Becalmed in Hell (#5)

1965-07Known Space [all] Short StoryFantasy and Science Fiction, July 1965
K.S. 02 (1985)

Anthology, World's Best Science Fiction: 1966, edited by Donald A. Wollheim and Terry Carr;
anthology, Nebula Award Stories 1965, edited by Damon Knight (cloth and paper);
anthology, Twenty Years of Fantasy and Science Fiction, edited by Edward L. Ferman and Robert P. Mills (cloth and paper);
Anthology, A Science Fiction Argosy, Damon Knight ed. Simon & Schuster, 1972;
Dutch anthology, De Speekselboom (Nebula Award Stories I) as "Dobberen in de Hel," ed. Damon Knight, Uitgeverij Luiingh--Laren N.H.;
anthology, Der Gigant, as "Pann in der Holle," from science-Fiction-Erzahlungen;
Explorers: SF Adventures to Far Horizons, ed. Gardner Dozois, St. Martin's Griffin 2000;
Exploring the Horizons, ed. Gardner Dozois, SFBC 2000;
All the Myriad Ways
Inconstant Moon
Tales of Known Space
Three Books of Known Space
Playgrounds of the Mind
Best of Larry Niven, The
Eric the Cyborg;
Nebula nomineeEbook
sequel to Coldest Place, The

First appeared in Fantasy and Science Fiction, July 1965. Eric is the "Brain" of the first ship to explore Venus. Howie is his human crewmember. When a fault develops, forcing the ship down onto the hostile Venusian surface, Howie must figure out the problem with Eric, be it mechanical or psychological.