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Niven, Larry

Works: 397 works in 1,806 publications in 19 languages and 57,831 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Interviews  Science fiction  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor
Classifications: PS3564.I9, 813.54
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Ringworld by Larry Niven( Book )
112 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in 12 languages and held by 2,385 libraries worldwide
Two humans and two aliens, who are traveling to distant reaches of space to prevent a future catastrophe, crash on a ringworld apparently created by superior technologies
The mote in God's eye by Larry Niven( Book )
55 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 2,132 libraries worldwide
In the year 3016, the Second Empire of Man spans hundreds of star systems, thanks to the faster-than-light Alderson Drive. No other intelligent beings have ever been encountered, until a light-sail probe enters a human system carrying a dead alien. The probe is traced to the Mote, an isolated star in a thick dust cloud, and an expedition is dispatched. In the Mote, the humans find an ancient civilization - at least one million years old - that has always been bottled up in their cloistered solar system for lack of a star drive. The Moties are welcoming and kind, yet rather evasive about certain aspects of their society. It seems the Moties have a dark problem, one they've been unable to solve in over a million years. The multi-limbed Moties have technology akin to ours, yet their world is frightening and dangerous. Then, suddenly and horribly, their emissaries are killed and a danger signal has been sent out. Now humans are thrown into a headlong race to find the aliens' homeworld and convince them that we come in peace
The Ringworld engineers by Larry Niven( Book )
27 editions published between 1970 and 2002 in English and Japanese and held by 1,715 libraries worldwide
Sequel to: Ringworld. Twenty years after discovering Ringworld, Louis Wu returns, the captive of a non-human race. To survive on the planet, which is no longer stable, he must locate the control center of the engineers who built the planet
The integral trees by Larry Niven( Book )
37 editions published between 1983 and 2003 in 8 languages and held by 1,713 libraries worldwide
When the spacecraft "Discipline" reached a place that seemed paradise, the crew left behind the ship and Sharls Davis Kendy, the ship's cyborg cop. Five centuries passed and the human inhabitants forgot about what had happened before, but Sharls Davis Kendy didn't forget, and he waited
Footfall by Larry Niven( Book )
22 editions published between 1985 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 1,690 libraries worldwide
They first appear as a series of dots on astronomical plates, heading from Saturn directly toward Earth. Since the ringed planet carries no life, scientists deduce the mysterious ship to be a visitor from another star
Destiny's road by Larry Niven( Book )
18 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 1,448 libraries worldwide
Like Earth, the space colony of Destiny has its trading caravans, except on Destiny they don't deal in spices but speckles, an ingredient necessary for mental health. The hero is a member of a caravan and as the novel follows his adventures it describes the colony's unusual culture
Ringworld's children by Larry Niven( Book )
20 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,443 libraries worldwide
Welcome to a world like no other. The Ringworld: a landmark engineering achievement, a flat band 3 million times the surface area of Earth, encircling a distant star. Home to trillions of inhabitants, not all of which are human, and host to amazing technological wonders, the Ringworld is unique in the universe. Explorer Louis Wu, an Earth-born human who was part of the first expedition to Ringworld, becomes enmeshed in interplanetary and interspecies intrigue as war, and a powerful new weapon, threaten to tear the Ringworld apart forever. Now, the future of Ringworld lies in the actions of its children: Tunesmith, the Ghould protector; Acolyte, the exiled son of Speaker-to-Animals, and Wembleth, a strange Ringworld native with a mysterious past. All must play a dangerous in order to save Ringworld's population, and the stability of Ringworld itself. Blending awe-inspiring science with non-stop action and fun, Ringworld's Children, the fourth installment of the multiple award-winning saga, is the perfect introduction for readers new to this New York Times bestselling series, and long-time fans of Larry Niven's Ringworld
The Ringworld throne by Larry Niven( Book )
29 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 1,437 libraries worldwide
In the 28th Century, a war breaks out on Ringworld, a conglomeration of nations and cultures occupying 600 million miles of space. The hero is Louis Wu, a 200-year-old human scientist attempting to mediate the conflict
The gripping hand by Larry Niven( Book )
23 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,324 libraries worldwide
The mysterious aliens known as Moties are divided into distinct biological forms: master, mediator, engineer, warrior. Each is adapted to its task, yet doomed by millions of years of evolution to an inescapable fate
Rainbow Mars by Larry Niven( Book )
22 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,308 libraries worldwide
From the 31st century, scientist Hanville Svetz travels back in time to collect life specimens from Mars and Earth before they become extinct. A novella and five stories by the author of Destiny's Road
Lucifer's hammer by Larry Niven( Book )
20 editions published between 1977 and 1999 in English and Czech and held by 1,269 libraries worldwide
Where will you be when the comet strikes? It is 10:30 on a summer Tuesday morning. The Hamner-Brown comet, dubbed by the press as "Lucifer's Hammer", is due to strike earth within a few minutes
A world out of time : a novel by Larry Niven( Book )
39 editions published between 1976 and 1997 in 6 languages and held by 1,219 libraries worldwide
Jaybee corbell awoke after more than 200 years as a corpsicle. Now he wants to be free, but he will be killed if he tries. He makes his break and returns to Earth, but he goes through a rip in the fabric of time, and now instead of only 200 years ago, he's on Earth more than 3,000,000 years before he was ever born
The legacy of Heorot by Larry Niven( Book )
20 editions published between 1985 and 1998 in English and held by 1,174 libraries worldwide
Light years from Earth, on Tau Ceti Four, two hundred colonists have created a thriving community, not realizing that they have upset a delicate ecological balance and have unleashed an unbelievable nightmare
Fleet of worlds by Larry Niven( Book )
16 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,120 libraries worldwide
When a chain reaction of supernovae explosions at the core of the galaxy unleashes a deadly wave of radiation that will sterilize the entire galaxy, the Citizens--accompanied by Kirsten Quinn-Kovacs, a descendant of human survivors--flee into the unknown
The smoke ring by Larry Niven( Book )
13 editions published between 1987 and 1997 in English and Hebrew and held by 1,104 libraries worldwide
The Citizens Tree people rescue a family of loggers and learn for the first time of a society known as the Admiralty, which may have maintained intact the original computer library of the ship Discipline
The burning city by Larry Niven( Book )
19 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,100 libraries worldwide
Takes place 14,000 years in the site that will later become Los Angeles
Beowulf's children by Larry Niven( Book )
15 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 999 libraries worldwide
The children of Earthmen who colonized part of Avalon decide they can do better and set out to conquer the rest of the planet. But the children of the monsters their parents defeated also think they can do better. A sequel to The Legacy of Heorot
Building Harlequin's moon by Larry Niven( Book )
11 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and German and held by 971 libraries worldwide
When the terraforming crew of the interstellar starship John Glenn accidentally lands on the giant gas planet of Harlequin, they are forced to shape a nearby moon into a temporary home, a situation that tests the leadership capabilities of the lead terraformer Gabriel and changes everything that slave girl Rachel Vanowen and her people have ever known
Escape from hell by Larry Niven( Book )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 969 libraries worldwide
Having recently escaped from hell, Allan Carpenter is haunted by the imprisonment of unfairly tortured souls and partners with suicide-victim poet Sylvia Plath for a mission to return to hell and rescue the damned
Saturn's race by Larry Niven( Book )
9 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 956 libraries worldwide
Chaz Kato is a citizen of Xanadu, a near-future perfect society hosting the wealthiest men and women on Earth. Kato unwittingly lends his access codes to Lenore Myles, who stumbles upon the grisly truth behind Xanadu's glittering facade. With the interests of the world's wealthiest people at stake and powerful technology at her persuer's fingertips, Lenore is in a race for her life
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Alternative Names
Cott Niven, Laurence Van 1938-
Niven Larry 1938-.....
Niven, Laurence van Cott.
Van Cott Niven, Laurence 1938-
ニーヴン, ラリー
ニーヴン, ラリイ
ニーブン, ラリー
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