Larry Niven

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Born April 30, 1938 in Los Angeles, California. Attended California Institute of Technology; flunked out after discovering a book store jammed with used science fiction magazines. Graduated Washburn University, Kansas, June 1962: BA in Mathematics with a Minor in Psychology, and later received an honorary doctorate in Letters from Washburn. Interests: Science fiction conventions, role playing games, AAAS meetings and other gatherings of people at the cutting edges of science. Comics. Filk singing. Yoga and other approaches to longevity. Moving mankind into space by any means, but particularly by making space endeavors attractive to commercial interests.  Several times we’ve hosted The Citizens Advisory Council for a National Space Policy. I grew up with dogs. I live with a cat, and borrow dogs to hike with. I have passing acquaintance with raccoons and ferrets. Associating with nonhumans has certainly gained me insight into alien intelligences. 

Larry Niven is the 2015 recipient of the Grand Master Award, selected by The Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America Inc.

Titles

Ringworld series

          RINGWORLD

          PROTECTOR

          THE RINGWORLD ENGINEERS

          THE RINGWORLD THRONE

          RINGWORLD'S CHILDREN

THE INTEGRAL TREES

THE SMOKE RING

WORLD OF PTAVVS

A GIFT FROM EARTH

A WORLD OUT OF TIME

DESTINY'S ROAD

 

Collections

          THREE TRIPS IN TIME AND SPACE

          MADNESS FROM THE INCONSTANT MOON

          CONVERGENT SERIES

          A HOLE IN SPACE

          LIMITS (solo works plus stories with Jerry Pournelle,

          Steven Barnes and Dian Girard)

          NEUTRON STAR

          THREE BOOKS OF KNOWN SPACE

          NIVEN'S LAWS

          THE PATCHWORK GIRL

          CRASHLANDER (Beowulf Shaeffer stories)

          FLATLANDER (Gil Malilton stories)

          RAINBOW MARS (including Svetz stories from THE FLIGHT OF

          THE HORSE)

          THE DRACO TAVERN

          N-SPACE (solo works & collaborations with Jerry Pournelle

          and Steven Barnes)

          PLAYGROUNDS OF THE MIND (solo works & collaborations

          with Jerry Pournelle and Steven Barnes)

          SCATTERBRAIN (solo works and collaborations with

          Jerry Pournelle, Steven Barnes and Brenda Cooper)

          STARS AND GODS (solo works and collaborations with

          Jerry Pournelle, Steven Barnes, Edward M. Lerner and

          Brenda Cooper)

Fantasy series (collected stories)

          THE MAGIC GOES AWAY

          THE MAGIC MAY RETURN

          MORE MAGIC

          THE TIME OF THE WARLOCK

 

With Jerry Pournelle

          INFERNO

          ESCAPE FROM HELL

          THE MOTE IN GOD'S EYE

          THE GRIPPING HAND

          OATH OF FEALTY

          LUCIFER'S HAMMER

          FOOTFALL

          THE BURNING CITY

          BURNING TOWER

 

Avalon series with Jerry Pournelle and Steven Barnes

          THE LEGACY OF HEOROT

          "The Secret of Black Ship Island"

          BEOWULF'S CHILDREN

 

With Steven Barnes

          THE SEASCAPE TATOO

          THE DECENT OF ANANSI

          ACHILLES' CHOICE

          SATURN'S RACE

 

Dream Park series with Steven Barnes

          DREAM PARK

          THE BARSOOM PROJECT

          THE CALIFORNIA VOODOO GAME

          THE MOON MAZE GAME

 

With Edward M. Lerner (Ringworld novels)

          FLEET OF WORLDS  -  UK EDITION

          JUGGLER OF WORLDS  -  UK EDITION

          DESTROYER OF WORLDS  -  UK EDITION

          BETRAYER OF WORLDS  -  UK EDITION

          FATE OF WORLDS  -  UK EDITION

 

With Gregory Benford

          BOWL OF HEAVEN

          SHIPSTAR

 

With Brenda Cooper

          BUILDING HARLEQUIN'S MOON

 

With Jerry Pournelle and Michael Flynn

          FALLEN ANGELS

 

With David Gerrold

          THE FLYING SORCERERS

 

The Man-Kzin Wars series

          THE MAN-KZIN WARS with Dean Ing & Poul Anderson

          THE MAN-KZIN WARS II with Jerry Pournelle, Dean Ing,

          S.M. Stirling

          THE MAN-KZIN WARS III

          THE MAN-KZIN WARS IV

          THE MAN-KZIN WARS V with Jerry Pournelle, S.M. Stirling &

          Thomal Timoux)

          MAN-KZIN WARS VI with Donald Kinsbury, Mark O. Martin,

          Gregory Benford

          MAN-KZIN WARS VII with Mark O. Martin, Paul Chafe,

          Hal Colebatch, Gregory Benford

          MAN-KZIN WARS VIII: CHOOSING NAMES with Hal Colebatch,

          Jean Lamb, Paul Chafe, Warren W. James

          MAN-KZIN WARS IX with Poul Anderson, Paul Chafe,

          Hal Colebatch

          THE MAN-KZIN WARS X: THE WUNDER WAR

Awards

  • Hugo Award, Best Short Story, "Neutron Star" 

  • Hugo Award, Best Short Story, "The Hole Man" 

  • Hugo Award, Best Short Story, “Inconstant Moon”

  • Hugo Award, Best Novelette, “The Borderland of Sol” 

  • Hugo Award, Best Novel, RINGWORLD 

  • Nebula Award, Best Novel, RINGWORLD 

  • Ditmars Award (Australia), Best International Science Fiction, RINGWORLD 

  • Ditmars Award (Australia), Best International Science Fiction, PROTECTOR 

  • Seiun Award (Japan), FALLEN ANGELS 

  • Prometheus Award, FALLEN ANGELS

  • Inkpot Award, San Diego Comic Convention for Outstanding Achievement in Science Fiction 

  • Heinlein Award Locus Award, Best Novel, RINGWORLD 

 

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