Flight Of The Horse

Frost Giant

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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.
 

BAYLOR

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Never read it , but I've seen a copy of it .
 

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I have the collection 'The Flight of the Horse', Futura 1975 which includes the short stories, 'The Flight of the Horse', 'Leviathan', 'Bird in the Hand', 'There's a Wolf in my Time Machine', 'Death in a Cage', 'Flash Crowd', and 'What Good is a Glass Dagger'. The stories with Hanville Svetz are the best, but then I have always liked Time Travel. I also have the Svetz sequel, 'Rainbow Mars', Orbit 1999. "Glass Dagger" is Niven's only dip into the water of swords and sorcery. If that collection is out of print then I'm sure these popular short stories must be in some more recent collection. Mrs. Dave keeps asking me to get rid of these books but I keep telling her that they are out of print and likely to be worth something one day.
 

Frost Giant

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Yeah, hang on to those old books, I regret losing my Flight of the Horse now and then. I hope I'll run across it at the used book store one day. I agree with you on the time travel stories, I always thought there was at least an Out Limits worth in there, maybe worth adapting into a mini series. The extension cage was a cool device, it reminded me a bit of the time travel method depicted in the old movie Millennium where they would partially pull the plane through to the future through their gate. Niven's take on time travel (where it incorporated fantasy elements like dragons and werewolves) was interesting as well.
 

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Yeah, hang on to those old books, I regret losing my Flight of the Horse now and then. I hope I'll run across it at the used book store one day. I agree with you on the time travel stories, I always thought there was at least an Out Limits worth in there, maybe worth adapting into a mini series. The extension cage was a cool device, it reminded me a bit of the time travel method depicted in the old movie Millennium where they would partially pull the plane through to the future through their gate. Niven's take on time travel (where it incorporated fantasy elements like dragons and werewolves) was interesting as well.
It's a great book and very unusual for Niven. My daughter has loved those stories since she was eight (she is thirteen now).

In fact, I need to mention to James Nicoll that he should add these to his "old sci fi read by new people."
 
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