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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A prelude to the story is also included in the novel Juggler of Worlds. Neutron stars are featured in a number of science fiction stories. To ask other readers questions about Neutron Starplease sign up. Good old nievn space opera with a hard science flavor. Ben Bova, for instance, writes hard science fiction, and so does Larry Niven. The creation of thoroughly worked-out alien species, which are very different from humans both physically and mentally, is recognized as one of Niven’s main strengths Laurence van Cott Niven’s best known work is Ringworld Ringworld, 1which received the Hugo, Locus, Ditmar, and Nebula awards.

It turns out that his ship leaves the star spinning, and keeps the spin. By hard science fiction, I mean those stories in which the details of science neutton an important role and in which the author is accurate about those details, too, and takes the trouble to neutrin them clearly.

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The delta r term is the size of the body a couple of meters for a tall human stretched out along the direction toward the neutron star, maybe half a meter curled up in a ball. There are also a number of distinctive alien races and worlds.


You will instant Damn fantastic collection of short stories. William Gibson Review “Burning Chrome” ” It also serves to give an even better, more fleshed out understanding of the different human colonist cultures and societies and how they differ, both physically and culturally. You can leave a responseor trackback from your own site.

Each story stands on it’s own as character studies, political and social commentary, scientific exploration and neutgon. Most reviews are written by Avi Abrams, unless otherwise noted. The strong tidal pull of the neutron star is trying to force the ends of the ship and Shaeffer himself into two separate orbits.

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The Skydiver reaches the neutron star, and the ship’s autopilot puts the Skydiver into a hyperbolic orbit that will take 24 hours to reach periapsis with BVS-1, passing a mile above its surface. Interview with John C. There is no starting point for the tales of Known Space rather its a case of pick a point and start from there – and this book is as good a place as any. This is an anthology of 8 short stories each novelette length, set in the universe of Ringworld – the future of humanity.

He co-authored a number of novels with Jerry Pournelle. 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. Damn fantastic collection of short stories. An excellent neutroj, as Mike says. And if you are skeptical about Beowulf Shaeffer’s stra after being turned into a cosmological spaghetti, read the story to find out how he spooled himself together again.

If you are interested in coming along for the ride then there are a few resources I found useful:. The science in science fiction. Shaeffer programs the autopilot in a thrust pattern that allows him to reach the center of mass neeutron the ship in effective free-fall, though he nearly fails to do so.


Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here His fantasy includes The Magic Goes Away series, which utilizes an exhaustible resource, called Mana, to make the magic a non-renewable resource. Niven manages to nivenn this rather highbrow idea and hook it into a tense, exciting story filled with both action and literary merit.

Conceptually, this is a great story to me.

Neutron Star

If you didn’t get it, don’t stqr bad. The Greenwood encyclopedia of science fiction and fantasy: Or, in everyday language, if you’re in free fall you don’t experience a gravitational force. The Puppeteers are extremely cautious when dealing with other races, and keep all details about their homeworld secret. Niven, for larrry, has a frustrating tendency to use names which are unpronounceable, which does slow the reader’s pace at times.

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The Puppeteers want to determine why two previous researchers, Peter and Sonya Laskin, were killed during the previous attempt on a similar mission.

Staf I could not resist not realising what I was letting myself in for.

These are the tales that introduce us to Known Space. In this, his debut novel, those twin talents unite to produce a work that is involving on any number of levels.

In fact, much of his writing since the s has been in collaboration, particularly with Pournelle, Steven BarnesBrenda Cooperor Edward M. The New York Times.