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  In fact: Theories of Genius, how they live
The Indian ExpressIn fact: Theories of Genius, how they live on in our livesThe Indian ExpressIn one instance, fiction surpassed science on its own ground. In his award-winning 1966 short story 'Neutron Star', Larry Niven proposed an occupational hazard for explorers of black holes — the gravitational force should increase so rapidly near the ...and more »
Posted on 26 November 2015 | 10:30 am
  "Jessica Jones," Superhero Sex and
Comic Book Resources"Jessica Jones," Superhero Sex and Love Beyond Black & WhiteComic Book ResourcesThe problem posed in science fiction author Larry Niven's 1969 essay "Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex" which detailed the consequences of a normal woman having sex with Superman, had no bearing in Jessica and Luke's case, and Marvel Comics has ...and more »
Posted on 23 November 2015 | 3:11 pm
  The 11 Funniest Science Fiction Books -
BustleThe 11 Funniest Science Fiction BooksBustleOrdinary human bartender Rick Shumann runs a tavern out in Sibera, right near a spaceport, where all sorts of creatures congregate for all sorts of odd encounters. Larry Niven's collection of linked short stories are all funny, but they are also all ...
Posted on 23 November 2015 | 8:06 am
  Who Tends to Captain Picard's Bromeliads? -
lareviewofbooksWho Tends to Captain Picard's Bromeliads?lareviewofbooksOne of his companions, Yay Meristinoux, is apprenticed as a landscape architect for Orbitals, the massive rings that house much of the population (think Larry Niven's Ringworld). Not content to design rivers and mountains, she wants to pioneer ...
Posted on 21 November 2015 | 7:10 pm
  Why Sam Mendes Thinks It's OK For Him To
Cinema BlendWhy Sam Mendes Thinks It's OK For Him To Walk Away From James Bond After SpectreCinema BlendSpectre continues to lead the box office in its second week of release and while it doesn't look like it will be another Skyfall, the movie will certainly do some solid business. Where the James Bond franchise will go from here is now a question of debate.Weekend Box Office Results for November 20-22, 2015 - Box Office MojoBox Office Mojoall 1,170 news articles »
Posted on 16 November 2015 | 7:18 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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  2_lastone: Intelligence is a tool to be used
2_last!~*e: Intelligence is a tool to be used towards a goal, and goals are not always chosen intelligently. - Larry Niven 'Protector'
Posted on 27 November 2015 | 12:15 am
  foxrunsanddraws: RT @KnowingFlame: Green
foxrunsanddraws: RT @KnowingFlame: Green Lantern Ganthet's Tale Larry Niven John Byrne VF+ #Comics
Posted on 27 November 2015 | 12:15 am
  ChrisHarrisen: Larry Niven~ The Unexpected
ChrisHarrisen: Larry Niven~ The Unexpected always comes at the most awkward times.
Posted on 27 November 2015 | 12:15 am
  KnowingFlame: Green Lantern Ganthet's Tale
KnowingFlame: Green Lantern Ganthet's Tale Larry Niven John Byrne VF+ #Comics
Posted on 27 November 2015 | 12:15 am
  Biz_Promote: Everything starts as somebody's
Biz_Promote: Everything starts as somebody's daydream. - Larry Niven #quotes #quote
Posted on 27 November 2015 | 12:15 am
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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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