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Larry Niven received his B.A. in mathematics in 1962. His first novel, World of Ptavvs (1966), was a success and launched his career. Niven has won five Hugos and one Nebula award, testimony that his colleagues in the science fiction world respect his work. Perhaps Niven's most well-known creation is Ringworld, a distant planet that may be taken as a metaphor for Earth, as it was once great but has since fallen into decay. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Ringworld 9,330 copies, 173 reviews
The Mote in God's Eye 5,923 copies, 106 reviews
The Ringworld Engineers 4,181 copies, 40 reviews
Lucifer's Hammer 4,073 copies, 66 reviews
Footfall 2,962 copies, 36 reviews
The Ringworld Throne 2,415 copies, 11 reviews
The Gripping Hand 2,347 copies, 27 reviews
Protector 2,124 copies, 17 reviews
The Integral Trees 2,083 copies, 24 reviews
A World Out of Time 1,744 copies, 29 reviews
Ringworld's Children 1,685 copies, 10 reviews
Inferno 1,664 copies, 40 reviews
The Legacy of Heorot 1,634 copies, 13 reviews
Neutron Star 1,583 copies, 9 reviews
Destiny's Road 1,431 copies, 15 reviews
Dream Park 1,362 copies, 22 reviews
A Gift from Earth 1,320 copies, 10 reviews
The Smoke Ring 1,261 copies, 14 reviews
Oath of Fealty 1,253 copies, 7 reviews
Man-Kzin Wars (Editor; Contributor) 1,235 copies, 9 reviews
World of Ptavvs 1,217 copies, 8 reviews
Beowulf's Children 1,184 copies, 10 reviews
Fallen Angels 1,113 copies, 16 reviews
N-Space 1,097 copies, 5 reviews
The Long Arm of Gil Hamilton 982 copies, 6 reviews
Flight of the Horse 976 copies, 9 reviews
A Hole in Space 959 copies, 5 reviews
The Barsoom Project 940 copies, 8 reviews
Rainbow Mars 909 copies, 9 reviews
Convergent Series 861 copies, 3 reviews
The Magic Goes Away 817 copies, 7 reviews
Limits (Author) 811 copies, 9 reviews
Fleet of Worlds 752 copies, 15 reviews
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All the Myriad Ways 697 copies, 5 reviews
Crashlander (Author) 684 copies, 6 reviews
The California Voodoo Game 663 copies, 3 reviews
The Flying Sorcerers (Author) 662 copies, 5 reviews
The Burning City 653 copies, 6 reviews
The Patchwork Girl (Author) 646 copies, 6 reviews
Man-Kzin Wars III (Author) 614 copies, 1 review
The Draco Tavern 611 copies, 11 reviews
Building Harlequin's Moon (Author) 584 copies, 10 reviews
The Descent of Anansi 576 copies, 1 review
Juggler of Worlds 569 copies, 6 reviews
Saturn's Race (Author) 522 copies, 3 reviews
Man-Kzin Wars IV (Author) 515 copies, 3 reviews
Playgrounds of the Mind 475 copies, 3 reviews
Achilles' Choice 469 copies, 3 reviews
Man-Kzin Wars V (Editor) 438 copies, 3 reviews
Destroyer of Worlds 403 copies, 5 reviews
Escape from Hell 392 copies, 17 reviews
Inconstant Moon 385 copies, 2 reviews
Bowl of Heaven 381 copies, 24 reviews
Man-Kzin Wars VI (Editor) 353 copies, 2 reviews
Man-Kzin Wars VII (Editor) 340 copies, 3 reviews
The Magic May Return 331 copies, 1 review
Betrayer of Worlds 322 copies, 8 reviews
Man-Kzin Wars VIII: Choosing Names (Author) 305 copies, 1 review
Burning Tower 276 copies, 3 reviews
Man-Kzin Wars IX (Editor) 261 copies, 2 reviews
Three Books of Known Space 255 copies, 4 reviews
Shipstar 226 copies, 14 reviews
Scatterbrain 224 copies, 2 reviews
Man-Kzin Wars X: The Wunder War (Editor) 196 copies, 5 reviews
Man-Kzin Wars XI (Editor) 171 copies, 4 reviews
The Moon Maze Game (Author) 158 copies, 4 reviews
The Goliath Stone 155 copies, 8 reviews
The Best of All Possible Wars (Editor; Author) 153 copies, 1 review
Man-Kzin Wars XII 104 copies, 1 review
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Stars and Gods 69 copies, 2 reviews
More Magic 55 copies
The Best of Larry Niven (Author) 49 copies
Man-Kzin Wars XIV 48 copies, 1 review
The Seascape Tattoo 48 copies, 3 reviews
Glorious 40 copies, 3 reviews
Flatlander [novelette] 38 copies, 2 reviews
Niven's Laws 32 copies
De stranden van Sirius Vier 22 copies, 1 review
Red Tide 22 copies
The Time of the Warlock 21 copies, 1 review
Neutron Star [short story] 19 copies, 1 review
A.R.M. 18 copies, 1 review
At the Core 15 copies
Grendel 13 copies, 1 review
Spirals 7 copies
Handicap 7 copies
Wait It Out 7 copies
Leviathan! 7 copies
One Face 6 copies
The Meddler 6 copies
Strange Light (Author) 6 copies
Procrustes 6 copies
Dry Run 6 copies
The locusts (novelette) (Author) 5 copies
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Plaything 5 copies
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War Movie 4 copies
Mistake 4 copies
Passerby 4 copies
Niven Larry 3 copies
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Green Lantern 3 copies
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No Exit 2 copies
Rhinemaidens 2 copies
In The Cellar 2 copies
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Losing Mars 2 copies
1981 1 copy
The Terror Bard (Author) 1 copy
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Ghost Two 1 copy
Ghost Six 1 copy
Ghost Five 1 copy
Ghost Four 1 copy
Next Time 1 copy
Frontiere 1 copy
Dangerous Visions: 33 Original Stories (Contributor) 1,779 copies, 34 reviews
Unnatural Creatures: Stories Selected by Neil Gaiman (Contributor) 1,100 copies, 27 reviews
Silverlock (Foreword) 968 copies, 19 reviews
The World Treasury of Science Fiction (Contributor) 835 copies, 2 reviews
Requiem (Contributor) 699 copies, 4 reviews
The Hugo Winners: Volumes One and Two (Contributor) 660 copies, 9 reviews
Empire of the East (Introduction, some editions) 601 copies, 6 reviews
The Wizards of Odd: Comic Tales of Fantasy (Contributor) 593 copies, 4 reviews
The Best Alternate History Stories of the 20th Century (Contributor) 541 copies, 9 reviews
Masterpieces: The Best Science Fiction of the Century (Contributor) 413 copies, 7 reviews
The Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories (Contributor) 412 copies, 8 reviews
King Kong (Commentary, some editions) 385 copies, 9 reviews
100 Great Science Fiction Short Short Stories (Contributor) 379 copies, 6 reviews
Flights: Extreme Visions of Fantasy (Contributor) 377 copies, 2 reviews
The Ascent of Wonder: The Evolution of Hard SF (Contributor) 373 copies, 5 reviews
The Best Time Travel Stories of the 20th Century (Contributor) 353 copies, 4 reviews
Berserker Base (Contributor) 303 copies, 2 reviews
Where Do We Go from Here? (Contributor, some editions) 288 copies, 5 reviews
Medea: Harlan's World (Contributor) 275 copies, 5 reviews
The Hugo Winners: Volume Three (1971-1975) (Author) 254 copies, 1 review
The 1980 Annual World's Best SF (Contributor) 254 copies, 3 reviews
There Will Be War (Contributor) 246 copies
Redshift: Extreme Visions of Speculative Fiction (Contributor) 242 copies, 3 reviews
Nebula Award Stories 1965 (Contributor) 241 copies, 3 reviews
The Hugo Winners: Volume Two, Book 1 (1962-1967) (Contributor) 235 copies, 3 reviews
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The 13 Crimes of Science Fiction (Contributor) 219 copies, 5 reviews
Unicorns! (Contributor) 211 copies, 2 reviews
The Hugo Winners: Volume Four (1976-1979) (Contributor) 210 copies, 2 reviews
Alternate Empires (What Might Have Been, Vol. 1) (Contributor) 202 copies, 3 reviews
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Epoch (Contributor) 199 copies, 2 reviews
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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. He lives in Chatsworth, California. JERRY POURNELLE is an essayist, journalist, and science fiction author. He has advanced degrees in psychology, statistics, engineering, and political science. Together Niven and Pournelle are the authors of many New York Times bestsellers including Inferno, The Mote in God's Eye, Footfall, and Lucifer's Hammer.
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