Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Larry Niven has won the prestigious Hugo Award five Inconstant Moon – Kindle edition by Larry Niven. Download it once. 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. Inconstant Moon by Larry Niven – book cover, description, publication history.

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Inconstant Moon 3 18 Mar 14, HIs works cover many genres and in fact series too. The third story was about homophobia rather inconsrant being homophobic IMHO. Feb 03, Nick rated it really liked it. Inconstant Moon – Larry Niven 2 20 Apr 29, The ship’s main computer has also been damaged, so its decision to have the captain replaced by one of the passengers to maximize survival causes disagreement.

Inconstant Moon by Larry Niven

His investigations lead him to people associated with organlegging — the illicit handling and sale of spare body-parts. I like how the story was laid out, slowly drawing towards the final reveal of what’s going on.

A rather disappointing “short” story and rather long for a short-story. Eventually, Gil is captured by the organlegging gang, until, under threat of being harvested alive for his organs, his “third arm” – a psychologically limited form of psychokinesis — allows him to kill his captor in spite of being completely bound. Plenty of such stories in this collection. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Short read and worth it.

I seem to recall that this was made into an episode parry one of those episodic series like Twilight Zone or Outer Limits. He was a wireheaddirectly stimulating the pleasure center of the brain, and starved. The title is a quote from the balcony scene in William Shakespeare ‘s Romeo and Juliet. Inconstant Moon by Larry Niven. Retrieved August 26, Inthe story was made into an episode of The Outer Limits inconstanr series written by Brad Wright.

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How will the passengers survive when all the known stars have burned themselves out? The Sphere paperback version of the collection was cut from 12 to seven stories.

Apr 04, Jerry Jose rated it really liked it. The second possibility turns out to be correct: What are you going to do with it? About to return to Earth, Eric reveals that something is wrong with the ramjet that propels the craft, necessitating a landing in order to fix the problem. Seven brilliant short stories by the award-winning author of Ringworld. 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.

Pages to import images to Wikidata. Feb 22, James Thomas rated it really liked it Shelves: However since this book was first released in the 70s that series was still being formed. Jun 19, York rated it really liked it Shelves: Reluctantly, believing that any other similarly senescent star will offer no better option, the people accede to the new captain’s order to land on Earth despite the lack of an atmosphere.

And maybe a year or a season or something? It’s just that they didn’t know that the sun is not the kind of star to go nova it’s not big enough.

Not at all what I expected from The edition I read contained 12 stories instead of 7. He is convinced that there is a remnant atmosphere omon on the dark side, and uses the ship’s drive to begin to re-spin Earth. Dec 07, Chris Maguire rated it really liked it. Jul 21, Stephen rated it liked it Shelves: 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.


Notify me of new comments via email. I love the big scale, “what-if” stories Larry Niven writes, overlayed with a great plot and interesting characters.

Inconstant Moon

The vaporized seawater leads to torrential rains, incondtant and floods. Howie agrees, but lary has convinced himself that the problem is truly with Eric. Carter, the murderer, in the process of escaping on one of the transportation buggies crashes through the plastic bubble which holds in the base’s atmosphere in an attempt to kill everyone else; however, it fails, and he is soon chased by Parry, the brother of the victim on another buggy.

I was playing with some preliminary ideas, and one of these — the “Blind Spot” effect of this form of faster-than-light travel — was later incorporated into Known Space.

The story ends at the break of an overcast, gray morning, with Leslie’s apartment becoming an island among the raging flood waters, but with the narrator rather optimistically wondering “if our children would colonize Europe, or Asia, or Africa.

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The story ended on a really cool note. The edition I read contained 12 stories instead of 7. A Season 2 DVD is available in the usual online sales outlets. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Post as a guest Name. The finale, Death by Ecstasy, is one of the highlights of this book. Niven also often includes elements of detective fiction and adventure mono. The people he meets as the story begins all praise the moon’s increased beauty but lack the scientific background to understand its cause.

Aug 29, Shawn Dvorak rated it really liked it.