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Eando Binder Strange Shadows: Larry Niven “Neutron Star”. Larry Lardy “Neutron Star” Artwork copyright: Alan Gutierrez Mostly known for his “Ringworld” series of novels and a tireless world-building, Larry Niven has a penchant for cool-looking aliens, cool-looking planetary landscapes and cool-looking spaceships.

In fact his whole body of fiction is so cool-looking that I am surprised how none of his adventures made it to the big screen sar.

Visuals and a solid science backing are always supplemented with a lively plot and constant flow of ideas.

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One of the best “hard science fiction” writers of the 70ss school, if not THE best. Beowulf Shaeffer, who is a bit of a space tourist, a bit of an adventurous Han Solo-type, is pressured by aliens to get inside the perihelion of a neutron star and live to tell the tale never mind the huge tidal forces that would stretch your body into one infinite spaghetti. To the best of neutton knowledge this is the only story that describes in a scientifically plausible way what happens to a ship inside a neutron star’s Schwarzschild radius.


Alrry Reynolds attempted to describe what happens on the surface of the inconceivably dense neutron star, but his vision was rather more surrealistic and contrived. Clearly a “thought-experiment” story, larrg competes with the best of Hal Clement, Robert L.

Forward and even Stanislaw Lem who put his Pilot Pirx through the relativistic loops once with incredibly inventive results.

And if you are skeptical about Beowulf Shaeffer’s fate after being turned into a cosmological spaghetti, read the story to find out how he spooled himself together again. Miles above the competition, “Tales of Known Space” and “Flatlander” series are neutroh more entertaining in a collected form, where each story adds to a kaleidoscope of splendid space outings.

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