By Larry Niven
Bordered in Black
Like Banquo's Ghost
The Deadlier Weapon
Singularities Make Me Nervous
The Schumann Computer
Assimilating Our tradition, That's What They're Doing!
The topic is Closed
Cruel and Unusual
Transfer of Power
Rotating Cylinders and the opportunity of worldwide Causality Violation
Night on Mispec Moor
Wrong means Street
Originally released 1979 via Del Rey.
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A door banged. He waited patiently for the doorbell. A short while later, instead of a ring, there was a guarded knock. A red-eyed, sleepy-looking man of about 50 handed him a large brown envelope. “I’m down in the car. Hammer on the door if I’m asleep,” he said, without coming in. Sitting at his typewriter, Viktor drew from the envelope a sheet of paper and a theatre programme. Parkhomenko, Yuliya Andreyevna, b. 1955. Since 1988, singer Nat. Opera. Married, two children. he read. 1991, mastectomy.