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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Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. The things that made it drove a space explorer raving mad. Nivne live with a cat, and borrow dogs to hike with.

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How would you spend your last night on Earth? It is one of a group of Known Space stories in which Niven speculates on the effect on human culture of simple universal organ transplants:. September 19, Imprint: The lovers make love and then head out ibconstant the night for decadent desserts and drinks to shut down the bars.

The moon suddenly turns daylight bright and Stan and Leslie realize, with growing horror, what that must mean; the sun must have gone nova. In an effort to cure Eric using a placeboHowie creates buckets of ice-water using the ship’s freezer, and dumps it into the wiring panels on the wings, telling Eric that the heat and pressure of Venus might be affecting the ship’s function. I’m pretty sure I originally read the title story in a pulp magazine, but I couldn’t say offhand which.


Niven’s use of the term ” gravity well ” in the story is the third use of the phrase in science fiction recorded by Oxford English Dictionary researchers.

Apr 16, S. 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. Yoga and other approaches to longevity.

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Niven is a true master! Massive, rapid changes in the heat equilibrium would, for one thing, cause major storms.

Inconstant Moon by Larry Niven

His fantasy includes The Magic Goes Away series, which utilizes an exhaustible resource, called Mana, to make the magic a non-renewable resource. A coleection of short stories where stand out Inconstant moon where a man lives in full his last hours as he realices by the extraordinary bright of the moon tha some is happanig to the sun probably becoming a nova. Also what the movie ‘Melancholia’ should have been. The creation of thoroughly worked-out alien species, which are very different from humans both physically and mentally, is recognized as one of Niven’s main strengths Laurence van Cott Niven’s best known work is Ringworld Ringworld, 1which received the Hugo, Locus, Ditmar, and Nebula awards.

You submitted the following rating and review. Bordered in Black A delightfully horrifying story about the dangers of space exploration. He is one of the best sci-fi authors aroound and has been since the 70’s. Like the way he got his theories wrong a few times larey coming to his final conclusion. This site uses cookies. Inconstant Moon is a science fiction short story collection by American author Larry Niven that was published in Thanks for telling us about the problem.


Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Quotes from Inconstant Moon. Victor Gollancz Ltd hcSphere Incohstant pb. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Good short story by Larry Niven about how a man who realizes the world will end in the inconstantt spends his last night. Would you like us to take another look at this review? Not really science fiction.

Leslie’s choices surprise Stan, and he learns things about her he never knew. Dickson ” “Repent, Harlequin! I gave it 4 stars overall, though, simply by rounding down; I reserve 5 stars for books I consider nearly perfect.

Inconstant Moon

I went on not only to collect his body of work but also his collaborations books like Footfall and Mote in Gods Eye and one of my all time favourites, Legacy of Herot as well as his long running spin off series the Man-Kzin wars. He has since lived in Los Angeles suburbs, including Chatsworth and Tarzana, as a full-time writer.

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