Seven brilliant short stories by the award-winning author of Ringworld. Inconstant Moon – a moon so bright could only mean one thing. The sun had gone nova. Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Larry Niven has won the prestigious Hugo Award five Inconstant Moon – Kindle edition by Larry Niven. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note. 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.

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Amazingly a master like Niven, who can craft sagas of epic proportions spanning multiple volumes, can also do this all within the confines of a short story. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

Get to Know Us. Niven’s short-form prose is fantastic! Be aware, this is a short story not a full novel or collection.

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The scenario is possible, so stock up on wine and duck liver, however that’s spelled Quality hard SF from Niven. Given the date and time just past midnight I bought it and just re-read it. After revealing his 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.

Attended California Institute of Technology; flunked out after discovering a book store jammed with used science fiction magazines. I especially like that many of the stories are set in the same universe, but at another point in Niven’s short-form prose is fantastic! He is like your tricky old grandma, diverting your mind off ‘flue’ by story telling, while serving chocolates with pills skillfully hidden in. Jul 21, Stephen rated it liked it Shelves: It is most unusual inconwtant read an end of world story and be extremely smug.


All in all, it struck me as another in a long line of stories where fascinating premises were nvien sketched out, and not really followed up. Views Read Edit View noon.

This was one of my first introductions to Larry Niven.

The creation of inconstaant worked-out alien species, which are very different from humans both physically and mentally, is recognized as one of Niven’s main strengths Laurence van Cott Niven’s best known work is Ringworld Ringworld, 1which received the Hugo, Locus, Ditmar, and Nebula awards.

I have passing acquaintance with raccoons and ferrets. 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. The others are just as good. It initially seemed like a homophobic story, but as I read further, I changed my opinion. Nivem early text by Larry Niven is really only a novella, but whether read at the time of its first publication or today it sticks powerfully incohstant the mind.

These stories are awesome. A very, very good collection of “hard” science fiction stories. Good short story by Larry Niven about how a man who realizes the world will end in the morning spends his last night.

While some stories are more entertaining than others, and the titular Inconstant Moon is one of the weaker one, each is a pleasure to read, moving you swiftly from one story to another and giving you a fascinating glance at each world. Later, he realizes one other possibility. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.


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Pages to import images to Wikidata. This isn’t a night when she should go to bed early and sleep, even if she does have an important meeting tomorrow. The title is a quote from the balcony scene in William Shakespeare ‘s Romeo and Juliet. And the associated interference with electromagnetic communications would make anything but face-to-face contact almost impossible.

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This page was last edited on 15 Septemberat Inconstant Moon, Becalmed in Hell, and Death by Ecstasy are the stand out stories, with Death by Ecstasy, an almost proto-cyberpunk tale, being one of the best things I’ve read in a while.

The drive really is powerful enough to achieve this within a reasonable timescale, if only the planet’s crust can withstand the seismic stresses without catastrophic earthquakes. In fact, much of his writing since the s has been in collaboration, particularly with Pournelle, Steven BarnesBrenda Cooperor Edward M. Thinking back, I have to wonder at the dense lack of scientific knowledge of the characters in the book.

Dream Park The Descent of Anansi Madness from the Inconstant Moon. Excellent story, appeals to my apocalyptic thought patterns. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.