Great Conversations: Robert Evans -
Huffington PostGreat Conversations: Robert EvansHuffington PostLarry Olivier couldn't get a job at the time, because he had cancer and no one would insure him. He was destitute. He couldn't afford to send his son to college. Through my good friends David Niven and Merle Oberon, I was able to go before the House of ...and more »
Posted on 4 July 2015 | 2:15 pm
Moby Dick Meets Ringworld, And Other Great
io9Moby Dick Meets Ringworld, And Other Great Literary Mashupsio9What would Herman Melville have made of Larry Niven's huge space mega-engineering project? You don't have to wonder any longer. The venerable zine File770 has a collection of literary mashups, including Simon Bisson's Melville's Ring World: Call me ...
Posted on 1 July 2015 | 7:05 pm
[VIDEO VAULT] - Yes! Weekly
Yes! Weekly[VIDEO VAULT]Yes! WeeklyRated R. ABCS OF DEATH 2 (Magnet Label/Magnolia Home Entertainment): All 26 letters of the alphabet yield shock and terror in this anthology follow-up to the 2012 cult hit, with each letter and segment helmed by different directors including Vincenzo ...
Posted on 24 June 2015 | 5:26 am
The Civil War Within The Civil War -
The Civil War Within The Civil WarStrategy Page200+ Groups of mutually homicidal/suicidal, murderous sociopaths in a contained area with limited firepower and even more limited mobility. What is our down side? I mean leaving out some sort of basic humanity? A more bizarre enemy could not be ...and more »
Posted on 18 June 2015 | 5:10 am
'Seveneves', by Neal Stephenson - Financial
Financial Times'Seveneves', by Neal StephensonFinancial TimesJohn Wyndham's refined The Day of the Triffids (1951) also belongs in this category, as does Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle's comet-strike blockbuster Lucifer's Hammer (1977). The other approach is to depict Earth in the far future, with the cataclysm ...and more »
Posted on 12 June 2015 | 11:56 am
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
(Phys.org)—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
Moby Dick Meets Ringworld, And Other Great
What would Herman Melville have made of Larry Niven’s huge space mega-engineering project? You don’t have to wonder any longer. The venerable zine File770 has a collection of literary mashups, including Simon Bisson’s Melville’s Ring World ...
Posted on 2 July 2015 | 4:14 am
The smaller states in the eurozone
By staying closed, banks spread panic and become the best campaignersneeded to mobilise the yes vote. Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle wrote a number of long sci-fi novels which chronicle some global disaster. “Footfall” is another I’ve just read ...
Posted on 1 July 2015 | 4:07 pm
SFWA Names Recipients of the Damon Knight
SFWA is pleased to award Larry Niven the Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award, one of SFWA’s highest honors, for his invaluable contributions to the field of science fiction and fantasy. In addition to his contributions to the genre, Niven has ...
Posted on 4 March 2015 | 3:06 pm
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
Xkcd and TED
But one good thing to come out of that is a great and fun TED talk by my friend Randall Munroe, author of the xkcd and what ... its something science-fiction authors Isaac Asimov and Larry Niven would do in their speculative nonfiction essays that I ...
Posted on 24 May 2014 | 1:30 am
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.
Posted on 7 March 2012 | 7:13 am
Resolved Question: Did Bungie have legal
Posted on 6 August 2011 | 11:28 pm