Kath and Quicksilver


DateSettingTypePublished
2005-08stand-alone NovellaAsimov's Science Fiction, August 2005


ReprintsCharactersNotes
n/a Kath;
Quicksilver;
Joplee
Collaboration, co-written with Brenda Cooper. The characters return in Terror Bard, The


Summary
Niven & Cooper explore some ideas that will pop up again in Niven's works. Kath is a modified human who is 31 years old but still physically an adolescent. Exploring Mercury unsupervised, she meets Quicksilver, a human mind imprinted onto the magnetic flux tube that ran between Mercury and the expanding Sun. A much older version of Kath will reappear in "The Terror Bard."