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Larry Niven - The Smoke Ring
In the free-fall environment of the Smoke Ring, the descendants of the crew of the Discipline no longer remembered their Earth roots -- or the existence of Sharls Davis Kendy, the computer-program despot of the ship. Until Kendy initiated contact once more. Fourteen years later, only Jeffer, the Citizens Tree Scientist, knew that Kendy was still watching -- and waiting. Then the Citizens Tree people rescued a family of loggers and learned for the first time of the Admiralty, a large society living in free fall amid the floating debris called the Clump. And it was likely that the Admiralty had maintained, intact, Discipline's original computer library. Exploration was a temptation neither Jeffer nor Kendy could resist, and neither Citizens Tree nor Sharls Davis Kendy would ever be the same again...
Larry Niven - Playgrounds of the Mind
Playgrounds of the Mind captures the startling range and variety of Larry Niven's spectacular career, from bestselling novels such as Lucifer's Hammer and The Ringworld Engineers, from his classic short stories of science fiction and fantasy, from his thought-provoking essays and non-fiction, from his innovative and seldom-seen work in comics (on such projects as The Green Lantern Bible), to an advance look at Larry Niven's upcoming projects. Like N-Space, Playgrounds of the Mind is a feast for Niven's millions of fans-and an impressive tribute to the man Arthur C. Clarke called his "favorite writer."
Larry Niven - The Integral Trees / The Smoke Ring
“Niven has come up with an idea about as far out as one can get. . . . This is certainly classic science fiction–the idea is truly the hero.” – _Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine_ When leaving Earth, the crew of the spaceship _Discipline_ was prepared for a routine assignment. Dispatched by the all-powerful State on a mission of interstellar exploration and colonization, _Discipline_ was aided (and secretly spied upon) by Sharls Davis Kendy, an emotionless computer intelligence programmed to monitor the loyalty and obedience of the crew. But what they weren’t prepared for was the smoke ring–an immense gaseous envelope that had formed around a neutron star directly in their path. The Smoke Ring was home to a variety of plant and animal life-forms evolved to thrive in conditions of continual free-fall. When _Discipline_ encountered it, something went wrong. The crew abandoned ship and fled to the unlikely space oasis. Five hundred years later, the descendants of the _Discipline_ crew living on the Smoke Ring no longer remember their origins. Earth is more myth than memory, and no recollection of the State remains. But Kendy remembers. And just outside the Smoke Ring, _Discipline_ waits patiently to make contact with its wayward children.
Larry Niven - Destiny’s Road
Almost 250 years ago the Starcruiser Argos reached the planet Destiny with a payload of interstellar pioneers. In the first tumultuous years on Destiny, two events changed forever the lives and futures of these colonists: the desertion of the Argos, an event that severed all hope of ever contacting Earth, and the disappearance of its fusion-powered landing craft, the Cavorite. For the settlers of Spiral Town, the largest known remaining colony, Cavorite is a name that conjures awe and wonder still, for its final voyage left behind a dominant and lasting mark on the planet's surface and a key to their survival: the Road. Wide and smooth, it was seared into a flow of molten lava by the fusion drive of the Cavorite as the landing craft hovered a meter above the planet's rocky surface. Some say the Road crosses the whole planet. Others are sure the Cavorite exploded or the crew was killed by undiscovered Destiny creatures. No settler who has gone down the Road has ever returned. For Jemmy Bloocher, a young farm boy, the questions burn too hot, he yearns to leave the mind-numbing work in his father's fields and follow the Road. The course of Jemmy's life is decided for him when he accidentally kills a caravan worker in a tavern fight. Leaving Spiral Town, he flees certain retribution, and his flight becomes a quest to discover what happened to the Cavorite and its crew - and uncover the many mysteries on Destiny's Road.
Larry Niven - Paul Kupperberg - The Magic Goes Away
Earth's great age of sorcery is ending - and when the magic dies, so will the last magician! In the days when sorcery reigns supreme, Warlock is the most powerful being on Earth... until the magical _Mana_ starts wasting away and the only hope for the survival of sorcery lies within the fabled "God within a God"... _if_ that dread deity can be found before...
Larry Niven - Jerry Pournelle - Burning Tower
The people of Tep's Town are desperate. Monstrous invaders have emerged from the desert, and people are being slaughtered. Danger on the roads means no trade. No trade means that Tep's Town itself will die. The fire god Yangin-Atep has retreated into myth, leaving the town's residents unprotected for the first time in its history - and they now face an army of fearsome birds with blades for wings, consumed by an inexorable lust for blood. Lord Sandry and his beloved, Burning Tower, must travel far beyond the walls of their home to discover the origin of these terror birds. They enter a world where magic is still strong - and someone or something has been waiting to destroy them...
Larry Niven - Steven Barnes - The California Voodoo Game
Dream Park, the ultimate in amusement parks, was about to embark on the greatest Game ever: the California Voodoo Game. Across the world bets were being placed; fortunes and reputations hung in the balance. Gaming careers would be made--or destroyed. And the most advanced software package ever invented was going to be tested. But one of the players was a murderer--and worse. Only Alex Griffin, head of Dream Park Security, and Game Master Tony McWhirter guessed the extent of the treachery tainting the Game. Somehow, they had to catch the killer--but above all, the Game must go on....
Larry Niven - Edward M. Lerner - Betrayer of Worlds
Fleeing the supernova chain reaction at the galactic core, the cowardly Puppeteers of the Fleet of Worlds have---just barely---survived. They’ve stumbled from one crisis to the next: The rebellion of their human slaves. The relentless questing of the species of Known Space. The spectacular rise of the starfish-like Gw’oth. The onslaught of the genocidal Pak. Catastrophe looms again as past crises return---and converge. Who can possibly save the Fleet of Worlds from its greatest peril yet? Louis Wu? Trapped in the Wunderland civil war, all he wants is to go home---but the only possible escape will plunge him into unknowable danger. Ol’t’ro? The Gw’oth ensemble mind fled across the stars to establish a colony world free from tyranny. But some problems cannot be left behind, and other problems---like the Fleet of Worlds itself---are racing straight at them. Achilles? Despite past disgrace, the charismatic Puppeteer politician knows he is destined for greatness. He will do anything to seize power---and to take his revenge on everyone who ever stood in his way. Nessus? The insane Puppeteer scout is out of ideas, out of resources, with only desperation left to guide him. Their hopes and fears, dreams and ambitions are about to collide. And the winner takes... worlds.
Larry Niven - Tales of Known Space
Tales of Known Space: The Universe of Larry Niven is a science fiction collection by Larry Niven, collecting thirteen short stories published between 1964 and 1975 (all in Niven's Known Space future history) along with several essays by Niven and a chronology.
Larry Niven - The Magic May Return
Once there was unlimited magic, but reckless magicians have used up the mana, the power behind the magic. Larry Niven opens his world to the storytelling talents of Poul Anderson, Steven Barnes, Mildred Downey Broxon, and Dean Ing with stories that tap the hidden reserves of mana and uncover the forgotten places of power.
Larry Niven - Jerry Pournelle - Footfall
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 world's frantic efforts to signal the aliens go unanswered. The first contact is hostile: the invaders blast a Soviet space station, seize the survivors, and then destroy every dam and installation on Earth with a hail of asteriods. Now the conquerors are descending on the American heartland, demanding servile surrender--or death for all humans.
Larry Niven - Időn kívüli világ
Ebben a briliáns regényben napjaink egyik legjobb és legnépszerűbb science fiction-írója egy rendkívüli asztrofizikai következtetést tartalmazó történettel vakmerő ugrást tesz az elképesztően távoli jövőbe. Az _Időn kívüli világ_ Jaybee Corbell egyszemélyes (de nem egyidejű) odüsszeiáját meséli el a jövőben. A férfi a huszonkettedik században éled fel - átalakul fagyott "jégtestből" az Állam űrpilótájává -, majd egy galaktikus utazás hárommillió évvel repíti előre, hogy azután visszatérjen a rejtélyesen átalakult és más helyre került Földre. Corbell megpróbálja kideríteni, hogy mi történt hárommillió éves távolléte alatt. Eközben találkozik Mirelly-Lyrával, a magányos, egyedülálló szépségű, örök bosszúálló Nornnal, a lány kedvenc macskakígyóival és más különös mutánsokkal. Megismerkedik a majdnem halhatatlan "Fiúk" kolóniájával, akik a majdnem halhatatlan "Lányok"-kal vívott legendás háború túlélői. Azé a háborúé, amelyben az egyik oldalon az égiek, a másikon pedig a Föld állt. Az _Időn kívüli világ_ot Niven nagy leleménnyel írta meg, amely rendkívüli technikai fordulatot és meglepő elképzelést tartalmaz. Larry Niven Hugo- és Nebula-díjas szerző, és méltán nevezik a modern sci-fi klasszikusának. Magyarul számos novellája és elbeszélése mellett csupán egy regénye, az _Álompark_ (Steven Barnesszal közösen írta) jelent meg eddig.
Larry Niven - Jerry Pournelle - The Burning City
Set in the world of Larry Niven's popular _The Magic Goes Away_, _The Burning City_ transports readers to an enchanted ancient city bearing a provocative resemblance to our own modern society. Here Yagen-Atep, the volatile and voracious god of fire, alternately protects and destroys the city's denizens. In Tep's Town, nothing can burn indoors and no fire can start -- except when the Burning comes upon the city. Then the people, possessed by Yagen-Atep, set their own town ablaze in a riotous orgy of destruction that often comes without warning. Whandall Placehold has lived with the Burning all his life. Fighting his way to adulthood in the mean-but-magical streets of the city's most blighted neighborhoods, Whandall dreams of escaping the god's wrath to find a new and better life. But his best hope for freedom may lie with Morth of Atlantis, the enigmatic sorcerer who killed his father!
Larry Niven - Steven Barnes - The Barsoom Project
The Barsoom Project is the direct sequel to 1981's Dream Park. Eviane's first visit to the-state-of-art amusement arena Dream Park ended in disaster: the special effects had seemed more real than life... until the holograms she was shooting with live ammunition turned out to be solid flesh and blood... and very, very dead. Haunted by the past, rebounding from a lengthy spell in a mental hospital, she has returned to Dream Park to exorcise a nightmare that has become reality. But in Dream Park, nothing is what it seems. The Inuit mythology controlling the images is part of a "Fat Ripper Special" designed to implant new behavioral memes. The players are struggling against the game master, one another, and their own demons. And there is a killer who wants to ensure Eviane never regains her memory...noo matter what it costs. Blending together hard science fiction with topical RPG-like fantasy games, The Barsoom Project is SF at the cutting edge and a classic creation from two of the genre's most beloved writers.
Larry Niven - Robert Mandell - Ringworld: The Graphic Novel 2.
Rocket with a group of intergalactic explorers to the Ringworld, a massive artificial world looped like a giant ribbon the size of Earth's orbit around the sun. Ringworld: The Graphic Novel, Part Two, based on Larry Niven's classic and illustrated by the talented manga artist Sean Lam, is the conclusion to the most exciting, action-packed science fiction adventure ever conceived! Stranded on this bizarre world, they soon discover that what was once conceived as a Garden of Eden has now reverted to savagery. Civilization has disappeared, leaving powerful machines in charge. Vast ruins litter the surface where mighty floating cities fell from the sky, deadly plants use sunlight to kill, terrifying hurricanes the size of worlds swallow everything in their paths, while roaming gangs of native humanoids stand ready to attack. Louis must now face the greatest challenge of his life. How can he and his friends possibly escape such a hostile place? What happened to the extraordinary treasures of this world? What kind of incredibly powerful alien could destroy the mightiest of the universe's worlds? And what happened to the legendary engineers who built the Ring?
Larry Niven - The Magic Goes Away
Four magicians and a Greek soldier combine forces to find new sources of mana. Mana is what allows magicians to perform magic but it is a resource in limited supply and magicians in the past have squandered the supply away. They use the last bit of mana they can find to travel to northern Europe to find the last living god and steal its mana.
Larry Niven - Jerry Pournelle - Szálka Isten szemében
Miután a Birodalmi Űrflotta megostromolja és elfoglalja a függetlenségre törekvő Új Chicagót, Rod Blaine életében jelentős változás következik be. Ő lesz a MacArthur birodalmi űrhajó kapitánya, s első megbízásaként egy hihetetlenül felelősségteljes feladatot kap. Neki kell bilincsbe verve a szenátus elé szállítania Új Chicago híres-hírhedt lázadó vezérét, s a hajója fedélzetén utazik egy neves szenátor arisztokrata leánya is, kinek testi épségéért Blaine a fejével felel. Mindez talál megoldható lenne, ha nem épp ekkor bukkanna fel egy idegen űrhajó az Isten Szeme néven ismert szektorban, s nem éppen a MacArthurra nehezedne a teher, hogy az előírásoknak megfelelően megkísérelje felvenni a kapcsolatot. Aztán elszabadul a pokol...
Larry Niven - Jerry Pournelle - Lucifer's Hammer
The gigantic comet had slammed into Earth, forging earthquakes a thousand times too powerful to measure on the Richter scale, tidal waves thousands of feet high. Cities were turned into oceans; oceans turned into steam. It was the beginning of a new Ice Age and the end of civilization. But for the terrified men and women chance had saved, it was also the dawn of a new struggle for survival--a struggle more dangerous and challenging than any they had ever known....
Larry Niven - The Integral Trees
When leaving Earth, the crew of the spaceship Discipline was prepared for a routine assignment. Dispatched by the all-powerful State on a mission of interstellar exploration and colonization, Discipline was aided (and secretly spied upon) by Sharls Davis Kendy, an emotionless computer intelligence programmed to monitor the loyalty and obedience of the crew. But what they weren’t prepared for was the smoke ring – an immense gaseous envelope that had formed around a neutron star directly in their path. The Smoke Ring was home to a variety of plant and animal life-forms evolved to thrive in conditions of continual free-fall. When Discipline encountered it, something went wrong. The crew abandoned ship and fled to the unlikely space oasis.
Larry Niven - Jerry Pournelle - Oath of Fealty
In the near future, Los Angeles is an all but uninhabitable war zone, racked by crime, violence, pollution and poverty. But above the blighted city, a Utopia has arisen: Todos Santos, a thousand-foot high single-structured city, designed to used state-of-the-art technology to create a completely human-friendly environment, offering its dwellers everything they could want in exchange for their oath of allegiance and their constant surveillance . But there are those who want to see the utopia destroyed, whose answer to tomorrow's best and brightest hope is mindless violence. And they have just entered Todos Santos. . . .
Larry Niven - Gyűrűvilág
Az Ismert Univerzum legnagyobb csodája, az idegen lények építette Gyűrűvilág számos értelmes faj érdeklődését felkelti. Sokan indulnak felkutatására az űr legtávolabbi zugaiból, s bár céljaik különbözőek, az expedíció során néhányuk még az együttműködés törvényét is megtanulja... Larry Niven klasszikus regénye az Aranykorban oly népszerű "kemény" irányzatot követi, igazi Science Fiction, melyben jól megfér az akció a rejtelemmel, a lélegzetelállító kaland a nagyon is valószerű tudománnyal.
Larry Niven - The Ringworld Throne
Come back to the Ringworld . . . the most astonishing feat of engineering ever encountered. A place of untold technological wonders, home to a myriad humanoid races, and world of some of the most beloved science fiction stories ever written! The human, Louis Wu; the puppeteer known as the Hindmost; Acolyte, son of the Kzin called Chmeee . . . legendary beings brought together once again in the defense of the Ringworld. Something is going on with the Protectors. Incoming spacecraft are being destroyed before they can reach the Ringworld. Vampires are massing. And the Ghouls have their own agenda--if anyone dares approach them to learn. Each race on the Ringworld has always had its own Protector. Now it looks as if the Ringworld itself needs a Protector. But who will sit on the Ringworld Throne? "Niven's work has been an intriguing and consistent universe, and this book is the keystone of the arch. . . . [His] technique is wonderfully polished, his characters and their situations are nicely drawn . . . wraps up (maybe) a corner of a very interesting universe." --San Diego Union-Tribune
Larry Niven - A World Out Of Time
After 200 years in cryosleep, Jaybee Corbell awakens to find that his mind has been downloaded to another body and he's in servitude to a harsh future State. After his escape via a spaceship, he traverses such vast distances--with accompanying time dilations--that he returns to Earth 3 million years later to discover a world wholly alien to the one he'd left. A.E. van Vogt wrote, "This fantastic novel is a mix of Niven hard science and a time-travel concept to boggle the mind." "Larry Niven is one of the giants of modern science fiction." - Mike Resnick "His tales have grit, authenticity, colorful characters and pulse-pounding narrative drive. Niven is a true master!" - Frederik Pohl "Niven's intoxicating concepts, ideas, scientific extrapolations, and exotic hardware buffle up from every page. Rich in imagination and astonishing in breath ... will challenge the most sophisticated readers." - ALA Booklist "This fantastic novel is a mix of Niven hard science and a time-travel concept to boggle the mind...even after the last line the feeling remains of the story still rushing on into the magic distance of the universe." - A.E. van Vogt "Terrific fun!" - Kirkus Reviews
Larry Niven - Three Books of Known Space
Let three complete books in one take you on a dazzling journey into science fiction's most famous future history: Known Space! WORLD OF PTAVVS Kzanol was a thrint from a distant galaxy. He had been trapped on Earth in a time-stasis field for two billion years. Now he was on the loose, and telepath Larry Greenberg knew everything he was thinking. Thrints lived to plunder and enslave lesser planets . . . and the planet Kzanol had in mind was Earth! A GIFT FROM EARTH Shrouded in lethal mists, the world named Mount Lookitthat was never meant for humans. Life existed only on one plateau, unreachable except from space. But still the planet had been colonized, and the settlers struggled to survive under a ruthless dictatorship on a rebellion-proof world . . . until fate dealt them a wild card named Matthew Keller, whose secret talent might just be their only hope! TALES OF KNOWN SPACE A classic collection of stories that traces humankind's expansion and colonization throughout the galaxy from the twentieth century to the thirty-first . . . AND MORE: Larry Niven's latest thoughts on the evolution--both creative and "historical"--of known space, as well as an updated Timeline of Known Space and a complete Niven bibliography!
Larry Niven - Jerry Pournelle - A szálkák
Rod Blaine egy szerencsés fordulatnak köszönhetően a _MacArthur_ birodalmi űrhajó kapitánya lesz. Új Chicagó ostroma után egy neves szenátor rokonával és a lázadók állítólagos vezetőjével a fedélzeten Spárta felé tart, amikor az Isten Szeme csillagképben egy idegen űrhajót fedeznek fel a hajó szondái: egy szálkát Isten Szemében. Az idegen fényvitorláson azonban már csupán egy halott idegen lényt találnak, egy különös asszimetrikus felsőtestű apró termetű teremtményt, amelyet _szálká_nak neveznek el. A fényvitorlás útját követve eljutnak a szálkák bolygójára, s egyfajta kapcsolatot teremtenek a különös, béketűrő minimális kommunikációs képességekkel rendelkező faj néhány egyedével. Ez a faj hihetetlenül békésnek és "együgyűnek" tűnik, s az emberek már-már meg is feledkeznek az elővigyázatosságról. Ám ekkor a szálkák szinte percek leforgása alatt fegyvert szereznek, és magukhoz ragadják az uralmat a _MacArthur_ felett...
Larry Niven - Robert Mandell - Ringworld: The Graphic Novel 1.
A modern science fiction classic, Larry Niven's Ringworld won the Hugo and Nebula Awards for best novel in 1970. Now this SF classic is adapted into a thrilling manga adventure by Robert Mandell and Sean Lam. In Ringworld: The Graphic Novel, Part One, two-hundred-year-old human Louis Wu is recruited by a two-headed alien named Nessus to join him, a catlike warrior alien named Speaker, and the infinitely lucky human Teela Brown to explore an alien artifact. They find a Ringworld, a ribbon millions of miles long built around a distant sun. The civilization has fallen into savagery, though, and after crashing into the Ringworld, Louis must come up with a clever plan to get back to known space, hundreds of light years away.
Larry Niven - Jerry Pournelle - The Gripping Hand
Robert Heinlein called it "possibly the finest science fiction novel I have ever read." The San Francisco Chronicle declared that "as science fiction, The Mote in God's Eye is one of the most important novels ever published." Now Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle, award winning authors of such bestsellers as Footfall and The Legacy of Heorot, return us to the Mote, and to the universe of Kevin Renner and Horace Bury, of Rod Blaine and Sally Fowler. There, 25 years have passed since humanity quarantined the mysterious aliens known as Moties within the confines of their own solar system. They have spent a quarter century analyzing and agonizing over the deadly threat posed by the only aliens mankind has ever encountered-- a race divided into distinct biological forms, each serving a different function. Master, Mediator, Engineer. Warrior. Each supremely adapted to its task, yet doomed by millions of years of evolution to an inescapable fate. For the Moties must breed-- or die. And now the fragile wall separating them and the galaxy beyond is beginning to crumble.
Larry Niven - A Gift from Earth
_Only the plateau is habitable. Only the powerful survive..._ A solitary mountain rises from the soaring, toxic blackness of the planet. Forty miles below, the atmosphere is sixty times as thick as Earth's, and hot enough to melt lead. The organ banks are the centre of this world. To them the subservient colonists contribute living limbs. And apart from them the overlords obtain the vital parts that keep them alive...
Larry Niven - Limits
A masterful mix of fantasy and science fiction. LIMITS. Two aliens fascinated by man's fondness for defining boundaries decide to make sure he doesn't get out of the habit. THE LION IN HIS ATTIC. Seventy-six years after Atlantis drowned, a sorceress and a prince learn to their dismay that not all lions eat red meat. TABLE MANNERS. When the proprietor of the Draco Tavern is invited to dine with some carnivorous etees, he brings along a xenobiologist to coach him in alien etiquette. But he forgets that he is already outfitted with the oldest guide of all. A TEARDROP FALLS. In his youth, Hilary Gage had fought men and studied the ravages of Berserkers. As a machine, he terraformed planets and lay in wait . . . . YET ANOTHER MODEST PROPOSAL. At last, a solution to the problem of radioactive wastes that costs nothing and yields an immodest profit. Plus lots more!
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