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  "Interview with Mary Jo Putney,"
"Interview with Mary Jo Putney," the Latest Issue of the Pennsylvania Literary (press release)PLJ has published works by and interviews with New York Times bestselling writers like Larry Niven and Cinda Williams Chima. Dr. R. Joseph Rodríguez received the 2015 CCCC Lavender Rhetorics Award for Excellence in Queer Scholarship's Article ...
Posted on 30 August 2015 | 12:03 am
  Comic Book Six Degrees: George RR Martin to
Comic Book ResourcesComic Book Six Degrees: George RR Martin to Larry NivenComic Book ResourcesAs suggested by Jenos Idanian #13, the idea behind this game is to connect two comic creators to each other through artists/writers that they have jointly worked together with, in as few links as possible. For instance, take connecting John Byrne and ...
Posted on 25 August 2015 | 2:34 am
  Worldcon attendees: silent auction today at
Boing BoingWorldcon attendees: silent auction today at the SFWA booth!Boing BoingIf you're at the World Science Fiction Convention in Spokane today, swing by the SFWA booth (W5 in dealers' room) to bid on tuckerizations from Annie Bellet, Jenn Brozek, Cory Doctorow (!), Greg Bear, Larry Niven, Mike Resnick, John Scalzi, and a ...and more »
Posted on 22 August 2015 | 10:18 am
  Review: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels | Stolen
TheaterJones Performing Arts NewsReview: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels | Stolen Shakespeare Guild | Hardy and Betty ...TheaterJones Performing Arts News(Scoundrels, which opened on Broadway in 2005, is drawn from a 1988 Michael Caine-Steve Martin film that was itself a remake of 1964's Bedtime Story, a movie starring David Niven and—get this—Marlon Brando.) ... of what Larry has. “Teach me your ways ...
Posted on 18 August 2015 | 8:28 am
  There Is Now a Brain Implant that Can
VICEThere Is Now a Brain Implant that Can Control Emotions WirelesslyVICEAnd pulp fiction like Larry Niven's Known Space stories—where addicts known as "wireheads" starve to death when they're able to control their own neural pleasure centers—illustrate the danger of having too much access to our feel-good chemistry.and more »
Posted on 16 August 2015 | 7:45 am
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  Amit Dutta of Upper Hutt to Be Honored For
HOLLYWOOD — Twelve winning writers and twelve illustrators from around the globe—including Amit Dutta of Upper Hutt—will be honored during the 31stAnnual L. Ron Hubbard Achievement Awards at the famed Wilshire Ebell Theatre, on Sunday, April 12th, 2015 beginning at 6:00 pm.
Posted on 1 April 2015 | 9:07 pm
  New idea for Dyson sphere proposed
(—A pair of Turkish space scientists with Bogazici University has proposed that researchers looking for the existence of Dyson spheres might be looking at the wrong objects. İbrahim Semiz and Salim Oğur have written a paper and uploaded it to the preprint server arXiv, in which they suggest that if an advanced civilization were to build a Dyson sphere, it would make the most sense to ...
Posted on 30 March 2015 | 7:09 am
  Favorite Quantum Physics in Fiction?
We’ll be accepting applications for The Schrödinger Sessions workshop at JQI through tomorrow. We already have 80-plus applicants for fewer than 20 planned spots, including a couple of authors I really, really like and some folks who have won awards, etc., so we’re going to have our work cut out for us picking the attendees……
Posted on 19 March 2015 | 6:53 am
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  Worldcon attendees: silent auction today at
Greg Bear, Larry Niven, Mike Resnick, John Scalzi, and a critique from Nancy Kress. "Tuckerization" is when an author uses a real-life person as the name of a character in a novel. For example, Suzanne Church won naming rights to a character in my novel ...
Posted on 21 August 2015 | 6:00 pm
  Out-of-this-World Auction At Worldcon
Auction items include Tuckerizations and critiques from SFWA authors like Greg Bear, David Brin, Cory Doctorow, Alaya Dawn Johnson (the first she’s ever done), Nancy Kress, Larry Niven, Mike Resnick, and John Scalzi; a voicemail recording by Mary ...
Posted on 17 August 2015 | 8:08 am
  Ringworld author Larry Niven tapped for top
But ask any fan — or writer — of “hard” science fiction who the most influential practitioners of the pure scientific-extrapolation genre have been, and odds are they will include Larry Niven. Niven has just been named the latest recipient of ...
Posted on 2 March 2015 | 5:39 am
  Is there a microchip implant in your future?
Microchip implants like the ones pet owners use to track ... but fighting crime should be much easier using chips,” adds sci-fi author Larry Niven, who predicted chip implants in the ’70s. Niven said he supports chip implantation for security reasons ...
Posted on 29 August 2014 | 11:02 pm
  Red Tide by Science Fiction Writer Larry
A new book by legendary science fiction writer Larry Niven (author of such classic titles as Ringworld and The Integral Trees) is now available for customer pre-order exclusively through Red Tide is being published by Phoenix Pick/Arc Manor and ...
Posted on 17 June 2014 | 8:54 pm
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  WTF_Pancakes: @DuckHugs Larry Niven did a
@%*_Pancakes: @DuckHugs Larry Niven did a story about Superman's romantic issues. He used the phrase "gut her like a trout." *shiver*
Posted on 1 September 2015 | 3:20 pm
  PeterMellgard: i am reminded of those deadly
PeterMellgard: i am reminded of those deadly mirrored sunflowers in larry niven's ringworld
Posted on 1 September 2015 | 3:20 pm
  culturecolony: RT @marcuschown: "The
culturecol!#~y: RT @marcuschown: "The dinosaurs became extinct because they didn't have a space program" - Larry Niven
Posted on 1 September 2015 | 3:20 pm
  GingerTonic_: 38% done with Mundo Anillo, by
GingerT*%ic_: 38% d*%e with Mundo Anillo, by Larry Niven
Posted on 1 September 2015 | 3:20 pm
  FredKiesche: RT @nyrath: Illustration for
FredKiesche: RT @nyrath: Il@#^rati~%! for "The Warriors" by Larry Niven. Artwork by William Black
Posted on 1 September 2015 | 3:20 pm
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  Open Question: Larry Niven Known Space
Hi. I am beginning the known space series by larry niven. Im about to start neutron star. What is the best order for the rest? I have seen so many list that conflict with each other. I want to read everything and i don't want to jump from book to book reading a story here and there. Can someone provide me with a detailed list and your thoughts about reading the series in that order?
Posted on 8 October 2014 | 7:37 am
  Resolved Question: Lin Carter or Larry
Which author do you prefer more as an author and why?
Posted on 11 April 2013 | 4:32 pm
  Resolved Question: Has anyone else here read
Just out of curiousity. I enjoyed the book, and wondered if anyone else had too. If not, I highly reccomend it.
Posted on 15 April 2012 | 8:04 pm
  Resolved Question: What page is this quote,
Here's the quote: Boredom is my worst enemy. It's killed a lot of my friends, but it won't get me. When I get bored, I go risk my life somewhere. LARRY NIVEN, Ringworld Even if you don't know the exact page number, if you could just tell me what section of the book it is in would be extremely helpful. Thanks!
Posted on 7 March 2012 | 7:13 am
  Resolved Question: Did Bungie have legal
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