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  More 'cli-fi' in the college classroom:
The College FixMore 'cli-fi' in the college classroom: Great (and and not-so-great) climate doomsday storiesThe College FixA story which probably never will be used in a college cli-fi course (unless the purpose is to mock it) is Fallen Angels by Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle, and Michael Flynn (mentioned in last week's column). In this near-future story, Green Parties have ...
Posted on 6 February 2016 | 10:56 am
  Jimmy Carter Becomes Unwitting Star of Cruz
PJ MediaJimmy Carter Becomes Unwitting Star of Cruz Campaign VideoPJ MediaFormer President Jimmy Carter probably didn't intend this to be positive, but that's because he's actually describing Ted Cruz as a man of principle, which is something Democrats are unfamiliar with. He's also admitting that Cruz would "aggressively ...and more »
Posted on 4 February 2016 | 7:26 pm
  Moguls and other Hollywood monsters - and other Hollywood people are gifted storytellers, such as the excellent science-fiction novelist and Doheny grandson Larry Niven, who tells a good one about his grandmother showing her bum to her gynaecologist at a party. But most people just drearily summarise ...and more »
Posted on 3 February 2016 | 8:23 pm
  Australian Scientists Choose Their Favourite
Gizmodo AustraliaAustralian Scientists Choose Their Favourite Science Fiction BooksGizmodo AustraliaIt was Larry Niven's Ringworld that led, in part, to my career in astrophysics. Ringworld describes the exploration of an alien megastructure of unknown origin, discovered around a distant star. The artificial world is literally in the shape of a ring ...and more »
Posted on 31 January 2016 | 2:08 pm
  'Cli-fi' and the incorporation of climate
The College Fix'Cli-fi' and the incorporation of climate change/global warming into college curriculaThe College FixIf you're interested in reading a climate apocalypse story with a 180-degree twist on global warming, get a copy of 1991's Fallen Angels by Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle, and Michael Flynn. The novel envisions a world in which technology-averse “green” ...and more »
Posted on 30 January 2016 | 10:46 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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  FredKiesche: RT @fandsf: “We rejected over
FredKiesche: RT @fandsf: “We rejected over a dozen stories by Larry Niven before we enthusiastically bought his ‘Becalmed In &*’ for our July issue la…
Posted on 12 February 2016 | 4:49 am
  W_E_F3: RT @jhdierking: The Mote in God's
W_E_F3: RT @jhdierking: The Mote in @@'s Eye by Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle - &%~*e of my favorite #scienceficti&%~* #badbookcovers.…
Posted on 12 February 2016 | 4:49 am
  djfrankelee: SFQOTD: "3016: Revolt of New
djfrankelee: SFQOTD: "3016: Revolt of New Chicago. 3017: FIRST C%!TACT." Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle
Posted on 12 February 2016 | 4:49 am
  jhdierking: The Mote in God's Eye by Larry
jhdierking: The Mote in ##&'s Eye by Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle - !~e of my favorite #scienceficti!~ #badbookcovers.
Posted on 12 February 2016 | 4:49 am
  robert_hiltz: @mattgurney @Robsonian
robert_hiltz: @mattgurney @Robs^~ian @jm_mcgrath (There's some fun sci-fi ^~ this by Larry Niven. Very much recomm@~&.)
Posted on 12 February 2016 | 4:49 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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