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S together all of Beowulf Shaeffer's adventures and allows Shaeffer and his family to make a clean start at life once and for allContents • Ghost • Known Space • novelette by Larry Niven • Neutron Star • Known Space • • novelette by Larry Niven • At the Core • Known Space ?. 35 starsThis is almost the same book as Neutron Star but since they each have exclusive material I'm listing them both They're both short story collections in Niven's Known Space setting and they're both largely focused on the adventures of Beowulf Schaeffer space adventurer Despite this the stories have a pretty good range in styles In some of them Schaeffer is down on his luck in others he's famous so they didn't feel like rehashes Neutron Star is the older collection and contains a couple Known Space stories sans Beowulf Crashlander is all Beowulf and has a couple stories that are new to this collectionOverall I liked Neutron Star a little bit The non Beowulf stories were really strong and honestly I didn't feel there was a need to collect all the Schaeffer stories in one book I didn't think the new stories in Crashlander were uite as strong as the older tales they replaced but I still enjoyed them As always Niven advanced the timeline of Known Space which I really enjoy The Known Space stories are a progression even the short fiction and it's great to see it as a whole body of work A new and very important alien race is explored in these collections and it's fun to read about some of the first human interactions with them These tales set the stage nicely for Ringworld the novel that first got me into Niven I guess I'll just have to read that again

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Crashlander? • novelette by Larry Niven • Flatlander • Known Space • • novelette by Larry Niven • Grendel • Known Space • • shortstory by Larry Niven • The Borderland of Sol • Known Space • • novelette by Larry Niven • Procrustes • Known Space • • novella by Larry Niven. I love just about all things Niven and this collection of shorts on Beowulf Schaeffer is my favorite kind of sci fiThere is fast paced adventure without being too puply and there is science enough without bogging down

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Download ½ Crashlander 108 ☆ ❮Read❯ ➱ Crashlander Author Larry Niven – 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 Shaeffer stories including a brand Crashlander Beowulf Shaeffer has long 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 Shaeffer stories including a brand new one in one long tale of exploration and adventure PLUS an all new framing story that pull. In 1966 Larry Niven created the ultimate tourist with his short story Neutron Star It was the tale of Beowulf Shaeffer a laid off pilot heavily in debt and easy to blackmail and how the alien race the puppeteers convinced him to make a dangerous flyby of a neutron star Throughout the late sixties followed several other Beowulf Shaeffer stories which were previously to be found only in the out of print collection NEUTRON STAR In 1994 Del Rey released CRASHLANDER which brought back into print the Beowulf Shaeffer stories of the late 60's together with The Borderland of Sol 1975 a new story Procrustes and interim material that Niven had just penned to bind the stories together into one novel as it were there's no table of contents and the title of each story isn't listed at the head of the page CRASHLANDER has some good material but the latest writing shows that Niven's treatment of his Known Space universe has become very poor indeedThe late 60's Beowulf Shaeffer stories were classics of science fiction mixing hard science with colourful alien races and futuristic fashion In Neutron Star the reader travels with Shaeffer as he visits what was then a revolutionary concept in astronomy In At the Core the puppeteers convince Shaeffer to take an experimental hyperdrive all the way to the galactic core where he makes a discovery that spurs the puppeteers into fleeing Known Space Flatlander begins with Shaeffer as a tourist on Earth and takes him on a journey with a millionaire to a very unusual planet Grendel the last of the golden age of the Shaeffer stories has Shaeffer foil a kidnapping on a newly colonized world These stories are all excellent and are recommended reading for any fan of science fictionThe last two stories however are incredibly disappointing nearly enough so to taint the eariler works The Borderland of Sol was written after the decline of Niven's writing in the mid 1970's It nearly repeats the theme of Grendel with Shaeffer becoming something of a detective but with unbelievable characters B movie shoot outs and uninspired futurisms The last story Procrustes dates from the 1990's and is nearly as bad as Niven's novel from the same time THE RINGWORLD THRONE Procrustes has a plot that is convoluted to say the least and none of the characters act like they have in previous stories Most disturbing is the Robert Heinlein esue turn into sexuality explicit scenes that Niven made in the early 90's as Procrustes begins with an orgy The frame stories were written at the same time as Procrustes are are just as bad They contradict previous Niven stories such as mentioning the Trinocs when they won't be met for another 200 years the Puppeteer Fleet of Worlds etc and end in an inexplicable murder that is nothing but a deus ex machinaMy recommendation skip CRASHLANDER and find the out of print collection NEUTRON STAR which brings together all the golden age Shaeffer stories as well as several other fascinating Known Space short stories