The Best of Larry Niven

The Best of Larry Niven

Larry Niven

Book 1.0 of Draco Tavern Short Stories Limits Smut Talk The Missing Mass

Language: English

Publisher: Subterranean

Published: Jan 15, 2010

Words: 90889
Pages: 359

Description:

*These stories demonstrate Niven's tremendous range and literary prowess in the fields of SF, fantasy, nonfiction, and mystery. This spellbinding collection is a must for fans of classic SF.* - Publishers Weekly With the publication of his first story, 'The Coldest Place', in 1964 Larry Niven launched one of the most important careers in the history of science fiction. Over the next decade his stunning hard science fiction won four short fiction Hugo Awards and both the Hugo and Nebula Awards for his all-time classic novel, *Ringworld*. But it was the short stories that amazed and astounded first. Stories like 'The Coldest Place', 'Becalmed in Hell', 'Neutron Star', and 'All the Myriad Ways' set the boundaries for 'Known Space', one of science fiction s grandest future histories, while Niven also explored the classic tavern story in his 'Draco's Tavern' sequence and even fantasy in his 'Magic Goes Away' stories. Astoundingly, there has never been a single compendium the focused solely on Niven's best short fiction until now. *The Best of Larry Niven* collects no less than twenty seven stories written over a period of thirty-five years, bringing together some of the best-loved stories in science fiction for the first time, along with some overlooked classics. Whether this is your first time in Known Space or you're visiting old friends in Draco's Tavern, *The Best of Larry Niven* is unforgettable. Contents: 9 • Introduction (The Best of Larry Niven) • essay by Jerry Pournelle 11 • Becalmed in Hell • [Known Space] • (1965) • shortstory by Larry Niven 25 • Bordered in Black • (1966) • shortstory by Larry Niven 45 • Neutron Star • [Known Space] • (1966) • novelette by Larry Niven 63 • The Soft Weapon • [Known Space] • (1967) • novelette by Larry Niven 113 • The Jigsaw Man • [Known Space] • (1967) • shortstory by Larry Niven 125 • The Deadlier Weapon • non-genre • (1968) • shortstory by Larry Niven 135 • All the Myriad Ways • [Time Travel - Parallel Universe] • (1968) • shortstory by Larry Niven 145 • Not Long Before the End • [Magic Goes Away] • (1969) • shortstory by Larry Niven 157 • Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex • (1969) • essay by Larry Niven 165 • Inconstant Moon • (1971) • novelette by Larry Niven 191 • Rammer • [State] • (1971) • novelette by Larry Niven 219 • Cloak of Anarchy • [Known Space] • (1972) • shortstory by Larry Niven 239 • The Fourth Profession • (1971) • novelette by Larry Niven 285 • Flash Crowd • [Teleportation] • (1973) • novella by Larry Niven 337 • The Defenseless Dead • [Gil Hamilton] • (1973) • novelette by Larry Niven 381 • The Flight of the Horse • [Svetz] • (1969) • shortstory by Larry Niven 395 • The Hole Man • (1974) • shortstory by Larry Niven 409 • Night on Mispec Moor • [State] • (1974) • shortstory by Larry Niven 421 • Flatlander • [Known Space] • (1967) • novelette by Larry Niven 459 • The Magic Goes Away • [Magic Goes Away • 1] • (1978) • novel by Larry Niven 523 • Cautionary Tales • (1978) • shortstory by Larry Niven 527 • Limits • [Draco Tavern] • (1981) • shortstory by Larry Niven 533 • A Teardrop Falls • [Berserker] • (1983) • shortstory by Larry Niven 545 • The Return of William Proxmire • (1989) • shortstory by Larry Niven 555 • The Borderland of Sol • [Known Space] • (1975) • novelette by Larry Niven 595 • Smut Talk • [Draco Tavern] • (2000) • shortstory by Larry Niven 605 • The Missing Mass • [Draco Tavern] • (2000) • shortstory by Larry Niven Cover art by Edward Miller