#29 – Larry Niven and the Return of Hard Sci-Fi

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By 1970, the New Wave in science fiction had made peace with a surge of new hard sci-fi works and writers. At the forefront of this trend was Larry Niven, who took a unique path in hard sci-fi by proposing new physics, but still applying it rigorously. In this episode, we explore his work.

Book recommendation: Ringworld by Larry Niven.

My blog post about Ringworld.

Other works discussed:
The Magic Goes Away
With Jerry Pournelle:
The Mote in God’s Eye
The Gripping Hand
Lucifer’s Hammer
Footfall

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I'm a full-time astrophysicist and a part-time science fiction writer.
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