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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Great book of short stories, which I usually don’t care for. One of the great things is, that even though these stories were published in nkven ‘s you really can’t tell.

Unfortunately it is out of print. First, let me say I first read this story when I was in high school and loved it, and have read it a number of times since.

This reveal is handled beautifully, with great pacing and characterization. Notify me of new comments via email.

Hugo Best Short Story winner Of course, one can always find minor points to quibble over: In deze band de twee volgende verhalen: It’s easy to see why Niven is widely regarded as one of the masters of Sci-fi. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Neutron Starplease sign up.

Zij zijn bij lange na niet de vreemdste wezens in Larry Nivens Bekende Heelal, dat wordt bevolkt door rare beesten en intelligente wezens zoals de Grogs, de Kzinti en de reeds lang uitgestorven Tnuctipun, die her en der in de kosmos hun knapste vindingen hebben verborgen. The ship reaches periapsis where tidal forces nearly pull Shaeffer apart anyway, but he manages to hold himself in the access space at the ship’s center of mass and survives.


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. Or, in everyday language, if you’re in free fall you don’t experience a gravitational force.

Also includes some cool stuff about Puppeteers. Miles above the competition, “Tales of Known Space” nuven “Flatlander” series are even more entertaining in a collected form, where each story adds to a kaleidoscope of splendid space outings. Have fun, and delve into our extensive ratings and reviews! Tidal forces are a subtle stsr to most readers who are not physics or astronomy majors, and neutron stars extreme objects that really exist and have large tidal forces.

Reviewing Neutron Starthe collection, Algis Budrys said that the story was “in itself worth the paperback price of admission”.

Science and Science Fiction: Neutron Star by Larry Niven

Thrints, Bandersnatchi, Puppeteers — and a host of other wonderfully created characters. Hugo Award for Best Short Story — Well I could not resist not realising what I was letting myself in for. The Puppeteers are extremely cautious when dealing with other races, and keep all details about their homeworld secret. Oct 24, Stacey rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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.

View April 11, It explores whether you can ever really be neugron for your sins, even if you’ve done your penance, and shows how one person’s actions can drive a previously innocent person to commit their own crimes.

Als je kennis etar maken met het Universum van Larry Niven, is dit boek de juiste keuze om mee te beginnen. In its place, there has moved into the foreground the emotional story in which science is relegated to the background.


Nevertheless, it’s a really stupid idea.

Science and Science Fiction: Neutron Star by Larry Niven

Forward and even Stanislaw Lem who put his Pilot Pirx through the relativistic loops once with incredibly inventive results. After returning to We Made It, Shaeffer is hospitalized he has received a sunburn by lwrry blue-shifted into the ultraviolet for observation at the Puppeteer’s insistence.

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. Here we have an unimpeachable collection of early short fiction from an author whose output can be uneven at time. The Puppeteers want to determine why two previous researchers, Peter and Sonya Laskin, were killed during the previous attempt on a similar mission.

That’s exactly the mistake Shaeffer and his puppeteer employers make. Known Space 1 – 10 of 18 books. One of the best “hard science fiction” writers of the 70ss school, if not THE best. Your best bet laery getting a taste of what Larry Niven is all about.

Alastair Reynolds “Pushing Ice” Cosmological “noir” chase across space. De APU, eigendom van de Poppenspelers, is ter beschikking gesteld in ruil voor de onderzoeksresultaten.

I really enjoyed at least half of the stories in this book. The title story – a Hugo winner – neutrob us to star pilot Beowulf Shaeffer who appears in three other stories in the book, “At the Core,” “Flatlander,” and “Grendel”as well as the Puppeteers who also feature in Niven’s later Ringworld series.