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Larry Niven - Author

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Larry Niven has won the prestigious Hugo Award five times. He is known to millions as the premier modern author of rigorous, scientifically consistent hard SF, the champion of 'SF without a net'.

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What Can You Say about Chocolate Covered Manhole Covers?

What Can You Say about Chocolate Covered Manhole Covers?

Author: Larry Niven Format: eBook Release Date: 19/09/2017

Like Cloak of Anarchy, this story is peopled with fictional versions of several of Niven's friends. A discussion among friends about the theory of "e;Multiple Edens"e; suddenly becomes all too real, and the reason Tom Findlay has been asking such interesting questions over the years becomes clear.

Becalmed in Hell

Becalmed in Hell

Author: Larry Niven Format: eBook Release Date: 19/09/2017

Eric is the "e;Brain"e; of the first ship to explore Venus. Howie is his human crewmember. When a fault develops, forcing the ship down onto the hostile Venusian surface, Howie must figure out the problem with Eric, be it mechanical or psychological. "e;Becalmed in Hell"e; first appeared in Fantasy and Science Fiction in July 1965.

Madness from the Inconstant Moon

Madness from the Inconstant Moon

Author: Larry Niven Format: eBook Release Date: 19/09/2017

Madness from the Inconstant Moon is a collection of early short science fiction works by Larry Niven, the multiple Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author of the Ringworld series. This classic collection includes "e;The Inconstant Moon,"e; the basis for a forthcoming film by The Arrival producer Shawn Levy."e;All the Myriad Ways"e; (1968)"e;Passerby"e; (1969)"e;For a Foggy Night"e; (1968)"e;Wait It Out"e; (1968)"e;The Jigsaw Man"e; (1967)"e;Not Long before the End"e; (1969)"e;Unfinished Story No. 1"e; (1970)"e;Unfinished Story No. 2"e; (1971)"e;Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex"e; (essay, 1969)"e;Exercise in Speculation: The Theory and Practice of Teleportation"e; (essay, 1969)"e;The Theory and Practice of Time Travel"e; (essay, 1971)"e;Inconstant Moon"e; (1971)"e;What Can You Say about Chocolate Covered Manhole Covers?"e; (1971)"e;Becalmed in Hell"e; (1965)

Extraterrestrial - Die Ankunft: Ein Science Fiction Klassiker von Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle

Extraterrestrial - Die Ankunft: Ein Science Fiction Klassiker von Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle

Author: Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle Format: eBook Release Date: 12/07/2017

Die ferne Zukunft. Die Menschheit hat den Sprung zu den Sternen gewagt und ein Imperium errichtet. Doch nie trafen sie auf auerirdisches Leben. Dies andert sich, als die Crew um Captain Blaine einem sonderbaren Flugobjekt zu Hilfe eilt. Die Mission gelingt, doch das seltsame Wesen im Inneren der Sonde wird versehentlich bei der Aktion getotet. Da niemand die Folgen abschatzen kann, bleibt Blaine und seiner Crew keine andere Wahl, als die gefahrliche Reise zum Ursprung der Kapsel zu unternehmen. Sie brechen auf in ein System, in das noch kein Mensch zuvor vorgedrungen ist. Was sie dort vorfinden, ubersteigt nicht nur ihre kuhnsten Traume, es konnte auch den Untergang ihrer eigenen Welt bedeuten... Das Science-Fiction Meisterwerk "e;Extraterrestrial - Die Ankunft"e; (engl. "e;The mothe in gods eye"e;) in neuer deutscher bersetzung.

Galaxy's Edge Magazine Issue 26, May 2017

Galaxy's Edge Magazine Issue 26, May 2017

Author: Larry Niven, Mercedes Lackey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/04/2017

Seascape Tattoo

Seascape Tattoo

Author: Larry Niven, Steven Barnes Format: eBook Release Date: 28/06/2016

The latest spellbinding adventure in Larry Niven's acclaimed collaborations with Steven Barnes Aros of Azteca and Neoloth-Pteor are the deadliest of enemies: swordsman and sorcerer, locked in mortal combat, who have tried to kill each other more times than either can count. But when the princess Neoloth loves is kidnapped, there is only one plan that offers any hope of rescue ... and that requires passing off the barbarian Aros as a lost princeling and infiltrating the deadliest cabal of necromancers the world has ever seen. They cannot trust each other. They will betray or kill each other the first chance they get. But they're all each other has.

Oath of Fealty

Oath of Fealty

Author: Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/04/2016

Ringworld's Children and Fleet of Worlds

Ringworld's Children and Fleet of Worlds

Author: Larry Niven, Edward M. Lerner Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2016

Two masterworks of science fiction at one low price, from award-winning authors Larry Niven and Edward M. Lerner!Ringworld's ChildrenThe Ringworld is a landmark engineering achievement, a flat band three million times the surface area of Earth, encircling a distant star. Home to trillions of inhabitants, not all of whom are human, and host to amazing technological wonders, the Ringworld is unique in all of the universe. Explorer Louis Wu, an Earth-born human who was part of the first expedition to Ringworld, becomes enmeshed in interplanetary and interspecies intrigue as war and a powerful new weapon threaten to tear the Ringworld apart forever. Now, the future of Ringworld lies in the actions of its children. All must play a dangerous game in order to save Ringworld's population and the stability of Ringworld itself.Fleet of WorldsIt is two hundred years before the discovery of the Ringworld. Humanity has been faithfully serving the Citizens for years, and Kirsten Quinn-Kovacks is among the best and the brightest of the humans. She gratefully serves the race that rescued her ancestors from a dying starship, gave them a home world, and nurtures them still. When a chain reaction of supernovae at the galaxy's core unleashes a wave of lethal radiation that will sterilize the galaxy, the Citizens flee, taking their planets, the Fleet of Worlds, with them. Someone must scout ahead, and Kirsten and her crew eagerly volunteer. Under the guiding eye of Nessus, their Citizen mentor, they explore for any possible dangers in the Fleet's path--and uncover long-hidden truths that will shake the foundations of worlds.At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Ringworld The Graphic Novel, Part Two

Ringworld The Graphic Novel, Part Two

Author: Larry Niven Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/11/2015

Rocket with a group of intergalactic explorers to the Ringworld, a massive artificial world looped like a giant ribbon the size of Earth's orbit around the sun. Stranded on this bizarre world, they soon discover that what was once conceived as a Garden of Eden has now reverted to savagery. Civilization has disappeared, leaving powerful machines in charge. Vast ruins litter the surface where mighty floating cities fell from the sky, deadly plants use sunlight to kill, terrifying hurricanes the size of worlds swallow everything in their paths, while roaming gangs of native humanoids stand ready to attack. Louis must now face the greatest challenge of his life. How can he and his friends possibly escape such a hostile place? What happened to the extraordinary treasures of this world? What kind of incredibly powerful alien could destroy the mightiest of the universe's worlds? And what happened to the legendary engineers who built the Ring? The answers lie in the conclusion to the most exciting, action-packed science fiction adventure ever conceived!

Man-Kzin XIV

Man-Kzin XIV

Author: Larry Niven Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2015

Larry Niven's bestselling Man-Kzin series continues! The kzin, formerly invincible conquerors of all they encountered, had a hard time dealing with their ignominious defeat by the leaf-eating humans. Some secretly hatched schemes for

Shipstar

Shipstar

Author: Larry Niven, Gregory Benford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/01/2015

When the crew of the Sunseeker investigates a gigantic, bowl-shaped object with a sun at the centre, their landing party is split into two groups. One is captured, while the other is pursed across a deadline landscape. Both seek to unravel the mysteries of the gargantuan artefact known as the SHIPSTAR. To survive, they must escape the alien inhabitants known as the Folk. What they discover on the way will transform the way mankind understands its place in the universe.

The Best of Galaxy's Edge 2013-2014

The Best of Galaxy's Edge 2013-2014

Author: Larry Niven, Mercedes Lackey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/12/2014

Galaxy's Edge Magazine Issue 10, September 2014

Galaxy's Edge Magazine Issue 10, September 2014

Author: Larry Niven, Mercedes Lackey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2014

Ringworld

Ringworld

Author: Larry Niven Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/07/2014

In Ringworld, two-hundred-year-old human Louis Wu is recruited by a two-headed alien named Nessus to join him, a catlike warrior alien named Speaker, and the infinitely lucky human Teela Brown to explore an alien artefact. They find a Ringworld, a ribbon millions of miles long built around a distant sun. The civilization has fallen into savagery, though, and after crashing into the Ringworld, Louis must come up with a clever plan to get back to known space, hundreds of light years away. This manga series is aimed at Niven's adult audience with YA crossover potential.

Bowl of Heaven

Bowl of Heaven

Author: Larry Niven, Gregory Benford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/07/2014

When the Sunseeker laves Earth, bound for the planet called Glory , its crew knows they will never see home again. None of them can ever have imagined, however, what they will find along the way. A gargantuan object, with its own star nettled inside. The bowl shaped structure is following the same path as the Sunseeker and it has a habitable are the size of millions of Earths, A landing party is sent to the surface, where they encounter some of the structures inhabitants - wildly differing species, and not all of them friendly.

Protector

Protector

Author: Larry Niven Format: eBook Release Date: 15/12/2013

This Hugo-nominated work is a classic of Niven's Known Space saga.Phssthpok the Pak had been traveling for most of his thirty-two thousand years. His mission was to save, develop, and protect the group of Pak breeders sent out into space some two and a half million years before.Brennan was a Belter, the product of a fiercely independent, somewhat anarchic society living in, on, and around an outer asteroid belt. The Belters were rebels, one and all, and Brennan was a smuggler. The Belt worlds had been tracking the Pak ship for days, and Brennan figured to meet that ship first.He was never seen again-at least not by those alive at the time.

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