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A Hole In Space
     

A Hole In Space

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by Larry Niven
 

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Stories from science fiction's master storyteller, including "Rammer", "A Hole in Space", "The Fourth Profession" and the Louis Wu story "There Is a Tide", as well as a discussion of non-planetary structures for human habitation (including the Ringworld) called "Bigger Than Worlds."

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Stories from science fiction's master storyteller, including "Rammer", "A Hole in Space", "The Fourth Profession" and the Louis Wu story "There Is a Tide", as well as a discussion of non-planetary structures for human habitation (including the Ringworld) called "Bigger Than Worlds."

Editorial Reviews

Boston Sunday Globe
"In creating a geologic world and in the interactions between humans and aliens, Niven is superb."
Frederik Pohl
"His tales have grit, authenticity, colorful characters and pulse-pounding narrative drive. Niven is a true master!"
Library Journal
"One of the genre's most prolific and accessible talents."
The Los Angeles Times
"Niven...lifts the reader far from the conventional world -- and does it with dash."

Product Details

BN ID:
2940013602533
Publisher:
Spectrum Literary Agency, Inc.
Publication date:
06/17/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
480,184
File size:
566 KB

Meet the Author

Born April 30, 1938 in Los Angeles, California. Attended California Institute of Technology; flunked out after discovering a book store jammed with used science fiction magazines. Graduated Washburn University, Kansas, June 1962: BA in Mathematics with a Minor in Psychology, and later received an honorary doctorate in Letters from Washburn. Interests: Science fiction conventions, role playing games, AAAS meetings and other gatherings of people at the cutting edges of science. Comics. Filk singing. Yoga and other approaches to longevity. Moving mankind into space by any means, but particularly by making space endeavors attractive to commercial interests. Several times we’ve hosted The Citizens Advisory Council for a National Space Policy. I grew up with dogs. I live with a cat, and borrow dogs to hike with. I have passing acquaintance with raccoons and ferrets. Associating with nonhumans has certainly gained me insight into alien intelligences. www.larryniven.net

"His tales have grit, authenticity, colorful characters and pulse-pounding narrative drive. Niven is a true master!"
- Frederik Pohl

"Larry Niven is one of the giants of modern science fiction."
- Mike Resnick

"Our premier hard SF writer."
- The Baltimore Sun

"Niven...lifts the reader far from the conventional world -- and does it with dash."
- The Los Angeles Times

"Niven...juggles huge concepts of time and space that no one else can lift."
- Charles Sheffield

"In creating a geologic world and in the interactions between humans and aliens, Niven is superb."
- Boston Sunday Globe

"One of the genre's most prolific and accessible talents."
- Library Journal

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A Hole In Space 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
KZIN1 More than 1 year ago
Larry Niven, as always a great author. Characters are believable. Enjoyed all of the short stories.
speacecowboy More than 1 year ago
a super collection i have read it twice already in paper back and plan to buy it for my nook
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a good book of short stories that I highly recommend, if you can find it. But I just wanted to point out that the actual name of this book is 'A Hole In Space' and that if you read the short story that it's named after, you might suspect that my subject line is the intended pun of the title because a lead character is a real a-hole, and that's what the story is about. I hope that makes it more enjoyable for you, I know it did for me.