Crashlander (Known Space Series)

Crashlander (Known Space Series)

by Larry Niven

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780345381682
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/28/1994
Series: Known Space Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 537,788
Product dimensions: 4.23(w) x 6.77(h) x 0.76(d)

About the Author

Larry Niven was born in 1938 in Los Angeles, California. In 1956, he entered the California Institute of Technology, only to flunk out a year and a half later after discovering a bookstore jammed with used science-fiction magazines. He graduated with a B.A. in mathematics (minor in psychology) from Washburn University, Kansas, in 1962, and completed one year of graduate work before he dropped out to write. His first published story, “The Coldest Place,” appeared in the December 1964 issue of Worlds of If. He won the Hugo Award for Best Short Story in 1966 for “Neutron Star” and in 1974 for “The Hole Man.” The 1975 Hugo Award for Best Novelette was given to The Borderland of Sol. His novel Ringworld won the 1970 Hugo Award for Best Novel, the 1970 Nebula Award for Best Novel, and the 1972 Ditmar, an Australian award for Best International Science Fiction.

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Crashlander 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
suffe on LibraryThing 11 months ago
While not fantastic or even close to some of Nivens other work, this one has a certain charm. The stories are straight forward and perfect for say reading on the bus ride back from work.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a very enjoyable and fun book to read. The worlds and alien races created by Larry Niven are dreamlike, and the characters rich in personality and color. Beowulf Shaeffer is a Crashlander, a member of the human race born of another planet. He becomes a space traveler and adventurer, typically finding himself in situations not to his liking but managing to get out unscathed. I would recommend this book to any lover of sci-fi and fantasy. This was the first Larry Niven book I've read. I plan to read more!