Larry started writing in the 60s and is now considered one of the grand masters of hard science fiction. To learn more about his life, and the stories he has written, and the awards that they have won, try clicking on the "Biography" link above.2003 sho
From the authors of Dream Park (2010, etc.), a sort of thriller set in 2085 within a Live Action Role Playing game staged on the Moon.
Thoroughly colonized and itching for independence, the Moon will host a huge and prestigious LARP whose lunar adventure-park setting, enhanced with holographic details, VR technology, special effects and actors, features a plot loosely based on H.G. Wells's First Men in the Moon, the whole thing to be broadcast in real time to an audience of billions. Gamesmaster will be the legendary, irascible Xavier; the gamers will include Wayne Gibson and Angelique Chan, old rivals of Xavier's, and young Ali, whose father is Abdul, President for Life of the Republic of Kikaya, plus Ali's bodyguard Scotty Griffin, an old lunar hand and gamer. Read full book review >
Third in Niven's famous Ringworld series (The Ringworld Engineers, not reviewed), set on a colossal space habitat that forms a complete ring, 600 million miles in circumference, around its sun, and comes complete with cleverly engineered days and nights, seasons, oceans, mountains, and what-all. Read full book review >
Completing the huge project of which N-Space (1990) was the first installment—a complete retrospective of Niven's work: solo fiction, nonfiction, and generous selections from his numerous collaborative novels. To Niven fans, much of the fiction here will be familiar if often worth rereading: stories set in Niven's patented, alien- filled Known Space; well-known collaborations with Jerry Pournelle or Steven Barnes, sometimes both together, along with useful commentaries; tales from Niven's fantasy universe, a world where magic works but is slowly leaking away; plus some amusing vignettes amply displaying Niven's wry if not always accurate sense of humor. Read full book review >