Inconstant Moon

Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
Length: 59 mins
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How would you spend your last night on Earth? When the moon suddenly starts shining brighter, Stan and Leslie realize the sun must have gone nova, and they only have a few hours until the earth rotates into the deadly sunshine.

This story won a Hugo Award and was made into an episode of The Outer Limits.

©2017 Larry Niven (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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The best Niven Story.

The Outer Limits episode didn't capture that Los Angeles feel that this story had. I felt like I was wandering through Los Angeles, given a guided tour by a native. Seeing the sights, and window shopping in the rain at Rodeo Drive. When I saw "Into the Night" with Michelle Pfeffer and Jeff Goldbloom some years later, I thought of this story as they went to many of the same places. I wonder how much LA has changed since this story was written as many big cities change. Landmarks disappear and places change and all those memories are gone. For those of you expecting the Outer Limits episode, you will be slightly disappointed. Unfortunately, the snowy climes of British Columbia where the show is filmed cannot replace Los Angeles for the sights and sounds. LA is a special place steeped in nostalgia and the movies and television have given us that city burned in our heads. This is a story of what someone might do on that last night on Earth. Its very much the story of a couple who wander around enjoying the sights and sounds of those special places they love. Grabbing a Hot Fudge Sundae and Irish Coffee before they become distant memories. Its still a love story, but very different from the episode depicted in the Outer Limits. In all it gets you thinking about what you would do that last night on Earth. Its a fantasy we all indulge at one time or another.

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Read this and listened to this 5 times

I heard this read in its entirelty a long time ago. Read it 5times too. It's a good scare Sci Fi style. I've been waiting for an Audio to be made. Finally...