An essay for a con 'zine that would be expanded into a foreword to The Ringworld Engineers; Niven writes about fandom's reaction to Ringworld, and writing The Ringworld Engineers
An essay on genetics, aliens, and the age of the universe
An essay on "The Prisioner", Originally published in Reason magazine, July 1987.
An interview, conducted in January 1979, between David Gerrold and Larry Niven, on a wide range of subjects, including the inspirations of his stories, such as Neutron Star, Flash Crowd, and the Ringworld series.
Larry Niven sent the following ms. with a note which reads (partially): ’I enclose a gift. "The Notebooks of Mack Sikes" ...’ appeared in the SFWA FORUM but has since been revised. ..
A 100-word "drabble" for The Drabble Project
Larry solves the problems of Economic Malaise and Nuclear waste in one modest proposal.
An "obsolete" Known Space story, which has been superseded by other Known Space stories and novels, however it shows the origins of many ideas seen in later works.
An outline for a STAR TREK plot reprinted from T-Negative #17. "I dreamed this up years ago, during STAR TREK's second or third season. I never tried to sell it, for reasons which will probably become clear as you read on."
Anything goes in a free park, and, with the exception of violent acts. But what happens when the copseyes fall out of the sky simultaneously?
This article originally published back in 1974 explains how Larry came up with some of the fantastic names of his characters and their devices
This is a recent Draco Tavern story which was recently published in the December 2000 issue of Analog Magazine. "The Missing Mass" Except for electronic publications of that magazine, is published here for the second time.
Another Draco Tavern story. "Smut Talk" was first published in Playboy, January 2000, A discussion about sex practices starting with the black-widow reflex of the Grey Mourners Flu-addled Rick Schuuman can think of better places to be.
"The Last Necronomicon," was first published in the fanzines APA-L#315, and IS #4 which was published in October, 1971, one year after the publication of RINGWORLD. Readership must have been light, and this, its third publication, is the first opportunity most fans have had to read it
A plot for this unpublished novel that would destroy Known Space. Fortunately Larry got Dyson Spheres into his head and came up with Ringworld instead.
Niven's Laws was originally published by Owlswick Press for the Philadelphia Science Fiction Society in 1984, and was later reproduced in N-Space, the latest edition (2002) is published here after featuring in Analog (November 2002 edition).
This story was first published in Asimovs Science Fiction Magazine in February 1979 (vol 3 no 2, whole no. 12) and is published here, with permission, for the first time since then..
This is a trip report, not final draft, for Albacon, written three weeks after the World Trade Center disaster.