Order of Larry Niven Books
Larry Niven is an American author of hard science fiction, best known for his Ringworld series, which is part of the largely Known Space universe. Much like Isaac Asimov, his books follow a set of rules, which include:
- Never fire a laser at a mirror.
- Giving up freedom for security is beginning to look naive.
- It is easier to destroy than to create.
- Ethics change with technology.
- The only universal message in science fiction: There exist minds that think as well as you do, but differently.
Larry Niven became a published author in 1966 with the novel World of Ptavvs – part of the Known Space universe. Below is a list of Larry Niven’s books in order of when they were originally published (and in chronological order):
Publication Order of Known Space Books
Publication Order of Ringworld Prequel Books
Publication Order of Ringworld Books
Publication Order of Heorot Books
Publication Order of Moties Books
Publication Order of Golden Road Books
Publication Order of Dream Park Books
|The Barsoom Project||(1989)|
|The California Voodoo Game||(1992)|
|The Moon Maze Game||(2011)|
Publication Order of The State Books
Publication Order of Bowl of Heaven Books
Publication Order of Stellar Guild Books
Publication Order of Magic Goes Away Books
Publication Order of Standalone Novels
Publication Order of Man-Kzin Anthologies
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Notes: The Ringworld Prequel series was co-authored by Edward M. Lerner. The Heorot books were co-authored by Steven Barnes and Jerry Pournelle. The Bowl of Heaven series is co-authored by Gregory Benford. The Goliath Stone was co-authored by Matthew Joseph Harrington.
Inferno, Lucifer’s Hammer, Oath of Fealty, Footfall, Escape From Hell, the Moties series and the Golden Road series were co-authored by Jerry Pournelle.
The Dream Park series, the Magic Goes Away series, The Descent of Anansi, Achilles’ Choice and Saturn’s Race were co-authored by Steven Barnes.
The Flying Sorcerers was co-authored by David Gerrold. Building Harlequin’s Moon was co-authored by Brenda Cooper.
The California Voodoo Game is known as The Voodoo Game in the UK. The Gripping Hand is known as The Moat Around Murcheson’s Eye in the UK. Beowulf’s Children is known as The Dragons of Heorot in the UK.
Red Tide is based on an earlier novella entitled Flash Crowd and is co-authored with Matthew Joseph Harrington and Brad R. Torgersen.