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Larry Niven.
All the Myriad Ways.
1971

(read but not reviewed)

Contents

All the Myriad Ways. 1968
Passerby. 1969
For a Foggy Night. 1971
Wait It Out. 1968
The Jigsaw Man. 1967
Not Long Before the End. 1969
Unfinished Story #1. 1970
Unfinished Story #2. 1971
Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex. 1971
The Theory and Practice of Teleportation. 1969
The Theory and Practice of Time Travel. 1971
Inconstant Moon. 1971
What Can You Say About Chocolate Covered Manhole Covers?. 1971
Becalmed in Hell. 1965

Larry Niven.
The Flight of the Horse.
1973

(read but not reviewed)

Contents

Flash Crowd. 1973
What Good is a Glass Dagger?. 1972
Death in a Cage. 1973
The Flight of the Horse. 1969
Leviathan. 1970
Bird in the Hand. 1973
There's a Wolf in My Time Machine. 1971

Larry Niven.
Inconstant Moon.
1973

(read but not reviewed)

Contents

Passerby. 1969
Wait It Out. 1968
Not Long Before the End. 1969
Inconstant Moon. 1971
Becalmed in Hell. 1965
Convergent Series. 1979
The Deadlier Weapon. 1979
Bordered in Black. 1979
At the Bottom of a Hole. 1973
Death By Ecstasy. 1973
One Face. 1979
The Lion in His Attic. 1973

Larry Niven.
A Hole in Space.
1974

(read but not reviewed)

Contents

Rammer. 1971
The Hole Man. 1973
The Alibi Machine. 1973
The Last Days of the Permanent Floating Riot Club. 1974
A Kind of Murder. 1974
All the Bridges Rusting. 1973
There is a Tide. 1968
Bigger Than Worlds. 1974
$16,940.00. 1974
The Fourth Profession. 1971

Larry Niven.
Convergent Series.
1979

(read but not reviewed)

Contents

Convergent Series. 1979
The Deadlier Weapon. 1979
Bordered in Black. 1979
One Face. 1979
How the Heroes Die. 1979
Assimilating Our Culture, That's What They're Doing!. 1978
The Schumann Computer. 1979
Like Banquo's Ghost. 1979
The Meddler. 1979
Dry Run. 1979
The Nonesuch. 1979
Singularities Make Me Nervous. 1974
A time-travelling astronaut devises what he thinks is a foolproof way of making a fortune...
Grammar Lesson. 1979
The Subject is Closed. 1979
Cruel and Unusual. 1979
Transfer of Power. 1979
Cautionary Tales. 1979
Rotating Cylinders and the Possibility of Global Causality Violation. 1979
Plaything. 1979
Mistake. 1976
Night on Mispec Moor. 1979
Wrong Way Street. 1979

Larry Niven, ed.
Limits.
1985

(read but not reviewed)

Contents

War Movie. 1981
Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle. Spirals. 1979
The Green Marauder. 1980
A Teardrop Falls. 1985
Larry Niven, Dian Girard. Talisman. 1985
Flare Time. 1985
Larry Niven, Steven Barnes. The Locusts. 1985
The Roentgen Standard. 1985
Folk Tale. 1985
The Real Thing. 1985
Limits. 1985

Larry Niven, Steven Barnes.
Saturn's Race.
Tor. 2000

Larry Niven, ed.
Scatterbrain.
Tor. 2003

Contents

Introduction: Where do I get my crazy ideas?. 2003
A rambling dicourse on the origin of some ideas, the size of co-authors names on book covers, and the importance of editors
Destiny's Road : excerpted from the novel. 2003
The Ringworld Throne : excerpted from the novel. 2003
The Woman in Del Rey Crater. 2003
Loki. 2003
Procrustes. 2003
Beowulf Shaeffer
Mars: who needs it?. 2003
non-fiction for space.com
How to save civilization and make a little money. 2003
non-fiction for space.com
Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle. The Burning City : excerpted from the novel. 2003
Larry Niven, Steven Barnes. Saturn's Race : the writing of. 2003
Larry Niven, Steven Barnes. Saturn's Race : excerpted from the novel. 2003
Larry Niven, Brenda Cooper. Ice and Mirrors. 2003
Larry Niven, Brenda Cooper. Discussion re: Ice and Mirrors. 2003
Smut Talk. 2000
A Draco Tavery story
Marvin L. Minsky, Larry Niven. Telepresence. 1997
from the CACNSP meeting, 8/8/97
Learning to love the space station. 2003
non-fiction: reality versus expectations
Autograph etiquette. 2003
advice for writers and hunters
Tabletop fusion. 2003
speculations on cold fusion
Collaboration. 2003
some guildelines on writing with others
Intercon trip report. 2003
Handicap. 2003
Tools and technology can compensate for handicaps, and enhance us. What will be considered a handicap in the future?
Did the moon move for you too?. 2003
Hugo Award anecdotes. 1996
Introduction to Peter Hamilton's "Watching Trees Grow". 2003
Introductory material for "Man-Kzin Wars II". 2003
Canon for "Man-Kzin Wars". 2003
Epilogue: What I tell librarians. 2003
On leg injuries, anecdotes, letting kis ito the adult section of the library, falseness of Snow's "Two Cultures", the demise of short stories

Larry Niven, Brenda Cooper.
Building Harlequin's Moon.
Tor. 2005

Larry Niven, Matthew Joseph Harrington.
The Goliath Stone.
Tor. 2013

Twenty-five years ago. Doctor Toby Glyer and William Connors made a revolutionary breakthrough in nanotechnology. Their controversial nanites were capable of everything from miracle cures for the terminally ill to Al for asteroid-mining missions. But when the nanite-run Briareus mission to divert an Earth-crossing asteroid dropped out of contact soon after reaching its target, the entire program was shut down and the use of nanotechnology forcibly suppressed.

Now a much, much larger asteroid is on a collision course with Earth—and the Briareus nanites may be responsible. While governments scramble to find a solution, Doctor Glyer knows that their only hope of avoiding Armageddon lies in the nanites themselves. On the run, Glyer must track down Connors and find a way to make contact with their wayward children before a two-hundred-gigaton asteroid smashes into Earth. Will Glyer’s nanites be Earth’s salvation, or destruction?

Gregory Benford, Larry Niven.
Bowl of Heaven.
Tor. 2012

A human starship crew overtakes an immense bowl-shaped structure hurtling through interstellar space. Cupping a star to itself, the bowl moves by using the star’s jet to propel itself toward the same target star as the humans.

A landing party reaches the vast lands of this spinning world, only to be captured. But some escape the gigantic inhabitants to seek answers to what this place means. Who built it? Where? When? Why?

Their discoveries transform human understanding of our universe and imperil our destiny.

Gregory Benford, Larry Niven.
Shipstar.
Tor. 2015

When the crew of the SunSeeker investigates a gigantic, bowl-shaped object with a sun at its center, their landing party is split into two groups. One is captured, while the other is pursued across a deadly 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 along the way will transform the way mankind understands its place in the universe.

Larry Niven, Steven Barnes.
Dream Park.
1981

(read but not reviewed)

pp303-4.
I once had a sword, or should I say, it once had me.
I just picked it up, oh what a sword, it was plus three.
It’s Ego was twelve, a fact of which I wasn’t aware;
Then I tried to leave and I found that the sword didn’t care; oh ...

I walked through the halls, wasting my time, nothing to find.
Then I turned a corner, and then I said, ‘Oh, no! Undead!’
The thirty-two Wights saw me coming and started to laugh;
And I closed my eyes as my sword started hewing a path; oh---

And when I awoke, I was alone, that sword had flown.
Now, I use a club; isn’t it good… no-ego wood.

Larry Niven, Steven Barnes.
The Moon Maze Game.
Tor. 2011

Larry Niven.
The Long ARM of Gil Hamilton.
1976

(read but not reviewed)

Contents

Death By Ecstasy. 1973
The Defenseless Dead. 1976
ARM. 1976

Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle, Steven Barnes.
The Legacy of Heorot.
Sphere. 1987

(read but not reviewed)

Larry Niven.
Neutron Star.
1968

(read but not reviewed)

Contents

Neutron Star. 1966
A Relic of the Empire. 1966
At the Core. 1966
The Soft Weapon. 1967
Flatlander. 1967
The Ethics of Madness. 1967
Grendel. 1968
The Handicapped. 1967

Larry Niven.
Tales of Known Space.
1975

(read but not reviewed)

Contents

Wait It Out. 1968
The Jigsaw Man. 1967
Becalmed in Hell. 1965
The Borderland of Sol. 1974
There is a Tide. 1968
At the Bottom of a Hole. 1973
Eye of an Octopus. 1975
The Warriors. 1975
The Coldest Place. 1975
How the Heroes Die. 1979
Safe at Any Speed. 1975
Cloak of Anarchy. 1975
Intent To Deceive. 1975

Larry Niven.
Crashlander.
Del Rey. 1994

(read but not reviewed)

Contents

The Borderland of Sol. 1974
Neutron Star. 1966
At the Core. 1966
Flatlander. 1967
Grendel. 1968

Larry Niven, ed.
The Magic May Return.
1981

(read but not reviewed)

Contents

Not Long Before the End. 1969
Fred Saberhagen. Earthshade. 1981
Dean Ing. Manaspill. 1981
Steven Barnes. "...But Fear Itself". 1981
Poul Anderson, Mildred Downey Broxon. Strength. 1981

Larry Niven, Edward M. Lerner.
Fleet of Worlds.
Tor. 2007

Larry Niven, Edward M. Lerner.
Juggler of Worlds.
Tor. 2008

Larry Niven, Edward M. Lerner.
Destroyer of Worlds.
Tor. 2009

Larry Niven, Edward M. Lerner.
Betrayer of Worlds.
Tor. 2010

Larry Niven, Edward M. Lerner.
Fate of Worlds.
Tor. 2012

For decades, the spacefaring species of Known Space have battled over the largest artifact—and grandest prize—in the galaxy: the all-but-limitless resources and technology of the Ringworld. But the Ringworld has vanished without warning, leaving behind three rival war fleets.

Something must justify the blood and treasure that have been spent. If the fallen civilization of the Ringworld can no longer be despoiled of its secrets, the Puppeteers will be forced to surrender theirs. Everyone knows that the Puppeteers are cowards.

But the crises converging upon the trillion Puppeteers of the Fleet of Worlds go far beyond even the onrushing armadas as the many players head toward a final, decisive collision. One way or another, the fabled race of Puppeteers may have come to the end of their days.