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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
RingworldThe Ringworld EngineersThe Ringworld ThroneRingworld's Children
Fate of Worlds: Return from the RingworldGuide to Larry Niven's Ringworld
 
Moties (with Jerry Pournelle)
1. The Mote in God's Eye (1974)
2. The Gripping Hand (1993)
     aka The Moat Around Murcheson's Eye
The Mote in God's EyeThe Gripping Hand
 
InfernoEscape from Hell
 
The Magic Goes AwayThe Magic May ReturnMore MagicThe Magic Goes Away Collection
 
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)
DreamparkThe Barsoom ProjectThe California Voodoo GameThe Moon Maze Game
 
The Integral TreesFleet of WorldsThe Smoke RingJuggler of Worlds
Destroyer of WorldsBetrayer of Worlds
 
Berserker Base: A Collaberative Novel
 
The Legacy of HeorotThe Dragons of HeorotThe Secret of Black Ship Island
 
The Burning CityBurning Tower
 
Bowl of Heaven (with Gregory Benford)
1. Bowl of Heaven (2012)
2. Shipstar (2014)
Bowl of HeavenShipstar
 
Novels
The World of PtavvsA Gift from EarthThe Flying SorcerersProtector
A World Out of TimeLucifer's HammerThe Patchwork GirlOath of Fealty
The Descent of AnansiThe Time of the WarlockFootfallAchilles' Choice
Fallen AngelsDestiny's RoadRammerRainbow Mars
Saturn's RaceBuilding Harlequin's MoonThe Goliath Stone
 
Omnibus
Three Trips in Time and SpaceWorld of Ptavvs / A Gift from Earth / Neutron StarThe Best of Larry Niven
 
Collections
Neutron StarThe Shape of SpaceAll the Myriad WayInconstant Moon
The Flight of the HorseA Hole in SpaceTales of Known SpaceThe Long Arm of Gil Hamilton
Convergent SeriesNiven's LawsLimitsThree Books of Known Space
N-SpacePlaygrounds of the MindCrashlanderFlatlander: The Collected Tales of Gil 'the Arm' Hamilton
Larry Niven Short Stories Volume 1Larry Niven Short Stories Volume 2ScatterbrainThe Draco Tavern
Stars and Gods
 
Chapbooks
All the Myriad Ways
 
Graphic Novels
Death By Ecstasy: Illustrated Adaptation of the Larry Niven NovellaGreen Lantern: Ganthet's Tale
 
Novellas
 
Series contributed to
The Man-Kzin WarsThe Man-Kzin Wars IIMan Kzin Wars IIIMan-kzin Wars IV
Man-Kzin Wars VMan-Kzin Wars VIMan-Kzin Wars VIIChoosing Names: Man-Kzin Wars VIII
Man-Kzin Wars IXWunder War: Man-Kzin Wars XMan-Kzin Wars XIMan-Kzin Wars XII
Man-Kzin Wars XIIIMan-Kzin Wars XIVThe Best of All Possible Wars: The Best of the Man-Kzin WarsDestiny's Forge
 
Stellar Guild (with Matthew Joseph Harrington and Brad R Torgersen)
Red Tide (2014)
Red Tide
 
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)
Nebula Award Stories 1Dangerous Visions 2Seven Trips Through Time and SpaceWorld's Best Science Fiction 1968
Nebula Award Stories 5The Best Science Fiction of the YearThe Hugo Winners 1963-1967The Golden Road
The Best Science Fiction of the Year 4Antigrav: Cosmic Comedies by SF MastersThe Best from Galaxy, Volume IVThe Best from If, Volume III
The Best Science Fiction Stories100 Great Science Fiction Short Short StoriesThe Best of AnalogThe Science Fictional Solar System
Aliens!Unicorns!Sci-Fi Private EyeGreat Science Fiction of the 20th Century
The Man-Kzin WarsA Century of Fantasy 1980-1989The Oxford Book of Science Fiction StoriesAliens and UFO's: Extraterrestrial Tales from Asimov's Science Fiction and Analog Science Fiction and Fact
Isaac Asimov's WarThe Ascent of WonderHow to Save the WorldTomorrow Bites
Sisters of the NightThe Wizards of Odd: Comic Tales of FantasyThe Way It Wasn'tSupernatural Sleuths
Cyber-KillersTime Machines: The Best Time Travel Stories Ever WrittenThe Playboy Book of Science FictionA Magic-Lover's Treasury of the Fantastic
ArmageddonsExplorers: SF Adventures to Far Horizons
 
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 (nominee)
Wrong Way Street (1965)Nebula (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 (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 (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 Best Short story nominee (1966) : Becalmed In Hell
Nebula 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 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 Best Short story nominee (1970) : Not Long Before the End
Hugo Best Novel winner (1971) : Ringworld
Nebula Best Novel winner (1971) : Ringworld
Hugo 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 nominee (1976) : ARM
Hugo winner (1976) : The Borderland of Sol
Hugo Best Novel nominee (1976) : Inferno
Nebula Best Novel nominee (1976) : The Mote in God's Eye
Nebula 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 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 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


Books about Larry Niven
A Larry Niven ChecklistAnnals of the Man-Kzin-Wars: An Unofficial Companion Guide
 
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)
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
Betrayed (2014)
(Frozen Sky, book 2)
Jeff Carlson
"I'm hooked."



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