Best of Larry Niven, The


DateSettingTypePublished
2010-11n/a AnthologySubterranean; Deluxe Hardcover edition (November 30, 2010)


Notes
Contents:
Introduction by Jerry Pournelle
Becalmed in Hell
Bordered in Black
Neutron Star
Soft Weapon, The
Jigsaw Man, The
Deadlier Weapon, The
All the Myriad Ways
Not Long Before the End
Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex
Inconstant Moon
Rammer
Cloak of Anarchy
Fourth Profession, The
Flash Crowd
Defenseless Dead, The
Get a Horse!
Hole Man, The
Night on Mispec Moor
Flatlander
Magic Goes Away, The
Cautionary Tales
Limits
Teardrop Falls, A
Return of William Proxmire, The
Borderland of Sol, The
Smut Talk
Missing Mass, The


Summary
From Publishers Weekly: "Starred Review. These 27 short stories, originally published from 1965 to 2000, demonstrate Niven's tremendous range and literary prowess in the fields of SF (Hugo winners "Neutron Star" and "The Borderland of Sol," featuring clever pilot Beowulf Shaeffer), fantasy ("Not Long Before the End"), nonfiction (the famously footnote-heavy "Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex" ), and mystery ("The Deadlier Weapon"). Standouts include "All the Myriad Ways," about what happens when everything in alternate time lines actually comes true, and 1973's prescient "Flash Crowd," about the ways that cheap, fast transportation and communication can transform global culture. An introduction by frequent Niven collaborator Jerry Pournelle (Escape from Hell) focuses on Niven's attraction to hard SF, and brief headnotes by Niven himself provide context and color. This spellbinding collection is a must for fans of classic SF." (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.