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  Larry Niven - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Larry Niven was born in Los Angeles, California.
Niven is the author of numerous science fiction short stories and novels, beginning with his 1964 story "The Coldest Place".
Larry Niven introduced the idea of a flash crowd in his story "Flash Crowd" (1973), which evolved in 2003 to the flash mob in which people meet together to protest in a creative way at a specific time and place to disappear as quickly as they appeared some minutes later.
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 Larry Niven - Wikipedia
Larry Niven heeft wiskunde gestudeerd aan de Washburn Universiteit in Kansas tot 1962.
Niven heeft ook screenplays geschreven voor verschillende SF televisie series, zoals Star Trek, Land of the Lost en The Outer Limits.
Veel verhalen van Niven spelen in zijn Known Space universum, waarin de mensheid de zonnestelsels in een straal van ongeveer 60 lichtjaar rondom onze zon deelt met een tiental buitenaardse soorten.
nl.wikipedia.org /wiki/Larry_Niven   (572 words)

 Encyclopedia: Larry Niven   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Larry Nivens short story Neutron Star, published in 1966, is widely considered to be the literary cornerstone of his Known Space collection.
The Descent of Anansi is a novel by Steven Barnes and Larry Niven.
Nivens law was named after science fiction author Larry Niven, who has periodically published them as how the Universe works as far as he can tell.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Larry-Niven   (3810 words)

 "Known Space" : Larry Niven Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Larry finally graduated with a B.A. in mathematics (and a minor in psychology) from Washburn University, Kansas, in 1962, and completed one year of graduate work in mathematics at UCLA before dropping out to write.
Niven was awarded the Skylark Award in 1973 (Officially the "Edward E. Smith Memorial Award for Imaginative Fiction"), is given annually by the New England Science Fiction Association, for significant contribution to SF in the spirit of the writer E.E. "Doc" Smith.
Larry Niven's nonliterary interests include backpacking with the Boy Scouts, science-fiction conventions, supporting the conquest of space, and AAAS meetings and other gatherings of people at the cutting edge of the sciences.
www.larryniven.org /biography.htm   (1178 words)

 Larry Niven - Wikipedia
Seine Geschichten sind immer Abenteuergeschichten, mit denen Larry Niven versucht, seine Leser mit Überraschung zu unterhalten.
Aber der Verlauf seiner Geschichten bezieht einen Standpunkt und außerhalb seiner Geschichten bezieht Larry Niven diesen auch.
Larry Niven hat weit über 100 Kurzgeschichten geschrieben.
de.wikipedia.org /wiki/Larry_Niven   (896 words)

 Larry Niven   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Many of Niven's stories take place in his Known Space universe, in which humanity shares the several solar system s nearest to Sol with over a dozen alien species, including species known as the Kzinti, and Pierson's Puppeteer s, which are frequently central characters.
Niven numbers may have been named in his honor.
larry cheering larry larry graves larry hill larry homes larry hoover larry king larry mcentire larry norman larry roesch larry wick larry williams larry zilliox
www.serebella.com /encyclopedia/article-Larry_Niven.html   (521 words)

 Ringworld's Children by Larry Niven
That is, it was in 1970 that readers first encountered Larry Niven’s reluctant hero, Louis Wu, and his fascinating playground, the Ringworld.
In the intervening years author Larry Niven discovered that the Ringworld required stabilization rockets to stay in orbit; an almost magical material from which it is built, and even invented the perfect people to have build the massive structure: the Protectors.
The third book, Ringworld Throne is about the ecology of the ring: the hominids that were seeded into the world by the Protectors and have evolved to fit its every ecological niche, the inventible war between Protectors due to their brilliance and evolutionally mandated short-sightedness.
www.scifidimensions.com /Jul04/ringworldschildren.htm   (614 words)

 Science Fiction Writer Robert J. Sawyer: Larry Niven
Larry defined our subgenre in the 1960s and 1970s (and continues to do some of the best work in it today).
Larry smiled that shy, wry, wise smile he has, and said he hadn't read my book — he, like most of us, was way behind in his SF reading.
And that's the absolute truth: we honor Larry this weekend because we all — every single one of us who writes this stuff for a living — have read, and been influenced by, and admire the hell out of him.
www.sfwriter.com /niven.htm   (600 words)

 Speaking With… Larry Niven
That’s also when I met Larry and his wife, Marilyn, known to one and all as Fuzzy for the fuzzy pink slippers she used to wear at college.
Larry is a major league comic book fan — you can find the latest comics scattered about the Niven house which is filled with incredible glasswork and art, including the originals of many of his book covers.
Larry is a believer of not using five words when one will do (unlike me).
www.silverbulletcomicbooks.com /wolfman/103572529241628.htm   (1586 words)

 Larry Niven, Ringworld
Larry Niven's wildly popular book stormed out of the gates, wowing readers and picking up both the Hugo and Nebula awards for best novel.
On finishing the story, I was struck with the distinct impression that Niven spent maybe 90 percent of his effort on Ringworld fleshing out all the celestial mechanics and cosmic equations, and only 10 percent of his effort actually devising a tale to show off this cool new toy.
Niven works on such a broad canvas, tossing gargantuan geographic features around so casually (several oceans observed in passing are wide enough to hold Jupiter several times over) that the scale and grandeur is utterly lost, beyond the reader's ability to grasp.
www.rambles.net /niven_ring.html   (796 words)

 Ringworld's Children by Larry Niven
I didn't realize what a hotshot Larry Niven was--had never even heard of him before picking up this book in fact--until I was sitting on an airplane reading Ringworld's Children and looked up to see that he was the answer to a trivia question.
Niven doesn't provide nearly enough description or background for someone new to the series to not be frustrated at times--perhaps even most of the time.
Larry Niven is the multiple Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author of the Ringworld series, along with many other science fiction masterpieces.
www.2think.org /ringworld.shtml   (921 words)

 SurfWax: News, Reviews and Articles On Larry Niven
Niven makes another return visit to his most famous -- and most intriguing -- literary invention in "Ringworld's Children," the fourth in the series.
An analogous situation would be the single-molecule spacecraft hull postulated by Larry Niven-- completely invulnerable to nearly any conceivable force until it encountered enough antimatter to destabilize the structure and reduce the entire hull to powder.
A new anthology by Larry Niven will always have something to live up to and in his case is his earlier work, 'All The Myriad Ways' - a seminal work from his most prolific period.
news.surfwax.com /authors/files/Larry_Niven_Book.html   (437 words)

 Guest of Honor Larry Niven Biography
CONvergence is pleased to welcome author Larry Niven as a Guest of Honor at CONvergence 2004.
Larry Niven started writing in the 1960s and is now considered one of the grand masters of hard science fiction.
Niven is probably best known for his "Known Space" future history, which to date contains over 30 short stories and novels, which intermingle into a complex timeline dating from several billion years into prehistory into the fantastic future world of 3200 and beyond.
www.convergence-con.org /guests/2004larryniven.php   (245 words)

 WorldCon Chat with Larry Niven
Niven, ever since I first started reading sci-fi you have been my favorite author.
Niven what are your plans for future books and storys.
Niven: If there is other intelligent life in the universe, isn't it surprising that they would be letting the stars of the universe burn away blindly towards heat-death?
www.scifi.com /transcripts/niven.html   (1309 words)

 Fictionwise eBooks: Larry Niven
Bio: Larry Niven was born in 1938 in Los Angeles, California.
One of Niven's most beloved characters, Beowulf Shaeffer, is forced to take a dangerous mission to explore a neutron star.
Larry Niven is the New York Times bestselling author of such classic science fiction novels as Ringworld and Destiny's Road.
www.fictionwise.com /eBooks/LarryNiveneBooks.htm   (1398 words)

 Concat interviews Larry Niven
Niven: I think that it's amusing that he came that close to the Ringworld without having read it.
Niven: My problem with new writers is that it takes me five or six years to memorise the right names.
Niven: I've never run across anything I could agree with that had been said by Christopher Priest; this certainly isn't the first.
www.concatenation.org /interviews/niven.html   (875 words)

 Ringworld +
Larry Niven was born in 1938 in Los Angeles, California.
Larry Niven is one of today's foremost science fiction authors, and gets shamefully little attention in the literary world as a whole.
They are underlined by Niven's comments and afterthoughts, together with essays by other science fiction writers.
www.cswnet.com /~dbruce/modern/lniven.html   (1002 words)

 The Best Reviews: Larry Niven, Scatterbrain Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This collection is for the most loyal of Larry Niven fans though those science fiction readers who have tried him might enjoy a taste of the award-winning author.
Niven's assortment of "crazy ideas' and seek previous wild but fun rides or puke out of the total lack of discipline.
Perhaps best known for his novel Ringworld and Three Books of Known Space, Niven is a highly versatile writer with a lengthy and notable history.
www.thebestreviews.com /book7014   (283 words)

 The Larry Niven Webring   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Larry Niven Webring was created in 1997 to form a community of websites with an interest in this hard science fiction author.
The Larry Niven Mailing list is a discussion list for the writings of the Science Fiction Author, Larry Niven.
A speculation on where the Kzin (from Larry Niven's Known Space) can fit into a modern interpretation of the Star Trek universe, reconciling the view of Earth's 21st century history presented by "The Slaver Weapon" with the view from the film Star Trek: First Contact.
www.ringsurf.com /netring?action=info&ring=larrynivenwebring   (597 words)

 Larry Niven: Ringworld   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Designed by Larry Niven in the late sixties, the novel told of the quest of a band of four sentients to explore the most gigantic artificial world known to man, kzin or puppeteer.
Niven continuously gives hints of the mysteries which abound on the gigantic ring, yet few are actually spelled out.
Niven doesn't even begin to address the issue of where these humans are from.
www.sfsite.com /%7Esilverag/ringworld.html   (354 words)

 Larry Niven   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
As part of the tales of Larry Niven's popular Known Space, Ringworld is a series of extraordinary novels that has won wide acclaim and a legion of fans—Ringworld (1970), and its immediate sequels, The Ringworld Engineers (1980), and The Ringworld Throne (1996).
Known Space is a collection of stories and novels by renowned SF author Larry Niven that have a common framework of future history.
Larry Niven is the multiple Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author of the Ringworld series and many other science fiction masterpieces.
www.tor.com /niven/children.html   (648 words)

 Larry Niven - definition erklärung bedeutung glossar zu Larry Niven   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Larry Niven Definitionen, Erklärungen sowie Bedeutungen zu Larry Niven
In seinem Ringwelt-Epos und den sich daran anschliessenden Kzin-Kriegen kreiert er eine einzigartige Welt in der entfernteren Zukunft der Menschheit.
Zu nennen seien da etwa Nivens allzu stereotype Frauengestalten; erst recht bitter wird der Beigeschmack allerdings, wenn Niven das Bild "seiner" Zukunftsgesellschaft zeichnet, in der - wie selbstverständlich - Todesurteile nicht nur vollstreckt werden, sondern auch in der anschließenden "Verwertung" der Delinquenten als Organ-Ersatzteillager münden.
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 Larry Niven   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
De romans en romans, Larry NIVEN devient l'un des auteurs américains de SF les plus reconnus, récoltant 4 fois le prix Hugo.
Il faut remarquer que Larry NIVEN est assez peu traduit en France.
Larry NIVEN vit aujourd'hui à Tarzana, en Californie, avec sa femme Marilyn JOYCE rencontrée en 1967 à; la Convention de SF de New-York.
www.cafardcosmique.com /auteur/niven.html   (430 words)

 Larry Niven -- All Books
Multiple award-winning science fiction master Larry Niven returns in grand form with the story of Planet Destiny, Earth's second attempt at colonizing an inhabitable planet of a distant star.
In this novel, Niven presents a fully-fleshed culture of evolved humans who live without gravity in the gas cloud surrounding a neutron star.
Bestselling science-fiction superstars Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle combine their talents with those of rising young author Steven Barnes in an extraordinary adventure of humankind's first outpost in the farthest reaches of space.
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 Larry Niven   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Niven's glory days were the late sixties and early seventies when he originated two truly brilliant universes, one SF, KnownSpace, and the other fantasy, TheMagicGoesAway?
In this Niven is a kind of anti-IsaacAsimov.
I like Niven a lot, but Destiny's Road was a steaming pile as far as I could tell.
www.c2.com /cgi/wiki?LarryNiven   (1313 words)

 Dragon*Con Biography: [Larry Niven]
But while the Ringworld is an artificial, made construct, Niven's Smoke Ring could exist in nature: a doughnut-shaped region of breathable atmosphere in null-gravity, centered on and orbiting a dense object, which is itself in orbit around a star (and in an infinite universe, it should exist somewhere).
Two novels have explored this fertile realm thus far, The Integral Trees and The Smoke Ring, both with outstanding cover art from Michael Whelan and set in the same milieu as an earlier novel, A World Out of Time.
Niven has written several landmark novels with longtime friend and collaborator Jerry Pournelle, including The Mote in God's Eye, an outstanding first-contact novel, its sequel, The Gripping Hand, Lucifer's Hammer, an excellent comet-collides-with-Earth novel, and Footfall, a great alien invasion novel.
www.dragoncon.org /people/nivenl.html   (353 words)

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