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The Draco Tavern by Larry Niven
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bookshelves: sf-short-stories-anthologies, audiobook, ebooks
Read from April 19 to 21, 2008 — I own a copy

3.5 stars. Draco Tavern is an group of short stories exploring various science ficiton themes that are tied together by their narrator, Rick Schumann, the owner/bartender of the Draco Tavern. Built in Siberia near the Mt. Forel spaceport following the arrival of a group of sentient aliens called the Chirpsithra. The "Chirps" are explorers who have found their way to Earth in order to eat, drink and socialize and to discuss a variety of philosophical and scientific concepts. Thus, the stage is set for the stories within this anthology.

I thought the collection as a whole was interesting and dealt with some very "big" issues and some of the stories were fantastic ("Asssimilating Our Culture, That's What Their Doing", "War Movie" and "The Convergence of The Old Mind" were my favorites). The rest were okay to pretty good.
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