Search Results: "Larry Niven"


BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"Let the casting begin. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
Familiar tropes get turned on their furry little ears in this barbed, video-ready rock-and-roll tale. Read full book review >

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RAINBOW MARS by Larry Niven
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 19, 1999

"A brilliantly conceived, funny, exciting, nail-biting, heart-warming jaunt through weird and wonderful histories that never were."
Almost 30 years ago, Niven (the splendid Destiny's Road, 1997, etc.) wrote a handful of stories featuring Hanville Svetz of the Institute for Temporal Research. Read full book review >

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DESTINY'S ROAD by Larry Niven
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 1997

"A fascinating and skillfully detailed alien ecology, along with solid characters and some intriguing problems for them to tackle: Niven in top form."
Hugo and Nebula Awardwinner Niven's latest (The Ringworld Throne, 1996, etc.) is set on planet Destiny, where the mothership Argo vanished into space, leaving the colonists with only two fusion-powered landers. Read full book review >

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RINGWORLD’S CHILDREN by Larry Niven
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 1, 2004

"An involving and engrossing addition to one of science fiction's grand sagas."
The fourth and seemingly last visit to Niven's spectacular ring-shaped space habitat (The Ringworld Throne, 1996, etc.), whose livable surface area is three million times that of planet Earth. Read full book review >

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THE RINGWORLD THRONE by Larry Niven
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 1996

"Notably schizophrenic and confusing but inventive enough that Ringworld admirers will surely wish to investigate."
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 >

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PLAYGROUNDS OF THE MIND by Larry Niven
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Grand entertainment."
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. Read full book review >

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LOST LARRY by Graham Nunn
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2012

"Clean, simple, seamless—just right for the nursery-school set or children with special needs. (iPad storybook/dexterity app. 1-3)"
A little green lizard will trail a fingertip home in this mini-Odyssey, the third of Larry's interactive outings. Read full book review >

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YOUNG LARRY by Daniel Pinkwater
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"The illustrator's arctic landscapes are unusual and pleasing, and though her animals are barely sketched, they convey the bulk of the bears as well as their human-like postures and their playfulness. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The Pinkwaters (Wallpaper from Space, 1996, etc.) combine facts and hilarious fancy, enriched by the author's knack for turning a phrase. Read full book review >

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LIMELIGHT LARRY by Leigh Hodgkinson
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Prereaders should be captivated by this cacophony of type and images, and they will certainly identify with the willful peacock. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Larry the peacock finds adventure in... his very own book. Read full book review >

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THE MOON MAZE GAME by Larry Niven
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Not much more than an elaborate do-over of Dream Park and its predecessors: Move it to the Moon, throw in Wells, rework the plot and presto!"
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. Read full book review >

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BOWL OF HEAVEN by Gregory Benford
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"BDO or BSO, there's nothing wrong with the hardware; it's the wetware that's disappointingly deficient."
The first full-length collaboration from Niven (Fate of Worlds, 2012, etc.) and Benford (The Sunborn, 2005, etc.), featuring a science-fiction trope, the Big Dumb Object—or, as the authors distinguish it, a Big Smart Object since it's dynamically stable, as opposed to passively stable like Niven's BDO, Ringworld. Read full book review >