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Larry Niven
LARRY NIVEN is the multiple Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author of the Ringworld series, along with many other science fiction masterpieces. He lives in Chatsworth, California. JERRY POURNELLE is an essayist, journalist, and science fiction author. He has advanced degrees in psychology,... show more



LARRY NIVEN is the multiple Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author of the Ringworld series, along with many other science fiction masterpieces. He lives in Chatsworth, California. JERRY POURNELLE is an essayist, journalist, and science fiction author. He has advanced degrees in psychology, statistics, engineering, and political science. Together Niven and Pournelle are the authors of many New York Times bestsellers including Inferno, The Mote in God's Eye, Footfall, and Lucifer's Hammer.

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Birth date: April 30, 1938
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Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 1 year ago
(Original Review, 1980-07-01)Now we're going to argue the reasons for sequels? It's straightforward here. Niven obviously doesn't need the money (although it can't hurt too badly). It's those damned readers who keep begging for more and pawing after him at every convention, in every fanzine, in all ...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 1 year ago
(Original Review, 1980-07-29)Some apparent anomalies in Niven's "Protector".I am reasonably comfortable with Larry Niven's "Known Space" universe, however I have just finished rereading "Protector" for the umpteenth time and I am somewhat disturbed by the apparent incompatibility with other "Known S...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 1 year ago
(Original Review, 1980-08-26)A short analysis of the (in)stability of a Ringworld (digging deeper into the Math):Let the Ringworld have radius r, mass m, and mass/length p. Let the parent sun have mass M. Put the center of the Ringworld at the origin, with the axis of rotation along the z-axis. Now,...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 1 year ago
(Original Review, 1980-09-04)Niven has linked many of the Known Space stories with genealogy.In "World of Ptavvs" and some other stories focused on the Belt, we meet Martin Schaeffer, nicknamed "Little" or "Lit" because he is around seven feet tall. He has some marital problems: his wife doesn't get...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 1 year ago
(Original Review, 1980-09-08)Oof! a very palpable hit! --- although I would offer that the fault is more in the condensation of several months' lengthy discussions of nearly four years ago than of a sexist bias. I think I misquoted one of the arguments proffered by someone who was at the time raisin...
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