"Masterful handling of hard SF embedded within a rich background of character and plot."
About the Author
has authored many New York Times
bestsellers, both alone (The Integral Trees , The Smoke Ring, The Ringworld Throne
) and in collaboration with Jerry Pournelle (The Mote in God's Eye, Lucifer's Hammer, Footfall
). His Known Space series, from which the fabulously successful Man-Kzin Wars books derive, is a landmark of modern science fiction, as popular as Heinlein's Future History series and Asimov's Foundation series. When Arthur C. Clarke appeared on a talk show and was asked to name his favorite science fiction writer, he immediately answered "Larry Niven." Winner of a Nebula award and five Hugo awards, Niven is among the foremost SF writers of the new century. His latest novels are Rainbow Mars
(Tor) and The Burning City
, with Jerry Pournelle (Pocket).Hal Colebatch
has had stories in previous volumes of the Man-Kzin Wars series. His recent book, Blair's Britain
, was selected by the London Spectator's
Taki as a book of the year. He has also written mainstream fiction, biographies, plays, poetry, and several hundred articles. He has a Ph.D. in Political Science, and has been an advisor to two Australian Federal Ministers. He practices law in a suburb of Perth, Australia, where he lives with his wife and two stepchildren.