Larry Niven

Laurence van Cott Niven (/ˈnɪvən/; born April 30, 1938) is an American science fiction writer.[2] 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.[3] 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.

Larry Niven
Niven in 2010
BornLaurence van Cott Niven
(1938-04-30) April 30, 1938 (age 83)
Los Angeles, California, United States
OccupationNovelist
NationalityAmerican
Alma mater
Period1964–present
Genre
Notable works
Notable awardsInkpot Award (1979)[1]
Website
larryniven.net
Niven at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California, 2007