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N-Space

Larry Niven

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Arthur C. Clarke was once asked to name his favorite writer. His answer was "Larry Niven." Countless others agree. The Baltimore Sun and Kirkus Reviews have both dubbed Niven "the premier writer of hard SF," and Gregory Benford has hailed him as "the paradigm of SF personality of the last several decades."

Now Larry Niven presents us with his undisputed masterwork. N-Space contains, very simply, the best SF of his career--marvelous fiction, a wealth of anecdotes and gossip, plus Niven's own special brand of wit and excitement. N-Space includes: *Excerpts from some of Niven's most loved novels, including The World of Ptavvs, a Gift from Earth, Ringworld, and The Mote in God's Eye *His bets short fiction, including "Bordered in Black," "The Fourth Profession," "Madness Has Its Place," and many others  *Quips like the ever growing list of "Niven's Laws" *Notes from Niven describing his inspirations and building blocks for his writing. *And an introduction by Tom Clancy, one of Niven's biggest fans.

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God was knocking, and he wanted in bad.
footfall, 1985
 
BORDERED IN BLACK
 
 
 
"Bordered in Black" is a nightmare vision.
If a vision were enough, it would have been sold at once. I wrote it as a vignette. Ed Ferman's comment (months before my first story sale) was that it looked like an outline for a story. So I set it aside, and tackled it again a few years later. The version that appeared in F&SF was much changed.
If I wrote it today it would be changed again. A story needs more than the original idea…but the nightmare still shows throu
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"A writer of supreme talent."--Tom Clancy
 
"Niven lifts the reader far from the conventional world--and does it with a dash."--Los Angeles Times 
 
"Great storytelling is still alive in science fiction because of Larry Niven."--Orson Scott Card
"A must for sci-fi fans."--Publishers Weekly on N-Space

"Outstanding . . . Hours of entertainment to be had here."--Houston Post on N-Space
"A writer of supreme talent."--Tom Clancy
 
"Niven lifts the reader far from the conventional world--and does it with a dash."--Los Angeles Times 
 
"Great storytelling is still alive in science fiction because of Larry Niven."--Orson Scott Card
"A must for sci-fi fans."--Publishers Weekly on N-Space

"Outstanding . . . Hours of entertainment to be had here."--Houston Post on N-Space

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Larry Niven

  • Larry Niven is the award-winning author of the Ringworld series, along with many other science fiction masterpieces, and fantasy novels including the Magic Goes Away series. His Beowulf's Children, co-authored with Jerry Pournelle and Steven Barnes, was a New York Times bestseller. He has received the Nebula Award, five Hugos, four Locus Awards, two Ditmars, the Prometheus, and the Robert A. Heinlein Award, among other honors. He lives in Chatsworth, California.
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