Seven brilliant short stories by the award-winning author of Ringworld. Inconstant Moon – a moon so bright could only mean one thing. The sun had gone nova. Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Larry Niven has won the prestigious Hugo Award five Inconstant Moon – Kindle edition by Larry Niven. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note. 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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Apr 09, Gary rated it really liked it. Within the space of a handful of pages, he is able to wrap you up in a world and a life you’ve almost no prior understanding off. The vaporized seawater leads to torrential rains, hurricanes and floods.

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To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Back on Earth, the mechanics determine that, indeed, it was a mechanical problem due to the pressure of Venus’s atmosphere. The damage to the ship prevents it traveling faster than nivennand the passengers and crew debate using the ship’s remaining sub-light engine to travel relativistically to a neighboring star to look for a more viable planet. Galaxy Science Fiction nivej, June Niven also often includes elements of detective fiction and adventure stories.

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Please try again later. And not just after sunrise, either. Views Read Edit View history.

Quotes from Inconstant Moon. There was a spreading lack of respect for life, the evil side of transplant technology.

However since this book was first released in the 70s that series was still being formed. It is almost impossible to explain what it’s about without spoiling the plot.

Inconstant Moon by Larry Niven

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here This niveb, he hopes, convert this frozen gas back to a breathable atmosphere. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. The lovers make love and then head out into the night for decadent desserts and drinks to shut down the bars.

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June 17, Sold by: I love the big scale, “what-if” stories Larry Niven writes, overlayed inconsfant a great plot and interesting characters. May 30, J rated it it was amazing. It initially seemed like a homophobic story, but as I read further, I changed my opinion.

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The drive really is powerful enough to achieve this within a reasonable timescale, if only the planet’s crust can withstand the seismic stresses without catastrophic earthquakes. To ask other readers questions about Inconstant Moonplease sign up.

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Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: In an effort to cure Eric using a placeboHowie creates buckets of ice-water using the ship’s freezer, and dumps it into the wiring panels on the wings, telling Eric that the heat and pressure of Venus might be affecting the ship’s function. I grew up with dogs. On the trip back, Howie reveals his ruse to Eric. Here’s your fun Larry Niven science quiz again!

He did a year of graduate work in mathematics at the University of California at Los Angeles. Trivia About Inconstant Moon. A Hole in Space. I inconsyant on not only to collect his body of work but also his collaborations books like Inocnstant and Mote in Gods Eye and one of my all time favourites, Legacy of Herot as well as his long running spin off series the Man-Kzin wars.

Read more Read less. Stan, the narrator, notices nlven the moon is glowing much brighter than ever before. I’m pretty sure I originally read the title story in a pulp magazine, but I couldn’t say offhand which.