Bibliography Key
Setting Notes
11Coldest Place, The1964-12Known Space [all] Summary
Niven's first published story saw print right around the same time that scientists determined with radar pulses that Mercury doesn't keep one face to the sun after all.
22World of Ptavvs1965-03Known Space [all] Expanded into novel form in 1966, see World of Ptavvs
33Wrong-Way Street1965-04Time Travel/Parallel Universe Summary
Ebook
A stand-alone time-travel story. Niven credits his editor, Fred Pohl, with a great deal of help with this story: "He published my second story, "Wrong Way Street," in Galaxy. The title is his. He felt it needed a new first chapter for coherency, and he wrote that too."
Note that the story reappears in Convergent Series without the hyphen in the title.
44One Face1965-06Known Space: Prototype Summary
Stand-alone, NOT a Known Space story though it contains names and themes that were later folded into Known Space
55Becalmed in Hell1965-07Known Space [all] Summary
Ebook
sequel to Coldest Place, The
66Warriors, The1966-02Known Space: Man-Kzin Wars Summary
1st Man-Kzin War story
77Eye of an Octopus1966-02Known Space [all] Summary
Discovery of Martians
88Bordered in Black1966-04Known Space: Prototype Summary
stand-alone, not a Known Space story though the Hyperspace "blind spot" was later incorporated into Known Space.
99By Mind Alone1966-06stand-alone Summary
stand-alone story about teleportation
1010World of Ptavvs1966-08Known Space [all] Review
Expanded version of the novella World of Ptavvs
1111How the Heroes Die1966-10Known Space [all] Summary
murder on Mars, and Martians
1212Neutron Star1966-10Known Space [all] Summary
Ebook
First Beowulf Shaeffer story
first story set in the hyperdrive era of Known Space.
1313At the Core1966-11Known Space [all] Summary
Ebook
Beowulf discovers the core of the galaxy is exploding. First appearance of Long Shot
1414At the Bottom of a Hole1966-12Known Space [all] Summary
Martians
1515Relic of the Empire, A1966-12Known Space [all] Summary
1st story that ties the world of Luke Garner to the world of Beowulf Shaeffer
1616Soft Weapon, The1967-02Known Space [all] Summary
Introduction of Nessus
later made into "The Slaver Weapon," an animated Star Trek script, with Spock in Nessus' role.
See: Slaver Weapon, The
1817Long Night, The1967-03stand-alone Summary
a.k.a. "Convergent Series"
1718Flatlander1967-03Known Space [all] Summary
Ebook
First appearance of Outsiders
1919Ethics of Madness, The1967-04Known Space: Prototype Summary
First description of Plateau
dates and technology make this story inconsistent with Known Space chronology. Chronologically this is the last story set in pre-hyperdrive Known Space.
2020Safe at Any Speed1967-05Known Space [all] Summary
The "Last" Known Space story
2121Adults, The1967-06Known Space [all] Summary
Protector part 1
2222Jigsaw Man, The1967-08Known Space [all] Summary
Ebook
1st organ transplant story, paving the way for the Gil Hamilton stories.
2323Handicapped, The1967-12Known Space [all] Summary
Grogs, a.k.a. "Handicap"
2424Slowboat Cargo1968-02Known Space [all] A Gift from Earth serialization
2525Deceivers, The1968-04Known Space [all] Summary
a.k.a. "Intent to Deceive"
2626Neutron Star1968-04Known Space: Collection Collected stories of Beowulf Shaeffer, as well as other Known Space stories.
Contents:
Neutron Star
At the Core
Relic of the Empire, A
Soft Weapon, The
Flatlander
Ethics of Madness, The
Handicapped, The
Grendel
2727Grendel1968-04Known Space [all] Summary
At one point, Emil is referred to as "Jilson," a name from Handicapped, The
2828Dry Run1968-05stand-alone Summary
crime story with a metaphysical twist
2929Deadlier Weapon, The1968-06stand-alone Summary
crime story, not SF
Frequently asked question: "Is this a true story?" Answer: No.
3030There is a Tide1968-06Known Space [all] Summary
First appearance of Louis Wu and his "sabbaticals," as well as Trinocs.
3131Wait it Out1968-07Known Space [all] Summary
Harlan Ellison called this a "new wave" story.
3232For a Foggy Night1968-07Time Travel/Parallel Universe Summary
stand-alone
3333Like Banquo's Ghost1968-08stand-alone Summary
stand-alone
3434Gift from Earth, A 1968-09Known Space [all] Review
detailed description of Mt. Lookatthat and Matt Keller's psychic power: "Plateau Eyes"
3535Meddler, The1968-10stand-alone Summary
sci-fi noir crime mash-up
3636All the Myriad Ways1968-10Time Travel/Parallel Universe Summary
Ebook
Niven's take on divergent timelines
3790Down in Flames1969-00Known Space: About Summary
Read It!
Destruction of Known Space, inspired by a conversation with Norman Spinrad. Never written beyond the outline phase
Niven started writing Ringworld shortly after instead. Though this saw print in 1969, it appears much further down the list in Niven's published bibliographies.
3837Organleggers, The1969-01Known Space: Gil Hamilton Summary
First Gil Hamilton story, featuring Luke Garner as Gil's boss. A.k.a. "Death By Ecstasy"
3940Shape of Space, The 1969-01n/a Early Niven Collection, later combined into Convergent Series.
Contents:
At the Bottom of a Hole
Bordered in Black
Deadlier Weapon, The
Dry Run
How the Heroes Die
Like Banquo's Ghost
Long Night, The
Meddler, The
One Face
Organleggers, The
Safe at Any Speed
Warriors, The
4038Exercise in Speculation: The Theory and Practice of Teleportation1969-03non-fiction [all] Summary
Discussion of teleportation as personal transportation and even as an interstellar drive.
4139Not Long Before the End1969-04Magic Universe: Warlock Summary
1st Warlock story
4243Get a Horse!1969-10Svetz Summary
First Svetz story, renamed "Flight of the Horse."
4346Unfinished Story1969-12Magic Universe: Warlock Summary
short short story, later renamed "Unfinished Story #1."
4441Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex1969-12DC Universe Summary
Read It!
Entertaining speculation on Superman's sex life on Earth, including a discussion of how to preserve the Kryptonian race. Often quoted, but almost never illustrated, thanks to DC Comics' legal department.
4542Passerby1969-12Léshy Summary
Léshy Circuit
4644Misspelled Magician, The1970-05stand-alone Collaboration, co-written with David Gerrold, a.k.a. "The Misspelled Magishun"
expanded as Flying Sorcerers, The
4747Leviathan!1970-08Svetz Summary
Svetz meets Moby Dick
4845Bird in the Hand1970-10Svetz Summary
Svetz, cars and Rocs. Niven's published bibliographies mistakenly list the publication year as 1969, not 1970.
4958Ringworld1970-10Known Space: Ringworld Review
Niven's best-known novel brings together Nessus & Louis Wu from previous Known Space stories
Ringworld has spawned 3 sequels and a role-playing game, among other things. Though it was first printed in 1970, it appears farther down the list in Niven's published bibliographies.
5254All the Myriad Ways1971-06n/a Contents:
All the Myriad Ways
Passerby
For a Foggy Night
Wait it Out
Jigsaw Man, The
Not Long Before the End
Unfinished Story
Unfinished Story #2
Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex
Exercise in Speculation: The Theory and Practice of Teleportation
Theory and Practice of Time Travel, The
Inconstant Moon
What Can You Say About Chocolate Covered Manhole Covers?
Becalmed in Hell
5055Inconstant Moon1971-06stand-alone Summary
Ebook
Made into an episode of "Outer Limits," mid 1990s
5356Unfinished Story #21971-06stand-alone Summary
short short story
5157What Can You Say About Chocolate Covered Manhole Covers?1971-06stand-alone Summary
The American Dental Association says they are bad for children's teeth.
First appeared in All the Myriad Ways
5448No Exit1971-06stand-alone Summary
Collaboration, co-written with Hank Stine (who has since become Jean Marie Stine--the e-Book edition lists Jean Marie Stine as Niven's co-author).
5549There's a Wolf in My Time Machine1971-06Svetz Summary
Svetz meets a new pet
5653Flying Sorcerers, The1971-08stand-alone Review
Collaboration, co-written with David Gerrold, expanded version of Misspelled Magician, The
57 Pastel Terror, The1971-08Star Trek Summary
Read It!
Outline for a Star Trek plot, never offered to the show
also appeared in APA-L.
59103Last Necronomicon, The1971-10stand-alone Summary
Read It!
Niven's published bibliographies list it much further down, but Carol Phillips' research indicates it appeared in October 1971.
5886My Universe and Welcome To It!1971-10Known Space: About Summary
Introduction to Known Space.
6051Rammer1971-11The State [all] Summary
Chapter 1 of World Out Of Time, A
6161Cloak of Anarchy1972-03Known Space [all] Read It!
The story that led to a duel
see Convention Stories
6250Fourth Profession, The1972-08Léshy Summary
Monks and bartenders
6352What Good is a Glass Dagger?1972-09Magic Universe: Warlock Summary
Ebook
Werewolves and necromancy and trolls, oh my!
6469Defenseless Dead, The1973-00Known Space: Gil Hamilton Summary
"Corpsicles" and an unexpected hiding place for an organlegger
6559Flash Crowd1973-00Flash Crowd/Teleportation Summary
This story introduced "flash crowds," instant mobs that are a by-product of cheap, worldwide teleportation technology. Niven wrote several sequels to this story, further addressing the various issues posed by instantaneous travel (and suggesting interesting solutions).
Jansen is spelled "Jensen" in the Flight of the Horse printing
6662Recipes1973-00non-fiction [all] From Amazon.com: "Anne McCaffrey's cookbook, featuring real (you can cook them) recipes created by science fiction and fantasy writers such as Harlan Ellison, Ursula K. Le Guin, Avram Davidson and of course Anne McCaffrey herself. Mixed in with the recipes are stories and anecdotes about how they were created - some longer than the recipes!" This classic from 1973 was revised and re-released by Wildside Press in 1992. The included Niven recipes (irish coffee and others) seem to be intended for a bartender rather than a chef, but then that's the role Niven often finds himself performing at conventions.
6760Inconstant Moon1973-00n/a Sphere edition does not contain "The Long Night" (as "Convergent Series"), "The Deadlier Weapon", "Wait it Out", "Not Long Before the End" and "Passerby" however, the Gollancz edition does.
contents:
At the Bottom of a Hole
Becalmed in Hell
Bordered in Black
How the Heroes Die
Inconstant Moon
One Face
Organleggers, The
Deadlier Weapon, The
Long Night, The
Not Long Before the End
Passerby
Wait it Out
6866Theory and Practice of Time Travel, The1973-04non-fiction [all] Summary
speculative
6967Alibi Machine, The1973-06Flash Crowd/Teleportation Summary
teleportation crime story
7068All the Bridges Rusting1973-08Flash Crowd/Teleportation Summary
teleportation as a form of space travel
7163Protector1973-09Known Space [all] Review
Brand-new assumption introduced to Known Space: humanity is descended from the Pak. The novel 's second section is called "Vandervecken," and takes place in 2340. The first part is Adults, The
7264Flight of the Horse, The 1973-09Svetz Contents:
Get a Horse!
Bird in the Hand
Leviathan!
There's a Wolf in My Time Machine
Death in a Cage
What Good is a Glass Dagger?
Flash Crowd
Afterword
7365Death in a Cage1973-09Svetz Summary
Svetz meets Death?
74 Afterword1973-09non-fiction [all] A word how the Svetz stories came to be written.
75 Slaver Weapon, The1973-12Star Trek Airdate Dec. 15, 1973. This script (and the book adaptation that followed) sparked the ongoing debate about the existence of Kzinti in the Star Trek universe. Based on Soft Weapon, The
7670Hole Man, The1974-01stand-alone Summary
Ebook
Quantum Black Hole as a murder weapon
7771$16,9401974-02stand-alone Summary
crime, not SF
short blackmail story
7872Bigger Than Worlds1974-03non-fiction [all] Summary
discussion of the Ringworld and other macrostructures. Illustrated by Ames
7973Kind of Murder, A1974-04Flash Crowd/Teleportation Summary
teleportation crime story
8074Hole in Space, A 1974-06n/a Contents:
$16,940
Alibi Machine, The
All the Bridges Rusting
Bigger Than Worlds
Fourth Profession, The
Hole Man, The
Kind of Murder, A
Last Days of the Permanent Floating Riot Club, The
Rammer
There is a Tide
8175Last Days of the Permanent Floating Riot Club, The1974-06Flash Crowd/Teleportation Summary
The final story in Niven's teleportation/crime cycle shows Jerryberry's "Riot Control" concept in action.
8276Plaything1974-08stand-alone Summary
stand-alone
alien adolescents encounter a probe from Earth
8377Night on Mispec Moor1974-08Léshy Summary
Sci-fi sword-and-sorcery horror story
8481Singularities Make Me Nervous1974-09stand-alone Summary
time travel paradox
85 Land of the Lost: "Downstream"1974-09Land of the Lost Collaboration, co-written with David Gerrold
airdate September 28, 1974
8678Mote in God's Eye, The 1974-10Motie Review
Collaboration, co-written with Jerry Pournelle, set in Pournelle's Codominium universe. See the sequel, Gripping Hand, The
8779Nonesuch, The1974-12stand-alone Summary
retake on Little Red Riding Hood
88 Land of the Lost: "Hurricane"1974-12.21Land of the Lost Collaboration, co-written with David Gerrold
airdate December 21, 1974
89 Land of the Lost: "Circle"1974-12.28Land of the Lost Collaboration, co-written with David Gerrold
airdate December 28, 1974.
90138De Stranden Van Serius Vier1975-00n/a Dutch, collected Niven stories from various sources. Contents:
De Schaduwzijde (One Face)
De Stranden van Sirius Vier (Bordered in Black)
Vechtjassen (The Warriors)
Veilig bij Elke Snelheid (Safe at Any Speed)
Buik als Eigen Baas (The Long Night)
De Bemoeial (The Meddler)
Al het Mogelijke (All the Myriad Ways)
Niet Lang voor het Eind (Not Long Before the End)
Het Vierde Beroep (The Fourth Profession)
Stuwer (Rammer)
Er Zit een Wolf in Mijn Tijdmachine (There's a Wolf in My Time Machine)
Wat Heb Je aan een Glazen Dolk? (What Good Is a Glass Dagger?)
De Dood in de Kooi (Death in a Cage)
Het Gat van Lear (The Hole Man)
9187ARM1975-00Known Space: Gil Hamilton Summary
Ebook
Murder of Raymond Sinclair, inventor of Sinclair Molecule Chain and an inertial-reduction field
9280Borderland of Sol, The1975-01Known Space [all] Summary
Quantum Black Hole as a murder weapon
9383Galaxy Stars: Jerry Pournelle1975-07non-fiction: The Ghetto Bio of Jerry Pournelle, with whom Niven had recently published The Mote in God's Eye and Inferno and was hard at work on Lucifer's Hammer.
9482Inferno1975-08Inferno Review
Collaboration, co-written with Jerry Pournelle
Retelling of Dante's Inferno.
9584Tales of Known Space1975-08Known Space: Collection Collection info
Overview of Known Space. Contents:
"About the Cover" by Rick Sternbach
Timeline for Known Space
My Universe and Welcome To It!
Coldest Place, The
Becalmed in Hell
Wait it Out
Eye of an Octopus
How the Heroes Die
Jigsaw Man, The
At the Bottom of a Hole
Deceivers, The
Cloak of Anarchy
Warriors, The
Borderland of Sol, The
There is a Tide
Safe at Any Speed
Afterthoughts
Bibliography: The Worlds of Larry Niven
9685Afterthoughts1975-08Known Space: About Summary
"parting thoughts" on Known Space, as if. Shares an "Opus number" with "Timeline for Known Space" in Niven's published bibliographies.
9785Timeline for Known Space1975-08Known Space: About Summary
Like the title says. Shares an "Opus number" with "Afterthoughts" in Niven's published bibliographies.
98 Bibliography: The Worlds of Larry Niven1975-08non-fiction [all] A broad but incomplete bibliography, helpfully broken out into different categories.
99 The Many Many Worlds of Larry Niven1975-09non-fiction [all] Interview by Alan Brennert, illustrated. Accompanying Howard Chaykin's adaptation of All the Myriad Ways
10094Magic Goes Away, The1976-00Magic Universe: Warlock expanded into an illustrated novella, 1978.
10193Mistake1976-00stand-alone Summary
In space, no one can hear you take a pill
10291Building the Mote in God's Eye1976-01Motie Summary
Collaboration, co-written with Jerry Pournelle
10392Down and Out1976-02The State [all] Summary
Included in the novel World Out Of Time, A
10488Long Arm of Gil Hamilton, The 1976-02Known Space: Gil Hamilton Collection info
First collection of Gil Hamilton stories. Contents:
Organleggers, The
Defenseless Dead, The
ARM
Afterword: The Last Word about SF Detectives
10589Afterword: The Last Word about SF Detectives1976-02Known Space: Gil Hamilton Niven speaks candidly about his early attempts to write his "Gil Hamilton" Sci-fi/crime stores, and about some of the predictions that have and haven't come true.
10697Words in Science Fiction, The1976-07non-fiction [all] Summary
Read It!
essay on writing sci-fi
107135Notebooks of Mack Sikes, The1976-08non-fiction [all] Read It!
A tongue-in-cheek poke at some of the classics of 20th-century SF, as imagined by a little-known pulp writer named "Harvey McIlroy Sikes."
10896Children of the State1976-09The State [all] Serial that became A World Out Of Time, along with:
Down and Out
Rammer
10995World Out Of Time, A 1976-12The State [all] Review
"Fix-up" novel made up of:
Rammer
Children of the State
Down and Out
110106Flare Time1977-00Léshy Summary
Takes place on Medea: Harlan's World
111 Introduction to "Telepathy, Psionics and ESP"1977-00non-fiction [all]
11298Lucifer's Hammer1977-01stand-alone Review
Collaboration, co-written with Jerry Pournelle
113100Subject is Closed, The1977-05Draco Tavern Summary
Four Vignettes, along with:
Cruel and Unusual
Grammar Lesson
Assimilating Our Culture, That's What They're Doing!
114101Grammar Lesson1977-05Draco Tavern Summary
Four Vignettes, along with:
Cruel and Unusual
Subject is Closed, The
Assimilating Our Culture, That's What They're Doing!
11599Cruel and Unusual1977-05Draco Tavern Summary
Four Vignettes, along with:
Subject is Closed, The
Grammar Lesson
Assimilating Our Culture, That's What They're Doing!
116102Rotating Cylinders and the Possibility of Global Causality Violation1977-08Time Travel/Parallel Universe Summary
Title stolen from a mathematics paper by Frank J. Tipler
117 An Introduction to Jerry Pournelle1977-11non-fiction: The Ghetto Like the title says
118 Slaver Weapon, The1978-00Star Trek Alan Dean Foster's adaptation of the script "The Slaver Weapon" for an anthology accompanying the animated Star Trek TV series, based on "The Soft Weapon"
original airdate Dec. 15, 1973

See: Slaver Weapon, The
Soft Weapon, The
119105Transfer of Power1978-00stand-alone Summary
Set on Lord Dunsany's "Edge of the World"
120 Review of Involution Ocean by Bruce Sterling1978-05non-fiction [all]
121 Review of The Ophiuchi Hotline by John Varley1978-05non-fiction [all]
122 Review of Somerset Dreams and Other Fictions by Kate Wilhelm1978-05non-fiction [all]
123104Cautionary Tales1978-07stand-alone Summary
Why does immortality always come with a price?
124 Soothsayer of Known Space1978-07non-fiction [all] interview
125 Most and Least-Favored Films of Famous SF Authors, The1978-08non-fiction [all] interview
126 Speculations on the Next Breakthrough in Entertainment1978-10non-fiction [all] interview
127107Magic Goes Away, The 1978-10Magic Universe: Warlock Summary
Review
Last Warlock story
expanded from Magic Goes Away, The
128108Assimilating Our Culture, That's What They're Doing!1978-11Draco Tavern Summary
Fourth vignette, along with:
Cruel and Unusual
Grammar Lesson
Subject is Closed, The
129 What Will be Earth's next Great Energy Source?1978-11non-fiction [all] interview
130 Outline for Mordred1979-00Buck Rogers With Jerry Pournelle, Niven outlined this Buck Rogers novel, based on characters created by Philip Francis Nowlan. John Eric Holmes is the author.
132 Outline for Roger's Rangers1979-00Buck Rogers With Jerry Pournelle, Niven outlined this Buck Rogers novel, based on characters created by Philip Francis Nowlan, John Silbersack is the author.
133117Future Histories1979-00non-fiction [all] Summary
Special SFWA issue on future histories
134 Silverlock's Progress?1979-00non-fiction [all] introduction to the reprint of Silverlock
131 Outline for Warrior's World1979-00Buck Rogers With Jerry Pournelle, Niven outlined this Buck Rogers novel, based on characters created by Philip Francis Nowlan. Richard S. McEnroe is the author.
135109Schumann Computer, The1979-01Draco Tavern Summary
Draco Tavern
discussion of artificial intelligence
136 What Would You Produce Given a $10 Billion Budget?1979-01non-fiction [all] interview
137 Given the Opportunity, Would You Travel in Space?1979-02non-fiction [all] interview
138115In the Cellar1979-02stand-alone Summary
Read It!
short "hard-boiled" sci-fi
139113Convergent Series1979-03n/a Some stories appeared previously in Shape of Space, The
Bordered in Black
One Face
Like Banquo's Ghost
Meddler, The
Dry Run
Long Night, The
Deadlier Weapon, The
Nonesuch, The
Singularities Make Me Nervous
Schumann Computer, The
Assimilating Our Culture, That's What They're Doing!
Grammar Lesson
Subject is Closed, The
Cruel and Unusual
Transfer of Power
Cautionary Tales
Rotating Cylinders and the Possibility of Global Causality Violation
Plaything
Mistake
Night on Mispec Moor
Wrong-Way Street
Introduction to Convergent Series
140114Introduction to Convergent Series1979-03non-fiction [all] Introduction to Convergent Series
141110Shall We Indulge in Rishathra?1979-03Known Space: About Summary
With cartoons by William Rotsler. "Rishathra" is a Ringworld ritual.
142111Spirals1979-04stand-alone Summary
Collaboration, co-written with Jerry Pournelle
143112Locusts, The1979-06stand-alone Summary
Collaboration, co-written with Steven Barnes
144145Staying Rich1979-07non-fiction [all] Summary
essay
145116Ringworld Engineers, The 1979-07Known Space: Ringworld Review
First evidence of the Pak on the Ringworld
1st Sequel to Ringworld
146 Larry Niven, Science Fiction's Master World Builder1979-08non-fiction [all] interviewed by Dr. Jeffery Elliot
147 Preface: The Freedom of Choice1979-09non-fiction [all] Preface to Jerry Pournelle's non-fiction collection A Step Farther Out
148121Retrospective1980-00Dream Park Summary
Collaboration, co-written with Steven Barnes.
Niven and his collaborator Steven Barnes reflect on the creation of Dream Park
149 Memoir1980-00non-fiction [all] An introduction to the short story All the Myriad Ways
150119From Macrostructures Engineering: Progress Report1980-00non-fiction [all] Summary
Read It!
An essay about fandom's reaction to Ringworld, and writing The Ringworld Engineers.
151 Introduction: The Known Space Series1980-00Known Space: About introduction to Relic of the Empire, A
152120Green Marauder, The1980-02Draco Tavern Summary
Draco Tavern
a look at prehistoric Earth and the beings who built a civilization there.
153 What Role can and should science fiction writers play in working with America's major corporations in planning for the future of society?1980-03non-fiction [all] interview
154118Patchwork Girl, The 1980-04Known Space: Gil Hamilton Summary
Review
Gil goes to the moon. Illustrations by Fernando. Niven's published bibliographies list the publication year as 1978, while the Ace first edition says 1980.
155 What explains the present lack of citizen interest in and support for the U.S. space program?1980-06non-fiction [all] interview
156125Roentgen Standard, The1980-07non-fiction [all] Summary
Read It!
Printed in Limits as "Yet Another Modest Proposal." Niven's published bibliographies list it as October 1981, but Carol's research indicates it appeared in July 1980
159127Magic May Return, The 1981-00Magic Universe [all] edited by Larry Niven. Contents:
"Earthshade" by Fred Saberhagen
"Manaspill" by Dean Ing
"...But Fear Itself." by Steven Barnes
"Strength" by Poul Anderson and Mildred Downey Broxon
Introduction
Not Long Before the End
160 Introduction1981-00non-fiction [all] Introduction to Magic May Return, The
161123Real Thing, The1981-00Draco Tavern Summary
Draco Tavern
Rick goes sun-diving via virtual reality
157131Oath of Fealty1981-00stand-alone Review
Collaboration, co-written with Jerry Pournelle
158126Dream Park1981-00Dream Park Review
Collaboration, co-written with Steven Barnes
162122On The Marching Morons1981-01non-fiction [all] Summary
Collaboration, co-written with Isaac Asimov
163128War Movie1981-07Draco Tavern Summary
Draco Tavern
the real reason the Chirps came to Earth?
164129Limits1981-09Draco Tavern Summary
Draco Tavern
why are humans obsessed with limits?
165130Theory and Practice of Instant Learning, The1981-10non-fiction [all] Summary
essay
166124Oath of Fealty1981-10stand-alone Collaboration, co-written with Jerry Pournelle. An excerpt from the novel.
167132Talisman1981-11Magic Universe [all] Summary
Collaboration, co-written with Dian Girard
168 How I Stole the Belt Civilization1982-01non-fiction: The Ghetto brief memoir about Randall Garrett and his writing, and how it influenced Known Space.
169134Wristwatch Plantation, The1982-03Star Trek Summary
Collaboration, co-created with Sharman Di Vono and Ron Harris, syndicated by the L.A. Times Syndicate and carried in several newspapers.
170133Lion in his Attic, The1982-07Magic Universe [all] Summary
Ebook
based on Niven's favorite restaurant
171136Descent of Anansi, The 1982-10Dream Park Review
Collaboration, co-written with Steven Barnes
segment appeared in Analog, October 1982
172137Reflex1983-01Motie Collaboration, co-written with Jerry Pournelle.
This is the space battle that was excised from the beginning of Mote in God's Eye, The
173139Teardrop Falls, A1983-06Berserker Summary
Set in Fred Saberhagen's berserker universe
174140Integral Trees, The 1983-10The State: The Smoke Ring Review
first Smoke Ring novel. See the sequel, Smoke Ring, The
175152Equipment, Method and the Rest1984-03non-fiction [all] Article about the equipment and methods Niven uses for writing.
176153More Magic1984-06Magic Universe [all] edited by Larry Niven, illustrations by Alicia Austin.
Contents:
"Shadow of Wings" by Bob Shaw
"Mana from Heaven" by Roger Zelazney
Lion in his Attic, The
Talisman
177154Time of the Warlock, The 1984-12Magic Universe: Warlock Collection Info
Collected Warlock stories. Contents:
Not Long Before the End
What Good is a Glass Dagger?
Unfinished Story
Notes for Contributors to The Magic May Return
Afterword
Magic Goes Away, The
178 Afterword1984-12Magic Universe [all] Like the title says: thoughts on the creation and growth of the "Warlock" mythos.
179 Notes for Contributors to The Magic May Return1984-12Magic Universe [all] Like the title says
180143Niven's Laws1984-12non-fiction [all] Read It!
A collection of tips for getting on in life, based on Niven's observations of the world around him. Every so often, Niven updates the list. Read the most recent revision here: Niven's Laws, 2002
181144Convention Stories1984-12non-fiction: The Ghetto Summary
Like the title says
182147If Idi Amin Had Had The Bomb1984-12non-fiction [all] Summary
essay on modern warfare
183148In Memoriam: Howard Grote Littlemead1984-12Motie Summary
Poem
184149Why Men Fight Wars and What You Can Do About It1984-12non-fiction [all] Summary
essay on modern warfare
185150Collaborations1984-12non-fiction: The Ghetto Summary
essay on collaboration
186 Five Years to Infinity1984-12non-fiction [all] Summary
essay on possible futures
187141Niven's Laws1984-12n/a Collection info:
Contents:
introduction by Jerry Pournelle.
Schumann Computer, The
Assimilating Our Culture, That's What They're Doing!
Grammar Lesson
Subject is Closed, The
Cruel and Unusual
Green Marauder, The
Limits
War Movie
Real Thing, The
Table Manners
Niven's Laws
Convention Stories
Staying Rich
Theory and Practice of Instant Learning, The
If Idi Amin Had Had The Bomb
Roentgen Standard, The
In Memoriam: Howard Grote Littlemead
Why Men Fight Wars and What You Can Do About It
Collaborations
Five Years to Infinity
188142Table Manners1984-12n/a Summary
189151Limits1985-02n/a Collection info
Contents:
Introduction
Lion in his Attic, The
Spirals
Teardrop Falls, A
Talisman
Flare Time
Locusts, The
Roentgen Standard, The
Table Manners
Green Marauder, The
War Movie
Real Thing, The
Limits
190 Introduction1985-02non-fiction [all] introduction to Limits
191155Footfall1985-05stand-alone Review
Collaboration, co-written with Jerry Pournelle
192 Second Thoughts1985-06n/a Follow-up notes by various participants in the Medea: Harlan's World world-building seminar. Other contributors include Poul Anderson, Hal Clement, Thomas M. Disch & Frederik Pohl.
193 Biology, Ecology, Xenology1985-06non-fiction [all] Part of the writers' guide for the Medea: Harlan's World world-building seminar.
194157Tell Me A Story1986-00non-fiction [all] Advice for writers
195 Review of Contact1986-08non-fiction [all] Review of Carl Sagan's Contact
196 Memoir1986-09non-fiction [all] Niven describes his relationship with the editor of If, Frederik Pohl, and the writing of the award-winning Neutron Star
197173Alien in our Minds, The1987-00non-fiction [all] Summary
essay on communication
198 Bulletin Symposium: What Should Science Fiction Be?1987-00non-fiction [all] non-fiction
199158Smoke Ring, The 1987-01The State: The Smoke Ring Review
sequel to Integral Trees, The
200159Legacy of Heorot, The 1987-07Avalon Review
Collaboration, co-written with Jerry Pournelle & Steven Barnes
maps by Alexis Wolser. See the sequel, Beowulf's Children
201169The Prisoner Revisited 1987-07non-fiction [all] Read It!
An article on the '60s TV show and the impact it had on Niven and other LASFS members.
202 Introduction to Man-Kzin Wars I1988-00Known Space: About Like the title says
203161Dreadful White Page, The1988-00stand-alone Summary
"Postcard Story"
204163Gripping Hand, The1988-00Motie Collaboration, co-written with Jerry Pournelle
1st section of The Gripping Hand (formerly The Moat Around Murcheson's Eye)
retitled "Snow Ghost"
205164Curse1988-00stand-alone No other data. In late 2011 Tim Kyger asked Niven for a glimpse of the story. Niven looked for it, couldn't find it, wound up asking Tim to pass it along if HE ever came across it!
206165Next Time1988-00stand-alone Read It!
a 100-word "drabble" for The Drabble Project
207170Horror Stories for Bright People1988-02non-fiction [all] Review of Greg Benford's In the Ocean of Night, Across the Sea of Suns, and Great Sky River
208 Sideways in Time, an introduction to Ward Moore's Bring the Jubilee1988-05non-fiction [all] An essay about alternate history stories, published as an introduction to Bring the Jubilee, by Ward Moore, for a "Masterpieces of Science Fiction" limited-edition leatherbound reprint of the 1955 classic, featuring art by A.C. Farley.
209160Tale of the Jinni and the Sisters, The1988-07stand-alone Summary
A tale of Scherezade, based on the classic Arabian Nights
210162Brenda1988-07Motie Summary
Niven elaborates on the "Sauron supermen" mentioned briefly in Mote in God's Eye, The
211 Read This1988-09non-fiction [all] Reviews of (nonfiction): Chaos: Making a New Science, by James Gleick
A Brief History of Time, by Stephen Hawking
Infinite in All Directions, by Freeman Dyson
Mirror Matter, by Robert L. Forward and Joel Davis
and (fiction) Watchmen, by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons.
212 Bulletin Symposium: The Worst Mistake You Ever Made1989-00non-fiction [all] Article about why Niven considers "The Ethics of Madness" a failed story.
213174Criticism1989-00non-fiction: The Ghetto Summary
essay on critics and criticism
214176Return of William Proxmire, The1989-00Time Travel/Parallel Universe Summary
Shown to Robert Heinlein a few weeks before his death
215 Ringworld Retrospective1989-04non-fiction [all] Like the title says. A look back at the impact of Ringworld.
216171Murder of Halley's Comet, The1989-05The Fleet Summary
Collaboration, co-written with David Drake
217 Read This1989-05non-fiction [all] Review of Deep Time: The Journey of a Single Sub-Atomic Particle from the Moment of Creation to the Death of the Universe--and Beyond, by David Darling
218167Wishing Game, The1989-06Magic Universe: Warlock Summary
final tale of the Warlock's companions
219175Man-Kzin Wars II1989-08Known Space: Man-Kzin Wars Anthology edited by Larry Niven and James Baen, with a new introduction by Niven.
220 Introduction to Man-Kzin Wars II1989-08Known Space: About Summary
Like the title says
221166Portrait of Daryanree the King, The1989-09Magic Universe [all] Summary
First American rights unsold. Sent to Argos. Argos collapsed. Antho rights promised to Susan Shwartz for Arabesques III. Sold to Titan Books (England).
222172Barsoom Project, The1989-09Dream Park Review
Collaboration, co-written with Steven Barnes
Sequel to Dream Park
223 Response to "The New Generation Gap"1989-09non-fiction [all] Invited response to "The New Generation Gap: A Study of SF Writers' Ages of Professional Entry into the Science Fiction Field for Six Decades of SF", by Kathryn Cramer, which was published in The New York Review of Science Fiction #11, July 1989. Appears alongside essays on "The New Generation Gap" by Clarke, Delaney, Dickson, Leiber, Brin and others.
224 Read This1989-11non-fiction [all] Review of The Boat of a Million Years, by Poul Anderson.
225 Avogadro's World1990-00stand-alone Collaboration with Jerry Pournelle and Wendy All, never completed.
226 Ghost Ships, The 1990-00The State: The Smoke Ring Summary
rejected novel of strange supernova-born life-forms
227 Mom and the Kids1990-03The Fleet Summary
Collaboration, co-written with David Drake
228 Blind Alleys1990-04non-fiction [all] Article about "a handful of mistakes" that writers have made, which "stupid people would never think of."
233177Madness Has Its Place1990-08Known Space: Man-Kzin Wars Summary
First Known Space story since The Ringworld Engineers in 1979
describes Sol's first response to the Kzin invasion
229 N-Space1990-08n/a Major retrospective of Niven's career from 1964-1990. Contents:
Introduction: "The Maker of Worlds" by Tom Clancy
On Niven
excerpt from World of Ptavvs
excerpt from A Gift from Earth
excerpt from Ringworld
"The Fourth Profession"
excerpt from Protector
excerpt from The Mote in God's Eye, with Jerry Pournelle
Dramatis Personae
Foreword: Playgrounds for the Mind
Bordered in Black
Long Night, The
All the Myriad Ways
For a Foggy Night
Meddler, The
Passerby
Down in Flames
Fourth Profession, The
Shall We Indulge in Rishathra?
Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex
Inconstant Moon
What Can You Say About Chocolate Covered Manhole Covers?
Cloak of Anarchy
Hole Man, The
Night on Mispec Moor
Flare Time
Locusts, The
Building the Mote in God's Eye
Brenda
Return of William Proxmire, The
Tale of the Jinni and the Sisters, The
Madness Has Its Place
Niven's Laws
Blowing Smoke
Kiteman, The
Alien in our Minds, The
Space
Bibliography
230 Dramatis Personae1990-08non-fiction: The Ghetto Summary
Who's Who in Niven's career
231 Foreword: Playgrounds for the Mind1990-08non-fiction [all] Summary
Introduction to N-Space
232 Blowing Smoke1990-08non-fiction [all] A description and discussion of the Smoke Ring's origins, parameters and environment.
234190Kiteman, The1990-08The State: The Smoke Ring Summary
short story set in the Smoke Ring
235191Space1990-08non-fiction [all] Summary
essay on the Citizens Advisory Council for a National Space Policy. Includes some text from their report, "How to Save Civilization and Make a Little Money," not to be confused with the essay in Scatterbrain of the same name.
236 Bibliography1990-08non-fiction [all] bibliography, updated in Bridging the Galaxies
237 Review of Good Omens, by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett1990-08non-fiction [all] book review
238 A.R.M. A Tale of Known Space1990-09Known Space: Gil Hamilton Comic book based on Organleggers, The
239 My Favorite Story1990-10non-fiction [all] Article about writing Inconstant Moon
240 Introduction to Man-Kzin Wars IV1991-00Known Space: About Like the title says
241 Defenseless Dead, The; A Tale of Known Space1991-02Known Space: Gil Hamilton Comic book based on Defenseless Dead, The
242179Achilles' Choice1991-03Saturn Review
Collaboration, co-written with Steven Barnes. Mass-market paperback edition includes the short story "The Portrait of Daryanree the King" as an advertisement for the forthcoming Playgrounds of the Mind
243 World of Ptavvs/A Gift from Earth/Neutron Star1991-06Known Space: Collection Omnibus of the first three books in the "Known Space" series.
Contents:
World of Ptavvs
Gift from Earth, A
Neutron Star
244180Fallen Angels1991-07stand-alone Ebook
Review
Collaboration, co-written with Jerry Pournelle & Michael Flynn
excerpted in Amazing Science Fiction Stories, June 1991
245 Read This1991-09non-fiction [all] Review of Red Orc's Rage, by Philip José Farmer.
246178Playgrounds of the Mind1991-10n/a Collection info
Sequel/companion to N-Space. Contents:
excerpt from Inferno with Jerry Pournelle
excerpt from A World Out Of Time
excerpt from "The Ethics of Madness"
excerpt from Lucifer's Hammer with Jerry Pournelle
excerpt from The Ringworld Engineers
excerpt from The Magic Goes Away
excerpt from The Patchwork Girl
excerpt from Oath of Fealty, with Jerry Pournelle
"Retrospective" with Steven Barnes, section from Dream Park
excerpt from The Legacy of Heorot, with Jerry Pournelle and Steven Barnes
excerpt from Footfall, with Jerry Pournelle
excerpt from The Gripping Hand, as The Mote Around Murcheson's Eye with Jerry Pournelle
excerpt from Fallen Angels, with Jerry Pournelle and Michael Flynn
excerpt from The California Voodoo Game, with Steven Barnes,
Thraxisp: A Memoir
Teardrop Falls, A
Rammer
Becalmed in Hell
Wait it Out
Relic of the Empire, A
Soft Weapon, The
Borderland of Sol, The
What Good is a Glass Dagger?
Defenseless Dead, The
Leviathan!
Unfinished Story
Cautionary Tales
Dreadful White Page, The
Green Marauder, The
Assimilating Our Culture, That's What They're Doing!
War Movie
Limits
Lost Ideas, The
Bigger Than Worlds
Ghetto? But I Thought...
Adrienne and Irish Coffee
One Night at the Draco Tavern
Trantorcon Report
Why Men Fight Wars and What You Can Do About It
Comics
Portrait of Daryanree the King, The
Wishing Game, The
Lion in his Attic, The
From the Green Lantern Bible
Wanted Fan
Works in Progress
Criticism
247 Thraxisp: A Memoir1991-10non-fiction: The Ghetto Summary
Essay on Joel Hagen's world-building project
248183Lost Ideas, The1991-10non-fiction [all] Summary
Like the title says
249184Ghetto? But I Thought...1991-10non-fiction: The Ghetto Summary
Essay on the "Science Fiction Ghetto." Includes the text of "Convention Stories" from Niven's Laws
250185Adrienne and Irish Coffee1991-10non-fiction: The Ghetto Summary
Like the title says
251186One Night at the Draco Tavern1991-10n/a Summary
Short script performed at Worldcon, Los Angeles, 1984. Won the Master's Award for "funniest."
252187Trantorcon Report1991-10non-fiction: The Ghetto Summary
Guide to the ultimate Sci-fi convention in 23,309. A version of this appeared in APA-L #500, Dec. 11, 1974, and later reprinted in a fanzine by Marty Cantor called No Award, with cartoons by William Rotsler and others.
253188Comics1991-10non-fiction [all] Summary
Essay on Niven's relationship with comics and the comics industry
254189From the Green Lantern Bible1991-10non-fiction [all] Excerpts from the Green Lantern "Bible" Niven worked up for DC Comics. Some of the results of this effort can be seen in Green Lantern: Ganthet's Tale
255 Works in Progress1991-10non-fiction [all] Discussion of works in progress as of the publication of Playgrounds of the Mind
256 Wanted Fan1991-10stand-alone Summary
Filk song set in the fandom world of Fallen Angels
257182Green Lantern: Ganthet's Tale1992-00DC Universe Summary
Script and art by John Byrne
258 Where Next, Columbus?1992-00non-fiction [all] Summary
Collaboration, co-written with Jerry Pournelle
259 Review of "Cosmic Time Travel: A Scientific Odyssey," by Barry Parker1992-01non-fiction [all] book review
260181California Voodoo Game, The 1992-02Dream Park Review
Collaboration, co-written with Steven Barnes
sequel to Dream Park
261 Read This1992-10non-fiction [all] Review of Dinotopia, by James Gurney
262192Gripping Hand, The 1993-02Motie Review
Collaboration, co-written with Jerry Pournelle
sequel to Mote in God's Eye, The
263 Bridging the Galaxies1993-11n/a Collection Info
Guest of Honor book for ConFrancisco. Contents:
Introduction to Bridging the Galaxies
Procrustes
Where Next, Columbus?
It's Only a Story
Tabletop Fusion
South Los Angeles Broadcasting System, The
Color of Sunfire, The
Intercon Trip Report: August 12, 1991
Léshy Circuit, The
All the Bridges Rusting
Bibliography
264 Introduction to Bridging the Galaxies1993-11non-fiction [all] Introduction
265 Procrustes1993-11Known Space [all] Summary
Ebook
Beowulf loses his head, but takes it surprisingly well
266 It's Only a Story1993-11stand-alone Summary
written for an anthology called The Midnight Miracle, edited by Jerry Biederman and Christopher Owens.
267 Tabletop Fusion1993-11non-fiction [all] Article about tabletop fusion
268 South Los Angeles Broadcasting System, The1993-11stand-alone Summary
a non-SF story set in the wake of the Rodney King riots in Los Angeles.
269 Color of Sunfire, The1993-11Known Space [all] Read It!
Mention of an alien race called the Pleione
description of Silvereyes (Beta Hydri I)
description of the Puppeteer homeworld.
We finally catch up to Richard Harvey Shultz-Mann, forty years after Relic of the Empire, A
270 Intercon Trip Report: August 12, 19911993-11non-fiction: The Ghetto Summary
Like the title says
271 Léshy Circuit, The1993-11Léshy Unfinished Script for Planetarium Show.
As the title suggests, this is a script for a show that would take viewers on a high-speed chase through the galaxy. It includes the "right-angle turn" at a neutron star that was eventually written into Protector
272 Bibliography1993-11non-fiction [all] This is the most recent source of the "opus numbers" found in this database. It's an updated version of the bibliography found in N-Space
273 Foreword to The Guide to Larry Niven's Ringworld1994-02Known Space: About A brief discussion of the Ringworld and how it's been re-engineered by fans, both professional and amateur, over the years.
274 Crashlander1994-04Known Space: Collection Beowulf Shaeffer omnibus. Contents:
Ghost
Neutron Star
At the Core
Flatlander
Grendel
Borderland of Sol, The
Procrustes
275 Ghost1994-04Known Space [all] Summary
Beowulf Shaeffer
8-part Crashlander framing story
276 Larry Niven Reviews The Millennial Project1994-06n/a A brief, encouraging review of The Millennial Project: Colonizing the Galaxy in Eight Easy Steps by Marshall T. Savage, Little Brown & Co, August 1994.

Read it here!

277 Foreword to Wolff & Byrd, Counselors of the Macabre: Fright Court1995-00non-fiction [all] Following the 2002 San Diego Comic-Con, Niven wrote "I met Batton Lash at last. He's Wolff and Byrd, Attorneys for the Macabre. I wrote an introduction for his second coffee-table book." Turns out the book in question was published in 1995!—Ed.
278 Flatlander1995-06Known Space: Gil Hamilton Gil Hamilton omnibus. Contents:
Organleggers, The
Defenseless Dead, The
Patchwork Girl, The
Woman in Del Rey Crater, The
Afterword: Science/Mystery Fiction
ARM
280 Woman in Del Rey Crater, The1995-06Known Space: Gil Hamilton Summary
Gil still solving crimes on the moon
279 Afterword: Science/Mystery Fiction1995-06Known Space: Gil Hamilton Niven discusses the combination of two genres: mystery and Sci-fi.
281 Song of the Night People1995-10Known Space: Ringworld Short story of "The Vampire Nest" that became embedded in Ringworld Throne, The
282 Beowulf's Children1995-11Avalon Review
Collaboration, co-written with Jerry Pournelle & Steven Barnes
sequel to Legacy of Heorot, The
283 Regulating the Body Business1996-03non-fiction [all] Discussion of organlegging, a sci-fi crime gone real-world.
284 Ringworld Throne, The 1996-06Known Space: Ringworld Review
Louis encounters more Pak Protectors
2nd sequel to Ringworld
285 Catfish and Red Meat Flavoring1996-10non-fiction [all] more recipes
286 Three Books of Known Space1996-11Known Space: Collection A Known Space anthology spanning the entire timeline of Niven's future history. The book is made up of World of Ptavvs, A Gift from Earth, and Tales of Known Space, with "Madness Has Its Place" replacing "The Borderland of Sol." Contents:
Timeline for Known Space
My Universe and Welcome Back!
Coldest Place, The
Becalmed in Hell
Wait it Out
Eye of an Octopus
How the Heroes Die
Jigsaw Man, The
World of Ptavvs
At the Bottom of a Hole
Deceivers, The
Cloak of Anarchy
Warriors, The
Madness Has Its Place
Gift from Earth, A
There is a Tide
Safe at Any Speed
Bibliography: The Worlds of Larry Niven
Afterthoughts
287 Timeline for Known Space1996-11Known Space: About Updated from the version that originally appeared in Tales of Known Space
288 My Universe and Welcome Back!1996-11Known Space: About New introduction for the new Known Space collection. The title is a direct reference to My Universe and Welcome To It!
289 Afterthoughts1996-11Known Space: About Like the title says: Afterthoughts on the growth of Known Space, looking back 30 years later.
290 Bibliography: The Worlds of Larry Niven1996-11Known Space: About Annotated by "universe," lists latest publication only. Updated from the version in Tales of Known Space
291 Destiny's Road1997-06Avalon Review
Stand-alone set in the same universe as the Heorot books
292 Choosing Names1998-09Known Space: Man-Kzin Wars Summary
New Man-Kzin story
293 Mission to Abisko1998-11non-fiction [all] Report on a trip to an exclusive conference at Abisko Biological Research Station in Sweden, with fellow travellers Greg Bear and Gregory Benford.
294 Rainbow Mars1999-03Svetz Review
New Svetz story and collection. Contents:
Rainbow Mars
Get a Horse!
Bird in the Hand
Leviathan!
There's a Wolf in My Time Machine
Death in a Cage
Svetz and the Beanstalk
295 Rainbow Mars1999-03Svetz New Svetz novella, set on the fantasy Mars of Ray Bradbury, H.G. Wells, and Edgar Rice Burroughs.
296 Svetz and the Beanstalk1999-03Svetz Niven reveals how Rainbow Mars came to be written, with shout-outs to Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, Carl Sagan, Kip Thorne, Frank Tipler, Jerry Pournelle, Robert Heinlein, and Suzanne Gibson and Warren James of Hour 25.
297 The Reference Director Speaks1999-03Svetz Notes on the various Martian references contained in Rainbow Mars, along with a helpful timeline.
298 Wisdom1999-08stand-alone Summary
This issue of Altair, an Australian fanzine, was published in conjunction with AussieCon III, the 1999 WorldCon.
299 Getting Your Dime's Worth1999-09DC Universe Introduction to DC Pulp Fiction Library's Mystery in Space by Gardner Fox, Alex Toth, et. al.
300 Loki2000-01stand-alone Summary
Story with no human characters
301 Smut Talk2000-01Draco Tavern Summary
Read It!
Draco Tavern
microbial hive mind or sexually transmitted disease?
302 An Interview with Larry Niven2000-02non-fiction [all] Interviewed by S. James Blackman. Read it!
303 Burning City, The 2000-03Magic Universe: Golden Road Review
Collaboration, co-written with Jerry Pournelle
304 Mars: Who Needs It?2000-03non-fiction [all] Summary
Read It!
non-fiction for Space.com
305 How to Save Civilization and Make a Little Money2000-04non-fiction [all] Summary
Non-fiction for Space.com, has almost nothing to do with the report presented by the Citizens Advisory Council for a National Space Policy.
Read it!
306 Travelers2000-05non-fiction [all] Summary
Read It!
non-fiction for Space.com
307 Rocket Men2000-06non-fiction [all] Summary
Read It!
non-fiction for Space.com
308 Saturn's Race2000-07Saturn Review
Collaboration, co-written with Steven Barnes
prequel to Achilles' Choice
309 Wisdom of Demons, The2000-07Draco Tavern Summary
Draco Tavern
think twice before accepting gifts from the Glig.
310 Wet Mars (Larry Niven Talks Terraforming)2000-07non-fiction [all] Summary
Read It!
non-fiction for Space.com
311 Making Somebody Pay2000-09non-fiction [all] Summary
Read It!
non-fiction for Space.com
312 Fly-By-Night2000-10Known Space: Man-Kzin Wars Summary
Beowulf is hijacked in flight
313 Surprises2000-11non-fiction [all] Summary
Read It!
non-fiction for Space.com
314 Missing Mass, The2000-12Draco Tavern Summary
Read It!
Draco Tavern
where is the universe's extra mass? It was eaten!
315 Ice and Mirrors2001-02Walker & Keenan Summary
Collaboration, co-written with Brenda Cooper
316 Heights, The2001-05Draco Tavern Summary
Draco Tavern
Alien flyers terrify children for profit.
317 Ssoroghod's People2001-12Draco Tavern Draco Tavern
maybe we should go to Mars after all?
318 Albacon Trip Report2002-00non-fiction: The Ghetto Read It!
unpublished report of con after 9/11
319 Choosing Life2002-01Christa Summary
Collaboration, co-written with Brenda Cooper
320 Finding Myself2002-06Christa Summary
Collaboration, co-written with Brenda Cooper. Sequel to Choosing Life
321 Convergence of the Old Mind, The2002-07Draco Tavern Summary
Draco Tavern
a new meaning to the phrase "gathering one's thoughts."
322 Free Floaters2002-08Walker & Keenan Summary
Collaboration, co-written with Brenda Cooper. Sequel to Ice and Mirrors
323 Chrysalis2002-09Draco Tavern Summary
Draco Tavern
aliens with severely arrested development--for good reason
324 Niven's Laws, 20022002-11non-fiction [all] Read It!
Update of Niven's Laws
325 Ones Who Stay Home, The2003-01Draco Tavern Summary
Draco Tavern
326 Scatterbrain2003-01n/a Collection Info
Niven's career from 1990 to 2003. Contents:
Excerpt from Destiny's Road
Excerpt from The Ringworld Throne
Excerpt from The Burning City with Jerry Pournelle
Excerpt from Saturn's Race with Steven Barnes
Introduction: Where Do I Get My Crazy Ideas?
Woman in Del Rey Crater, The
Loki
Procrustes
How to Save Civilization and Make a Little Money
Ice and Mirrors
Ice and Mirrors Papers, The
Smut Talk
Telepresence
Learning to Love the Space Station
Autograph Ettiquette
Tabletop Fusion
Collaborations
Intercon Trip Report: August 12, 1991
Handicap
Did the Moon Move for You Too?
Hugo Award Anecdotes
Introduction to Man-Kzin Wars II
Canon for the Man-Kzin Wars
Epilogue: What I Tell Librarians
Mars: Who Needs It?
Introduction to Peter Hamilton story
327 Introduction: Where Do I Get My Crazy Ideas?2003-01non-fiction [all] Summary
Introduction to Scatterbrain
328 Ice and Mirrors Papers, The2003-01non-fiction: The Ghetto E-mail discussion with Brenda Cooper tracing the process of their collaboration Ice and Mirrors
329 Telepresence2003-01non-fiction [all] with Marvin Minsky 8.8.97 at the CACNSP meeting, Tarzana
330 Learning to Love the Space Station2003-01non-fiction [all] essay on the ISS
331168Autograph Ettiquette2003-01non-fiction: The Ghetto Summary
600 words of tips for writers and seekers. Note: The Bibliography in Bridging the Galaxies implies that this essay appeared sometime in the late 1980s, but no actual publication information is listed. We've listed it here as appearing in Scatterbrain until another citation surfaces.-ED
332 Handicap2003-01non-fiction [all] Summary
essay on the concept of "handicap"
333 Did the Moon Move for You Too?2003-01non-fiction [all] Summary
brief essay on hypothetical attempts at mating in orbit
334 Hugo Award Anecdotes2003-01non-fiction: The Ghetto for use at the Hugo ceremonies, 1996
335 Introduction to Peter Hamilton story 2003-01non-fiction [all] Summary
Like the title says
a discussion of sci-fi-mystery
336 Canon for the Man-Kzin Wars2003-01Known Space: About Summary
Like the title says
337 Epilogue: What I Tell Librarians2003-01non-fiction [all] Summary
essay on reading sci-fi
338 Death Addict, The2003-05Draco Tavern Summary
Draco Tavern
We've all met guys like him.
339 Integral Trees, The (Omnibus)2003-08The State: The Smoke Ring Omnibus of two novels:
Integral Trees, The
Smoke Ring, The
340 Food Story for the Con Jose Program Book2003-09non-fiction [all] Summary
341 Trellis, The2003-11stand-alone Summary
Collaboration, co-written with Brenda Cooper
342 Introduction to The Rackham Files by Dean Ing2004-02non-fiction [all] Like the title says
343 Storm Front2004-03Draco Tavern Summary
Ebook
Draco Tavern
intelligent life on the sun
344 Chicxulub2004-05Magic Universe [all] Summary
A new short story involving magic, Mana and a dragon for fans of the "Magic Goes Away" universe. The "Magic Universe" explanation for the Chicxulub crater.
345 Ringworld's Children2004-06Known Space: Ringworld Summary
3rd Sequel to Ringworld
346 Preface to Ringworld's Children2004-06Known Space: About further discussion of Ringworld's literary and physical parameters
347 Boomerang2004-06Magic Universe [all] Summary
Warlock-era short story set in Australia and Siberia
348 Rhinemaidens2005-01Magic Universe [all] A fisherman encounters the mermaids living near Castle Minterl.
351 Burning Tower2005-02Magic Universe: Golden Road Summary
Collaboration with Jerry Pournelle
sequel to Burning City, The
349 Magic Goes Away Collection, The 2005-02Magic Universe: Warlock Collecting three previous Warlock books, with a new introduction by the author:
Magic May Return, The
More Magic
Magic Goes Away, The
350 Introduction2005-02non-fiction [all] Introduction to Magic Goes Away Collection, The
352 Building Harlequin's Moon2005-06stand-alone Summary
Collaboration, co-written with Brenda Cooper
353 Kath and Quicksilver2005-08stand-alone Summary
Collaboration, co-written with Brenda Cooper
354 Breeding Maze2005-09Draco Tavern Summary
Draco Tavern
he's a Joker, a smoker, a midnight toker... sure don't wanna hurt no one…
355 Hunting Park, The2005-10Known Space: Man-Kzin Wars Summary
356 Slow Ones, The2005-12Draco Tavern Summary
Surf a glacier with The Slow Ones!
357 Draco Tavern, The 2006-01Draco Tavern Draco Tavern omnibus with new stories and a new introduction by the author.
Contents:
Introduction
Subject is Closed, The
Grammar Lesson
Assimilating Our Culture, That's What They're Doing!
Heights, The
Wisdom of Demons, The
Smut Talk
Ssoroghod's People
Schumann Computer, The
Green Marauder, The
Real Thing, The
War Movie
Limits
Table Manners
One Night at the Draco Tavern
Missing Mass, The
Convergence of the Old Mind, The
Chrysalis
Death Addict, The
Storm Front
Slow Ones, The
Cruel and Unusual
Ones Who Stay Home, The
Breeding Maze
Playhouse
Lost
Losing Mars
Playground Earth
358 Introduction2006-01non-fiction [all] A new introduction to the Draco Tavern and its exotic inhabitants, written for the new collection Draco Tavern, The
359 Playhouse2006-01Draco Tavern Summary
360 Lost2006-01Draco Tavern Summary
361 Losing Mars2006-01Draco Tavern Summary
362 Playground Earth2006-01Draco Tavern Summary
363 Solipsist at Dinner, The2006-05stand-alone Summary
A short meditation on the nature of solipsism and how it relates to human aging.
364 Terror Bard, The2007-02stand-alone Collaboration, co-written with Brenda Cooper. Distant sequel to Kath and Quicksilver
365 Gatherer's Guild, The2007-02stand-alone Michael Jones of SFsite.com writes "Larry Niven turns his attention towards the United States government, in 'The Gatherer's Guild.' Or rather, to the numerous secretive departments of the IRS, who possess technology and privileges beyond imagining."
366 Fleet of Worlds2007-10Known Space [all] Review
Collaboration with Ed Lerner set on the Puppeteer Fleet of Worlds
367 Robert Bussard2007-12non-fiction [all]
368 Juggler of Worlds2008-09Known Space [all] Summary
collaboration with Ed Lerner set in Known Space and on the Puppeteer Fleet of Worlds
A sequel to Fleet of Worlds
369 Nightmare: the Genetics Game2008-12non-fiction [all] Summary
Read It!
371 Dark Energies2009-01stand-alone Summary
Volume 2 of Thrilling Wonder Stories, while not an official Star Trek product, is full of authors who have written for and about the show over the years, including David Gerrold, Norman Spinrad, and Harlan Ellison.
370 Passing Perry Crater Base, Time Uncertain2009-01stand-alone Summary
372 Escape from Hell2009-02Inferno Summary
Collaboration with Jerry Pournelle, the duo's sequel to Inferno
373 On July 20th, 1969...2009-07non-fiction [all] Summary
Read It!
374 Destroyer of Worlds2009-11Known Space [all] Summary
Review
Collaboration with Ed Lerner.
375 Strange Light2010-03n/a Chapbook. Three new stories based on the paintings and sculpture of Lisa Snellings-Clark, including a Draco Tavern story. Limited to 1000 copies.
Contents:
Doubling Rate
Artists, The
Betelgeuse
376 Doubling Rate2010-03stand-alone Summary
Inspired by the artwork of Lisa Snellings
377 Artists, The2010-03Draco Tavern Summary
Read It!
Inspired by the artwork of Lisa Snellings
378 Betelgeuse2010-03stand-alone Summary
Inspired by the artwork of Lisa Snellings
379 Gates (Variations)2010-07stand-alone Summary
Appears in Gateways, an anthology tribute to Fred Pohl.
386 Hooking the Reader2010-08non-fiction: The Ghetto Summary
384 Larry Niven Interview by Brenda Cooper in 2000 AD2010-08non-fiction [all] Summary
380 After Mecca2010-08stand-alone A political dialog between a President and a reporter, huddled in a bomb shelter two days after the terrorist nuclear attack.
381 Cadet Amelia2010-08stand-alone What good is any home, whether on Earth or in space, without cats?
382 Cat Toy2010-08Magic Universe [all] A researcher in Antarctica comes across a magician trapped in an eternal came of cat-and-mouse.
385 Boys and Girls Together2010-08stand-alone Niven explores an idea hinted at in "Fly-By-Night." What if parents could stop their children from growing up? How long before society was changed irrevocably?
383 Safe Harbor2010-08Draco Tavern Rick Schumann talks to some alien pirates who have a very good reason to want to steal a Chirpsithra liner.
387 Inconstant Moon Has Passed2010-08non-fiction [all] Hiking by the light of the brightest full moon in centuries reminds Niven of his award-winning short story Inconstant Moon
388 Stars and Gods2010-08n/a A collection of excerpts from Niven's short stories and novels from approx 2004 - 2010.
Each selection is accompanied by a brief introduction.
Contents:
Excerpt from Ringworld's Children
Excerpt from Rainbow Mars
Excerpt from Escape from Hell
Excerpt from Burning Tower
Excerpt from Building Harlequin's Moon
Excerpt from Fleet of Worlds
Excerpt from Juggler of Worlds
Excerpt from Beowulf's Children
Excerpt from Achilles' Choice
Svetz and the Beanstalk
Choosing Names
Fly-By-Night
Hunting Park, The
After Mecca
Cadet Amelia
Cat Toy
Chicxulub
Gatherer's Guild, The
Solipsist at Dinner, The
Boys and Girls Together
Travelers
Rocket Men
Wet Mars (Larry Niven Talks Terraforming)
Where Next, Columbus?
Choosing Life
Free Floaters
Finding Myself
Missing Mass, The
Safe Harbor
Hooking the Reader
Larry Niven Interview by Brenda Cooper in 2000 AD
Food Story for the Con Jose Program Book
Inconstant Moon Has Passed
389 Betrayer of Worlds2010-10Known Space [all] Summary
Newest collaboration with Ed Lerner
390 Best of Larry Niven, The2010-11n/a Summary
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
391 The Flare Weed2011-04Draco Tavern Summary
392 The Moon Maze Game2011-08Dream Park Summary
Collaboration with Steven Barnes
the newest sequel to the Dream Park novels, set on the Moon.
393 The Secret of Black Ship Island2012-04Avalon Summary
"Larry Niven and Steve Barnes came over just after my morning walk and we had a conference on a notion for a new book in the Avalon (Beowulf's Children) series. We used Skype to call Dr. Jack Cohen who has agreed to help us construct a new ecological creature to be part of a short novel involving some of the characters from Beowulf's Children." - Jerry Pournelle, 2/14/2011
394  Fate of Worlds: Return from the Ringworld 2012-08Known Space: Ringworld Summary
"The Explosive Finale to the Ringworld and the Fleet of Worlds Series."
395 The Far End2012-09stand-alone Summary
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396 Bowl of Heaven2012-10stand-alone Summary
Collaboration with Gregory Benford, set on a macrostructure that some have called "Wok World," a giant bowl-shaped ship with a sun in the center, serving as a propulsion system. To be continued in Shipstar
397 The Goliath Stone2013-06stand-alone Summary
Collaboration with frequent Man-Kzin Wars contributor Matthew Joseph Harrington.
398 Shipstar2014-00stand-alone Collaboration with Gregory Benford. The crew of SunSeeker continue their exploration of the giant, bowl-shaped ship bound towards their destination, the colony world called Glory. The sequel to Bowl of Heaven
399 Moon Bowl, The (working title)2014-00stand-alone Collaboration with Jerry Pournelle & Michael Flynn.
400 Burning Mountain (working title)2014-00Magic Universe: Golden Road collaboration with Jerry Pournelle, sequel to The Burning City and Burning Tower. Mentioned in the introduction to Magic Goes Away Collection, The