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Niven, Larry

Works: 720 works in 2,640 publications in 15 languages and 54,330 library holdings
Genres: Science fiction  Fiction  Short stories  Time-travel fiction  War stories  Interviews  Novels  Fantasy fiction  Bibliographies  Essays 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, Scenarist
Classifications: PS3564.I9, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Larry Niven
Ringworld by Larry Niven( Book )

136 editions published between 1970 and 2018 in 10 languages and held by 2,287 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 )

44 editions published between 1974 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,955 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 )

41 editions published between 1970 and 2010 in 8 languages and held by 1,539 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 )

37 editions published between 1983 and 2019 in 6 languages and held by 1,476 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 1,420 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
Ringworld's children by Larry Niven( Book )

27 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,269 WorldCat member 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
Lucifer's hammer by Larry Niven( Book )

46 editions published between 1977 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 1,192 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
Destiny's road by Larry Niven( Book )

20 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and Polish and held by 1,187 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 )

30 editions published between 1996 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,186 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
A world out of time : a novel by Larry Niven( Book )

32 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,130 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 gripping hand by Larry Niven( Book )

17 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and Czech and held by 1,126 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
The legacy of Heorot by Larry Niven( Book )

30 editions published between 1985 and 2021 in English and held by 1,061 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
Rainbow Mars by Larry Niven( Book )

23 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,050 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
Fleet of worlds by Larry Niven( Book )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 957 WorldCat member 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
Bowl of heaven by Gregory Benford( Book )

17 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 955 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 smoke ring by Larry Niven( Book )

21 editions published between 1987 and 1997 in 5 languages and held by 935 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
The goliath stone by Larry Niven( Book )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 898 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
Beowulf's children by Larry Niven( Book )

25 editions published between 1995 and 2021 in 4 languages and held by 879 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
The burning city by Larry Niven( Book )

21 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Takes place 14,000 years in the site that will later become Los Angeles
Shipstar by Gregory Benford( Book )

11 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Science fiction masters Larry Niven (Ringworld) and Gregory Benford (Timescape) continue the thrilling adventure of a human expedition to another star system that is jeopardized by an encounter with an astonishingly immense artifact in interstellar space: a bowl-shaped structure cupping a star, with a habitable area equivalent to many millions of Earths. And which, tantalizingly, is on a direct path heading toward the same system the human ship is to colonize. Investigating the Bowl, or Shipstar, the human explorers are separated--one group captured by the gigantic structure's alien inhabitants, the other pursued across its strange and dangerous landscape--while the mystery of the Shipstar's origins and purpose propel the human voyagers toward discoveries that transform their understanding of their place in the universe"--
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The mote in God's eye
The mote in God's eyeThe Ringworld engineersFootfallThe integral treesRingworld's childrenLucifer's hammerDestiny's roadThe Ringworld throne
Alternative Names
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Cott Niven, Laurence Van 1938-

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Lerijs Nivens

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Лари Нивън

Ларри Нивен американский писатель-фантаст

Ларрі Нівен

Ларрі Нівен американський письменник

Найвен, Л.

Найвен Л. 1938-

Найвен, Ларри

Найвен, Лэрри

Нивен Л. ван К. 1938-

Нивен Ларри

Нивен, Ларри американский писатель-фантаст

Нивен, Лоренс ван Котт

לארי ניבן

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ניבן, לרי

لارى نيفن

لاري نيفن كاتب أمريكي

لری نیون نویسنده آمریکایی

니븐, 래리 1938-

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ニーヴン, ラリー

ニーヴン, ラリイ

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