Could they pose a threat to Puppeteer safety?
Chicago is full of popular dance scenes, such as the "Cell Block Tango" and the puppeteer number "We Both Reached for the Gun."
Thus, puppeteers who actually have the bravery to risk space-travel are, by puppeteer standards, slightly mad.
He is approached by Nessus, a 'Piersons Puppeteer' who asks him to lead the exploration of the Ringworld.