Come to Larry Niven’s Universe and meet all the natives: Thrints, Bandersnatchi, Puppeteers — and a host of other wonderfully created characters. Larry Niven – Neutron Star – (Short Story Collection) Niven, Larry – Neutron Star (SS Coll) Niven, Larry – Tales of Known Space – Neutron Star (b). What’s more, Larry Niven made it big and won a Hugo with his excellent story, “ Neutron Star.” The only trouble with the victory was that when I read his story I.

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This is an anthology of 8 short stories each novelette length, set in the universe of Ringworld – the future o Holy crap was this ever good.

Disch Review “The Squirrel Cage” ” It is thus the only warship ever constructed by the cowardly and paranoid alien race — a prize beyond value and a perfect means of escape. Ontdekt in door het Wetenschappelijke Instituut van Jinx. The Wunder War Niven has written scripts for various science fiction television shows, including the original Land of the Lost series and Star Trek: He did a neturon of graduate work in mathematics at the University of California at Los Angeles.

At the Moment Niven is one of my favourite authors as his books tie together interesting ideas about the oarry and the universe and on the other hand the stories are really interesting and easy to nutron. Views Read Edit View history.

An excellent story, as Mike says. Miles above the competition, “Tales of Known Space” and “Flatlander” series are even more entertaining in a collected form, where each story adds to a kaleidoscope of splendid space outings. A series of interconnected stories with crazy ends to some parts of it.


Larry Niven – Neutron Star – (Short Story Collection)

Of course, one can alwa Here we have an unimpeachable collection of early short fiction from an author whose output can be uneven at time. This reveal is handled beautifully, with great pacing and characterization. Shaeffer programs the autopilot in a thrust pattern that allows him to reach the center of mass of the ship in effective freefall, though he nearly fails to do so. Also includes some cool stuff about Puppeteers. Eando Binder Strange Shadows: To ask other readers questions about Neutron Starplease sign up.

The nose of the ship is pulled towards the neutron star even when he tries to move the ship to view his surroundings. Ben Bova, for instance, writes hard science fiction, and so does Larry Niven.

This book was recommended as a good starting point.

Publication: Neutron Star

This would be a great first book to read if someone is interested in getting into Niven’s Known Space universe, but don’t know where to begin.

Best Classic Fantasy Fantasy “glitches in the matrix”, Feb 03, Patrick added it Shelves: Niven also often includes elements of detective fiction and adventure stories. And while this collection obviously lacks the long-lined story arc of a novel-length work, readers who are looking for compelling sci-fi mostly unadulterated by fantastic elements will find this a rewarding read. This is a nicely rounded set of stories.

The Puppeteers want to determine why two previous researchers, Peter and Sonya Laskinwere killed during the previous attempt on a similar mission. By hard science fiction, I mean those stories in which the details of science play an important role and in which the author is accurate about those details, too, and takes the trouble to explain them clearly.


Complete list Retro — — — —present. Luckily though, all the Beowulf Shaeffer stories have been republished in Crashlander with the addition of two newer stories.

Mind-shattering Novels of Philip K. Shaeffer programs the autopilot in a thrust pattern that allows him nlven reach the center of mass of the ship in effective free-fall, though he nearly fails to do so.

Larry Niven “Neutron Star” Artwork copyright: Other books in the series. These are the tales that introduce us to Known Space.

He nearly gets ripped apart by the tidal forces. Dec 20, Manny rated it really liked it Shelves: I really enjoyed at least half of the stories in this book.

Neutron Star (Known Space) by Larry Niven

I understand that the problem some hove with Niven is that his work is labeled as hard scifi which I think it mostly is. Notify me of new comments via email. Unfortunately it is out of print. Part 3 of Pulp Sf art series That’s exactly the mistake Shaeffer and his puppeteer employers make. Lees hoe Beowulf Shaeffer wordt overtuigd om dit mysterie op te lossen.

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Neutron Star (short story)

Shaeffer eventually realizes what the X-force is: They seemed like a thinly veiled science article, even those however were quite entertaining. We try to highlight the most entertaining and rewarding science fiction and fantasy, with emphasis on memorable reader experience, not necessarily general acceptance by the critics.

De voorloper van de Ringwereld trilogie.