Scatterbrain Collection by Larry Niven
English | 2003 | Science Fiction | eBook | 373 KB
Another dazzling collection of fact, fiction, and wit from the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning master of hard science fiction!
Larry Niven is the New York Times bestselling author of such classic science fiction novels as Ringworld and Destiny’s Road. His previous collection, N-Space , was lauded by the Houston Post as “outstanding . . . hours of entertainment,” while Publishers Weekly called it “a must for science fiction fans.” A follow-up volume, Playgrounds of the Mind , was similarly praised by Kirkus Reviews : “An abundance of Niven’s curious yet disciplined inventiveness and his fun-filled knack for turning seemingly absurd notions into credible, absorbing fiction. Grand entertainment.”
Now, ten years later, Scatterbrain collects an equally engaging assortment of Niven’s latest work, all in one captivating volume. Here are choice excerpts from several of his most recent novels, including his upcoming Ringworld’s Child and Rainbow Mars , as well as numerous short stories, nonfiction articles, interviews, editorials, collaborations, and correspondence. True to its title, Scatterbrain roams all over a wide variety of fascinating topics, featuring Niven’s singular insights into everything from space stations to convention etiquette.
So give yourself a treat, and feel free to pick the brain-or Scatterbrain -of one of modern science fiction’s most fascinating thinkers.
INTRODUCTION: WHERE DO I GET MY CRAZY IDEAS?
DESTINY’S ROAD Excerpted from the novel
THE RINGWORLD THRONE Excerpted from the novel
THE WOMAN IN DEL RAY CRATER
MARS: WHO NEEDS IT? Non-Fiction for Space.com
HOW TO SAVE CIVILIZATION AND SAVE A LITTLE MONEY Non-Fiction for Space.com
THE BURNING CITY Collaboration with Jerry Pournelle
SATURN’S RACE Collaboration with Steven Barnes
ICE AND MIRRORS Collaboration with Brenda Cooper
DISCUSSION WITH BRENDA COOPER RE: “ICE AND MIRRORS”
SMUT TALK A Draco Tavern Story
LEARNING TO LOVE THE SPACE STATION
INTERCON TRIP REPORT
DID THE MOON MOVE FOR YOU TOO?
HUGO AWARD ANECDOTES
INTRODUCTION TO PETE HAMILTON STORY “WATCHING TREES GROW”
INTRODUCTORY MATERIAL FOR MAN-KZIN WARS II
CANON FOR THE MAN-KZIN WARS
EPILOGUE: WHAT I TELL LIBRARIANS