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Larry Niven

American writer

1938   -  

genre: hard science fiction
country of citizenship: United States of America
languages spoken, written or signed: English
educated at: Washburn University
occupation: writer, novelist, screenwriter, mathematician, science fiction writer
award received: Inkpot Award, Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award, Hugo Award for Best Short Story, Nebula Award for Best Novel, Locus Award for Best Novel, Hugo Award for Best Novel, Hugo Award for Best Novelette, Seiun Award for Best Translated Novel, Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel, Locus Award for Best Short Story

Laurence van Cott Niven (; born April 30, 1938) is an American science fiction writer. His best-known works are Ringworld (1970), which received Hugo, Locus, Ditmar, and Nebula awards, and, with Jerry Pournelle, The Mote in God's Eye (1974) and Lucifer's Hammer (1977). The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America named him the 2015 recipient of the Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award. His work is primarily hard science fiction, using big science concepts and theoretical physics. It also often includes elements of detective fiction and adventure stories. His fantasy includes the series The Magic Goes Away, rational fantasy dealing with magic as a non-renewable resource.
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