One of the famed american science fiction writers of our time is larry niven whose real names are laurence van cott niven. World of the ptavvs by larry niven book 2 in the known space scifi series 1968 world of the ptavvs by larry niven book 2 in the known space scifi series 1968. The ringworld series is a series of science fiction novels written by american author larry niven. References dates era description 1975 to 2040 near future stories concerned with the exploration of of sol system, our own solar system. Reddit gives you the best of the internet in one place. Its backdrop is the ringworld, a giant artifact 600 million miles in circumference around a star. Pdf ringworld book by larry niven free download 288 pages. List of authors and books in order of publication order and chronology. Browse author series lists, sequels, pseudonyms, synopses, book covers, ratings and awards. Larry niven is currently considered a single author. Since the author has several series published, they are listed in the order of publication, starting from known space, a series written between 19661980. The major exception being the ringworld and fleet of worlds subseries, which are best read in order. The book was published in multiple languages including english, consists of 288 pages and is available in paperback format. In the year 3016, the second empire of man spans hundreds of star systems, thanks to the fasterthanlight alderson drive.
The childrens hour contains some material previously published in mankzin wars volumes ii and iii. Larry niven is the awardwinning author of the ringworld series, along with many other science fiction masterpieces, and fantasy novels including the magic goes away series. Beowulfs children, coauthored with jerry pournelle and steven barnes, was a new york times bestseller. Ringworld, the ringworld engineers, the ringworld throne, and ringworlds children.
He has received the nebula award, five hugos, four locus awards, two. The incompleat known space concordance larry niven. In this followup book to fleet of worlds, larry niven and edward m. The first book was published in 1970, and the last did not appear until 2004. While the book stands alone perfectly well, we do recommend you first read the beowulf shaeffer stories, including the borderland of sol, and ringworld, because the book contains spoilers. The known space universe began in 1966 with larry s debut novel, world of ptavvs. Larry niven is an american author of hard science fiction, best known for his ringworld series, which is part of the largely known space universe. Larry niven became a published author in 1966 with the novel world of ptavvs part of the known space universe. The main characters of this science fiction, fiction story are louis gridley wu, teela brown.
Some details from the ringworld game by chaosium were added as well, and are noted as such. Im a big space opera scifi fan, and an equally big larry niven fan. The probe is traced to the mote, an isolated star in a thick dust cloud, and an expedition is. I especially liked the lion in his attic about a wereanimal. It all happened so fast one minute the two space hab astronauts were scoopdiving the atmosphere, the next theyd been shot down over the north dakota glacier and were the object of a. His bestknown works are ringworld 1970, which received hugo, locus, ditmar, and nebula awards, and, with jerry pournelle, the mote in gods eye 1974 and lucifers hammer 1977. More information about this seller contact this seller 6.
Fleet of worlds marks larry nivens first full novellength collaboration within his known space universe, the playground he created for his bestselling ringworld series. Lerner return to known space, with all its interstellar and interspecies intrigue. Pdf tales of known space the universe of larry niven by. Compared to other of nivens work, this is a 5star book. No other intelligent beings have ever been encountered, not until a light sail probe enters a human system carrying a dead alien. The latest known space novels, coauthored with edward m. Cathouse compiles two stories from the first two mankzin wars books and contains no new material. Below is a list of larry niven s known space and ringworld books in order of when they were originally published and in chronological order. Although the known space universe has a well defined chronology, most of the stories can be read independently.
Larry niven is a wellknown american scifi author who has been writing for the last 50 or so years and is best known for his ringworld sciencefiction series which has received several awards, including the hugo, locus, ditmar, and nebula awards. His beowulfs children, coauthored with jerry pournelle and steven barnes, was a new york times bestseller. Specifically, it would have been nice to have a book exploring more about what happens to the human colony of home and the approaching fleet of pak ships from the galactic core. Fleet is a welcome and enjoyable addition to the series.
The sources used for this were larry nivens stories and novels. Niven set his mark on the us sf field, winning four shortfiction hugos, and both hugo and nebula in 1971 for ringworld 1970, a capstone title in his seminal tales of known space sequence in the novels and stories of this sequence, and in some. No treatise on known space chronology would be complete without mentioning the timeline for known space by larry niven, which appeared at the front of tales of known space. The universe includes ringworld, the ringworld prequels, the mankzin series and several standalone novels. Here are all the larry niven books in reading order for his work over the last 50 or so years.
Here in tales of known space, niven repeats his flagship work in neutron star. Free download or read online ringworld pdf epub book. The science fiction and fantasy writers of america named him the 2015 recipient of the damon knight memorial. These authors have filled in even more details of the past and future of larry niven s universe. Tks timeline for known space, published in tales of known space 1975. Known space is the name of larry nivens largest and bestdeveloped future history series of science fiction stories. Nivens wikipedia entry larry niven lists his books grouped as follows. While niven further explores the pak in his ringworld series, i wish he had written more stories about the pak in the earlier chronology of known space. Inscribed by author on title page in blue pen, for melissa larry niven first edition. His footfall, coauthored with jerry pournelle, was a new york times bestseller. This is a short collection of larry nivens late 70s, early 80s stories. Niven je visestruki dobitnik nagrada hugo i nebula, a tijekom sedamdesetih godina dvadesetog veka je bio glavni predstavnik takozvanog tvrdog sfa sto mu donosi savetnicku.
Lerner, fleet of worlds takes a closer look at the humanpuppeteer citizens relations and the events leading up to nivens first. Fallen angels by jerry pournelle, larry niven and michael. The known space universe began in 1966 with larrys debut novel, world of ptavvs. First british and first hardcover edition of larry nivens hugo and nebula awardwinning novel. Lerner, are fleet of worlds, juggler of worlds and destroyer of worlds. The first edition of the novel was published in 1970, and was written by larry niven. Below is a list of larry nivens known space and ringworld books in order of when they were originally published and in chronological order. Its most famous entry is ringworld, one of the very few novels to win both the hugo and nebula awards.
He has received the nebula award, five hugos, four locus awards, two ditmars, the. Below is a list of larry niven s books in order of when they were originally published and in chronological order. Then, somehow, niven manages to collect some stories which shine in the known universe like neutron star. The ringworld engineers states in at least three places that the beginning of the second ringworld expedition, at the time hindmost kidnapped louis wu and chmeee, occurred 23 years after their last visit to the ringworld re xi hardcover edition only, 14, 20. Harry stine only as by jim baen and dean ing and larry niven and jerry pournelle and harry stine to establish justice 1983 data vs. I am very interested in reading through as much scifi as i can this year. The series is composed of five standalone science fiction novels, the original awardwinning book and its four sequels. Photograph your local culture, help wikipedia and win. Beginning of a dialog window, including tabbed navigation to register an account or sign in to an existing account. The universe of larry niven and read tales of known space. This is a complete bibliography by american science fiction author larry niven. Loved old mans war, first time reading scalzi and will definitely be getting more from him soon but i am looking to work through my extensive backcatalog first. Larry niven is the awardwinning author of the ringworld series, along with many other science fiction masterpieces and fantasy including the magic goes away series. Larry niven tales of known space, reading order the.
Ringworld first edition larry niven bauman rare books. This book is a straight forward crime story with a unique crime weapon. Niven has written several streams of books, that are linked by time, location or characters. Much like isaac asimov, his books follow a set of rules, which include never fire a laser at a mirror. I recently decided to reread a bunch of larry niven stories from his known space series, but was at a complete loss about the read order of the various stories, short stories and novels that encompass the timeline. It includes all of niven s known space stories, as well as the mankzin wars series. It includes all of nivens known space stories, as well as the mankzin wars series.
Larry niven is the multiple hugo and nebula awardwinning author of the ringworld series, as well as many other science fiction masterpieces. The puppeteers, the twoheaded aliens with vastly superior technologies, seem to have abandoned earth, taking their interstellar starships with them. Larry nivens known space science fiction timeline site. Science fictions master worldbuilder 1979 by jeffrey m. The force is with us right now 1983 with jim baen and dean ing and larry niven and g. Contrariwise, it repeatedly states that the main portion of the second ringworld.243 953 1493 839 1189 1456 811 1027 1071 409 1025 517 702 1363 1077 1459 592 437 401 1187 636 1478 1340 793 1451 1350 675 114 846 352 747 420 887