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by Larry Niven

eBook N-Space 01: N-Space download ISBN: 0613279948
Author: Larry Niven
Publisher: Turtleback Books: A Division of Sanval (September 1991)
Language: English
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Category: Pseudoscience
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N-space, Larry Niven. p. cm. ISBN 0-312-85089-1. It was evident that Larry Niven read the same journals as I did, because a day or two later I got a worried letter from him to say that he’d just discovered his story had turned out to be scientifically wrong, and should he give the money back?

N-space, Larry Niven. CIP. Printed in the United States of America. 0 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. Book design by Jaye Zimet. C O n t e n t s. Introduction: The Maker of Worlds by Tom Clancy. On Niven (by David Brin, Gregory Benford, Wendy All, John Hertz, Steven Barnes, and Frederik Pohl). It was evident that Larry Niven read the same journals as I did, because a day or two later I got a worried letter from him to say that he’d just discovered his story had turned out to be scientifically wrong, and should he give the money back?

TALES OF KNOWN SPACE: The Universe of Larry Niven. Sale of this book without a front cover may be unauthorized. If this book is coverless, it may have been reported to the publisher as unsold or destroyed and neither the author nor the publisher may have received payment for it.

TALES OF KNOWN SPACE: The Universe of Larry Niven. A Del Rey® Book Published by Ballantine Books.

Known Space is the fictional setting of about a dozen science fiction novels and several collections of short stories written by Larry Niven. ISFDB catalogs all works set in the fictional universe that includes Known Space under the series name Tales of Known Space, which was the title of a 1975 collection of Niven's short stories.

I discovered these Larry Niven books and read straight through them instead of studying for the exam. I eventually got to meet him, and I've known Larry ever since-about fifteen years now (longer if you count knowing him through his books). If you show an interest in him or what he does, he's always ready to listen to you-I mean listen intently.

Now Larry Niven presents us with his undisputed masterwork. N-Space contains, very simply, the best SF of his career-marvelous fiction, a wealth of anecdotes and gossip, plus Niven's own special brand of wit and excitement.

Known Space is a volume of interstellar space explored by humans and their alien neighbors. Known Space is about 80 light years in diameter and contains Human Space. Late in the series, this area is an irregularly shaped "bubble" about 60 light-years across. It is an area near the Earth which is explored and settled and is peopled by races such as Pierson's Puppeteers, Kzinti, and the many races of the Ringworld.

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N-Space : excerpt from Ringworld - Larry Niven N-Space : The Fourth Profession - Larry Niven N-Space : Inconstant Moon - Larry Niven N-Space : What Can You Say about Chocolate Covered Manhole Covers? - Larry Niven N-Space : Cloak of Anarchy - Larry.

N-Space : excerpt from Ringworld - Larry Niven N-Space : The Fourth Profession - Larry Niven N-Space : Inconstant Moon - Larry Niven N-Space : What Can You Say about Chocolate Covered Manhole Covers? - Larry Niven N-Space : Cloak of Anarchy - Larry Niven N-Space : excerpt from Protector - Larry Niven N-Space : The Hole Man - Larry Niven N-Space : Night on Mispec Moor - Larry Niven N-Space : Flare Time - Larry Niven N-Space : The Locusts - Larry Niven and Steven Barnes N-Space : excerpt from The Mote in God's Eye - Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle.

Larry Niven opens his world to the storytelling talents of Poul Anderson, Steven Barnes, Mildred Downey Broxon, and . Now Larry Niven presents us with his undisputed masterwork

Larry Niven opens his world to the storytelling talents of Poul Anderson, Steven Barnes, Mildred Downey Broxon, and Dean Ing with stories that tap the hidden reserves of mana and uncover the forgotten places of power. 1 181. Published: 1981. Larry Niven created his popular "Magic Goes Away" universe in 1967, and it has been a source of delight and inspiration ever since. Now Larry Niven presents us with his undisputed masterwork.

Its skeleton is flexible but has no joints; the only breaks in its smooth white skin are the tufts of sensory bristles on either side of its tapering blank head. It moves on a rippling belly foot. It moves on a rippling belly foot ndersnatchi live in the lowlands of Jinx, browsing off the gray yeast along the shorelines. You’d think they were the most helpless things in known spac. ntil you saw one bearing down on you like a charging mountain. Once I saw an ancient armored car crushed flat across a lowlands rock, straddled by the broken bones of the beast that ran it down

Comments: (7)
Keth
I am a lapsed Niven fan having discovered him in the late '70s as a kid. Something spurred me to buy N-Space as a way to rediscover what I cherished about his unique mix of hard sci-fi and realistic human emotion.
Thank goodness! When I was done I had to immediately start picking up where I left off with "The Mote in God's Eye" and I look forward to re-reading treasures like "Footfall." Perhaps I'll just start at the beginning and work my way up? :)
Mbon
i love sci fi
Faezahn
This book is okay at the start, then just seems to not live up to Larry's other work..
Galanjov
Not into short stories.
avanger
Larry Niven's first collection of book excerpts, short stories and essays is full of Big Ideas, interesting aliens, and scientific puzzles disguised in story form. There are also excerpts from his book-length fiction and thought-provoking essays on writing, science and technology. It was difficult to pick a small set of favorite pieces. Here are four very, very good selections from the thirty-one chapters:

"Down in Flames" is a paranoid's paradise. It is not a story, but a set of notes for a book that was never written. Fueled by late-night discussions with fellow authors and friends, Niven outlines how almost everything in his Known Space stories could be deception and illusion. Whole species are not who they seem and many important events never really happened. Its scope is staggering.

"Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex" is perhaps Niven's most famous nonfiction offering. He speculates in some indelicate detail about the problems presented by physical intimacy, pregnancy and parenthood in the relationship between Lois Lane and Superman. He thinks it through with an engineer's attention to detail and entertains readers with deadpan delivery. It is spot-on hilarious.

"Inconstant Moon" paces through the long, sleepless night after its protagonist figures out the puzzle of the evening sky's too-bright moon. One of his very best tales, it is not connected to Niven's Known Space, nor to any of his other sets of related stories.

"Night on Mispec Moor" is loosely connected to Known Space. It is fundamentally a vampire story rewritten onto a future alien landscape, with plausible biological explanations for the nightstalkers and the potions that keep them at bay. As in many vampire tales, we wonder if our hero will make it through the night.

The collection is recommended to serious science fiction readers as well and to those just looking for good stories. Satisfied readers can proceed to Niven's second book of stories, essays and excerpts, Playgrounds of the Mind. With forty-nine chapters, it contains even more of the same good stuff--and is really "Volume Two" of this book. I'd buy them both before beginning to read.
Zulkishicage
Anyone who likes Larry Niven's work at all should be happy with this book.

From Tom Clancy's introduction, along with others by co-authors and editors, through all the stories - and this basically includes his best work of all (Inconstant Moon and All the Myriad Ways), along with some other good stories. In fact, even with the excerpt scores averaging almost 3.50.

Even the excerpts are well done, the fun scene from Ringworld a good choice, for example.

Throughout, Niven offers commentary, and non-fiction pieces include an extensive look at how they put together the setting for The Mote In God's Eye, and also a piece outlining plans to write something that would satirise Known Space as all a hoax.

Then at the end a few thoughts and an advice paper apparently that he and some other writers, including Pournell did for some political body or other.

I'd probably call this a 4.25 I think.

N-Space : excerpt from World of Ptavvs - Larry Niven
N-Space : Bordered in Black - Larry Niven
N-Space : Convergent Series [short story] - Larry Niven
N-Space : All the Myriad Ways [short story] - Larry Niven
N-Space : excerpt from A Gift from Earth - Larry Niven
N-Space : For a Foggy Night - Larry Niven
N-Space : The Meddler - Larry Niven
N-Space : Passerby - Larry Niven
N-Space : excerpt from Ringworld - Larry Niven
N-Space : The Fourth Profession - Larry Niven
N-Space : Inconstant Moon [short story] - Larry Niven
N-Space : What Can You Say about Chocolate Covered Manhole Covers? - Larry Niven
N-Space : Cloak of Anarchy - Larry Niven
N-Space : excerpt from Protector - Larry Niven
N-Space : The Hole Man [short story] - Larry Niven
N-Space : Night on Mispec Moor - Larry Niven
N-Space : Flare Time - Larry Niven
N-Space : The Locusts - Larry Niven and Steven Barnes
N-Space : excerpt from The Mote in God's Eye - Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle
N-Space : Mote Lite - Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle
N-Space : Brenda - Larry Niven
N-Space : The Return of William Proxmire - Larry Niven
N-Space : The Tale of the Jinni and the Sisters - Larry Niven
N-Space : Madness Has Its Place - Larry Niven
N-Space : The Kiteman - Larry Niven

She puffs on Pluto.

3 out of 5

Overcee project farm people find.

3 out of 5

Demon summoming time limit Atom solution.

3.5 out of 5

Murder maybe multiverse.

4.5 out of 5

Slowboat reservation.

3 out of 5

Vaguely lost.

3 out of 5

PI no Martian Manhunter.

3.5 out of 5

A specially adapted ramscoop ship pilot gets in trouble in space, when he sees a large golden alien humanoid. He finds himself rescued and transported 12 light years instantaneously back to Earth.

3.5 out of 5

Various biffo, with or without laser beams.

3.5 out of 5

Alien alcohol test case quad pill investigation.

3.5 out of 5

Really lunary weather we're having.

4.5 out of 5

Strange party alien trip.

3 out of 5

Free Park experiment not bright.

4 out of 5

Three stage dude adjustment.

3 out of 5

Quantum black hole is ridiculous overkill.

3.5 out of 5

Offworld mercenary Cabell nightwalker Spectrum Cure.

4 out of 5

Fuxed up entertainment production mission.

3.5 out of 5

Monkey kid form peak.

4 out of 5

Abandon ship, the little bastiches have weapons.

3.5 out of 5

Hey! That looks different.

3.5 out of 5

Sauron attacks Dagon City. Who'd like to see that?

3.5 out of 5

Heinlein time alteration.

3.5 out of 5

Harem sneaky story.

3 out of 5

ARM to schizo arm.

3.5 out of 5

Flying lessons.

3 out of 5