Larry Niven

Larry Niven


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in Los Angeles, California, The United States
April 30, 1938

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Laurence van Cott Niven's best known work is Ringworld (Ringworld, #1) (1970), which received the Hugo, Locus, Ditmar, and Nebula awards. His work is primarily hard science fiction, using big science concepts and theoretical physics. The creation of thoroughly worked-out alien species, which are very different from humans both physically and mentally, is recognized as one of Niven's main strengths.

Niven also often includes elements of detective fiction and adventure stories. His fantasy includes The Magic Goes Away series, which utilizes an exhaustible resource, called Mana, to make the magic a non-renewable resource.

Niven created an alien species, the Kzin, which were featured in a series of twelve collection books, the Man-Kzin Wars. He
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Ringworld

3.96 avg rating — 88,894 ratings — published 1970
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The Mote in God's Eye

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4.07 avg rating — 54,581 ratings — published 1974 — 60 editions
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Lucifer's Hammer

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3.98 avg rating — 36,330 ratings — published 1977 — 2 editions
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The Ringworld Engineers (Ri...

3.87 avg rating — 25,373 ratings — published 1979 — 50 editions
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Footfall

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3.90 avg rating — 12,827 ratings — published 1985 — 27 editions
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Neutron Star (Known Space)

4.11 avg rating — 10,937 ratings — published 1968 — 24 editions
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The Gripping Hand

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3.82 avg rating — 9,886 ratings — published 1993
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Protector (Known Space)

4.06 avg rating — 8,443 ratings — published 1973
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The Ringworld Throne (Ringw...

3.55 avg rating — 8,802 ratings — published 1996 — 30 editions
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The Integral Trees (The Sta...

3.75 avg rating — 7,589 ratings — published 1983 — 32 editions
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“The gods do not protect fools. Fools are protected by more capable fools.”
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“The dinosaurs became extinct because they didn't have a space program. And if we become extinct because we don't have a space program, it'll serve us right!”
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“Mother Nature doesn't care if you're having fun. ”
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