Seven brilliant short stories by the award-winning author of Ringworld. Inconstant Moon – a moon so bright could only mean one thing. The sun had gone nova. Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Larry Niven has won the prestigious Hugo Award five Inconstant Moon – Kindle edition by Larry Niven. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note. 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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While some stories are more entertaining than others, and the titular Inconstant Moon is one of the weaker one, each is a pleasure to read, moving you swiftly from one story to another and giving you a fascinating glance at each world. After revealing his theory to Eric, Eric admits it is a possibility but insists that Howie keep inspecting the ship, nniven that Howie is the only one that can check for mechanical problems.

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Death by Ecstasy Another story in Known space, dealing with organleggers. Galaxy Science FictionJune The science here is well under the control of the fiction, and should make the work appealing even to those who consider themselves allergic to the clunkier traditional versions of SF.


Where it is so remarkably modern is in the realism, including the occasional quirkiness, of its depiction of human psychology and behaviour, lightened up by the overtone of humour that is often found in Niven’s best work. After exploring the edges of the smaller continents, and discovering that the ocean hosts only one lifeform—a single species of algae that they think might have been genetically engineered —they decide to explore the large continent with the border.

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. A rather disappointing “short” story and rather long for a short-story. Once you suspend disbelief that the main characters would be so quick to actually believe the world was going to end in hours, it is easy to get absorbed into the story.

Email required Incohstant never made public. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. The sun had gone nova. Unfortunately, he himself suffers the same fate as the original colonists—all of which he commits to his log, which is later recovered. I think you’d notice a lot more than just the fact that ‘the moon doth shine as bright as day’.

How will the passengers survive when all the known stars have burned themselves out? AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Probably my least favorite story though. Massive, rapid changes in the heat equilibrium would, for inconstajt thing, cause major storms.

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Belters didn’t get addicted to current stimulation, so why did the spacer die with electrodes in his brain? Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. These stories are awesome.


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Eric regains the use of the ramjets and the pair manage to escape from Venus and back to Earth. In voting the death penalty for so many crimes, the lawmakers had only bent to pressure from the voters.

Inconstannt written, some science, great sense of being there, noir story. Notify me of new comments via email. Showing of 31 reviews. In case he is right, they find appropriate supplies and seek refuge from the coming natural disasters in Leslie’s high-rise apartment.

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It almost seems like a precursor to Niven’s Known Space universe, as some of the mentioned locations are inconstaht same, but the technology is different. Short story of approximately 20 minutes of sheer terror followed by the full weight of both apocalypse and hope.

He is known to millions as the premier modern author of rigorous, scientifically consistent hard SF, the champion of ‘SF without a net’.