At last, all the Beowulf Shaeffer stories in one volumeplus a brand new story and never before seen material linking them all together.Crashlander Beowulf Shaeffer has long been one of the most popular characters in Known Space Now, for the first time ever, Larry Niven brings together all the Beowulf storiesincluding a breand new onein one long tale of exploration and adventure Neutron StarBeowulf Shaeffer uncovers one of the puppeteers greatest secrets.At the CoreBeowulf Shaeffer learns something that scares the puppeteers into fleeing Known Space.FlatlanderBeowulf Shaeffer meets the love of his life and discovers a haunted planet.GrendelBeowulf Shaeffer solves a mystery, foils a kidnapping, and rescues an alien.The Borderland of SolBeowulf Shaeffer stops a mass murderer and destroys the ultimate weapon.ProcrustesAn exciting new story in which Beowulff Shaeffer loses his headliterally.PLUSan all new framing story that pulls together all of Beowulf Shaeffer s adventures and allows Shaeffer and his family to make a clean start at life once and for all...
|Title||:||Crashlander: A Novel|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Publisher||:||Del Rey Auflage Reprint 2 M rz 1994|
|Number of Pages||:||288 Seiten|
|File Size||:||793 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Crashlander: A Novel Reviews
Larry Niven almost always writes a good one this on carries this feature. actually I thought I'd said enough but it seems the program demands even more words where less is enough.
Beowulf Schaeffer is the recurring pilot-hero of many of Niven's "Known Space" stories, including some of his most famous, like "Neutron Star". In this volume they are collected and put in order, with a framing sequence. An indisputable aid to understanding Niven's other "known space" works, like RINGWORLD, and immense fun in its own right. Here you first meet the Puppeteers, you first find out the galaxy is exploding, you first meet the Outsiders and other aliens. (Niven does the best aliens in the biz. A few might cattily say his aliens are better than his humans.) A fascinating future presented by one of the best sf writers still writing
Hmpf. Auch wenn andere Leute anscheinend anderer Meinung sind: Diese Sammlung zeigt Larry Niven von seiner allerbesten Seite. Wissenschaftlich "fundierte" Space Opera, hinreißend geschrieben und mit einem deftigen Knacker in der Mitte jeder Kurzgeschichte.Genau, was der gute Mann am besten beherrscht.Wenigstens kommt so keine Langeweile raus wie bei den Ringwelten-Romanen (Gähn...).Eins plus, aber sowas von!
For fans of Niven's other "Known Space" novels and short stories, this Beowulf Schaeffer collection is a must. It wasn't until finishing "Crashlander" that I realized just exactly who Louis Wu is. Wu (the central character of the "Ringworld" novels) doesn't appear directly in "Crashlander," but he is mentioned in a manner that makes his origins clear. Classic work from one of the masters
Niven is an excellent writer, and if you haven't seen his previous "Known Space" collections, this will be a treat. This is a rehash of his classics, "second verse, same as the first." If you've been following him for a while, don't bother, you've read 'em...
read one story a night, and by the end of the year, you'll have gotten through the whole ringworld series, explored the ongoings in the core, and read the ongoing man-kzin wars... You'll read 2 stories, maybe 3 a night
This is a series of short stories. The first few are very good but the ending series of GHOST stories are awful. I was greatly disappointed within the book much less compared to other NIVEN classics. At this price tho if you are in the series you might as well bite
This wonderful collection puts all the Beowulf Shaeffer stories into one volume, including a new story. It also tells the orgins of Louis Wu of ringworld, elaborates on Puppeteers and the fate of the galaxy. A must read for any Niven fan.