Posts by Rhys Jones - London Review of Books
Posts by Rhys JonesLondon Review of Books (subscription) (blog)In Larry Niven's sci-fi book "Footfall", the human response to a hostile alien invasion is based on the idea of a space warship (of maritime battleshi... Dominic Rice on Stoke and Copeland: Corbyn and Labour aren't to blame for the referendum result ...
Posted on 10 March 2017 | 8:52 am
NASA's Big Real Estate Deal: Potentially
PJ MediaNASA's Big Real Estate Deal: Potentially Habitable PlanetsPJ MediaProfessor X referred to Larry Niven. Unfortunately, Niven is effectively retired but his earlier efforts were brilliant, e.g. "Ringworld". IMHO, "Ringworld" is one of the best examples of Hard SF ever written. One of my favorite authors was Jack Vance ...NASA Telescope Reveals Record-Breaking Exoplanet Discovery | NASANASAall 1,276 news articles »
Posted on 22 February 2017 | 10:44 pm
Writers of the Future 33rd Annual Gala
Writers of the Future 33rd Annual Gala Awards Ceremony to be Held ...BenzingaNebula, Hugo, John W. Campbell and now Robert A. Heinlein award winning author and Writers of the Future Contest Judge, Robert J. Sawyer, states that the ...and more »
Posted on 22 February 2017 | 8:30 am
Science Fiction Meets Engineering Experts...
Huffington Post UKScience Fiction Meets Engineering Experts... And Asks For Their Favourite Fictional InventionHuffington Post UK... including the diamond filament used to build the space elevator in Arthur C Clarke's The Fountains of Paradise, the carbon nanotube based cable in Kim Stanley Robinson's Mars novels, or the material used to build the Ringworld in Larry Niven's novels.
Posted on 21 February 2017 | 9:02 am
8 Books From Relatively Unknown Authors
Bustle8 Books From Relatively Unknown Authors Everyone Should ReadBustleAnd it's incredibly frustrating, because all you want to do is talk to your friends about this great book that they've never even heard of (I mean... where is all the fan art for Larry Niven's Ringworld, huh?). So here are just a few books by authors ...
Posted on 16 February 2017 | 6:50 am
Amit Dutta of Upper Hutt to Be Honored For
HOLLYWOOD — Twelve winning writers and twelve illustrators from around the globe—including Amit Dutta of Upper Hutt—will be honored during the 31stAnnual L. Ron Hubbard Achievement Awards at the famed Wilshire Ebell Theatre, on Sunday, April 12th, 2015 beginning at 6:00 pm.
Posted on 1 April 2015 | 9:07 pm
New idea for Dyson sphere proposed
(Phys.org)—A pair of Turkish space scientists with Bogazici University has proposed that researchers looking for the existence of Dyson spheres might be looking at the wrong objects. İbrahim Semiz and Salim Oğur have written a paper and uploaded it to the preprint server arXiv, in which they suggest that if an advanced civilization were to build a Dyson sphere, it would make the most sense to ...
Posted on 30 March 2015 | 7:09 am
Favorite Quantum Physics in Fiction?
We’ll be accepting applications for The Schrödinger Sessions workshop at JQI through tomorrow. We already have 80-plus applicants for fewer than 20 planned spots, including a couple of authors I really, really like and some folks who have won awards, etc., so we’re going to have our work cut out for us picking the attendees……
Posted on 19 March 2015 | 6:53 am
Worldcon attendees: silent auction today at
Greg Bear, Larry Niven, Mike Resnick, John Scalzi, and a critique from Nancy Kress. "Tuckerization" is when an author uses a real-life person as the name of a character in a novel. For example, Suzanne Church won naming rights to a character in my novel ...
Posted on 21 August 2015 | 6:00 pm
Out-of-this-World Auction At Worldcon
Auction items include Tuckerizations and critiques from SFWA authors like Greg Bear, David Brin, Cory Doctorow, Alaya Dawn Johnson (the first she’s ever done), Nancy Kress, Larry Niven, Mike Resnick, and John Scalzi; a voicemail recording by Mary ...
Posted on 17 August 2015 | 8:08 am
Ringworld author Larry Niven tapped for top
But ask any fan — or writer — of “hard” science fiction who the most influential practitioners of the pure scientific-extrapolation genre have been, and odds are they will include Larry Niven. Niven has just been named the latest recipient of ...
Posted on 2 March 2015 | 5:39 am
Is there a microchip implant in your future?
Microchip implants like the ones pet owners use to track ... but fighting crime should be much easier using chips,” adds sci-fi author Larry Niven, who predicted chip implants in the ’70s. Niven said he supports chip implantation for security reasons ...
Posted on 29 August 2014 | 11:02 pm
Red Tide by Science Fiction Writer Larry
A new book by legendary science fiction writer Larry Niven (author of such classic titles as Ringworld and The Integral Trees) is now available for customer pre-order exclusively through Amazon.com. Red Tide is being published by Phoenix Pick/Arc Manor and ...
Posted on 17 June 2014 | 8:54 pm
Open Question: Larry Niven Known Space
Hi. I am beginning the known space series by larry niven. Im about to start neutron star. What is the best order for the rest? I have seen so many list that conflict with each other. I want to read everything and i don't want to jump from book to book reading a story here and there. Can someone provide me with a detailed list and your thoughts about reading the series in that order?
Posted on 8 October 2014 | 12:37 am
Resolved Question: Lin Carter or Larry
Which author do you prefer more as an author and why?
Posted on 11 April 2013 | 9:32 am
Resolved Question: Has anyone else here read
Just out of curiousity. I enjoyed the book, and wondered if anyone else had too. If not, I highly reccomend it.
Posted on 15 April 2012 | 1:04 pm
Resolved Question: What page is this quote,
Here's the quote:
Boredom is my worst enemy. It's killed a lot of my friends, but it won't get me. When I get bored, I go risk my life somewhere.
LARRY NIVEN, Ringworld
Even if you don't know the exact page number, if you could just tell me what section of the book it is in would be extremely helpful.
Posted on 6 March 2012 | 11:13 pm
Resolved Question: Did Bungie have legal
Posted on 6 August 2011 | 4:28 pm