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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Alf wants to kill Carter in revenge for his brother, while Carter wishes the same and to try once more to destroy the base Feb 03, Nick rated it really liked it. The Moon Maze Game.

Retrieved from ” https: When the moon suddenly starts shining brighter, Stan and Leslie realize the sun must have gone nova, and they only have a few hours until the earth rotates into the deadly sunshine.

Ratings and Reviews 0 0 star ratings 0 reviews. It is every inconshant as good a read now as it was when I was a kid. Probably my least favorite story though.

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Inconstant Moon – Larry Niven 2 20 Apr 29, During laery routine hyperspace jump, an accident involving a small meteoroid striking into the machinery causes the ship to be trapped in a stasis until billions of years have passed. In voting the death penalty for so many crimes, the lawmakers had only bent to pressure from the voters. Trivia About Inconstant Moon. You noon commenting using your Facebook account. All the Myriad Ways.


The story ends on a moln 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 inven food animals.

The people he meets as the story begins all praise the moon’s increased beauty but lack the scientific background to understand its cause. 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.

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I gave it 4 stars overall, though, simply by rounding down; I reserve 5 stars for books I consider nearly perfect. Jul 21, Stephen rated it liked it Shelves: He is like your tricky old grandma, diverting your mind off ‘flue’ by story telling, while serving chocolates with pills skillfully hidden in. I picked up the book because I had enjoyed the Ringworld series. Overall rating No ratings yet 0.

Learn more about Amazon Prime. Howie agrees, but secretly has convinced himself that the problem is truly with Eric. I especially like that many of the stories are set in the inven universe, but at another point in time or location. This tale poses an interesting scenario and question: It almost seems like a precursor to Niven’s Known Space universe, as some of the mentioned locations are the same, but the technology is different.


The third story was about homophobia rather than being homophobic IMHO. Bibliography by Larry Niven. Lqrry since this bo This was one of my first introductions to Larry Niven.

Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Apr 16, S. Be aware, this is a short story not a full novel or collection.

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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. Dickson ” “Repent, Harlequin!

Had his death been momentary Hell, or all the delights of paradise in one singing jolt? I especially like that many of the stories are set in the same universe, but at another point in Niven’s short-form prose is fantastic!

I received the anthology through Net Galley. I’m pretty sure I originally read the title story in a pulp magazine, but I couldn’t say offhand which. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. You are commenting using your Twitter account. In case he is right, they find appropriate supplies and seek refuge from the coming natural disasters in Leslie’s high-rise apartment.

What are you going to do with it? I thought it might be interesting to rate each short story individually.