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#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 reco
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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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