Larry Niven
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Larry Niven

LARRY NIVEN is the multiple Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author of the Ringworld series, along with many other science fiction masterpieces. He lives in Chatsworth, California. JERRY POURNELLE is an essayist, journalist, and science fiction author. He has advanced degrees in psychology, statistics, engineering, and political science. Together Niven and Pournelle are the authors of many New York Times bestsellers including Inferno, The Mote in God's Eye, Footfall, and Lucifer's Hammer.

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Best Sellers

    • Ringworld

    • By: Larry Niven
    • Narrated by: Tom Parker
    • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5,674
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4,096
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4,119

    Welcome to Ringworld, an intermediate step between Dyson Spheres and planets....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Genuinely Creative

    • By Kennet on 05-25-03

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Lucifer's Hammer

    • By: Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle
    • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
    • Length: 24 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5,964
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,383
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4,400

    The gigantic comet had slammed into Earth, forging earthquakes a thousand times too powerful to measure on the Richter scale, tidal waves thousands of feet high....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good story from front to back

    • By DJM on 07-30-09

    Regular price: $21.95

    • The Mote in God's Eye

    • By: Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle
    • Narrated by: L J Ganser
    • Length: 20 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6,282
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4,518
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4,560

    An epic novel of mankind's first encounter with alien life that transcends the genre. No lesser an authority than Robert A. Heinlein called it "possibly the finest science fiction novel I have ever read"....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A great read!

    • By J. Rhoderick on 02-12-10

    Regular price: $22.99

    • The Gripping Hand

    • By: Jerry Pournelle, Larry Niven
    • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
    • Length: 15 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,398
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,245
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,256

    Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle, award-winning authors of such best sellers as Footfall and The Legacy of Heorot, return us to the Mote....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Sequel to "The Mote in God's Eye"

    • By Ken on 01-14-13

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Ringworld Throne

    • The Ringworld Series, Book 3
    • By: Larry Niven
    • Narrated by: Paul Michael Garcia
    • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 678
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 611
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 617

    Come back to the Ringworld - the most astonishing feat of engineering ever encountered. A place of untold technological wonders, home to myriad humanoid races....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Should have stopped at the second book.

    • By Aerindel on 09-06-12

    Regular price: $23.07

    • The Ringworld Engineers

    • The Ringworld Series, Book 2
    • By: Larry Niven
    • Narrated by: Paul Michael Garcia
    • Length: 13 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,486
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,336
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,338

    It’s been 20 years since the quixotic and worldsweary Louis Wu discovered the Ringworld...

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good Story, Wrong Narrator. Way Wrong.

    • By Kevin der Kinderen on 04-16-13

    Regular price: $23.07

    • Flatlander

    • By: Larry Niven
    • Narrated by: Dennis Holland
    • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 163
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145

    Gil 'The Arm' Hamilton was one of the top operatives of ARM, the elite UN police force....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Sci-fi Detective Stories in Known Space

    • By Lactosefighter on 03-16-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Footfall

    • By: Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle
    • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
    • Length: 24 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,595
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,141
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,137

    They first appear as a series of dots on astronomical plates, heading from Saturn directly toward Earth....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle at Their Best

    • By Flatlander on 06-24-10

    Regular price: $21.95

    • Ringworld's Children

    • By: Larry Niven
    • Narrated by: Barrett Whitener
    • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 828
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 557
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 559

    The Ringworld is a landmark engineering achievement, a flat band 3-million-times the surface area of Earth, encircling a distant star....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Distracting narration.

    • By Wayne K. Werner on 08-25-12

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Fleet of Worlds

    • 200 Years Before the Discovery of the Ringworld
    • By: Larry Niven, Edward M. Lerner
    • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
    • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 662
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 423
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 429

    Fleet of Worlds takes a closer look at Human-Puppeteer (Citizen) relations and the events leading up to Niven's first Ringworld novel....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not bad...

    • By G. Parish on 05-02-16

    Regular price: $19.57

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