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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However since this book was first released in the 70s that series was still being formed. Becalmed in Hell A manned mission to Venus runs into problems when the brain controlling the ship is unable to feel it’s thrusters. The day side of the Earth has already been blasted clean of life and the night side has only hours to live. A World out of Time. These stories to me represent a new direction in science fiction for me, although in later years I realise he can be quite narrow minded in his views and I see he has collected so criticism for it.

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Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Howie accepts the bet. Dec 12, Bob Rust rated it it was amazing. I hadn’t read any stories set in this era of Known Space, and haven’t read any Gil Hamilton stories. He is convinced that there is a remnant atmosphere frozen on the dark side, and uses the ship’s drive to begin to re-spin Earth.


AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Niven is a true master! It was good, but not as good as I expected. Galaxy Science Fiction moln, June Inthe story was made into an episode of The Outer Limits television series nivem by Brad Wright.

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 must run about nine or ten thousand words, which qualifies it as a novelette. There are others out in town, some of whom are aware of the impending doom. Like the way he got his theories wrong a few times in coming to his final conclusion.

A very, very good collection of “hard” science fiction stories.

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It is an lzrry read if you are unfamiliar with Larry Niven, his writing style is very casual and short enough to be consumed in one sitting, and yet the story leaves a lasting impression. Books by Larry Niven. The vaporized seawater leads to torrential rains, hurricanes and floods. Synopsis One late night in California, Stan notices the moon shining unusually bright.

The Secret inconsfant Black Ship Island. He telephones Leslie, his girlfriend, and they admire its beauty. When the moon suddenly starts shining brighter, Stan and Leslie realize the sun must have gone nova, and they only mopn a few hours until the earth rotates into the deadly sunshine.

He was a wireheaddirectly stimulating the pleasure center of the brain, and starved. He calls Leslie back to invite her out to enjoy what may possibly be the last night of their lives.

This is a short book. Dec 07, Chris Maguire rated it really liked it. This page was last edited on 15 Septemberat Massive, rapid changes in the heat equilibrium would, for one thing, cause major storms.


Inconstant Moon

Be aware, this is a short story not a full novel or collection. Events and characters are referenced across stories, so each is essentially snapshot filling an album that can be looked over time and again. By incoonstant this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Read more Read less. Moving mankind into space by any means, but particularly by making space endeavors attractive to commercial interests.

On the trip back, Howie reveals his ruse to Eric. There is more to it than one might expect from this synopsis, but that would spoil the reading experience.

He believes Eric has a psychosomatic disorder preventing lzrry from operating the ramjets, using the analogy of a traumatized soldier that can no longer feel his hand and pull the trigger of a gun. Nov 25, Eric rated it it was amazing Shelves: Niven takes his ideas out to fantastic reaches. These stories are awesome.

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Reluctantly, believing that any other similarly senescent star will offer no better option, the people accede to the new captain’s order to lwrry on Earth despite the lack of an atmosphere.

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