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  Jersey Illustrator Wins Grand Prize In
New Jersey StageJersey Illustrator Wins Grand Prize In International CompetitionNew Jersey Stage... Hugo and Nebula award winning author Larry Niven (the Ringworld series), and internationally acclaimed artists, Cliff Nielsen (cover artist for Chronicles of Narnia), Dave Dorman (Star Wars character designs) and Larry Elmore (Dungeons & Dragons ...
Posted on 18 July 2015 | 1:14 pm
  Stan Lee's upcoming TV series Lucky Man |
BlastrStan Lee's upcoming TV series Lucky Man | BlastrBlastrHowever, Longshot wasn't created by Stan Lee; he was created by Ann Nocenti. We've also seen luck as a plot-twisting trait in Larry Niven's Ringworld series (thanks to genetics) and The X-Files' “The Goldberg Variation” (thanks to the power of The X ...
Posted on 17 July 2015 | 12:24 pm
  Corrections and clarifications - The
Corrections and clarificationsThe GuardianIt is speeding away from the dwarf planet, but not accelerating. In early editions, a piece giving a sci-fi writer's view (Amazing revelations about a splendid semi-planet, 16 July, page 7) referred to “Van Vogt's World of Ptaavs”. Larry Niven's 1966 ...
Posted on 16 July 2015 | 12:59 pm
  Hockey's call for 'mature debate' on tax
Hockey's call for 'mature debate' on tax rings hollowCrikey (registration)'the lead from behind model'. Why is it that it reminds me of Larry Niven's science fiction 'Ringworld' series, with the 'leader' of a species of very cowardly extraterrestrials being known as the Hindmost. Oh yes, because they're called Pupetteers ...and more »
Posted on 14 July 2015 | 9:42 pm
  Black Phosphorus Could Spur the Next Wave of
Black Phosphorus Could Spur the Next Wave of Tiny TransistorsMilitary TechnologiesI'm very sorry, but Larry Niven lied to us in Ringworld. Electrical superconductors are not heat superconductors; in fact, as far as I know, nobody has demonstrated true heat superconductivity (all points of the material remain at the same temperature, ...
Posted on 10 July 2015 | 1:44 pm
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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
(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
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  Don’t move to Kepler-452b just yet! Eight
Not all planets have to be spherical. Larry Niven’s Ringworld is a massive architect-built ring (around one million miles wide and 600 million miles long) revolving around a star and on which millions of species live. It’s a bit of a fixer-upper ...
Posted on 25 July 2015 | 8:35 pm
  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 1 July 2015 | 1:00 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
  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 Amazon.com. Red Tide is being published by Phoenix Pick/Arc Manor and ...
Posted on 17 June 2014 | 8:54 pm
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  Kreegan72: @carolynporco Have you read The
Kreegan72: @carolynporco Have you read The Mote in #^*#s Eye by Larry Niven/Jerry Pournelle? It is a great example of the dangers of overpopulati@*!#.
Posted on 30 July 2015 | 4:00 pm
  joekawano: “The gods do not protect fools.
joekawano: “The %^s do not protect fools. Fools are protected by more capable fools.” ― Larry Niven, Ringworld @SpecFicQuotes :-) #scifi
Posted on 30 July 2015 | 4:00 pm
  itcher: RT @Elena_Melusine: @Catherine_Asaro
itcher: RT @Elena_Melusine: @Catherine_Asaro Your FTL Inversi&&@ c&&@cept is the coolest "&@ science ficti&&@" device since Larry Niven's Alders&&@ D…
Posted on 30 July 2015 | 4:00 pm
  Nyckname: @emeryemeryii There's a solution
Nyckname: @emeryemeryii There's a soluti%@# for that, http://t.co/E450ptlPEj
Posted on 30 July 2015 | 4:00 pm
  CindyBearsDen: Isaac Asimov's Science
CindyBearsDen: Isaac Asimov's Science Ficti*!~ Magazine November 1982 http://t.co/cfLRV3Kold #SciFi The Real Thing by Larry Niven
Posted on 30 July 2015 | 4:00 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
Posted on 6 August 2011 | 11:28 pm
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