Playgrounds of the Mind

Larry Niven

Tor Science Fiction

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The sequel to N-Space

Playgrounds of the Mind captures the startling range and variety of Larry Niven's spectacular career, from bestselling novels such as Lucifer's Hammer and The Ringworld Engineers, from his classic short stories of science fiction and fantasy, from his thought-provoking essays and non-fiction, from his innovative and seldom-seen work in comics (on such projects as The Green Lantern Bible), to an advance look at Larry Niven's upcoming projects.

Like N-Space, Playgrounds of the Mind is a feast for Niven's millions of fans-and an impressive tribute to the man Arthur C. Clarke called his "favorite writer."

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RAMMER
 
 
Once there was a dead man.
He had been waiting for two hundred years inside a coffin, suitably labeled, whose outer shell held liquid nitrogen. There were frozen clumps of cancer all through his frozen body. He had had it bad.
He was waiting for medical science to find him a cure.
He waited in vain. Most varieties of cancer could be cured now, but no cure existed for the billions of cell walls ruptured by expanding crystals of ice. He had known the risk. He had gambled anyway. Why not? He’d been dying.

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Praise for Playgrounds of the Mind

"A writer of supreme talent"-Tom Clancy

"Grand entertainment!"-Kirkus Reviews

"Our premier hard SF writer."-The Baltimore Sun and Kirkus Reviews

"Great fun... Kudos to the publishers for producing such and enjoyable book."-Locus

"Niven's most representative work.... Highly recommended."-Booklist

"Many of these stories are acknowledged classics...an excellent volume for confirmed fans or new readers alike."-Science Fiction Chronicle

"This is a great collection for those few readers (is there anybody?) unfamiliar with one of the genre's giants. For the rest of us, we can revisit Wunderland, Jinx, We Made It, or the rest of 'known space.' ...Playgrounds is a must for any SF library."-Rave Reviews

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Larry Niven

Larry Niven is the multiple Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author of the Ringworld series, along with many other science fiction masterpieces. His Beowulf's Children, co-authored with Jeery Pournelle and Steven Barnes was a New York Times bestseller. He lives in Chatsworth, California.

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Playgrounds of the Mind
Larry Niven

Mass Market Paperbound

Mass Market Paperbound
Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Science Fiction
July 1992
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780812516951
ISBN10: 0812516958
4 3/16 x 6 3/4 inches, 704 pages
$7.99
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