History Creator / LarryNiven

24th May '17 12:24:32 PM Xtifr
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* ''Literature/{{Footfall}}''
* ''Literature/DreamPark''

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* ''Literature/{{Footfall}}''
''Literature/{{Footfall}}'' (with Creator/JerryPournelle)
* ''Literature/DreamPark''''Literature/DreamPark'' (with Stephen Barnes)



* ''Literature/LucifersHammer''

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* ''Literature/LucifersHammer''''Literature/LucifersHammer'' (with Creator/JerryPournelle)



* ''Literature/TheMoteInGodsEye''

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* ''Literature/TheMoteInGodsEye''
''Literature/TheMoteInGodsEye'' (with Creator/JerryPournelle)
24th May '17 12:22:17 PM Xtifr
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* EcoTerrorist: The FROMATES ([=FRiends=] Of Man And The Earth) terrorist group in ''Oath of Fealty''. They totally oppose the arcology Todos Santos and commit kidnapping, attempted arson, murder and attempted mass murder in their campaign to destroy it (and everyone living in it).
13th Dec '16 2:04:51 PM Xtifr
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Also responsible for numerous works with Jerry Pournelle, including ''Literature/TheMoteInGodsEye'' (from which the term for a third hand -- the "gripping hand" -- comes. The phrase is used in the context of there being three options from which to choose, the dominant concern being the gripping hand[[note]] the motie's strongest arm[[/note]]) and ''Literature/LucifersHammer''. He's also worked with Steven Barnes on the ''Literature/DreamPark'' series.

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Also responsible for numerous works with Jerry Pournelle, Creator/JerryPournelle, including ''Literature/TheMoteInGodsEye'' (from which the term for a third hand -- the "gripping hand" -- comes. The phrase is used in the context of there being three options from which to choose, the dominant concern being the gripping hand[[note]] the motie's strongest arm[[/note]]) and ''Literature/LucifersHammer''. He's also worked with Steven Barnes on the ''Literature/DreamPark'' series.
29th Nov '16 7:49:54 PM nombretomado
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* BackgroundMagicField: Niven's take on RobertEHoward's ConanTheBarbarian series, his 'The Magic Goes Away' stories treat magic as a non-renewable resource that drives civilizational advance, then causes collapse when it is consumed, as an {{anvilicious}} allegory for modern civilization's reliance on fixed resources. Later less [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malthusian_catastrophe Malthusian]] stories in the series have humans smoothly making the transition from mystical resources to biological and technological resources.

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* BackgroundMagicField: Niven's take on RobertEHoward's ConanTheBarbarian Creator/RobertEHoward's Literature/ConanTheBarbarian series, his 'The Magic Goes Away' stories treat magic as a non-renewable resource that drives civilizational advance, then causes collapse when it is consumed, as an {{anvilicious}} allegory for modern civilization's reliance on fixed resources. Later less [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malthusian_catastrophe Malthusian]] stories in the series have humans smoothly making the transition from mystical resources to biological and technological resources.
7th Nov '16 8:48:42 AM Bense
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* NeverLand: ''A World Out of Time'' features an immortality treatment that only works on pre-pubescents. The far future Earth is ruled by the Boys, who exterminated the Girls, and then seem to enjoy living a tribal hunter-gatherer existence with stone-age technology, though they fully understand and routinely repair more complicated devices. Adults are basically slaves kept to breed more Boys.
20th Oct '16 12:37:48 PM Bense
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** ''A World Out of Time'', Earth develops extra-solar colonies, and they eventually go to war. By throwing planets at each other. Earth's colonies drop a gas giant into the sun, which causes it to heat up and kill most life on Earth and eventually become a red giant star. Lots of moving planets around follows, with the Earth eventually ending up as a satellite of Jupiter.
19th May '16 6:28:21 AM Morgenthaler
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** TheMoteInGodsEye: The Moties are cursed with eternally reoccurring war. After an ancient asteroid war nearly wiped out the planet, the race was motivated (terrified) into moving every single comet and meteor in the system into more stable circular orbits, making it too fuel-intensive for future war-makers to use them to bomb the planet again.

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** TheMoteInGodsEye: Literature/TheMoteInGodsEye: The Moties are cursed with eternally reoccurring war. After an ancient asteroid war nearly wiped out the planet, the race was motivated (terrified) into moving every single comet and meteor in the system into more stable circular orbits, making it too fuel-intensive for future war-makers to use them to bomb the planet again.
19th Mar '16 6:58:19 AM Pavlov
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* OrganTheft: Niven's early Literature/KnownSpace work ''thoroughly'' explored the dangers of transplant technology outstripping organ synthesis, to the point where lawmakers would change to make all crimes into death sentences just to keep up with the demand for organs. With the price of organs being so high due to demand, it's almost inevitable that illegal organ harvesting becomes a frequent concern, enough so that the process becomes known as "organlegging", a {{Portmanteau}} of "organ" and "bootlegging".

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* OrganTheft: Niven's early Literature/KnownSpace work ''thoroughly'' explored the dangers of transplant technology outstripping organ synthesis, to the point where lawmakers would obsessively change laws to make all crimes into death sentences just to keep up with the demand for organs. With the price of organs being so high due to demand, it's almost inevitable that illegal organ harvesting becomes a frequent concern, enough so that the process becomes known as "organlegging", a {{Portmanteau}} of "organ" and "bootlegging".
10th Mar '16 2:32:43 PM Kalaong
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** {{Footfall}}: Elephant-mentality invading alients "stomp" the Earth with a handy meteor to force surrender.
** LucifersHammer: A disaster story about a comet hitting the Earth and all its consequences.
** TheMagicGoesAway: The last god tries to smash the Moon into the Earth to restore magic.

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** {{Footfall}}: Literature/{{Footfall}}: Elephant-mentality invading alients "stomp" the Earth with a handy meteor to force surrender.
** LucifersHammer: Literature/LucifersHammer: A disaster story about a comet hitting the Earth and all its consequences.
** TheMagicGoesAway: Literature/TheMagicGoesAway: The last god tries to smash the Moon into the Earth to restore magic.
28th Feb '16 8:51:39 PM Nohbody
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* BorrowedBiometricBypass: In the ''Known Space'' universe, [[OrganTheft organleggers were known to harvest people for their organs]]. In one "Gil the ARM" story, it's noted that eyes are particularly in demand by criminals, to get past retina scanners with transplanted eyes taken from organlegger victims.
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