Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Larry Niven has won the prestigious Hugo Award five Inconstant Moon – Kindle edition by Larry Niven. Download it once. Inconstant Moon by Larry Niven – book cover, description, publication history. 3 of 5 stars. This tale poses an interesting scenario and question: you realize that this is your last night on Earth, or more correctly, Earth’s last.
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The title, a play on the tradition of murder mysteriesis a reference to the story’s investigators speculating about the experience of being electrocuted through the pleasure centre of the brain:. Feb 26, Valerie added it. In fact, much of his writing since the s has been in collaboration, particularly with Pournelle, Steven BarnesBrenda Cooperor Edward M. Great science fiction makes us think about the real world and look into ourselves, and this story definitely does.
I also had quite a few doubts about the residual and secondary impacts of the solar flare. About to return to Earth, Eric reveals that something is wrong with the ramjet that propels the craft, necessitating a landing in order to fix the problem.
Dickson ” “Repent, Harlequin! Born April 30, in Los Angeles, California. His work is primarily hard science fiction, using big science concepts and theoretical physics.
For the price, it is certainly a worth while read. You’ve successfully reported this review.
The story ended on a really cool note. Start with a scientific premise, no matter how far fetched, and build a story about how an individual or society would react to it. May 25, Andrew rated it really liked it. Want to Read saving…. June 17, Sold by: Some were a bit naive and I was beginning to think the book was not that good, but the last story was excellent. It continues to grow brighter until it is bright enough to leave an afterimage in his eyes.
Sep 18, Jesse rated it it was amazing. An interesting take on what might happen if universal organ donation were possible.
I was a bit disappointed with the length The Moon Maze Game. Also, the failure of Mars colonization as depicted here contributes to the generally held opinion in that future history that planets at least in the Solar System are virtually worthless and it is asteroids which are the truly desirable real property.
I’m pretty sure I originally read the title story in a pulp magazine, but I couldn’t say offhand which. Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information.
It first appeared in a short-story collection, All the Myriad Ways. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Eric regains the use of the ramjets and the pair manage to escape from Venus and back to Earth. It holds up well despite a few asides that date it to the early 70s. I especially like that many of the stories are set in the same universe, but at another point in Niven’s short-form prose is fantastic!
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Stan, the narrator, notices that the moon is glowing much brighter than ever before. However the narrator surmises that the Sun has gone novathe day side of the Earth inconstantt already destroyed, and this is the last night of his life.
Read more Read less. Chi ama i libri sceglie Kobo e inMondadori. It is most unusual to read an end of world story and be extremely smug.
Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It’s just that they didn’t know that the sun is not the kind of star to go nova it’s not big enough. He has also written for the DC Comics character Green Lantern including in his stories hard science fiction concepts such as universal entropy and the redshift effect, which are unusual in comic books.
Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: As nivdn realizes the implications, he becomes afraid. I especially like that many of the stories are set in the same universe, but at another point in time or location.