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Larry Niven


(Laurence Van Cott Niven)
USA (1938 - )

Born in Los Angeles in 1938, Larry Niven has been a full-time writer since leaving UCLA in 1963. A worldwide bestseller, he is best known for the legendary RINGWORLD series, which THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SCIENCE FICTION called "the most energetic future history series ever written". A multiple winner of both Hugo and Nebula awards, Niven was once named by Arthur C Clarke as his favourite author, and his rigorous scientific consistency has earned a reputation as the premier modern author of "hard" SF.
 
Series
 
Moties (with Jerry Pournelle)
1. The Mote in God's Eye (1974)
2. The Gripping Hand (1993)
     aka The Moat Around Murcheson's Eye
 
 

 
Dream Park (with Steven Barnes)
1. Dreampark (1981)
2. The Barsoom Project (1989)
3. The California Voodoo Game (1991)
     aka The Voodoo Game
4. The Moon Maze Game (2011)
 

 
 
 
 
Bowl of Heaven (with Gregory Benford)
1. Bowl of Heaven (2012)
2. Shipstar (2014)
 
Novels




 
Omnibus
 
Collections





 
Graphic Novels
 
Novellas
 
Series contributed to




 
Stellar Guild (with Matthew Joseph Harrington and Brad R Torgersen)
Red Tide (2014)
 
Anthologies containing stories by Larry Niven
Nebula Award Stories 1 (1966)
Dangerous Visions 2 (1967)
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction 190 (1967)
Seven Trips Through Time and Space (1968)
World's Best Science Fiction 1968 (1968)
Nebula Award Stories 5 (1970)
The Best Science Fiction of the Year (1972)
The Hugo Winners 1963-1967 (1973)
The Golden Road (1974)
The Best Science Fiction of the Year 4 (1975)
Antigrav: Cosmic Comedies by SF Masters (1975)
The Best from Galaxy, Volume IV (1976)
The Best from If, Volume III (1976)
Galaxy Science Fiction Vol. 37 No. 8 (1976)
The Best Science Fiction Stories (1977)
The Hugo Winners 1971-1975 (1977)
The Hugo Winners Volume 3, Part 3: 1974-1975 (1977)
100 Great Science Fiction Short Short Stories (1978)
The Best of Analog (1979)
The Science Fictional Solar System (1979)
Aliens! (1980)
Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year 1980 (1981)
Unicorns! (1982)
Sci-Fi Private Eye (1984)
Top Science Fiction (1985)
Great Science Fiction of the 20th Century (1987)
The Man-Kzin Wars (1988)
A Century of Fantasy 1980-1989 (1990)
The Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories (1992)
Aliens and UFO's: Extraterrestrial Tales from Asimov's Science Fiction and Analog Science Fiction and Fact (1993)
Isaac Asimov's War (1993)
The Ascent of Wonder (1994)
Science Fiction, Science Fact, and You (1995)
How to Save the World (1995)
Tomorrow Bites (1995)
Sisters of the Night (1995)
The Wizards of Odd: Comic Tales of Fantasy (1996)
The Way It Wasn't (1996)
Supernatural Sleuths (1996)
Cyber-Killers (1997)
Time Machines: The Best Time Travel Stories Ever Written (1997)
The Playboy Book of Science Fiction (1998)
A Magic-Lover's Treasury of the Fantastic (1998)
Armageddons (1999)
Explorers: SF Adventures to Far Horizons (2000)









 
Short stories
Bordered in Black
Cautionary Tales
Convergent Series [short story]
The Deadlier Weapon
Dry Run
Like Banquo's Ghost
The Meddler
Night on Mispec Moor
The Nonesuch
One Face
The Schumann Computer
Singularities Make Me Nervous
Transfer of Power
Becalmed In Hell (1965)Nebula Awards (nominee)
Wrong Way Street (1965)Nebula Awards (nominee)
At the Core (1966)
Neutron Star [short story] (1966)Hugo
A Relic of the Empire (1966)
The Ethics of Madness (1967)
Flatlander [short story] (1967)Nebula Awards (nominee)
Handicap (1967)
The Handicapped (1967)
The Jigsaw Man (1967)Hugo (nominee)
The Long Night (1967)
Safe at Any Speed (1967)
The Soft Weapon (1967)
All the Myriad Ways [short story] (1968)Hugo (nominee)
Grendel (1968)
Wait It Out (1968)
Death by Ecstasy [short story] (1969)
The Flight of the Horse [short story] (1969)
Not Long Before the End (1969)Hugo (nominee)
Nebula Awards (nominee)
Leviathan (1970)
The Fourth Profession (1971)Hugo (nominee)
Inconstant Moon [short story] (1971)Hugo
Rammer [short story] (1971)
There's a Wolf in My Time Machine (1971)
Cloak of Anarchy (1972)
What Good Is a Glass Dagger? (1972)
The Alibi Machine (1973)
The Hole Man (1974)Hugo
A Kind of Murder (1974)
Plaything (1974)
ARM (1975)Hugo (nominee)
The Borderland of Sol (1975)Hugo
The Children of the State (part 3) (1976)
Down and Out (1976)
Mistake (1976)
Cruel and Unusual (1977)
Grammar Lesson (1977)
Rotating Cylinders and the Possibility of Global Causality Violation (1977)
The Subject is Closed (1977)
The Magic Goes Away [short story] (1978)World Fantasy (nominee)
The Locusts (1979) (with Steven Barnes)Hugo (nominee)
The Green Marauder (1980)
The Real Thing (1982)
The Integral Trees (part 3 of 4) (1983)
The Integral Trees (part 4 of 4) (1984)
The Warriors (1988)
Assimilating Our Culture, That's What They're Doing (1989)
The Return of William Proxmire (1989)Hugo (nominee)
The Wishing Game (1989)
Madness Has Its Place (1990)
Procrustes (1993)
The South Los Angeles Broadcasting System (1993)
Song of the Night People (1995)


Awards
Nebula Awards Best Short Story nominee (1966) : Becalmed In Hell
Nebula Awards Best Short Story nominee (1966) : Wrong Way Street
Hugo Best Short Story winner (1967) : Neutron Star [short story]
Hugo Best Short Story nominee (1968) : The Jigsaw Man
Nebula Awards Best Novellette nominee (1968) : Flatlander [short story]
Hugo Best Short Story nominee (1969) : All the Myriad Ways [short story]
Hugo Best Short Story nominee (1970) : Not Long Before the End
Nebula Awards Best Short Story nominee (1970) : Not Long Before the End
Hugo Best Novel winner (1971) : Ringworld
Nebula Awards Best Novel winner (1971) : Ringworld
Hugo Best Novella nominee (1972) : The Fourth Profession
Hugo Best Short Story winner (1972) : Inconstant Moon [short story]
Hugo Best Novel nominee (1974) : Protector
Hugo Best Short Story winner (1975) : The Hole Man
Hugo Best Novel nominee (1975) : The Mote in God's Eye
Hugo Best Novella nominee (1976) : ARM
Hugo Best Novellette winner (1976) : The Borderland of Sol
Hugo Best Novel nominee (1976) : Inferno
Nebula Awards Best Novel nominee (1976) : The Mote in God's Eye
Nebula Awards Best Novel nominee (1977) : Inferno
Hugo Best Novel nominee (1978) : Lucifer's Hammer
World Fantasy Best Short Story nominee (1979) : The Magic Goes Away [short story]
Hugo Best Novellette nominee (1980) : The Locusts
Hugo Best Novel nominee (1981) : The Ringworld Engineers
Prometheus Award Best Novel nominee (1983) : Oath of Fealty
Hugo Best Novel nominee (1985) : The Integral Trees
Nebula Awards Best Novel nominee (1985) : The Integral Trees
Hugo Best Novel nominee (1986) : Footfall
Hugo Best Short Story nominee (1990) : The Return of William Proxmire
Prometheus Award Best Novel winner (1992) : Fallen Angels
Prometheus Award Best Book nominee (2008) : Fleet of Worlds


Books about Larry Niven
 
Larry Niven recommends
Silverlock
Silverlock (1949)
(Silverlock, book 1)
John Myers Myers
"Bigger than life."
The Broken Lands
The Broken Lands (1968)
(Empire of the East, book 1)
Fred Saberhagen
"I think Empire of the East is better than The Lord of the Rings."
A Lion on Tharthee
A Lion on Tharthee (1987)
(Saturnalia, book 2)
Grant Callin
"Grant Callin's universe is a fascinating one; I look forward to seeing more of it."
Harvest of Stars
Harvest of Stars (1992)
(Harvest of Stars, book 1)
Poul Anderson
"A masterpiece!"
Wheelers
Wheelers (2000)
(Lifesoul Cherisher, book 1)
Jack Cohen and Ian Stewart
"Wheelers is wonderful."
Lion's Blood: A Novel of Slavery and Freedom in an Alternate America
Lion's Blood: A Novel of Slavery and Freedom in an Alternate America (2002)
(Lion's Blood, book 1)
Steven Barnes
"LION'S BLOOD is [Steven Barnes'] masterwork as a solo flight."
What Does a Martian Look Like?: The Science of Extraterrestrial Life
What Does a Martian Look Like?: The Science of Extraterrestrial Life (2002)
Jack Cohen and Ian Stewart
"I loved it."

Betrayed (2014)
(Frozen Sky, book 2)
Jeff Carlson
"I'm hooked."



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