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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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Retrieved August 26, An interesting take on what might happen if universal organ donation were possible. Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. It initially seemed like a homophobic story, but as I read further, I changed my opinion.

Inconstant Moon

A very, very good collection of “hard” science fiction stories. Notify me of inconxtant posts via email. The creation of thoroughly worked-out alien species, which are very different from humans both physically and mentally, is recognized as one of Niven’s main innconstant Laurence van Cott Niven’s best known work is Ringworld Ringworld, 1which received the Hugo, Locus, Ditmar, and Nebula awards.

Stan, the narrator, notices that the moon is glowing much brighter than ever before.

The Sphere paperback version of the collection was cut from 12 to seven stories. Inthe story was made into an episode of The Outer Limits television series written by Brad Wright. I received the anthology through Net Galley. This tale poses an interesting scenario and question: And not just after sunrise, either.

Niven takes his ideas out to fantastic reaches. I picked up the book because I had enjoyed the Ringworld series. I like how the story was laid out, slowly drawing towards the final reveal of what’s going on.

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Inconstany story appeared originally on Galaxy Science Fictionin December The creation of thoroughly worked-out alien species, which are very different from humans both physically and mentally, is recognized as one of Niven’s main strengths. The story ends at the break of an overcast, gray morning, with Leslie’s apartment becoming an island among the raging flood waters, but mpon the narrator rather optimistically wondering “if our children would colonize Europe, or Asia, or Africa.


He did a year of graduate work in mathematics at the University of California at Los Angeles.

Imconstant has also written for the Nivej Comics character Green Lantern including in his stories hard science fiction concepts such as universal entropy and the redshift effect, which are unusual in comic books.

RDFozz 5, 1 15 This is a collection of “minor” stories, but since I have a LOT of Niven’s books, this one actually only contains stories that I have already read before: But it’s a different timeline entirely. Thinking back, I have to wonder at the dense lack of scientific knowledge of the characters in the book. Post as a guest Name.

To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Pages to import images to Wikidata. I gave it 4 stars overall, though, simply by rounding down; I reserve 5 stars for books I consider nearly perfect. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. They emerge in the Solar System ‘s far future, at which time the sun has become a greenish- white dwarf and Earth has lost its atmosphere and become a tidally locked world; i.

The sun had gone nova. However the narrator surmises that the Sun has gone novathe day side of the Earth is already destroyed, and this is the last night of his life. He was a wireheaddirectly stimulating the pleasure center of the brain, and starved.

He adapted his story Inconstant Moon for an episode of the television series The Outer Limits in Dream Park The Descent of Anansi The lethal chase, with the two combatants in constant radio communication, slowly reveals the community stresses which resulted in the murder. Becalmed in Hell A manned mission to Venus runs into problems when the brain controlling the ship is unable to feel it’s thrusters. These are three of the superb stories in this new collection by Larry Niven.


Want to Read Currently Reading Read. And the associated interference with electromagnetic communications would make anything but face-to-face contact almost impossible. To ask other readers questions about Inconstant Moonnniven sign up. Here’s your fun Larry Niven science quiz again!

However since this bo This was one of my first introductions to Larry Niven.

I am done with Larry Niven. Massive, rapid changes in the heat equilibrium would, for one thing, cause major storms. Modern sci-fi seems very near-sighted compared to this. Sep 21, Jose Moa rated it really liked it Shelves: Similar statements hold for ” One Face ” Once you suspend disbelief that the main characters would be so quick to actually believe the world was going to end in hours, it is easy to get absorbed into the story.

It’s hard to imagine the range of emotions one would feel while facing death, let alone the extinction of humanity You are commenting using your WordPress. You immediately call your girlfriend and say you’re coming round to see her. Victor Gollancz Ltd hcSphere Books pb.