- N-Space (bibliography);
- Three Books of Known Space (bibliography);
- The Locus Index to Science Fiction;
- The Internet Speculative Fiction Database;
- The Known Space home page;
- Tim Kyger;
- The private collection of Carol Phillips;
- The private collection of David R. Lambert;
- The private collection of David Sooby;
- The members of the Larry Niven Mailing List (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Key & Glossary:
Dates ending in -00
Where ever possible, we've listed the month and year that each work was published: 1996-11, for example, means a story was published in November of 1996. However, when no month was apparent, we listed the date as 1984-00. When data about the month of publication becomes available, it will be incorporated into the database.
A traditional song modified with sci-fi-themed lyrics, or an original composition with sci-fi-themed lyrics.
In-Universe Chronology. Use this column to find out the chronological order in which certain stories take place (as opposed to the "Date" column which tells you when they were written).
A. = Avalon "Legacy of Heorot" stories
D.T. = Draco Tavern
K.S. = Known Space
S. = Svetz time-travel stories
W. = Warlock "Magic Goes Away" stories
Note Many stories fall into groups but have no little or chronological relationship to one another, such as the Léshy Circuit stories, or the various fantasy stories set in the "Magic Goes Away" universe of the Warlock.
Larry Niven has published several bibliographies over the years, most recently in Three Books of Known Space. The "definitive" bibliography, however (at least up to 1993), appeared in the convention booklet Bridging the Galaxies. In that bibliography, which is updated from the version that appeared in N-Space, each published work is given an "Opus Number." In the course of compiling this database for Larryniven.org, the editors corrected some errors and redundancies in the old listing, and added over a hundred new entries that weren't previously listed (or were published after 1993). Therefore we have given each published work a new Index number, while listing the Opus Numbers here for the sake of completeness.
A copyediting term meaning "Information to come." If you come across a TK in the Database, that means that we still need the data. Please send all additions to Dave Lambert.
- Avalon Stories set on Avalon or Destiny, the two colony worlds that exist in the "Grendelverse."
- Berserker Stories set in Fred Saberhagen's Berserker universe.
- Buck Rogers Works set in the Buck Rogers universe created by Philip Francis Nowlan.
- Christa Stories set in a universe enhanced by nano- and cyber-technology. Co-written by Brenda Cooper.
- DC Universe Works set in the comic-book universe of Batman, Superman, Green Lantern et al.
- Draco Tavern Stories set in and around the fictional spaceport tavern built by Rick Schumann.
- Dream Park Stories that take place in and around a futuristic Disneyland. Co-written by Steven Barnes.
- Flash Crowd/Teleportation Works having to do with the introduction of teleportation to human society.
- Known Space Tales set in Niven's most famous "Future History."
- Known Space: About Non-fiction works describing the creation and maintenance of Known Space.
- Known Space: Collection Volumes of collected Known Space stories.
- Known Space: Gil Hamilton The adventures of a United Nations detective with a unique psychic talent.
- Known Space: Man-Kzin Wars Known Space stories set during a particularly violent period.
- Known Space: Prototype Stories that were written before Known Space coalesced; they contain elements that appear in Known Space, but are not part of Known Space.
- Known Space: Ringworld Known Space stories set on an artificial ring-shaped world circling a distant sun.
- Land of the Lost Scripts written for the popular Sid & Marty Croft TV series. Co-written by David Gerrold.
- Léshy Stories that borrow their cosmology from the writings of James Branch Cabell.
- Magic Universe Fantasy stories that follow Niven's unique rules for the use (and limits) of magic.
- Magic Universe: Golden Road Fantasy stories set in and around a magical city analogous to modern-day Los Angeles. Co-written by Jerry Pournelle.
- Magic Universe: Warlock The adventures of the magician who first discovered that magic was fueled by a dwindling natural resourc
- Motie Tales set in Jerry Pournelle's CoDominium universe and featuring the asymmetrical aliens of "The Mote." Co-written by Jerry Pournelle.
- n/a Works that don't fall into any specific category, such as story collections.
- non-fiction Articles, introductions, essays, reviews, etc.
- non-fiction: The Ghetto Refers to the "Science Fiction Ghetto," as Harlan Ellison has dubbed it. Non-fiction writings about fellow sci-fi writers and events such as sci-fi conventions are set in "the ghetto."
- Saturn Tales set in the near-future technocracy ruled by the mysterious A.I. known as Saturn. Co-written by Steven Barnes.
- stand-alone Stories not included in any Niven (or other) universe.
- Star Trek Works set in the universe created by Gene Roddenberry.
- Svetz Tales of the Institute for Temporal Research, a group that hasn't quite figured out that time-travel is fantasy...
- The Fleet War stories set in David Drake's shared universe.
- The State Works set in seemingly fascist future society where "corpsicles" are thawed from frozen sleep and controlled by "checkers."
- The State: The Smoke Ring Stories set in a unique environment orbiting a neutron star, where explorers have rebelled against the State and begun their own primitive civilization.
- Time Travel/Parallel Universe Niche stories exploring a classic sci-fi theme.
- Walker & Keenan Adventures of two explorers in a universe full of fascinating aliens. Co-written by Brenda Cooper.
Updates to the Database
The Database is always open to updates and corrections. Please contact Dave Lambert at email@example.com if you have a correction or update. In all cases please be thorough, accurate and objective.
1. If you spot erroneous data, TKs, or broken links in the Database, or uncover a published work that is not yet listed, please contact Dave with the correct data and its source. Corrections without detailed citations will not be posted.
2. Note that some entries in the Database are open to interpretation. All arguments will be considered but not all suggestions will be implemented.
3. When new works by Niven are announced or published, please gather all the relevant data that you can for submission to the Database. The more detail the better.
4. There is room for more data in the Database, even new columns of data. Complete and accurate submissions will be accepted eagerly, in almost any format. Suggestions without accompanying data will not be considered. Currently there are no Database administrators available to research and create new columns of data. Fact-check carefully and give credit where credit is due.