Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Larry Niven has won the prestigious Hugo Award five Inconstant Moon – Kindle edition by Larry Niven. Download it once. 3 of 5 stars. This tale poses an interesting scenario and question: you realize that this is your last night on Earth, or more correctly, Earth’s last. Inconstant Moon by Larry Niven – book cover, description, publication history.

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Niven’s laws ” Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex “. His investigations lead him to largy associated with organlegging — the nniven handling and sale of spare body-parts. He co-authored a number of novels with Jerry Pournelle.

Within the space of a handful of pages, he is able to wrap you up in a world and a life you’ve almost no prior understanding off. On the one hand the main characters seem like a couple of geniuses who keep figuring out things nobody else does from almost non-existent clues, on the other hand their “science” is very wrong so if the sun exploded the “night side” of earth will survive till morning?!

He is like your tricky old grandma, diverting your mind off ‘flue’ by story telling, while serving chocolates with pills skillfully hidden in. A very, very good karry of “hard” science fiction stories. After revealing niiven theory to Eric, Eric admits it is a possibility but insists that Howie keep inspecting the ship, reasoning that Howie is the only one that can check for mechanical problems.

Not to mention spectacular aurorae. Galaxy Science Fiction inconstanr, October Inconstant Moon, Becalmed in Hell, and Death by Ecstasy are the stand o I thought it might be interesting to rate each short story individually.

If I did, I’d write a complete table of contents. The vaporized seawater leads to torrential rains, hurricanes and floods.


HIs works cover many genres and in fact series too. His fantasy includes The Magic Goes Away series, which utilizes an exhaustible resource, called Mana, to make the magic a non-renewable resource. Hair styles and human colony worlds from this story later entered Known Space; but the story does not belong to that universe. He did a year of graduate work in mathematics at the University of California at Los Angeles.

Hugo Award for Best Short Story — Post as a guest Name. Aug iinconstant, Daryl rated it it was amazing. A rather disappointing “short” story and largy long for a short-story. And not just after sunrise, either.

The damage to the ship prevents it traveling faster than lightand the passengers and crew debate using the ship’s remaining sub-light engine to travel relativistically to a neighboring star to look for a more viable planet.

You are commenting using your Facebook account. And the associated interference with electromagnetic communications would make anything but face-to-face contact almost impossible.

In fact, much of his writing since the s has been in collaboration, particularly with Pournelle, Steven BarnesBrenda Cooperor Edward M. Inconstant Moon – Larry Niven 2 20 Apr 29, You immediately call your girlfriend and say you’re coming round to see her. The creation of thoroughly worked-out alien species, which are very different mooon humans both physically and mentally, is recognized as one of Niven’s main strengths.

I didnt finish it, the third short story was homophobic and the writing is not worth putting up with that crap. Not at all what I expected from The edition I read contained 12 stories instead of 7.

Calvert rated it really liked it. I think you’d notice a lot more than just the fact that ‘the moon doth shine as bright as day’. He then calls and visits his girlfriend Leslie, presuming her ignorant of the situation, but she realizes it independently when Jupiter brightens with appropriate delay; they then enjoy their last night on the town, before rain and winds start.


Like the way he got his theories wrong a few times in coming to his final conclusion. He has since lived in Los Angeles suburbs, including Chatsworth and Tarzana, as a full-time writer.

Inconstant Moon by Larry Niven

The title story is great, and ‘Bordered in Black’ larey very disturbing. Victor Mokn Ltd hcSphere Books pb. In an effort to cure Eric using a placeboHowie creates buckets of ice-water using the ship’s freezer, and dumps it into the wiring panels on the wings, telling Eric that the heat and pressure of Venus might be affecting the ship’s function. This story appeared originally on Galaxy Science Fictionin December I love the big scale, “what-if” stories Larry Niven writes, overlayed with a great plot and interesting characters.

These stories to me represent a new direction in science fiction for me, although in later years I realise he can be quite narrow minded in his views and I see he has collected so criticism niben it.

Inconstant Moon

A Known Space story, first of “Gil the Arm” line. Not really science fiction. Jul 21, Stephen rated it liked it Shelves: The sun had gone nova. Massive, rapid changes in the heat equilibrium would, for one thing, cause major storms. Belters didn’t get addicted to current stimulation, so why did the spacer die with electrodes in his brain? This was one of my first introductions to Larry Niven. The story ended on a really cool note.

The things that mad Seven brilliant short stories by the award-winning author of Ringworld. Here’s your fun Larry Niven science quiz again!