Saturday, April 16, 2016

N = NIVEN, Larry - Author, A-Z Blog Challenge 2016

Imagine a Ringworld**, where gravity and perspective vary from the more common sphere shaped planet. Larry Niven is the creator of such a world.

Larry Niven, Science Fiction Author, photo - PD-GNU

N = Niven, Larry, Author
Theme = Authors, AtoZ

Laurence van Cott Niven, born April 30, 1938, is now known as Larry Niven, an American science fiction writer. He writes hard science fiction using big science concepts and theoretical physics. His best known work is Ringworld (1970) for which he received numerous awards. These included the Hugo and the Nebula Awards and the Science Fiction Writers of America recipient of the Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award.

Niven has authored many award-winning science fiction short stories and novels, beginning in 1964. He has also written scripts for three science fiction television series, and for DC Comics character, Green Lantern

Many of Niven's stories comprise the Tales of Known Space - and take place in his Known Space universe, where humanity shares the several habitable star systems with over a dozen alien species. Ringworld is part of the Known Space series.

Then, there's Niven's Law:There is no cause so right that one cannot find a fool following it. Niven has added to the first law a list of Niven's Laws, which he says describes 'how the Universe works' as far as he can tell.



What is a Ringworld? "A band of material, roughly a million miles wide and of the same diameter as Earth's orbit, rotating around a star." Niven was trying to envision a more efficient version of a Dyson Sphere. His most famous contribution to the SF genre comes from his novel Ringworld. It's an interesting concept. . .a dizzying one.


Have you heard of or ever read science fiction author Larry Niven? If you don't like science fiction that much, what genre do you prefer?

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A to Z Challenge - 2016

It's April again and time for the 2016 Blogging from A to Z challenge  This is my 4th year participating in the challenge! (Previous A to Z  posts at the top of my blog page tabs are: Art A-Z, French Faves, Paris, Etc. 

Thanks to originator Lee (Arlee Bird at Tossing It Out), and the co-hosts and co-host teams who make the challenge run smoothly. See the list of participants, and other important information at the A to Z Blog site.  The basic idea is to blog every day in April except Sundays (26 days). On April 1st, you begin with the letter A, April 2 is the letter B, and so on. Posts can be random or use a theme.

Blogging from A to Z Challenge 2016 - Badge


References: Wiki on Larry Niven

Image of Larry Niven  (top of post)
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