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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So, some plot holes and holes in his physics. Beide verhalen van Larry Niven zijn uitstekend geschreven en blijven boeien tot het einde. De geschatte samenstelling is 11 mijl neutronen bedekt met ongeveer een halve mijl gedegenereerde materie en 12 voet normale materie.

Neutron Star is a collection of short stories that are the ground floor for Niven’s “Known Llarry series.

The New York Times. Het ruimteschip welke ze hebben gebruikt, is door de APU ter beschikking gesteld. Als Larry Niven het gevoel van oneindig vallen in het heelal beschrijft, houd je je onwillekeurig vast aan je stoel. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Literary style, not physical theory, is what counts; experimentation in form, not in the laboratory, the wrenching of souls, rather than of minds.

He has also written for the DC Comics character Green Lantern including in his stories hard science fiction concepts such as universal entropy and the redshift effect, which are unusual in comic books. The Wunder War But as I said, I wouldn’t know. Conceptually, this is a great story to me. You can leave a responseor trackback from your own site. The collection is not without its faults. Los daarvan staan de verhalen op zichzelf al spelen ze wel allemaal ongeveer in dezelfde tijd en ruime.

It tells some tales from the same universe in which Ringworld happens. Niven has written many stories about known space. Niven is known as a “hard science” writer, and it shows in a couple of these stories. Retrieved from ” https: These are the tales that introduce us to Known Space. These are the small remnants of supernovae, a few kilometers in diameter, which are made up exclusively of neutrons.


This is an anthology of 8 short stories each novelette length, set in the universe of Ringworld – the future of humanity.

Full Review some truly crazed stories in there Anyway this is a series of interconnected stories – if you accept the connec I remember reading this years ago when I was first exploring science fiction – the artwork by Peter Jones – the doorway in to Known Space even today still appeals to me. It was later reprinted in the collection of the same name [1] and Crashlander.

The nose of the ship is pulled towards the neutron star even when he tries to move the ship to view his surroundings. Neutron Star is arguably Niven’s best Known Space collection, containing stories that appeared over a relatively brief span but introduced a vast array of fantastic puzzles and fabulous stories.

Neutron Star (short story)

Alastair Reynolds “Pushing Ice” Cosmological “noir” chase across space. And if you have already read Ringworld or any other Known Space books, this collection is pretty much a must. All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from July All accuracy disputes Articles with disputed statements from August Luckily though, all the Beowulf Shaeffer stories have been republished in Crashlander with the addition of two newer stories.

Collections by Niven or others With Edward M. Ausfaller informs Shaeffer that if he does not attempt the mission he will be sent to debtors prisonand that if he attempts to escape in the ship the bomb will be detonated within a week — well before he could even reach another planet, let alone find a buyer for the ship.

Unfortunately it is out of print.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Jul 06, D rated it really liked it. It introduces the stage trees that the Slavers used, which are a very interesting concept. As the mysterious pull exceeds one Earth gravity, Shaeffer accelerates the Skydiver to compensate for the unknown X-force until he is in free fall though the accelerometer only registers 1.


Tidal forces are a subtle thing to most readers who are not physics or astronomy majors, and neutron stars extreme objects that really exist and have large tidal forces. I got my first introduction to tidal forces from this story, which is cool.

Publication: Neutron Star

But then an archaeology team accidentally activates a terrible weapon Visit Lookitthat, Down, and Jinx — indeed, an entire galaxy neutroj planets found only in these stories that trace man’s expansion and colonization throughout Known Space.

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It is notable for including a neutron star before their then hypothetical existence was widely known. This is hard sf at its best.

Science and Science Fiction: Neutron Star by Larry Niven

Frank Herbert Review “Destination: Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: In fact his whole body of fiction is so cool-looking that I am surprised how none of his adventures made it to the big screen yet.

I particularly enjoyed the Shaeffer stories for the character’s voice told first-person I first read this quite some years ago and was blown away by it.

This is a nicely rounded set of stories. Someday I really should try to read his series. That’s exactly the mistake Shaeffer and his puppeteer employers make. I have heard that Nivens neugron are not all plaucible and some of his mathemathics is off.