First appearance: short story collection All the Myriad Ways. Stan, the narrator, notices that the Moon is glowing much brighter than ever before. However the narrator surmises that the Sun has gone nova , the day side of the Earth is already destroyed, and this is the last night of his life. He then calls and visits his girlfriend Leslie, presuming her ignorant of the situation, but she realizes it independently when Jupiter brightens with appropriate delay; they then enjoy their last night on the town, before rain and winds start.
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Larry dropped out from the California institute of Technology only after one year and a half once he discovered a book store full of used science fiction magazines. Funny enough Larry graduated with a B. A in mathematics, minoring in psychology. He undertook some graduate work in mathematics for one year then went on to full time writing. The Coldest Place was based on the planet mercury which was believed to be the coldest on the solar system.
At the time this story hit the market, scientists discovered that mercury in deed revolved around the sun and was not that cold as had been perceived previously. Without being deterred, he continued to write about the wonders of the universe for over four decades making him one of the most celebrated writers of this age. He wrote about the modern day theories of neutron stars, dark matters, solar flares and the rings found on the planet Saturn.
In his early years, when he started out, he knew exactly what he was interested in and what he wanted to write. Larry brings the alien called slaverer in to civilized life in an interesting future solar system. He interestingly intertwines the past and the future creating an epic story line that goes on and on.
In the World of Ptavvs, the slavers characters created by Larry grew some rocket boosters, which were a version of trees with solid fuel cones. This was just before he began to dream of bon fire made of stage trees. The Known Space started to be populated with brazen images of aliens and description of far off worlds. Fans began to digest these concepts with a hunger not knowing that there was more to this reality. Ringworld Between and , Larry published the Ringworld which became an instant hit.
He then went on to publish a ring of stories that were rich and deep as their predecessors the Known Space. Later Larry would start receiving fan mails from china, India and other parts of the world with real life storied of the organ trade.
The Pak belonged to an infant stage of life, but when they develop some craving of a certain yam root they transform into hyper intelligent, super strong creatures with war like tendencies. Even today, many fans still debate the existence of the characters known as Niven who inhabit the universe far away. This book is a straight forward crime story with a unique crime weapon. The weapon is similar to what scientists call today the black hole which made this book very unique as scientists had at that time just discovered its existence.
It was just a normal crime story. The theme to this story was to use holograms to bring up real characters. Draco Tavern Larry also has a set of short stories that have not come into the limelight.
Draco Tavern is a collection of short stories about a fictitious bar serving many aliens. A collection of about five pages dealing with virtual reality, human evolution, existence of God, has not yet been collected previously. Ringworld As time went on his fans dived deeper into his stories getting possessed with some of his characters.
This drove him to writing the Ringworld series. There is perhaps none of his works that generated as much discussion and heated debate like this one. Fans all over the world started talking about the series. Many times fans even wrote to him upgrades of this series as Larry recounts.
Some even became fanatical and would chant that the Ringworld was unstable and throwing messages to his hotel rooms wherever he would visit. Later in that decade he released the ring world engineers which seemed to calm down the nerves of his fans.
The Ringworld, due to its success, evolved and other series arose from it. These future releases were never ruled out either and went out to become big hits as well.
Though not yet in a movie, the Ringworld movie rumors still persist and we just have to wait and see what will come of it. Larry has continued to write other short stories with great success.
His energy never seems to dissipate and probably another block buster is on the making. We recently conducted a poll among visitors and the Memory Man series was voted the 8th most favourite series by all readers. If you ARE an avid reader of it then great news — a new book is coming out very soon!!! Pre-order now. Please Note The links beside each book title will take you to Amazon, who I feel are the best online retailer for books where you can read more about the book, or purchase it.
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If you see one missing just send me an e-mail below. Then you need to read the Coffeehouse Mysteries. This series by Cleo Coyle has been going strong since and is still publishing highly rated books every year. An excellent series to get you through the cold months. More details. However there is a lot more to Blake than just that series. He has written some of the best sci-fi books there is such as Dark Matter and Recursion.
Known Space: The Future Worlds of Larry Niven
Known Space: The Future Worlds of Larry Niven