This impressive collection of Larry Niven's short stories -- science fiction, fantasy, contemporary fiction, and mixed genres (detective-noir-meets-aliens) -- shows the range of this Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author's fiction, with many clever twists. A feast for lovers of the short story.
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About the Author
Born April 30, 1938 in Los Angeles, California. Attended California Institute of Technology; flunked out after discovering a book store jammed with used science fiction magazines. Graduated Washburn University, Kansas, June 1962: BA in Mathematics with a Minor in Psychology, and later received an honorary doctorate in Letters from Washburn. Interests: Science fiction conventions, role playing games, AAAS meetings and other gatherings of people at the cutting edges of science. Comics. Filk singing. Yoga and other approaches to longevity. Moving mankind into space by any means, but particularly by making space endeavors attractive to commercial interests. Several times we’ve hosted The Citizens Advisory Council for a National Space Policy. I grew up with dogs. I live with a cat, and borrow dogs to hike with. I have passing acquaintance with raccoons and ferrets. Associating with nonhumans has certainly gained me insight into alien intelligences. In 2015, Larry Niven received the Grand Master Award, given by The Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America.
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Convergent Series based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Writing the ultra-short story is a special skill, especially with science fiction, where the author must include information about the surroundings and characters that is assumed in regular fiction.This book contains short and ultra-short science fiction by Larry Niven. Tales from the Draco Tavern and its interstellar clientele; "The Meddler," about a private investigator named Bruce; "Convergent Series," a clever story about what to do when you've conjured up a demon who's going to drag you to Hell. The stories are:- The Nonesuch- Bordered in Black- Night on Mispec Moor- Dry Run- The Schumann Computer- Plaything- Mistake- Cautionary Tales- Wrong Way Street- One Face- The Meddler- Rotating Cylinders and the Possibility of Global Causality Violation- Grammar Lesson- Transfer of Power- The Subject is Closed- Like Banquo's Ghost- Cruel and Unusual- Singularities Make Me Nervous- The Deadlier Weapon- Convergent Series- Assimilating Our Culture, That's What They're DoingFor more ultra-short stories, science-fiction see Mike Resinick's Whatdunits.