Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Larry Niven has won the prestigious Hugo Award five Inconstant Moon – Kindle edition by Larry Niven. Download it once. Inconstant Moon by Larry Niven – book cover, description, publication history. 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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See all 31 reviews. 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 Laurence van Cott Niven’s best known work is Ringworld Ringworld, 1which received the Hugo, Lary, Ditmar, and Nebula awards. The two Mars stories do belong to ” Known Space ” and they are specifically referred to and to some degree influence the plot of Protectorwhich takes place a long time later.

You are commenting using your Twitter account. He has also written for the DC 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. It is one of a group of Known Space stories in which Niven mooj on the effect on human culture of simple universal organ transplants:.


Once you suspend disbelief that the main characters lardy be so quick to actually believe the world was going to end in hours, it is easy to noven absorbed into the story. Science fiction conventions, role playing games, AAAS meetings and other gatherings of people at the cutting edges of science.

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Niven created an alien species, the Kzin, which were featured in a series of twelve collection books, the Man-Kzin Wars. However since this book was first released in the 70s that series was still being formed.

I was playing with some preliminary ideas, and one of these inven the “Blind Spot” effect of this form of faster-than-light travel — was later incorporated into Known Space. You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout. Sep 21, Jose Moa rated it really liked it Shelves: I read this story w-a-ay back when and remembered enjoying it back in them olden times.

The Wunder War However, a lack of aurora and subsequent shockwave has them daring to hope that their half of the planet might actually pull through the arising tempests and apocalypse. I didnt finish it, the third short story was homophobic and the writing is not worth putting up with that crap. I love the big scale, “what-if” stories Larry Niven writes, overlayed with a great plot and interesting characters. I loved the development of the “last night” Definitely a twist on the end of the world stories, Hope that Larry Niven will write a sequel.

Inconstant Moon 3 18 Mar 14, Jul 21, Stephen rated it liked it Shelves: The man team setting up the first base on Mars experience tragedy when a murder is committed. Over the next few days, he explores the ruins and finds out the terrible story of what happened.


Email required Address never made public. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required. Unfortunately, he himself suffers the same fate as the original colonists—all of which he commits to his log, which is later recovered. Short read and worth it. I’d like to see more of the aftermath of the event.

This isn’t a night when she should go to bed early and sleep, even if she does have an important meeting tomorrow. If I did, I’d write a complete table of contents. The second possibility turns out to be correct: East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Notify me of new comments via email. 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.

Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Apr 16, S. His plan fails, and he crashlands, close to the now-abandoned base. I have read everything Larry Niven has written. Would you like us to take another look at this review?

Back on Earth, the mechanics determine that, indeed, it was a mechanical problem due to the pressure of Venus’s atmosphere. Graduated Washburn University, Kansas, June