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David DeutschepistemologyevolutionfundamentalismHarry Potter universeHugh Everettinformation theoryLarry Nivenmultiversequantum physicssuicide. They had killed without heat, without concealment; they had surrendered without fear or bravado. As written, the story has ten different, parallel endings, representative of the essentially infinite number of endings possible under the Everett Interpretation. Niven’s laws ” Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex “.

He co-authored a number of novels with Jerry Pournelle. At the time that project had looked as harebrained as the rest: Through the closed door to his office came the sounds of men hurrying.

The unfinished story is three paragraphs that s Larry Niven has always been my favorite Sci Fi author. He briefly attended the California Institute of Technology and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics with a minor in psychology from Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas, in Not being a dummy Niven saves the best for last.

A man who kept late thhe like that, he wouldn’t see the sunrise very often. Especially the first one throws up many interesting questions concerning practical philosophy – what do “free will” and “free decision” mean?


It it’s proved true, for example, what’s the point? Lasers, oxygen-hydrogen rocket motors, computers, strange plastics—the list was still growing. Niven also often includes elements of detective fiction and adventure stories. The latest vehicles could reach worlds so like this one that it took a week niiven research to find the difference.

All the Myriad Ways by Larry Niven

Why would a man like Ambrose Harmon go off a building? It didn’t do to think too much about these alternate timelines. Is a free decision only pure chance and nothing more?

But the new stuff was great as usual. He’d never fired it except on the target range and nivem expected to. He’d neglected to open his parachute. Feb 14, Peter Tillman rated it it was amazing Shelves: Lists with This Book.

It was enough to confuse any citizen, let alone Detective-Lieutenant Gene Trimble, who had other problems to worry about. The oft-discussed essay ” Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex ” is a humorous discussion of the difficulties Superman might encounter in trying to conceive a child with Lois Lane.

This was the answer, and it wasn’t any good. Gene Trimble thought of other universes parallel to this one, and a parallel Gene Trimble in each one.

Was neat to think about and to try to get into Niven’s head a little but if you’re not looking for technical nievn, just skip them. Thinking that in some other branching of time, that two thousand dollars included his last dime. And he ran out of the office shouting, “Bentley, listen.


In Inconstant Moon he shows us, among other things, how a writer can hoodwink a reader. For example Becalmed in Hell is about a man and his machine partner exploring Venus. None of the methods showed previous planning.

But if he left now, latry only have to take it up again tomorrow. It was an okay yarn, though the idea was clearly of more importance to Niven than the characters or the story. He had been using his vehicle for experiments, to see how close he could get to his own timeline and still leave it.

I don’t buy your bug, though. He got ready for bed, Trimble thought.

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Deutsch’s multiverse model has some attractive features. Everybody should read this! Niven created an alien species, the Kzin, which were featured in a series of twelve collection books, the Man-Kzin Wars. He wore a bright silk dressing gown and a sleeping jacket with a sash. Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex and are discursive forays into “what ifs”, with Niven showing his line of thinking.