Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Larry Niven has won the prestigious Hugo Award five Inconstant Moon – Kindle edition by Larry Niven. Download it once. 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. Inconstant Moon by Larry Niven – book cover, description, publication history.

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Aug 27, Daryl rated it it was amazing. Some were a bit naive and I was beginning to think the book was not that good, but the last story was excellent. Excellent story, appeals to my apocalyptic thought patterns. And not just after sunrise, either.

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However, this is not a haphazard decision by the new captain, who is an astrophysicist. I received the anthology through Net Galley. 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. After revealing his theory to Eric, Eric admits it is a possibility but insists that Howie keep inspecting the ship, reasoning that Howie is the only one that can check for mechanical problems.

Archived from the original on March 28, Unfortunately, he himself suffers the same fate as the original colonists—all of which he commits to his log, which is later recovered. The others are just as good. I gave it 4 stars overall, though, simply by rounding down; I reserve 5 stars for books I consider nearly perfect.

Aug 29, Shawn Dvorak rated it really liked it. Once you suspend disbelief that the main characters would be so quick to actually believe the world was going to end in hours, it is easy to get absorbed into the story.


Post as a guest Name. Inconstant Moon, Becalmed in Hell, and Death by Ecstasy are the stand o I thought it might be interesting to rate each short story individually.

Inconstant Moon

If I did, I’d write a complete table of contents. This book nivenn many short science fiction stories – some of which go towards his loosely collected body of work – Tales of known space. This story is illustrated by artist contest winner Bernardo Mota. The people he meets as the story begins all praise the moon’s increased beauty but lack the scientific background to understand its cause.

The title, a play on the larty of murder mysteriesis a reference to the story’s investigators speculating about the experience of being electrocuted through the pleasure centre of the brain:.

Carter, the murderer, in the process of escaping on one of the transportation buggies crashes through the plastic bubble which holds in the base’s mooh in an attempt to kill everyone else; however, it fails, and he is soon chased by Alf, the brother of the victim on another buggy. A light-hearted end-of-the-world short story by one of the sci-fi greats. This isn’t a night when she should go to bed early and sleep, even if she does have an important meeting tomorrow.

Howie agrees, but secretly has convinced himself that the problem is truly with Eric.

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The drive really is powerful enough to achieve this within a reasonable timescale, if only the planet’s crust can withstand the seismic stresses niiven catastrophic earthquakes. I picked up the book because I had enjoyed the Ringworld series. The vaporized seawater leads to torrential rains, hurricanes and floods. And the best ever episode of the Outer Limits it was.

I’d like to buy the DVD if I nivsn find it. However the narrator surmises that the Sun has gone novathe day side of the Earth is already destroyed, and this is the last night of his life. And maybe a year nivsn a season or something? Some stories were better than others. His work is primarily hard science fiction, using big science concepts and theoretical physics.


Short story of approximately 20 minutes of sheer terror followed by the full weight of both apocalypse and hope.

Feb 03, Nick rated it really liked it. His fantasy includes The Magic Goes Away series, which utilizes an exhaustible resource, called Mana, to make the magic a non-renewable resource.

Events and characters are referenced across stories, so each is essentially snapshot filling an album that can be looked over time and again. Here’s your fun Larry Niven science quiz again! May 03, Jimmy Pedersen rated it really liked it Shelves: Inconstant Moon, Becalmed in Hell, and Death by Ecstasy are the stand out stories, with Death by Ecstasy, an almost proto-cyberpunk tale, being one of the best things I’ve read in a while.

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However here I think in my naive early reading days is a story which truly captivated me – Inconstant Moon. Are you ready for the first question?

Inconstant Moon – Larry Niven. I like how the story was laid out, slowly drawing towards the final reveal of what’s going on. You are commenting using your Facebook account.

Howie accepts the bet. A sequel to “How the Heroes Die”. It was good, but not as good as I expected. Apr 16, S.