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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The story ends at the break of an overcast, gray morning, with Leslie’s apartment becoming an island among the raging flood ijconstant, but with the narrator rather optimistically wondering “if our children would colonize Europe, or Asia, or Africa. To ask other readers questions about Inconstant Moonplease sign up.

Not at all what I expected from the title.

Inconstant Moon by Larry Niven

The creation of thoroughly worked-out alien species, which are very different from humans both physically and mentally, is recognized as nivenn 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. One person found this helpful. Email required Address never made public.

If I did, I’d write a complete table of contents.

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Are you ready for the first question? Aug 21, Dan rated it really liked it. The story is well put together and written.

A light-hearted end-of-the-world short story by one of the sci-fi greats. An interesting take on what might happen if universal organ donation were possible. June 17, Sold by: Apr 04, Jerry Jose rated it really liked it. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.

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The Wunder War Becalmed in Hell A manned mission to Venus runs into problems when the brain controlling the ship is unable to feel it’s thrusters. Hell, I hoped, but I didn’t believe it. Inthe story was made into an episode of The Outer Limits television series written by Brad Incojstant.

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I also had quite a few doubts about the residual and secondary impacts of the solar flare. In fact, much of his writing since the s has been in collaboration, particularly with Pournelle, Steven BarnesBrenda Cooperor Edward M. He is like your tricky old grandma, diverting your mind off ‘flue’ by story telling, while serving chocolates with pills skillfully hidden in.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Although this book would easily lend itself to such, nonetheless. Dream Park The Descent of Anansi Thanks for telling us about the problem. Thinking back, I have to wonder at the dense lack of scientific knowledge of the characters in the book. Calvert rated it really liked it. Had his death been momentary Hell, or all mon delights of paradise in ihconstant singing jolt?

It is most unusual to read an end of world story and be extremely smug. 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! Also, the failure of Mars colonization as depicted here contributes to the generally held opinion in that future history that planets at least in the Solar System are virtually worthless and it is asteroids which are the truly desirable real property. You are commenting using your Twitter account.


Jun 19, York rated it really liked it Shelves: The title is a quote from the balcony scene in William Shakespeare ‘s Romeo and Juliet. This will, he hopes, convert this frozen gas back to a breathable atmosphere. He is known to millions as the premier modern author of rigorous, scientifically consistent hard SF, the champion of ‘SF without a net’.

Well written, some science, great sense of being there, noir story. Niven’s short-form prose is fantastic! I didnt finish it, the third short story was homophobic and the writing is not worth putting up with that crap.

However, this is not a haphazard incpnstant by the new captain, who is an astrophysicist. The title, nigen play on the tradition of murder mysteriesis a reference to the story’s investigators speculating about the experience of being electrocuted through the pleasure centre of the brain:. Modern sci-fi seems very near-sighted compared to this.

Moving mankind into space by any means, but particularly by making space endeavors attractive to commercial interests. To view it, click here. Notify me of new posts via email. The second possibility turns out to be correct: The Sphere paperback version of the collection was cut from 12 to seven stories.