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Download Crashlander doc Þ 281 pages ✓ Larry Niven Í ➷ [Reading] ➹ Crashlander By 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 SBy Larry Niven57 • Flatlander • Known Space • 1967 • novelette by Larry Niven107 • Grendel • Known Space • 1968 • shortstory by Larry Niven160 • The Borderland of Sol • Known Space • 1975 • novelette by Larry Niven213 • Procrustes • Known Space • 1993 • 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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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 pulls together all 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

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CrashlanderOf Beowulf Shaeffer's adventures and allows Shaeffer and his family to make a clean start at life once and for allContents1 • Ghost • Known Space • novelette by Larry Niven8 • Neutron Star • Known Space • 1966 • novelette by Larry Niven32 • At the Core • Known Space • 1966 • novelette I was a little hesitant about this one because I'd already ready the majority of the stories in their original venues andor earlier Niven collections but I ended up enjoying it very much Beowulf Schaeffer is inarguably one of his best characters and the scientific problems and puzzles with which he's presented are challenging and a lot of fun This would be a good introduction to the Known Space series