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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He has also written for the DC Comics character Green Lantern including in his stories hard science fiction concepts such as universal entropy and the redshift effect, which are unusual in comic books. Great book of short stories, which I usually don’t care for.

Unexpectedly brilliant I got a few pages in and was having a hard time getting into it so set it aside for awhile.

Science and Science Fiction: Neutron Star by Larry Niven

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Frankly, this work stands on its own and has no need for more. Several of my favorite Known Space stories are found here.

But as I said, I wouldn’t know.

There aren’t many laery s I’d been in the mood to read some classic sci-fi: Larry Niven “Neutron Star”. Conceptually, this is a great story to me. Omslagillustratie is van Peter A. A go-to primer for Known Space. Refresh and try again.

Heinlein, Asimov, Eric Frank Russell. Beowulf ShaefferNessus Niven. Mar 27, Andreas rated it it was amazing. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2. His complex characters take you on a voyage that is both fiercely credible and astonishingly imaginative.

All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from July All accuracy disputes Articles with disputed statements from August Shaeffer, realizing he is trapped, agrees to fly the mission.


It’s given me a good opportunity to assess just how stupid this so-called “hard SF” story is. In fact, much of his writing since the s has been in collaboration, particularly with Pournelle, Steven BarnesBrenda Cooperor Edward M. Now I must admit I am not sure if this was some mater plan or if like Asimov’s Foundation and Robots stories sort of evolved together in to one massive time line. I was blown away. Sep 17, Inven Werness rated it it was amazing Shelves: Meestal ligt hij overhoop met stra tweekoppige poppenbazen, het curieuze ras dat liever laf dan dood is en dat hem fabelachtige geldsommen beloofd om onuitvoerbare stra uit te voeren.

Naturally, miscarriages of justice like this cause me to brood, but I feel better when it turns out that there are still hard science fiction writers among the younger generation. Best Classic Fantasy Fantasy “glitches in the matrix”, Lovecraft “At the Mountains of Madness” and other masterpieces of terror including original illustrations.

Harlan Ellison Review “The Abnormals” ” These stories, all set in the Known Space universe, and originally published between andhang together loosely and help to form a sort of exposition of that universe, its conventions, and its inhabitants.

Neutron Star (short story collection) – Wikipedia

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.

Ok, there stag some things that pop out but mainly the text and ideas feel modern. Of course, this doesn’t mean that if someone is in free fall then gravity has no effect on them. It was cool to read one of his earliest works when he was developing his universe. Alastair Reynolds attempted to describe what happens on the surface of the inconceivably dense neutron star, but his vision was rather more surrealistic and contrived.


Shaeffer, realizing he is trapped, agrees to fly the mission. View April 11, Add this to the beforementioned problems and you get people who are not happy. It is larrry the only warship ever constructed by the cowardly and paranoid alien race — a prize beyond value and a perfect means of escape. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The Principle of Equivalence, the cornerstone of general relativity, says that every frame of reference is locally equivalent to a Minkowskian one.

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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. I first read this quite some years ago and was blown away jiven it. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The Puppeteers are extremely cautious when dealing with other races, and keep all details about their homeworld secret. Because this exposition is embedded only incidentally within eight fast-paced and ingenious short stories, the reader is never plagued by tedium.

Here we have an unimpeachable collection of early short fiction from an author whose output can be uneven at time. If you want to download and read the story for under a dollar, check it out on fictionwise. Visuals and a solid science backing are always supplemented with a lively plot and constant flow of ideas.

He has the Puppeteers construct what he dubs the Skydiver to his precise specifications, supposedly to stad he survives to return with the relevant data: