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Niven, Larry

Works: 519 works in 2,167 publications in 16 languages and 55,223 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Science fiction  Time-travel fiction  Interviews  Suspense fiction  Fantasy fiction  Short stories  Bibliography  Novels 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PS3564.I9, 813.54
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Ringworld by Larry Niven( Book )

120 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 2,120 WorldCat member 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 )

36 editions published between 1974 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,990 WorldCat member 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 )

48 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,651 WorldCat member 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
Footfall by Larry Niven( Book )

31 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,570 WorldCat member 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 integral trees by Larry Niven( Book )

31 editions published between 1983 and 2000 in 6 languages and held by 1,498 WorldCat member 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
Destiny's road by Larry Niven( Book )

16 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and Polish and held by 1,305 WorldCat member 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 )

23 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 1,282 WorldCat member 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
Lucifer's hammer by Larry Niven( Book )

40 editions published between 1977 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 1,222 WorldCat member 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
The gripping hand by Larry Niven( Book )

14 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and Czech and held by 1,203 WorldCat member 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 3 languages and held by 1,142 WorldCat member 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 1,138 WorldCat member 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 )

23 editions published between 1985 and 1998 in English and held by 1,070 WorldCat member 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
The smoke ring by Larry Niven( Book )

19 editions published between 1987 and 1997 in 5 languages and held by 998 WorldCat member 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
Bowl of heaven by Gregory Benford( Book )

15 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and German and held by 987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A human expedition to another star system is jeopardized by the discovery of an immense bowl-shaped structure in space that leads to hostile alien encounters and profound revelations about humanity's place in the universe
The goliath stone by Larry Niven( Book )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 949 WorldCat member 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
The burning city by Larry Niven( Book )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Takes place 14,000 years in the site that will later become Los Angeles
Beowulf's children by Larry Niven( Book )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 906 WorldCat member 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
Juggler of worlds by Larry Niven( Book )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and Korean and held by 863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two hundred years before the discovery of the Ringworld, covert agent Sigmund Ausfaller represents Earth's secret weapon, humanity's best defense against all conspiracies--real and imagined. Who better than a brilliant paranoid to expose the devious plots of others? Yet he may finally have met his match in Nessus, representative of the secretive Puppeteers, the elder race who wield vastly superior technologies. Nessus schemes in the shadows with Earth's traitors and adversaries, even after the race he represents abruptly vanishes from Known Space
N-space by Larry Niven( Book )

14 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short stories, essays, and novellas along with the author's remarks, comments, and afterthoughts about each piece
Scatterbrain by Larry Niven( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Featuring pieces written in the last ten years, a collection of the author's stories, articles, interviews, correspondence, and editorials covers a range of science fiction topics, from space stations to convention etiquette
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The mote in God's eye
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Cott Niven, Laurence Van 1938-

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