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Niven, Larry

Works: 437 works in 1,847 publications in 16 languages and 54,564 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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Most widely held works by Larry Niven
Ringworld by Larry Niven( Book )

127 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 2,371 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 )

41 editions published between 1974 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 2,040 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 )

36 editions published between 1970 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,622 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 )

24 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,614 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 )

29 editions published between 1983 and 2000 in 6 languages and held by 1,538 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 1,346 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 )

19 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,324 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
The gripping hand by Larry Niven( Book )

22 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,268 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
Lucifer's hammer by Larry Niven( Book )

42 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,257 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
Rainbow Mars by Larry Niven( Book )

22 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,204 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 1,172 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 )

21 editions published between 1985 and 1998 in English and held by 1,115 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
Fleet of worlds by Larry Niven( Book )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,083 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
The smoke ring by Larry Niven( Book )

19 editions published between 1987 and 1997 in 5 languages and held by 1,036 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 burning city by Larry Niven( Book )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 982 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and German and held by 972 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 )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 958 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 )

12 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 946 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
Building Harlequin's moon by Larry Niven( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 897 WorldCat member 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' At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied
Destroyer of worlds by Larry Niven( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and German and held by 871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tale set ten years after the events in "Juggler of Worlds" traces the reluctant efforts of the Puppeteers to counter onrushing alien refugees who are ransacking the planets they pass on their way toward the Fleet of Worlds
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Destiny's road
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



The mote in God's eyeThe Ringworld engineersFootfallThe integral treesDestiny's roadThe Ringworld throneThe gripping handLucifer's hammer