larry niven

  1. Mike J Nagle

    Larry Niven's Known Space Reading-Order Flowchart

    Hello, again. Here is a reading-order flowchart covering Larry Niven's Known Space stories. This flowchart is one of over a dozen such flowcharts that I have created over the last four and a half years, all of which I posted in Baen's Bar. Now that Baen's Bar is on hiatus, I have joined SFF...
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    Why are there kzinti on the ringworld?

    I'm now reading Ringworld Engineers and don't understand why there would be kzinti populating the Map of Kzin in the Great Sea? As the ringworld was built by Pak, why would they populate kzinti onto a part of it? Surely there would be a risk, albeit small, of kzinti finding a way out of the map...
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    Question about the end of Ringworld (spoilers)

    When Louis and Speaker dropped the building into the hole, it would have been trying to fall at 1 G which would mean the Needle would have been going pretty fast by the time it reached them. How did they get into a ship that was moving (being dragged by the cable) at probably hundreds of miles...
  4. Bick

    Favourite Larry Niven Book?

    I think some of the key authors of SFF who have written heaps of books should perhaps have a running poll on their forum to serve as (a) a source of interest, and (b) helpful opinion for others coming here for thoughts on what to read. So how about a poll on favourite Larry Niven books? I've...
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    Man-kzin wars

    I'm reading Larry Niven, I read "mote in god's eye" and "Ringworld" and their continuations. I want to keep reading Niven and I want to read man-kzin wars. But I see that it has 15 series, all of these 15 are canon? Searching in amazon, i can't find some of then. To any Niven fan, what I...
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    Larry Niven's website

    The following is not criticism; I've enjoyed his work. But. Is he still doing the chats? I wrote to one of the administrators and got no reply, and I wondered why not. The chats archive only goes to 2014. I clicked on links on his website; the home page touts an anthology published 2 years...
  7. Vertigo

    Ringworld Engineers by Larry Niven

    Since the first book Louis Wu has degenerated into a pleasure addicted dropout, whilst Speaker-to-Animals has got his name and his harem of females and Nessus too has his mate and children. But Nessus’ mate, the ‘Hindmost,’ deposed leader of the Puppeteers, is determined to return to the...
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    What cities did Louis Wu visit in original version?

    Maybe this is a commonly asked question, but I can't find an answer anywhere: In the first edition of Ringworld (the one with the "mistakes"), Louis Wu transfers from city to city in order to extend his birthday. In the first edition, he was headed east, until Larry Niven corrected that in...
  9. Lew Rockwell Fan

    question for Poul Anderson or Larry Niven fans

    Somewhere in this very room I'm typing in I have paperbacks with the answers to my question, but even if I knew for sure which ones to look for, I'm darned if I could find them. (Yeah, I kinda neatness challenged). Poul Anderson (I think it was him, but correct me if I misremember) took a poem...
  10. Frost Giant

    Flight Of The Horse

    Does anyone remember this old book? It is listed on Amazon but I can't post the link here at present. I lost my copy long ago but I thought it was memorable. It came off like a good Twilight Zone episode.
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    Do You Think Larry Niven's Ring World Series Would work Well as a TV Series ?

    I would love to see theses books adapted to the small screen as an ongoing series Thoughts? :)
  12. Anushka Mokosh

    Ringworld Timeline Discrepancy [Fate of Worlds Spoilers]

    Okay, so here is the thing. From the original tetralogy, Nessus was given mating rights in return for proceeding with the first Ringworld mission which we find out in the Ringworld book. The mating was to happen with the Hindmost of that time. In Fate of Worlds, we find on that Baedeker was...
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    Building Harlequin’s Moon

    Building Harlequin’s Moon Larry Niven & Brenda Cooper Tor, June 2005, $25.95, 464 pp. ISBN: 0765312662 In Earth’s distant future, AI’s don’t always act in a manner that will help humanity, nanotechnology is out of control; and politics make the planet a very unsafe place to live. The machines...
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    The Draco Tavern

    The Draco Tavern Larry Niven Tor, Jan 2006, $24.95, 304 pp. ISBN 0765308630 This twenty-seven collection anthology centers on THE DRACO TAVERN with the only recurring character being the barkeeper-owner Rick Schumann. The stories take place in Mt. Forel, Siberia where the United Nations and the...
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    Fast Forward: Future Fiction from the Cutting Edge, Vol. 1

    Fast Forward: Future Fiction from the Cutting Edge, Vol. 1 Lou Anders (Editor) PYR, Feb. 2007, $15.00 ISBN: 1591024862 In his introduction to what he plans as being a continual science fiction anthology containing all new stories, Lou Anders explains the premise is “making sense of a changing...
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    Fleet of Worlds

    Fleet of Worlds Larry Niven and Edward M. Lerner Tor, Sep 2007, $24.95 ISBN 9780765318251 In 2198 Earth standard time, the Citizens of the Ice World captured the human colonial space ship Long Pass. Over the half of millennium since, the Citizens aka as Puppeteers carefully bred the humans to...
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    Juggler Of Worlds-Larry Niven and Edward M. Lerner

    Juggler Of Worlds Larry Niven and Edward M. Lerner Tor, Aug 2008, ISBN: 9780765318268 Amalgamated Regional Militia Intel Agent Sigmund Ausfaller works extremely hard to keep aliens from harming the Earth and its colonies. However, the brilliant but obsessed ARM operative determines that the top...
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    Inferno-Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle

    Inferno Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle Orb (Tor), Sep 2008, $12.95 ISBN: 0765316765 Renowned popular science-fiction writer Allen Carpentier makes a bet with his fans at a Los Angeles convention. Right out of War and Peace, he sits on the windowsill of a room on the hotel’s eighth floor...
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    Escape from Hell-Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle

    Escape from Hell Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle Tor, Feb 2009, $24.95 ISBN: 0765316323 Science fiction writer Allan Carpenter knows he was fortunate to escape from the nine circles of Hell thanks to his guide, Mussolini (see INFERNO). However, returning from the dead does not mean he is...
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    Beowulf’s Children-Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle, and Steven Barnes

    Beowulf’s Children Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle, and Steven Barnes Tor, Aug 2009, $14.99 ISBN: 9780765320889 Upon their arrival on Avalon the Earth Born never fully recovered from the extended hibernation whereas their Star Born children have thrived. The Earth Born have not forgotten their...