Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Larry Niven has won the prestigious Hugo Award five Inconstant Moon – Kindle edition by Larry Niven. Download it once. Inconstant Moon by Larry Niven – book cover, description, publication history. 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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Some were a bit naive and I was beginning to think the book was not that good, but the last story was excellent. I read this story w-a-ay back when and remembered enjoying it back in them olden times. Madness from the Inconstant Moon. What would you do if you found out the world incostant end in a few hours?

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. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

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Please try again later. This will, he hopes, convert this frozen gas back to a breathable atmosphere.

A Hole in Space. Howie agrees, but secretly has convinced himself that the problem is truly with Eric. Not Enabled Word Wise: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

It is one of a group of Known Space stories in which Niven speculates on the effect on human culture of simple universal organ transplants:. I like how the story was laid out, slowly drawing towards the final reveal of what’s going on. September 19, Imprint: Lists with This Book. Learn more about Amazon Prime.


Be aware, this is a short story not a full novel or collection. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. These stories to me represent a new direction in science fiction for me, although in later years I realise he can be quite narrow minded in his views and I see he has collected so criticism for it. Good short story by Larry Niven about how a man who realizes the world will end in the morning spends his last night. As he realizes the implications, he becomes afraid. Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex.

However the narrator surmises that the Sun has gone novathe day side of the Earth is already destroyed, and this is ,arry last night of his life. It’s free inconsfant yours to keep. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Inconstant Moon

It’s hard to imagine the range of emotions one would feel while facing death, let alone the extinction of humanity Thinking back, I have to wonder at the dense lack of scientific knowledge niiven the characters in the book. They emerge in the Solar System ‘s far future, at which time the sun has become a greenish- white dwarf and Earth has lost its atmosphere and become a tidally locked world; i.

Attended California Institute of Technology; flunked out inocnstant discovering a book store jammed with used science fiction magazines. Trivia About Inconstant Moon. His plan fails, and he crashlands, close to the now-abandoned base. About this title Audio Format. Sep 18, Jesse rated it it was amazing. Jun 19, York rated it really liked it Shelves: A World Out of Time.


Suffice it to say that it starts from the point of view of an ordinary American guy in an ordinary American apartment, and then takes him real-time through his understanding onconstant and reactions to an extraordinary celestial event. Here’s your fun Larry Niven science quiz again!

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I live with a cat, and borrow dogs to hike with. However, this is not a haphazard decision by the new captain, who is an astrophysicist. After they hang up, Stan, who writes pop-science articles for a living, decides to reason out what is niiven the phenomenon. He adapted his story Inconstant Moon for an episode of the television series The Outer Limits in To view it, click here.

Hair styles and human colony worlds from this story later entered Known Space; but the story does not belong to that universe.

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