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LARRY NIVEN is the multiple Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author of the Ringworld series, along with many other science fiction masterpieces.

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Juggler of Worlds (Fleet of Worlds series Book 2)
by Larry Niven
For too long, the Puppeteers have controlled the fate of worlds. Now Sigmund is pulling the strings... Covert agent Sigmund Ausfaller is Earth's secret weapon, humanity's best defense against all conspiracies, real and potential - and imaginary - of foes both human and alien. Who better than a brilliant paranoid to expose the devious...
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Betrayer of Worlds (Fleet of Worlds series Book 4)
by Larry Niven
Fleeing the supernova chain reaction at the galactic core, the cowardly Puppeteers of the Fleet of Worlds have---just barely---survived. They've stumbled from one crisis to the next: The rebellion of their human slaves. The relentless questing of the species of Known Space. The spectacular rise of the starfish-like Gw'oth. The onslaught...
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Fleet of Worlds: 200 Years Before the Discovery of the Ringworld (Fleet of Worlds series Book 1)
by Larry Niven
Fleet of Worlds marks Larry Niven's first full novel-length collaboration within his Known Space universe, the playground he created for his bestselling Ringworld series. Teaming up with fellow SF writer Edward M. Lerner, Fleet of Worlds takes a closer look at the Human-Puppeteer (Citizens) relations and the events leading up to...
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Ringworld: The Graphic Novel, Part One
by Larry Niven
A modern science fiction classic, Larry Niven's Ringworld won the Hugo and Nebula Awards for best novel in 1970. Now this SF classic is adapted into a thrilling manga adventure by Robert Mandell and Sean Lam. In Ringworld: The Graphic Novel, Part One , two-hundred-year-old human Louis Wu is recruited by a two-headed alien named...
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Ringworld's Children
by Larry Niven
Welcome to a world like no other. The Ringworld: a landmark engineering achievement, a flat band 3 million times the surface area of Earth, encircling a distant star. Home to trillions of inhabitants, not all of which are human, and host to amazing technological wonders, the Ringworld is unique in all of the universe. Explorere Louis...
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Inconstant Moon
by Larry Niven
Stan and Leslie watch as the moon becomes impossibly bright; then the sky lights up and seems on fire. Has the sun gone nova and these are their last few hours alive? As Los Angeles drowns in storms and people move from shock to terror, Stan and Leslie face their own mortality, as Stan seeks to understand what has happened. Written...
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The Barsoom Project (Dream Park)
by Larry Niven
The Barsoom Project is the direct sequel to 1981's Dream Park. Eviane's first visit to the-state-of-art amusement arena Dream Park ended in disaster: the special effects had seemed more real than life... until the holograms she was shooting with live ammunition turned out to be solid flesh and blood... and very, very dead. Haunted...
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The Draco Tavern
by Larry Niven
When a tremendous spacecraft took orbit around the Earth's moon and began sending smaller landers down toward the North Pole, the newly arrived visitors quickly set up a permanent spaceport at Mount Forel in Siberia. Their presence attracted many, and a few people grew conspicuously rich from secrets they learned from talking to the...
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The California Voodoo Game: A Dreampark Novel (Dream Park Book 3)
by Larry Niven
When a Dream Park employee and girlfriend of Dream Park security chief Alex Griffin is found murdered, Alex hunts for the killer while trying to protect and oversee the world’s most famous, high-stakes live-action gaming tournament. Gamers strive for points, fend off opponents, as the world watches the most imaginative, high-tech...
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The Moon Maze Game (Dream Park)
by Larry Niven
The Year: 2085. Humanity has spread throughout the solar system. A stable lunar colony is agitating for independence. Lunar tourism is on the rise... Against this background, professional "Close Protection" specialist Scotty Griffin, fresh off a disastrous assignment, is offered the opportunity of a lifetime: to shepherd the...
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Dream Park
by Larry Niven
A group of pretend adventurers suit up for a campaign called "The South Seas Treasure Game." As in the early Role Playing Games, there are Dungeon Masters, warriors, magicians, and thieves. The difference? At Dream Park, a futuristic fantasy theme park full of holographic attractions and the latest in VR technology, they play in an...
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Building Harlequin's Moon
by Larry Niven
The first interstellar starship, John Glenn, fled a Solar System populated by rogue AIs and machine/human hybrids, threatened by too much nanotechnology, and rife with political dangers. The John Glenn's crew intended to terraform the nearly pristine planet Ymir, in hopes of creating a utopian society that would limit intelligent...
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Convergent Series
by Larry Niven
This impressive collection of twenty-one stories by Larry Niven -- science fiction, fantasy, contemporary fiction, and mixed genres (detective-noir-meets-aliens) -- highlights the range of the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author's work. From science fiction which edges toward horror ("Bordered in Black"), sf conundrums ("Singularities...
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Stars and Gods
by Larry Niven
Larry Niven is the New York Times bestselling author of such classic science fiction novels as Ringworld and Destiny's Road. One of his previous collections, N-Space , was lauded by the Houston Post as "Outstanding . . . hours of entertainment," while Publishers Weekly called it "A must for science fiction fans." A follow-up...
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Limits
by Larry Niven
Here is an extraordinary mix of fantasy and science fiction from one of the masters of science fiction, Larry Niven. The stories in this collection include some collaborations with authors such as Jerry Pournelle (Spirals) and Steven Barnes (The Locusts), as well as stories written by Niven himself. Larry Niven’s credits include...
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The Ringworld Engineers (Ringworld series Book 2)
by Larry Niven
Over twenty years after returning to Earth from the Ringworld, Louis Wu is kidnapped, along with a warrior kzin named Chmeee, by a Pierson's puppeteer, a brilliant 2-headed alien who calls himself the "Hindmost". The puppeteer hopes to regain status with his fellow citizens by traveling to the Ringworld to bring back treasures. Upon...
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Destroyer of Worlds: Before the Discovery of the Ringworld (Fleet of Worlds series Book 3)
by Larry Niven
Worlds closer to the galatic core than Known Space are --or were-- home to intelligent speciers. Some learned of the core explosion in time to flee. Destroyer of Worlds opens in 2670, ten years after Juggler of Worlds closes; with refugee species fleeing in an armada of ramscoops in the direction of the Fleet of Worlds. The onrushing...
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Man-Kzin Wars IX (Man-Kzin Wars Series Book 9)
by Larry Niven
THOSE KZIN DON'T KNOW WHEN THEY'RE LICKED (AND MAYBE THEY AREN'T . . . .) It was so unfair! Here the Kzin were, warcats supreme, bringing the galaxy piece by piece under feline dominion, carving out satrapies for the home planet like the lords of creation that they were—and then they ran into those pesky humans. Mere apes!...
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The Time of the Warlock
by Larry Niven
Magicians and swordsmen in Larry Niven's exciting "pre-history" world fight constantly, with magicians usually gaining the upper hand, and magicians often struggle for power amongst themselves. Mana, the ultimate source of magic, has been depleted, a nonrenewable energy source, as the ancient gods die. In this tale of linked stories...
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The Man-Kzin Wars (Man-Kzin Wars Series Book 1)
by Larry Niven
A special commemoration of this long‑running themed science fiction anthology edited by multiple #1 best seller, Larry Niven. Here is the 25th anniversary edition of the original volume that started it all. Includes an all‑new introduction by Larry Niven for this re‑issue of the first volume in a series that now numbers fourteen...
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Flatlander: The Collected Tales of Gil "The Arm" Hamilton
by Larry Niven
Gil "The Arm" Hamilton was one of the top operatives of ARM, the elite UN plice force. His intuition was unfailingly accurate, his detective skills second to none, and his psychic powers -- esper sense and telekinesis -- were awesome. Now you can read all the classic stories of the legendary ARM operative, collected in one volume for the...
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Saturn's Race
by Larry Niven
The future is a strange and dangerous place. Chaz Kato can testify to that. He is a citizen of Xanudu, a city-sized artificial island populated by some of the wealthiest men and women on future Earth. A place filled with hidden wonders and dark secrets of technology gone awry. Lenore Myles is a student when she travels to Xanadu and...
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Scatterbrain
by Larry Niven
Another dazzling collection of fact, fiction, and wit from the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning master of hard science fiction! Larry Niven is the New York Times bestselling author of such classic science fiction novels as Ringworld and Destiny's Road. His previous collection, N-Space , was lauded by the Houston Post as "outstanding...
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Ringworld
by Larry Niven
Winner of both the Hugo and Nebula Awards for Best Novel, RINGWORLD remains a favorite among science fiction readers. Louis Wu, accompanied by a young woman with genes for luck, and a captured kzin – a warlike species resembling 8-foot-tall cats -- are taken on a space ship run by a brilliant 2-headed alien called Nessus. Their...
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Das Schicksal der Ringwelt: Roman (Science Fiction. Bastei Lübbe Taschenbücher) (German Edition)
by Larry Niven
Seit Jahrzehnten führen die raumfahrenden Spezies Krieg um die Ringwelt. Sie ist das größte Artefakt der Galaxis mit heißbegehrten Ressourcen und Technologien. Doch ohne Vorwarnung ist die Ringwelt verschwunden und hat drei rivalisierende Kriegsflotten zurückgelassen. Die konzentrieren sich nun auf das nächst wertvollere Ziel: Das...
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Weltenwandler (German Edition)
by Larry Niven
Sigmund Ausfaller ist Geheimagent der ARM, der Polizei der vereinten Nationen. Und er hat ein Problem: Er ist chronisch paranoid. Dumm nur, dass sein Job darin besteht, Verschwörungen unter den Außerirdischen Völkern aufzudecken. Doch was tut ein Paranoiker, wenn ihm niemand glaubt ... und er tatsächlich von lauter Verschwörungen...
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A World Out of Time
by Larry Niven
After 200 years in cryosleep, Jaybee Corbell awakens to find that his mind has been downloaded to another body and he's in servitude to a harsh future State. After his escape via a spaceship, he traverses such vast distances--with accompanying time dilations--that he returns to Earth 3 million years later to discover a world wholly...
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Fate of Worlds: Return from the Ringworld (Fleet of Worlds series Book 5)
by Larry Niven
For decades, the spacefaring species of Known Space have battled over the largest artifact—and grandest prize—in the galaxy: the all-but-limitless resources and technology of the Ringworld. But without warning the Ringworld has vanished, leaving behind three rival war fleets. Something must justify the blood and treasure that...
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Neutron Star
by Larry Niven
Hugo Award winner "Neutron Star" and seven other groundbreaking stories and novellas by the author of RINGWORLD. Well-known Niven characters -- including Beowulf Schaeffer, Sigmund Ausfaller, Nessus and other alien Puppeteers, the ferocious Kzinti -- appear in these pages. As Tom Clancy says, "The scope of Larry Niven's work is so vast...
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The Smoke Ring (The Smoke Ring series Book 2)
by Larry Niven
In the free-fall environment of the Smoke Ring (an immense gaseous envelope and neutron star circling a habitable cluster of plants, trees and animals), descendants of the starship Discipline’s crew no longer remember their Earth roots or the existence of Sharls Davis Kendy, the computer AI controlling the ship — until Kendy...
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Die Flotte der Puppenspieler: Ein Ringwelt-Roman (German Edition)
by Larry Niven
Die Explosion des galaktischen Zentrums sendet tödliche Strahlung aus. Langfristig steht alles Leben in der Galaxis vor der Auslöschung. Die technisch hoch entwickelte Spezies der Puppenspieler flieht und nimmt ihre Planeten mit, formiert zu einer Weltenflotte. Kirsten Quinn-Kovacs, eine Menschenfrau, die bei den Puppenspielern...
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Man-Kzin Wars XI (Man-Kzin Wars Series Book 11)
by Larry Niven
The Kzin were the mightiest warriors in the galaxy, which they were wasting no time in conquering, one star system at a time. Then those feline lords of creation ran into those ridiculous weed-eating pacifistic apes who called themselves humans. And the catlike Kzin found they had their collective tail caught in a meat grinder. When the...
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Man-Kzin Wars XII (Man-Kzin Wars Series Book 12)
by Larry Niven
Howl Down the Galaxy! The plan: wipe out and enslave those weed-eating, monkey-spawn humans and march on toward galactic domination! Easy, right Not quite. Now the smarter Kzin see the writing on the wall and form alliances of convenience with humans. But the battle rage on! A strange OLD world seemingly settled by pre-Romans...
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Man-Kzin Wars XIV (Man-Kzin Wars Series Book 14)
by Larry Niven
Larry Niven’s bestselling Man-Kzin series continues! The kzin, formerly invincible conquerors of all they encountered, had a hard time dealing with their ignominious defeat by the leaf-eating humans. Some secretly hatched schemes for a rematch, others concentrated on gathering power within the kzin hierarchy, and some shamefully...
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Lucifer's Hammer
by Larry Niven
In this bestselling novel by the authors of THE MOTE IN GOD'S EYE, a massive comet breaks apart and bombards the Earth, with catastrophic results: worldwide earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, thousand-foot tidal waves and seemingly endless rain… With civilization in ruins, individuals band together to survive and to build a new society....
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The Goliath Stone
by Larry Niven
The Goliath Stone is a visionary tale from Larry Niven and Matthew Joseph Harrington. Doctor Toby Glyer has effected miracle cures with the use of nanotechnology. But Glyer's controversial nanites are more than just the latest technological advance, they are a new form of life-and they have more uses than just medical. Glyer's...
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Burning Tower
by Larry Niven
Return to the "vivid and unusual" ( Kirkus Reviews ) world of Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle's The Burning City , where the fire god has retreated into myth, leaving the residents of Tep's Town unprotected for the first time in their history. Unfortunately, a fiery fate isn't the only danger the town is facing. From out of the...
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Categories: All Fantasy; All Science Fiction
The Gripping Hand (Mote Series Book 2)
by Larry Niven
For the safety of mankind, the aliens called Moties have been quarantined for 25 years (see THE MOTE IN GOD'S EYE) and are now poised to break out of their solar system and spread rapidly into humanity's space. Kevin Renner, Horace Bury, Rod Blaine and other characters introduced in THE MOTE IN GOD'S EYE must now find new ways to cope...
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Beowulf's Children (Heorot series Book 2)
by Larry Niven
**Book file has been updated to correct formatting issues. 12/7/2011** Colonists on the far-off planet Avalon fought a terrible, bloody war against a native species they named Grendels (THE LEGACY OF HEOROT) and, almost 20 years later, are afraid to leave the "safe" island of Camelot to journey to the mainland. Their children...
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The Legacy of Heorot (Heorot series Book 1)
by Larry Niven
Light years from Earth, colonists land on a planet they name Avalon. It seems like a paradise -- until strange and terrifying native creatures savagely attack the Colony. It will take every bit of intelligence, courage and military-style discipline to survive… PRAISE FOR THE LEGACY OF HEOROT by Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle and...
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Fallen Angels
by Larry Niven
Science Fiction satire/adventure published in 1991 novel by Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle, and Michael Flynn. Near future/alternate future in which anti-technology forces control Earth, while a struggling colony survives in orbital space and on the Moon. Science fiction fans on Earth work to save downed astronauts. Contains new (2011)...
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Inferno (Inferno series Book 1)
by Larry Niven
After being thrown out the window of his luxury apartment, science fiction writer Allen Carpentier wakes to find himself at the gates of hell. Feeling he's landed in a great opportunity for a book, he attempts to follow Dante's road map. Determined to meet Satan himself, Carpentier treks through the Nine Layers of Hell led by Benito...
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Escape from Hell (Inferno series Book 2)
by Larry Niven
Allan Carpenter escaped from hell once but remained haunted by what he saw and endured. He has now returned, on a mission to liberate those souls unfairly tortured and confined. Partnering with the legendary poet and suicide, Sylvia Plath, Carpenter is a modern-day Christ who intends to harrow hell and free the damned. But now...
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The Mote in God's Eye (Mote Series Book 1)
by Larry Niven
The united 'Second Empire of Man' spans vast distances, due to the Alderson Drive which has enabled humans to travel easily between the stars. After an alien probe is discovered, the Navy dispatches two ships to determine whether the aliens pose a threat… Called by Robert A. Heinlein: "Possibly the greatest science fiction novel ever...
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The Seascape Tattoo
by Larry Niven, Steven Barnes
The Seascape Tattoo : the latest spellbinding adventure in Larry Niven's acclaimed collaborations with Steven Barnes. Aros of Azteca and Neoloth-Pteor are the deadliest of enemies: Swordsman and Sorcerer, locked in mortal combat, who have tried to kill each other more times than either can count. But when the princess Neoloth loves is...
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Categories: Action and Adventure; All Fantasy
The Integral Trees (The Smoke Ring series Book 1)
by Larry Niven
In the far future, the crew of an interstellar expedition abandoned the main spacecraft, which housed an AI who monitored the crew for the all-powerful State. The “mutineers”, as the AI calls them, made a new home in a gas torus that rotates around a neutron star, rich in trees, animals, sufficient water, but no real gravity. Five...
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Categories: All Science Fiction
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