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

Writer's History #5 – Annie Geever Interview A Reader's History of Science Fiction

In this episode, I interview Annie Geever, the author of the Undead Age trilogy of zombie novels. Annie's website. Annie's book recommendations: Thirteen or Black Man by Richard K. Morgan Fallen Dragon by Peter F. Hamilton Sun of Suns by Karl Schroeder
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  3. #34 – Time Travel Part I: The Classics
  4. #33 – Military Science Fiction
  5. #32 – Galactic Civilizations

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

Check out this episode!

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