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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It is one of a group of Known Space stories in which Niven speculates on the effect on human culture of simple universal organ transplants:. Notify me of new posts via email. In voting the death penalty for so many crimes, the lawmakers had only bent to pressure from the voters. 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!
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I didnt finish it, the third short story was homophobic and the writing is not worth putting up with that crap. This page was last edited on 15 Septemberat This was one of my first introductions to Larry Niven.
The knconstant suddenly turns daylight bright and Stan and Leslie realize, with growing horror, what that must mean; the sun must have gone nova. Feb 26, Valerie added it.
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As Inconatant Angeles drowns in storms and people move from shock to terror, Stan and Leslie face their own mortality, as Stan seeks to understand what has happened. 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: Paperbackpages.
The sun had gone nova. When Howie can find nothing physically wrong with the system, he can only conclude that, disturbingly, the problem is with Eric. The Time of the Warlock. See all 31 reviews. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. And not just after sunrise, either. They emerge in the Solar System ‘s far future, at which time the sun has become a greenish- white dwarf and Earth inconsant lost its atmosphere and become a tidally locked world; i.
Main menu Skip to content. Hell, I hoped, but I didn’t believe it.
Thanks for telling us about the problem. The damage to the ship prevents it traveling faster than lightand the passengers and crew debate using the ship’s remaining sub-light engine to travel relativistically to a neighboring star to look for a more viable planet.
Pages to import images to Wikidata. I read this story w-a-ay back when and remembered enjoying it back in them olden times. Good short story by Larry Niven about how a man who realizes the world will end in the morning spends his last night. Howie agrees, but secretly has convinced himself that the problem is truly with Eric. These stories to me represent a new direction in science fiction for me, although in later years I realise he can be quite narrow minded in his views and I see he has collected so criticism for it.
Graduated Washburn University, Kansas, June Although this book would easily lend itself to such, nonetheless. Modern sci-fi seems very near-sighted compared to this. Inconstant Moon – Larry Niven 2 20 Apr 29, Not Enabled Word Wise: It is every bit as good a read now as it was when I was a kid.
It is most unusual to read an end of world story and be extremely smug. 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.
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.
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The story ended on a really cool note. Highly recommended if you’d like to read something that takes little commitment. I was playing with some preliminary ideas, and one of these — the “Blind Spot” effect of this form of faster-than-light travel — was later incorporated into Known Space.
To view it, click here. This will, he hopes, convert this frozen gas back to a breathable atmosphere. Niven is a true master! Collections by Niven or others With Edward M. It is almost impossible to explain what it’s about without spoiling the plot.
The title story is great, and ‘Bordered in Black’ is very disturbing.
May 25, Andrew rated it really liked it.