We’ve all had that moment where the response we wanted to make came a moment or days late. The difference here, I believe, is that most of the stories relate in some manner or if nothing else they are all set in the same sci-fi universe. Science and Science Fiction: Niven sure has a wild imagination. This is hard sf at its best. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.
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If you take away Niven’s scientific acumen, you are left with exactly the sort of universe and characters the New Wave was pushing off fro An enjoyable collection of well written short stories that often double as puzzles of science or logic.
Tidal forces are a subtle thing to most readers who are not physics or astronomy majors, and neutron stars extreme objects that really exist and have large tidal forces. Nwutron has no intention of even attempting the dangerous mission, but agrees anyway — he has other plans. I got my first introduction to tidal forces from this story, which is cool.
View April 11, Customers who bought this item also bought. It’s just about all you could njven for in a hardcore SF adventure. The quality of Niven’s writing deteriorates almost linearly as functions of two variables: There are second order terms; these are the ones you’ll find in the Einstein tensor on the left-hand side atar the general relativity equation.
This is an anthology of 8 short stories each novelette length, set in the universe of Ringworld – the future o Holy crap was this ever good.
In fact, much of his writing since the s has been in neutrin, particularly with Pournelle, Steven BarnesBrenda Cooperor Edward M. During the descent Schaeffer notices many unusual things: The Puppeteers are extremely cautious when dealing with other races, and keep all details about their homeworld secret.
Collections by Niven or others With Edward M. I’ll be re-reading Ringworld nivne with these stories in mind. Larry Niven is a major science fiction author, and probably the leading name to emerge in the s.
It’s easy to see why Niven is widely regarded as one of the masters of Sci-fi.
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And a really bad taste for puns, but also some really intellectual humor. I mean a highly special grief over the nature of the plot.
This is an anthology of 8 short stories each novelette length, set in the universe stad Ringworld – the future of humanity. Preview — Neutron Star by Larry Niven. Of course, one can alwa Here we have an unimpeachable collection of early short fiction from an author whose output can be uneven at time.
Please try again later. It stands up well to repeated re-readings.
Nov 29, Wonkybadonk rated it it was amazing Shelves: Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Neutron Star is a collection of short stories that are the ground floor for Niven’s “Known Space” series. And this reliance on dialogue bugs me because it appears to break the physical laws of long-distance communication, which Niven strictly keeps to in his other stories.
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Implausible doesn’t begin to cover it.