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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Niven also often includes elements of detective fiction and adventure stories.

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.

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It will eventually swell to a diameter large enough to be very devastating to Earth–in a few billion years ; it’s also that they didn’t know that there’d be plenty of warning of a star that was due to nova if it was as nearby as the Sun is.

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Highly recommended if you’d like to read something that takes little commitment. A light-hearted end-of-the-world short story by one of the sci-fi greats. Inconstant moon This story is what made me want to read the book. The story ends on a hopeful note, with the project leader believing that Earth can help the humans at Sirius, and a fearful one, with the crewman then speculating that the humans were seeded by carnivorous aliens as food animals.

Amazingly a master like Niven, who can craft sagas of epic proportions spanning multiple volumes, can also do this all within the confines of a short story.

Stan, the narrator, notices that the moon is glowing much brighter than ever before. Jul 21, Stephen rated it liked laryr Shelves: Events and characters are referenced across stories, so each is essentially snapshot filling an album that can be looked iconstant time and again.

I think you’d notice a lot more than just the fact that ‘the moon doth shine as bright as day’. It is most unusual to read an end of world story and be extremely smug.

Views Read Edit View history. In voting the death penalty for so many crimes, the lawmakers had only bent to pressure from the voters. This tale poses an interesting scenario and question: I don’t have a copy of this book. Sep 21, Jose Moa rated it really liked it Shelves: I incnostant the development of the “last night” Definitely a twist on the end of the world stories, Hope that Larry Niven will write a sequel. 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.


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inconstanh This audiobook can be listened to on: It is almost impossible to explain what it’s about without spoiling the plot.

Niven created an alien species, the Kzin, which were featured in a series of twelve collection books, the Man-Kzin Wars. Moving mankind into space by any means, but particularly by making space endeavors attractive to commercial interests.

Good short story by Larry Niven about how a man icnonstant realizes the world will end in the morning spends his last night.

As Los Angeles drowns in storms and people move from shock to terror, Stan and Leslie face their own mortality, as Stan seeks to understand what has happened. Kindle Cloud Reader Read instantly in your browser.

Chi ama i libri sceglie Kobo e inMondadori. Email required Address never made public. Inthe story was made into an episode of The Outer Limits television series written by Brad Wright.