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Niven, Larry

Works: 431 works in 1,847 publications in 16 languages and 55,444 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Science fiction  Interviews  Short stories  Novels 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PS3564.I9, 813.54
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Publications about Larry Niven
Publications by Larry Niven
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Ringworld by Larry Niven( Book )
125 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 2,369 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 )
41 editions published between 1974 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 2,041 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, not 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 Ringworld engineers by Larry Niven( Book )
36 editions published between 1970 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,620 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 )
29 editions published between 1983 and 2000 in 6 languages and held by 1,539 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
Ringworld's children by Larry Niven( Book )
19 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 1,382 libraries worldwide
When a powerful new weapon threatens the planet of Ringworld, a protector, an exile with the ability to speak with animals, and a native with a mysterious past assist explorer Louis Wu on his quest to save Ringworld from interplanetary war
Destiny's road by Larry Niven( Book )
16 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and Polish and held by 1,350 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
The Ringworld throne by Larry Niven( Book )
19 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,325 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 )
22 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,269 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
Lucifer's hammer by Larry Niven( Book )
42 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,260 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
Rainbow Mars by Larry Niven( Book )
22 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,206 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
A world out of time : a novel by Larry Niven( Book )
41 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,174 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
Footfall by Larry Niven( Book )
9 editions published between 1985 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 1,124 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
The legacy of Heorot by Larry Niven( Book )
21 editions published between 1985 and 1998 in English and held by 1,116 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 )
15 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,087 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 )
19 editions published between 1987 and 1997 in 5 languages and held by 1,038 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 )
16 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 987 libraries worldwide
Takes place 14,000 years in the site that will later become Los Angeles
The goliath stone by Larry Niven( Book )
5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 957 libraries worldwide
With an asteroid on a collision course with Earth, Doctor Toby Glyer and his partner William Connors must find a way to make contact with their wayward children -- the Briareus nanites -- and save the planet
Beowulf's children by Larry Niven( Book )
12 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 947 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 )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 900 libraries worldwide
The first interstellar starship, John Glenn, fled a Solar System populated by rogue AIs and machine/human hybrids, threatened by too much nanotechnology, and rife with political dangers. The John Glenn's crew intended to terraform the nearly pristine planet Ymir, in hopes of creating a utopian society that would limit intelligent technology. But by some miscalculation they have landed in another solar system and must shape the gas giant planet Harlequin's moon, Selene, into a new, temporary home. Their only hope of ever reaching Ymir is to rebuild their store of antimatter by terraforming the moon. Gabriel, the head terraformer, must lead this nearly impossible task, with all the wrong materials: the wrong ships and tools, and too few resources. His primary tools are the uneducated and nearly-illiterate children of the original colonists, born and bred to build Harlequin's moon into an antimatter factory. Rachel Vanowen is one of these children. Basically a slave girl, she must do whatever the terraforming Council tells her. She knows that Council monitors her actions from a circling vessel above Selene's atmosphere, and is responsible for everything Rachel and her people know, as well as all the skills, food, and knowledge they have ever received. With no concept of the future and a life defined with duty, how will the children of Selene ever survive once the Council is through terraforming and have abandoned Selene for its ultimate goal of Ymir?
Tales of known space : the universe of Larry Niven by Larry Niven( Book )
19 editions published between 1975 and 1994 in 4 languages and held by 233 libraries worldwide
Thirteen tales of man's expansion and colonization throughout the galaxy
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Alternative Names
Cott Niven, Laurence Van 1938-
Larry Niven Amerikaans schrijver
Larry Niven auteur de science-fiction
Larry Niven autore di fantascienza statunitense
Larry Niven Escritor de ciencia ficción estadounidense
Larry Niven US-amerikanischer Science-Fiction-Schriftsteller
Lerijs Nivens
Niven Larry 1938-.....
Niven, Laurence van Cott
Van Cott Niven, Laurence 1938-
Лари Нивън
Ларрі Нівен
Нивен, Ларри
Нивен, Ларри американский писатель-фантаст
לארי ניבן
ניבן, לרי
لری نیون نویسنده آمریکایی
니븐, 래리 1938-
ニーヴン, ラリー
ニーヴン, ラリイ
ニーブン, ラリー
English (383)
Spanish (60)
German (23)
Japanese (23)
French (21)
Romanian (9)
Italian (8)
Dutch (8)
Polish (5)
Danish (4)
Czech (3)
Croatian (2)
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