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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...
  2. 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...
  4. 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? :)
  6. 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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    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...
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    Destroyer of Worlds-Larry Niven and Edward M. Lerner

    Destroyer of Worlds Larry Niven and Edward M. Lerner Tor, Nov 2009, $25.99 ISBN: 9780765322050 By 2670 those who predicted the explosion at the galactic core remain in flight. Humans and their allies the Puppeteers are desperately leaving the destruction expanding rapidly dead zone in a mass...
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    Stars and Gods-Larry Niven

    Stars and Gods Larry Niven Tor, Aug 17 2010, $25.99 ISBN: 9780765308641 The intent apparently is to enable the reader to have a smorgasbord of the works and ideas of award winning Larry Niven over the past six years. Parts of the tome are refreshing; ironically the nonfiction articles...
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    Betrayer of Worlds-Larry Niven and Edward M. Lerner

    Betrayer of Worlds Larry Niven and Edward M. Lerner Tor, Oct 12 2010, $25.99 ISBN: 9780765326089 The Puppeteers sort of lead the mass exodus of the “Fleet of Worlds” away from the supernova spreading increasingly wider at an accelerating speed from the galaxy’s core. Even in flight, some choose...
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    The Barsoom Project-Larry Niven and Steven Barnes

    The Barsoom Project Larry Niven and Steven Barnes Tor, Nov 23 2010, $15.99 ISBN: 9780765326683 At Dream Park, the participants have signed on to play “Fat-Ripper Special”. The rules are simple: exercise and behavior modification when it comes to eating habits. In other words, the gamers are...
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    The Moon Maze Game-Larry Niven and Steven Barnes

    The Moon Maze Game Larry Niven and Steven Barnes Tor, Aug 16 2011, $25.99 ISBN: 9780765326669 In 2085 the colonized Moon hosts the latest Live Action Role Playing Game based on H.G. Wells’ classic First Men in the Moon. The contest will be broadcast live to the moon colonists and to those...
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    Fate of Worlds: Return from the Ringworld-Larry Niven and Edward M. Lerner

    Fate of Worlds: Return from the Ringworld Larry Niven and Edward M. Lerner Tor, Aug 21 2012, $25.99 ISBN: 9780765331007 All the spacefaring Known Space species covet the endless resources especially the technology of the Ringworld. However, to the shock of every one of the four rivals...
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    The Man-Kzin Wars-Larry Niven, Poul Anderson and Dean Ing

    The Man-Kzin Wars Larry Niven, Poul Anderson and Dean Ing Baen, Jun 4 2013, $15.00 ISBN: 9781451639001 “The Warriors” by Larry Niven. The Golden Age’s three centuries of prosperity and peace come to an end when humanity and kzinti meet for the first time as the former are tranquil and the...
  18. J-Sun

    Niven Named SFWA Grand Master

    locusmag.com I don't necessarily love every Grand Master or anything [1] but it's still a list of extraordinarily high caliber overall and, SFWA or not, is about the last award left worth paying attention to [2], so I always get excited to see a new one named. Congrats to Mr. Niven! (This...
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    Integral trees smoke ring

    Hi, I'm someone who likes a lot of Science Fiction and have enjoyed a lot of Larry Niven's stories. Looking for people to talk about them with led me here. These particular stories have both fascinated and frustrated me. There are things about them I really like, and I really want to suspend...
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    Louis Wu, Inconsistencies

    I've read Ringworld a multitude of times, and I've noticed some inconsistencies regarding Louis G. Wu. For example, in the first book, they say his eyes have "no discernable slant" and in Ringworld Throne, Vala says that Wu definitely has Asian eyes. In Children, he chooses an Asian-sounding...
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