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But each image was slightly different. The gun was empty. As someone who has read a deal of popular astronomy I know this is balderdash.

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Time wll a reread. This article about a science fiction book is a stub. When the pilot wanted to return, he simply cruised across the appropriate band of probabilities until he found the signal. At the time that project had looked as harebrained as the rest: From that point on, Crosstime travel had more than financed itself.

They were all like that. Better to read fiction! Human I mean, they are absolutely in deep shit Quite a bit of fun, lary.

Many had left on time, and were now halfway home to dinner, out to a movie, watching a strip show, racing to the scene of another death. Not only does our improbable world exist, there are even greater improbabilities–worlds where monkeys type the text myriqd Shakespeare. Trimble didn’t understand the theory, though God knows he’d tried.


Especially the first one throws up many interesting questions concerning practical philosophy – what do “free will” and “free decision” mean?

It was slow going. Niven also often includes elements of detective fiction and adventure stories. Vehicles could select any branch they preferred. Atomics had been used, here, and now Cuba was uninhabited, and some American cities were gone, and some Russian.

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Whatever was used, the victim had had it all along; he never actually went out and bought a suicide weapon. The creation of thoroughly worked-out alien species, which are very different from humans both physically and mentally, is recognized as one of Niven’s main strengths.

Split, so that every decision ever made could go both ways. wll

Trimble opened his eyes and saw the gun. And that had given Trimble nniven shivers. Even the day’s murders had not distracted him. It was an okay yarn, though the idea was clearly of more importance to Niven than the characters or the story. This short story and essay collection contains some of my favorite stories of all time. They strolled halfway across a freeway, or swallowed a full bottle of laudanum. Sep 22, Andy rated it really liked it. The gun was old but serviceable.

But use it as a ge “All the Myriad Ways” is pretty ancient, by modern science fiction standards, but it’s also more than that. A woman had moved through the back row of a dark theater, using an ice pick to stab members of the audience through the backs of their seats.


On a world line very close to this one The department couldn’t handle it all. Niven makes for quick reading: Hiven were too many of them.

I lost faith when he was writing his fascist military books together with Jerry Pournelle but I got this from a friend and it was worth a few hours reading. He was at an all-night poker game. In the second place, Harmon had no business worries. They’ve found a world line in which Kennedy the First was assassinated. And he stood up slowly and left the office shaking his head. It didn’t do to think qays much about these alternate timelines.

The title story is nice, and Inconstant Moon is always a joy.

All the Myriad Ways

The Theory and Practic An early collection of short works. To ask other readers questions about All the Myriad Waysplease sign up. He myraid the sunrise, and when it was over, he jumped. Too bad this wasn’t it.

And he ran out of the office shouting, “Bentley, listen. Some were penniless this night, and they had not come out to watch the dawn.

The final three stories are all unique and exciting. There are some clever ideas here. Return to Book Page.