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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The title, a play on the tradition of inconstang mysteriesis a reference to the story’s investigators speculating about the experience of being electrocuted through the pleasure centre of the brain:. All in moom, it struck me as another in a long line of stories where fascinating premises were only sketched out, and not really followed up.

The lethal chase, with the two combatants in constant radio communication, slowly reveals the community stresses which resulted in the murder.

Views Read Edit View history. This site uses cookies. Aug 21, Dan rated it really liked it. Amazon Giveaway allows you inconstabt run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Retrieved August 26, However since this bo This was one of my first introductions to Larry Niven.

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An interesting take on what might happen if universal organ donation were possible. Inconstant Moon, Becalmed in Hell, and Death by Ecstasy are the stand o I thought moom might be interesting to rate each short story individually. I like how the story was laid out, slowly drawing towards the final reveal of what’s going on. The climax definitely had a twist to it and overall, I felt satisfied when I got to the last page, and not like I was left hanging or with too many unanswered questions, as seems to often be the case with many of today’s writers who are probably setting the stage for some sort of sequel.


The creation of thoroughly worked-out alien species, which are very different from humans both physically and mentally, is recognized as one of Niven’s main strengths. Given the date and time just past midnight I bought it and just re-read it.

This was one of my first introductions to Larry Niven. Stan and Leslie watch as the moon becomes impossibly bright; then the sky lights up and seems on inconxtant. Dec 12, Bob Rust rated it it was amazing. However here I think in my naive early reading days is a story which truly captivated me – Inconstant Moon.

The lovers make love and then head out into the night for decadent desserts and drinks to shut down the bars. Withoutabox Incobstant to Film Festivals.

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The title story is great, and ‘Bordered nivej Black’ is very disturbing. About to return to Earth, Eric reveals that something is wrong with the ramjet that propels the craft, necessitating a landing in order to fix the problem. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Want to Read saving….

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This tale poses an inconstqnt scenario and question: When they discover inclnstant what the black border is—a seething mass of trapped humans with very dark skin, feeding off the algae and each other—the result is the death, by suicide, of one of the crew, and the self-destruction of the ship by the traumatized survivor upon his return to Mooon a chilling reminder that there may be great danger waiting for further human explorers.


It is every bit as good a read now as it was when I was a kid. Kindle Cloud Reader Read instantly in your browser. He was a wireheaddirectly stimulating the pleasure center of the brain, and starved. His investigations lead him to people associated with organlegging — the illicit handling and sale of spare body-parts.

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I won’t give it away although I will say that when the Outer Limits started up again – this story was one of the new episodes, one which I really enjoyed along with the new Twilight Zone’s The Star by Arthur C Clarke.

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