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by Larry Niven

This is Larry Niven's first novel (or novella); it explains a lot about the Known Space technologies seen in his later work. The novel begins two billion years ago, when a member of a telepathically powerful race (the Thrintun, later called Slavers in Niven's stories) has drive problems and puts himself in a stasis field hoping to be rescued soon. However, ages pass until he is discovered in the modern era.

Science fiction in the News articles describe real-world events that relate to the ideas and inventions in sf novels and movies. Select a news article:

Laser-Armed Robots To Do Weed Control
   "Got yourself a runaway pest controller.' ... 'Any armament?'- Michael Crichton, 1985.

Laser-Wielding Weeding Robot Rules In Densely Planted Chard
   'The mirror-blossom was a terrible weapon.' - Larry Niven, 1965.

Are You Ready To Zoom With Dr. ChatGPT?
   'Skarwold pushed a switch and Katzís autodoc sprayed sedative into his lungs.' - Larry Niven, 1965.

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Russians Think US Is Weaponizing Asteroids
re: Philip Nowlan and D. Calkins
(11/29/2023)

The Warp And Fabric Of Spacetime
re: Schachner and Zagat
(11/27/2023)

'Birds Aren't Real' An NPR Gen-Z Conspiracy
re: Various
(11/25/2023)

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