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 6,233
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4,611
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4,635

    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

    • 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 6,642
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4,849
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4,892

    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

    • 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 6,234
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,631
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4,650

    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 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 1,636
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,475
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,478

    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

    • 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 745
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 674
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 680

    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

    • Footfall

    • By: Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle
    • Narrated by: MacLeod Andrews
    • Length: 24 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,675
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,209
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,208

    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 876
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 600
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 602

    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

    • 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 1,510
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,347
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,360

    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 Legacy of Heorot

    • By: Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle, Steven Barnes
    • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
    • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 412
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 369
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 364

    An extraordinary adventure of humankind’s first outpost in the farthest reaches of space....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great read!

    • By Thomas on 12-05-12

    Regular price: $23.07

    • Fate of Worlds

    • Return from the Ringworld
    • By: Larry Niven, Edward M. Lerner
    • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
    • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 504
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 461
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 462

    The explosive finale to the Ringworld and the Fleet of Worlds series....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not - really - a RingWorld book.

    • By Craig on 10-10-12

    Regular price: $20.97

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