Search Results: "Niven + Pournelle"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BURNING CITY by Larry Niven
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 14, 2000

"Vivid and unusual, if sometimes unnervingly similar to Niven's 1997 science fiction outing, Destiny's Road: well worth investigating."
From the authors of several science fiction collaborations (The Gripping Hand, 1992 etc.), a fantasy set in Niven's Magic Goes Away universe, where, in a prehistoric epoch, magic is fading from the world. Read full book review >

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THE GRIPPING HAND by Larry Niven
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"A good bet to make the Hugo ballot, as well as the bestseller lists."
The much-anticipated sequel to The Mote In God's Eye (1974), which put Niven and Pournelle on the bestseller lists (more recent collaborations: The Legacy of Heorot, with Steven Barnes, 1987; Footfall, 1985). Read full book review >

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BEOWULF'S CHILDREN by Larry Niven
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"But the whole enterpriseintriguing ecology, indistinguishable characters, improbable metabolisms and allis hobbled by committee-style prose and unlikely dialogue."
Sequel to The Legacy of Heorot (1987), in which heroic colonists from Earth battled supercharged alien dinosaurs known as ``grendels.'' On planet Avalon, the children of the original colonists are growing up fast. 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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HIGHER EDUCATION by Charles Sheffield
SCIENCE FICTION
Released: June 1, 1996

"Fans of the authors' previous works will be glad to know of this first entry in the Jupiter series, but those readers searching for a more expansive role for female space cadets will have to enroll elsewhere. (Fiction. 13+)"
The trajectory of Rick Luban, 16, from high school washout to interplanetary space miner. Read full book review >

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STRAIGHT WHITE MALE by John Niven
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"Literary satire finds redemption as a character ruled by his genitals discovers he has a heart."
A very funny novel that gets darker and goes deeper as it progresses. 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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SALMON P. CHASE by John Niven
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1995

"With its thorough research and fine writing, this volume surpasses the high standard Niven set for himself in his biography of Van Buren."
An absorbing political and legal biography of a complicated and important figure of the 19th century. Read full book review >

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HOLDING UP THE UNIVERSE by Jennifer Niven
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"More a story about falling in love with yourself than with a romantic interest, this novel will resonate with all readers who've struggled to love themselves. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Love blooms between two teens—a white girl who refuses to be judged and a biracial boy who hides himself from judgment. Read full book review >

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ALL THE DAYS AND NIGHTS by Niven Govinden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 3, 2015

"A pretentious novel designed to show off the author's florid prose in lieu of telling a story."
A dying artist meditates on the art of portraiture in the absence of her most famous subject: her husband. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 12, 2003

"The hard challenge that defeats Niven: making an exciting story when morbidity and cheap behavior are the main ingredients. (16 pp. b&w photos, not seen)"
The grim tale of an Arctic expedition that had "doomed" stamped on it from the start, told (at times over-told) by Niven (The Ice Master, not reviewed). Read full book review >

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CARL SANDBURG by Penelope Niven
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 22, 1991

Sandburg's long life (1878-1967) illustrates the great American success story: Emerging from an austere Swedish immigrant background, through work, discipline, clean living, and high thinking he achieved fame, love, power, and money, and was identified at his death, at age 89, with the voice of America. Read full book review >