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The Draco Tavern

(2006)
A collection of stories by

 
 
When a tremendous spacecraft took orbit around the Earth's moon and began sending smaller landers down toward the North Pole, the newly arrived visitors quickly set up a permanent spaceport at Mount Forel in Siberia. Their presence attracted many, and a few people grew conspicuously rich from secrets they learned from talking to the aliens. One of these men, Rick Schumann established a tavern catering to all of various species of visiting aliens, a place he named the Draco Tavern.

From the mind of #1 New York Times bestselling author Larry Niven, come twenty-six tales and vignettes from this interplanetary gathering place, collected for the first time in one volume, including:

"The Subject Is Closed": A priest visits the tavern and goes one-on-one with a chirpsithra alien on the subject of God and life after death.

"Table Mannners: A Folk Tale": Rick Schumann is invited to hunt with five folk aliens, but he's not quite sure what their hunt entails, or if he will be the hunted.

"Wisdom of Demons": The age-old question of wisdom vs. knowledge is asked when Rick is confronted by a human who has been granted the wisdom of an individual gligstith(click)optok alien.

"Losing Mars" in this unpublished tale, a group of aliens who call Mars and its moon home, arrive at the Tavern only to find that humans have mostly forgotten about their neighboring planet.

Join Rick Schummann and his staff as they explore the alien passersby and attempt to chronicle the seemingly infinite alien species that spend a few moments pondering life and all its questions within the Draco Tavern.

Genre: Science Fiction

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January 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Draco Tavern
Author(s): Larry Niven
ISBN: 0-7653-0863-0 / 978-0-7653-0863-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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November 2006 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Draco Tavern
Author(s): Larry Niven
ISBN: 0-7653-4771-7 / 978-0-7653-4771-8 (USA edition)
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November 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: Draco Tavern
Author(s): Larry Niven
ISBN: 0-7653-8643-7 / 978-0-7653-8643-4 (USA edition)
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December 2006 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Draco Tavern
Author(s): Larry Niven
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November 2006 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Draco Tavern: Library Edition
Author(s): Larry Niven
ISBN: 0-7861-4908-6 / 978-0-7861-4908-7 (USA edition)
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November 2006 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Draco Tavern: Library Edition
Author(s): Larry Niven
ISBN: 0-7861-5947-2 / 978-0-7861-5947-5 (USA edition)
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November 2006 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Draco Tavern
Author(s): Larry Niven
ISBN: 0-7861-7069-7 / 978-0-7861-7069-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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April 2007 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Draco Tavern
Author(s): Larry Niven
Publisher: Tor Books
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