Larry Niven
Neutron Star
July 18, 2020 Comments.. 316
Neutron Star Come to Larry Niven s Universe and meet all the natives Thrints Bandersnatchi Puppeteers and a host of other wonderfully created characters Visit Lookitthat Down and Jinx indeed an entire galaxy
  • Title: Neutron Star
  • Author: Larry Niven
  • ISBN: 9780345336941
  • Page: 235
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Come to Larry Niven s Universe and meet all the natives Thrints, Bandersnatchi, Puppeteers and a host of other wonderfully created characters.Visit Lookitthat, Down, and Jinx indeed, an entire galaxy of planets found only in these stories that trace man s expansion and colonization throughout Known Space.A spectacular cycle of the future a 10,000 year historyCome to Larry Niven s Universe and meet all the natives Thrints, Bandersnatchi, Puppeteers and a host of other wonderfully created characters.Visit Lookitthat, Down, and Jinx indeed, an entire galaxy of planets found only in these stories that trace man s expansion and colonization throughout Known Space.A spectacular cycle of the future a 10,000 year history of man on Earth and in space Contents Neutron Star Beowulf Shaeffer nv If Oct 66 A Relic of Empire nv If Dec 66 At the Core Beowulf Shaeffer ss If Nov 66 The Soft Weapon nv If Feb 67 Flatlander Beowulf Shaeffer nv If Mar 67 The Ethics of Madness nv If Apr 67 The Handicapped Handicap nv Galaxy Dec 67 Grendel Beowulf Shaeffer nv
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    1 Blog on “Neutron Star

    1. Manny says:

      Original review, Feb 2009 For people who haven t read the book, a quick physics test The hero agrees to put his ship on an orbit that will take it to within one mile of the surface of a neutron star His employers assure him, correctly, that the ship s hull will stop any form of radiation Nevertheless, it s a really stupid idea Why If you didn t get it, don t feel bad Beowulf Shaeffer doesn t either, and finds out the hard way.__________________________________ Update, Jul 2014 Since posting the [...]

    2. Stacey says:

      Holy crap was this ever good I m not sure how I missed reading any of the Ringworld series before, but with this being the 40th Anniversary, I figured it was time With epic series like this, I usually hit the net to see if there s a recommended reading order, or anything that will help me to get it a little easily Every site I visited recommended starting with Neutron Star This is an anthology of 8 short stories each novelette length, set in the universe of Ringworld the future of humanity Each [...]

    3. Andrew says:

      I remember reading this years ago when I was first exploring science fiction the artwork by Peter Jones the doorway in to Known Space even today still appeals to me But I get ahead of myself I can tell.Okay this was part of a series of books I picked up at a carboot sale British thing trust me and where there was an old suitcase full of books Well I could not resist not realising what I was letting myself in for.Anyway this is a series of interconnected stories if you accept the connection being [...]

    4. Josh says:

      I d been in the mood to read some classic sci fi something distant and cynical, taking place in deep space, where there was fantastic technology and alien races and not many people to mess it all up This was perfect Neutron Star is a collection of short stories from Niven prefacing Ringworld and highly worthwhile if you like the latter I ll be re reading Ringworld soon with these stories in mind Plus let this also be a good reminder to just read Larry Niven There aren t many writers so good at [...]

    5. Craig says:

      Neutron Star is arguably Niven s best Known Space collection, containing stories that appeared over a relatively brief span but introduced a vast array of fantastic puzzles and fabulous stories Beowulf Schaeffer, a likable rogue who s one of Niven s best characters, appears in many of them, and planets such as Jinx, Down, and Lookitthat provide classic science fiction settings This is hard sf at its best.

    6. Andreas says:

      Neutron Star is my favorite short story collection, with quite a few gems from Niven s Known Space universe Unfortunately it is out of print Luckily though, all the Beowulf Shaeffer stories have been republished in Crashlander with the addition of two newer storiesokssboch p 255

    7. Emma says:

      Niven sure has a wild imagination And a really bad taste for puns, but also some really intellectual humor His ideas are genius even to this day and age His science fiction is so realistic, it s disturbing at times.

    8. Adam says:

      Great book of short stories, which I usually don t care for The difference here, I believe, is that most of the stories relate in some manner or if nothing else they are all set in the same sci fi universe Good stuff.

    9. Koen says:

      Neutronster van Larry Niven, ISB nummer 90 290 5707 6, eerste druk maart 1998, Uitgever Meulenhoff SF.De omschrijving op de achterzijde van het boek Larry Niven, voluit Laurence Van Cott Niven, opgestaan in de jaren 60 en meteen herkend als spannend vernieuwer, verwierf in Nederland bekendheid met zijn Ring Wereld Romans Ringwereld, Bouwers van Ringwereld, Beschermers van Ringwereld De verhalen in deze uitgave spelen zich alle af in het universum van de Ringwereld romans, Larry Nivens zogeheten [...]

    10. William Franks says:

      I first read this quite some years ago and was blown away by it It stands up well to repeated re readings.The title story a Hugo winner introduces us to star pilot Beowulf Shaeffer who appears in three other stories in the book, At the Core, Flatlander, and Grendel , as well as the Puppeteers who also feature in Niven s later Ringworld series These are the tales that introduce us to Known Space I particularly enjoyed the Shaeffer stories for the character s voice told first person A Relic of Emp [...]

    11. Patrick says:

      A collection of early short stories by Larry Niven that take place in his Known Space universe i.e Ring World Mostly of a hard science sort of story lines, where actual aspects of physics are a part of the plot line I really enjoyed at least half of the stories in this book Would recommend for fans of the hared science short stories of Asimov and Clarke.

    12. Ross says:

      Some of the great short fiction from Niven s Known Space universe just enough hard science to make you believe this could all happen one day, and than enough engaging writing to make this a book I read again and again.

    13. Jimbo says:

      what a great way to start my crusade into the ringworld series i plan on reading all of the books of the known space Niven seems to have a great knack of telling stories i enjoyed this book very much

    14. Kerry says:

      Larry Niven has a great imagination and he is a really nice person Love his books.

    15. Brent Werness says:

      A highly entertaining collection of great sci fi short stories

    16. Jonas Salonen says:

      Wow I had never read anything by Niven but had naturally heard a lot about his work This is probably the first book in the Ringworld or Known Space series It tells some tales from the same universe in which Ringworld happens.I was blown away I mean I have heard that Nivens theories are not all plaucible and some of his mathemathics is off But I wouldn t know I understand that the problem some hove with Niven is that his work is labeled as hard scifi which I think it mostly is Add this to the bef [...]

    17. Brett says:

      A go to primer for Known Space Contains the three best Beowulf Shaeffer stories which are also found in Crashlander, a complete collection of Beowulf s stories , while the remaining stories offer a wide breadth of events and characters from Niven s universe, most of them linked by the discovery of ancient Slaver relics Several of my favorite Known Space stories are found here.Neutron Star 5 5Easily the best of the Beowulf Shaeffer stories The style is sort of like a mystery, with the super dense [...]

    18. John D. says:

      i ve read other works by Niven and loved them It was cool to read one of his earliest works when he was developing his universe Puppeteers, Kzin, etc Now to figure out what i am going to tackle next from his vast selection

    19. Peter Jones says:

      I d forgotten just how much I like classic Niven

    20. John says:

      Loved these

    21. Nicholas Bobbitt says:

      I just really enjoy Larry Niven s writing style, and these short stories are excellent examples of it Someday I really should try to read his series.

    22. Bret says:

      Wonderful science backed science fiction.

    23. Diletta says:

      Non c rassicurazione in nessun angolo della galassia, solo continuo movimento.

    24. Brendan says:

      Wishing I had known about Known Space before picking up Ringworld, but enjoying going back and catching up with these short stories.

    25. Wonkybadonk says:

      These stories are a fun blend of diverse aliens and hard science, and Beowulf is funny Now I know what a Bandersnatch is.

    26. Cristina says:

      osrascunhos 2017 11 11 neEis um inesperadamente bom conjunto de hist rias N o conhecia o mundo em que decorre, nem o autor, mas mesmo sem conhecer o enquadramento dado por outras hist rias consegue ler se sem necessidade de introdu es at porque a realidade expressa aqui simples.Num futuro distante a humanidade j colonizou v rios mundos e conheceu outras esp cies alien genas, destacando se os Puppeteers uma ra a de mercadores manipuladores que t m valor para tudo Este volume apresenta v rias aven [...]

    27. Christopher says:

      Although out of print, Neutron Star is a book worth getting for any fan of science fiction It collects several of Niven s Known Space short stories from his golden age of the late 1960s, including the Beowulf Shaeffer stories.In 1966 Larry Niven created the ultimate tourist with his award winning short story Neutron Star It was the tale of Beowulf Shaeffer, a laid off pilot heavily in debt and easy to blackmail, and how the alien race the puppeteers convinced him to make a dangerous flyby of a n [...]

    28. _ says:

      Another fix for my Niven addiction More Known Space tales, most of which are mentioned as backstory in many of the other Niven Novels and the Man Kzin Wars Anthologies These are core stories that any Known Space history buff should read Not to mention how awesome they are.Story Summary of the stories in this book hopefully without spoilers Neutron Star Nothing can get through a General Products No 2 space hull, but something around the 1st known neutron star did, and the Puppeteers are blackmail [...]

    29. John Meredith says:

      This is such a great book, and it s so easy to plough through the pages This is my first read of this author and I am so pleased that there are many to follow within the same universe.It reminded me of Consider Phlebas by Iain M Banks.

    30. Shannon Appelcline says:

      My rating of Neutron Star is based entirely on the four stories which were not re collected in Crashlander The Ethics of Madness An interesting look at mental illness, a great ending, and pretty slow getting there 6 10 The Handicapped This contains a great secret of Known Space and some interesting ethics, both at the end of the story Unfortunately getting there is pretty slow 5 10 A Relic of Empire Though Niven s ideas about interplanetary plants are interesting, they re not enough to make a gr [...]

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