Stories from science fiction's master storyteller, including "Rammer", "A Hole in Space", "The Fourth Profession" and the Louis Wu story "There Is a Tide", as well as a discussion of non-planetary structures for human habitation (including the Ringworld) called "Bigger Than Worlds."
"His tales have grit, authenticity, colorful characters and pulse-pounding narrative drive. Niven is a true master!"
- Frederik Pohl
"Larry Niven is one of the giants of modern science fiction."
- Mike Resnick
"Our premier hard SF writer."
- The Baltimore Sun
"Niven...lifts the reader far from the conventional world -- and does it with dash."
- The Los Angeles Times
"Niven...juggles huge concepts of time and space that no one else can lift."
- Charles Sheffield
"In creating a geologic world and in the interactions between humans and aliens, Niven is superb."
- Boston Sunday Globe
"One of the genre's most prolific and accessible talents."
- Library Journal
"The scope of Larry Niven's work is so vast that only a writer of supreme talent could disguise the fact as well as he can."
- Tom Clancy