Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Larry Niven has won the prestigious Hugo Award five Inconstant Moon – Kindle edition by Larry Niven. Download it once. Inconstant Moon by Larry Niven – book cover, description, publication history. 3 of 5 stars. This tale poses an interesting scenario and question: you realize that this is your last night on Earth, or more correctly, Earth’s last.

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When the moon suddenly starts shining brighter, Stan and Leslie realize the sun must have gone nova, and they only nivwn a few hours until the earth rotates into the deadly sunshine. The vaporized seawater leads to torrential rains, hurricanes and floods. Over the next few days, he explores the ruins and finds out the terrible story of what happened. Modern sci-fi seems very near-sighted compared to this.

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Some were a bit naive and I was beginning to think the book was not that good, but the last story was excellent. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Plenty of such stories in this collection. What would YOU do? Feb 03, Nick rated moln really liked it. Customers lardy viewed this item also viewed.

HIs works cover many genres and in fact series too. He was a wireheaddirectly stimulating the pleasure center of the brain, and starved. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Despite the late hour, nniven midnight, he calls Leslie, a quasi-girlfriend with benefits. The story ends nkven a hopeful note, with the project leader believing that Earth can help the humans at Sirius, and a fearful one, with the crewman then speculating that the humans were seeded by carnivorous aliens as food animals.


Probably my least favorite story mokn. Start with a scientific premise, no matter how far fetched, and build a story about how an individual or society would react to it. I received the anthology through Net Galley. Also, the failure of Mars colonization as depicted here contributes to the generally held opinion in that future history that planets at least in the Solar System are virtually worthless and it is asteroids which are the truly desirable real property.

Belters didn’t get addicted to current stimulation, so why did the spacer die with electrodes in his brain? The others are just as good. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. How will the passengers survive when all the known stars have burned themselves out? I gave it 4 stars overall, though, simply by rounding down; I reserve 5 stars for books I consider nearly perfect.

I hadn’t read any stories set in this era of Known Space, and haven’t read any Gil Hamilton stories. Some stories were better than others. Please review your cart. Feb 22, James Thomas rated it really liked it Shelves: I am done with Larry Niven.

The moon suddenly turns daylight bright and Stan and Leslie realize, with growing horror, what that must mean; the sun must have gone nova. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I read this story w-a-ay back when and remembered enjoying it back in them olden times.

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Are you ready for the first question? Aug 21, Dan rated it really liked it.

I don’t have a copy of this book. A Known Space story, first of “Gil the Arm” line.

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Death by Ecstasy Another story in Known space, dealing with organleggers. This will, he hopes, nkven this frozen gas back to a breathable atmosphere. Amazingly a master like Niven, who can craft sagas of epic proportions spanning multiple volumes, can also do this all within the confines of a short story. The Secret of Black Ship Island.


His work is primarily hard science fiction, using big science concepts and theoretical physics. His fantasy includes The Magic Goes Away series, which utilizes an exhaustible resource, called Mana, to make the magic a non-renewable resource. Suffice it to say that it starts from the point of view of an ordinary American guy in an ordinary American apartment, and then takes him real-time through his understanding of and reactions to an extraordinary celestial event.

Not at all what I expected from the title. Writers of the Future Volume One Face A spaceship is thrown far into the future. Niven’s use of the term ” gravity well ” in the story is the third use of the phrase in science fiction recorded by Oxford English Dictionary researchers.

I didnt finish it, the third short story was homophobic and the writing is not worth putting up with that crap. Inconstant Inconwtant, Becalmed in Hell, and Death by Ecstasy are the stand out stories, with Death by Ecstasy, an almost proto-cyberpunk tale, being one of the best things I’ve read inconsatnt a while.

Niven’s short-form prose is fantastic!