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Another dazzling collection of fact, fiction, and wit from the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning master of hard science fiction!
Larry Niven is the New York Times bestselling author of such classic science fiction novels as Ringworld and Destiny's Road. His previous collection, N-Space, was lauded by the Houston Post as "outstanding . . . hours of entertainment," while Publishers Weekly called it "a must for science fiction fans." A follow-up volume, Playgrounds of the Mind, was similarly praised by Kirkus Reviews: "An abundance of Niven's curious yet disciplined inventiveness and his fun-filled knack for turning seemingly absurd notions into credible, absorbing fiction. Grand entertainment."
Now, ten years later, Scatterbrain collects an equally engaging assortment of Niven's latest work, all in one captivating volume. Here are choice excerpts from several of his most recent novels, including his upcoming Ringworld's Child and Rainbow Mars, as well as numerous short stories, nonfiction articles, interviews, editorials, collaborations, and correspondence. True to its title, Scatterbrain roams all over a wide variety of fascinating topics, featuring Niven's singular insights into everything from space stations to convention etiquette.
So give yourself a treat, and feel free to pick the brain-or Scatterbrain-of one of modern science fiction's most fascinating thinkers.
Praise for Larry Niven“Niven’s masterly use of SF strategies hits every note, springing surprises and plot turns with pace. Niven . . . lifts the reader far from the conventional world—and does it with a dash.”—Los Angeles Times“A writer of supreme talent.”—Tom Clancy“The paradigm SF personality of the last several decades.”—Gregory Benford“One of our finest . . . Jams enough ideas for several novels into each one he creates.”—The Seattle Times“The premier hard SF writer of the day.”—The Baltimore Sun
Praise for Larry Niven
"Niven's masterly use of SF strategies hits every note, springing surprises and plot turns with pace. Niven . . . lifts the reader far from the conventional world--and does it with a dash."--Los Angeles Times
"A writer of supreme talent."--Tom Clancy
"The paradigm SF personality of the last several decades."--Gregory Benford
"One of our finest . . . Jams enough ideas for several novels into each one he creates."--The Seattle Times
"The premier hard SF writer of the day."--The Baltimore Sun
About the Author
Larry Niven is a Nebula Award-winning author and the author of such classics as Ringworld, The Integral Trees, Tales of Known Space, Dream Park, and Rainbow Mars. He is the creator of the popular Man-Kzin War Series, and co-author of the bestsellers The Mote in God's Eye, Lucifer's Hammer, Beowulf's Children, and the No. 1 New York Times bestseller Footfall. Larry Niven lives in Tarzana, California.
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