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  How the 1970s Killed Science Fiction - PJ
How the 1970s Killed Science FictionPJ MediaThe military trappings, if not the larger lessons of war, would be endlessly copied by lesser talents and eventually reach full flowering with the rise of the computer gaming industry. Another hard science outlier, The Mote in God's Eye, a novel by ...
Posted on 17 April 2015 | 11:13 am
  G. Willow Wilson's Ms. Marvel nominated for
G. Willow Wilson's Ms. Marvel nominated for Hugo Award – and needs YOUR ...BeliefnetAnd way back in 1980, Steven Barnes's The Locusts (co-written with Larry Niven) was nominated for Best Novelette, losing out to George R.R. Martin. There may be other Muslims whose works were nominated that I am overlooking, but to the best of my ...and more »
Posted on 17 April 2015 | 6:54 am
  Hollywood, here he comes! Local author wins
Daily HeraldHollywood, here he comes! Local author wins sci-fi contestDaily Herald“We've been work colleagues and collaborators in the software industry many times,” Setzer said. “I've been reading, critiquing and pushing Scott's fiction for many years.” He described Parkin's writing as a direct, smooth style. “It reminds me of ...
Posted on 16 April 2015 | 8:04 am
  There's a term for that - Jerusalem Post
Jerusalem Post Israel News (blog)There's a term for thatJerusalem Post Israel News (blog)The science fiction author Larry Niven responded to a critic who condemned him for what one of the characters in one of his novels believed: “There is a technical, literary term for those who mistake the opinions and beliefs of characters in a novel ...
Posted on 14 April 2015 | 5:32 am
  Jeffcoats, Rogers sweep 'Big Mama' - Jackson
Jackson Clarion LedgerJeffcoats, Rogers sweep 'Big Mama'Jackson Clarion LedgerKen Middleton, Larry Nipper, 2.42 pounds. •3. Hugh Krutz, Steve Stevenson, 2.33 pounds. MCC Open top three. •1. Pat Jeffcoats, Rabbit Rogers, 7 fish, 13.53 pounds. •2. David McWilliams, Robbie Niven, 7 fish, 12.32 pounds. •3. Terry Stewart, Tonya ...
Posted on 13 April 2015 | 4:08 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
(—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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  Who Ruined Science Fiction in the 1970s? |
Another hard science outlier, The Mote in God’s Eye, a novel by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournell published in 1974, takes the reader to the year 3017 AD for an engrossing first contact story. The next year, it was classic author Fred Pohl’s turn to make ...
Posted on 17 April 2015 | 4:18 am
  Tech Company Innovation Outweighs Policy
Larry Niven, an American science-fiction writer once wrote that "ethics change with technology." Tech giants like Google, Facebook, Uber and Airbnb are proving this true and have entered unchartered policy territory where ethics debates, grey-areas and ...
Posted on 15 April 2015 | 8:03 am
  Best Science Fiction Of The 80’s
This novel, also expanded from a short story, deals with children, the learning process and a curious contest. “Footfall” by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle. Alien elephants try to make us the herd animals. We resist. “Hyperion” by Dan Simmons.
Posted on 15 April 2015 | 12:47 am
  There will be sex in space: Mars, science
Science fiction writer Larry Niven was more succinct: “The dinosaurs became extinct because they didn’t have a space program.” We may be able to fend off impacts from space, but physicist Stephen Hawking sounds the alarm about other threats ...
Posted on 12 April 2015 | 9:51 pm
  Lunarians’ 2015 Wollheim Scholarship Fund
(The Raffle has become celebrated throughout con-going Fandom, and been featured in the sly novel Fallen Angels by Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle and Michael Flynn.) Donations to the Scholarship Fund are also accepted.
Posted on 11 April 2015 | 9:57 am
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  numbalum89: RT @Zen_Moments_: Everything
numbalum89: RT @Zen_Moments_: Everything starts as somebody's daydream. ~ Larry Niven
Posted on 17 April 2015 | 8:20 pm
  BrandXJon: @octobermoon1967 As an idea,
BrandXJ*#@: @octobermo*#@1967 As an idea, absolutely. Asimov, Clarke, Kim Stanley Robins*#@, Larry Niven.
Posted on 17 April 2015 | 8:20 pm
  aancheee: RT @abt_programming: "That's
aancheee: RT @abt_programming: "That's the thing about people who think they hate computers. What they really hate is lousy programmers" - Larry Niven
Posted on 17 April 2015 | 8:20 pm
  nathanblack: @caraellison have you read
nathanblack: @caraellis~*&* have you read Larry Niven's "Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex"? It might be *^@& to survive &%^ w/superman
Posted on 17 April 2015 | 8:20 pm
  SoMeDanielleP: RT @Zen_Moments_: Everything
SoMeDanielleP: RT @Zen_Moments_: Everything starts as somebody's daydream. ~ Larry Niven
Posted on 17 April 2015 | 8:20 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
Posted on 6 August 2011 | 11:28 pm
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