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A Hole in Space

(1974)
A collection of stories by

 
 
Larry Niven is at the top of his form in this collection of short stories, most of which take place in the futuristic realm of his "Known Space" series. Hard science is probably Niven's biggest strength, and his most effective strategy involves assuming some distinct technological breakthrough, then working out all the physical limitations and social ramifications that said breakthrough implies. For example in "Rammer," the design of the ramjet is interesting, but the clever way it's used to escape a global tyranny is even more fascinating. Still more attractive is the idea of the "displacement booths" which allow instant transportation from one booth to another. Niven discusses the exciting possibilities of this technology, particularly its application to criminal activities.

Genre: Science Fiction

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April 1986 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: A Hole in Space
Author(s): Larry Niven
ISBN: 0-345-33777-8 / 978-0-345-33777-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Del Rey
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August 1982 : UK Paperback
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Title: Hole In Space (Orbit Books)
Author(s): Larry Niven
ISBN: 0-86007-853-1 / 978-0-86007-853-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orbit
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August 1982 : UK Paperback
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Title: Hole In Space
Author(s): Larry Niven
ISBN: 1-85723-147-3 / 978-1-85723-147-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orbit
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April 1981 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: A Hole in Space
Author(s): Larry Niven
ISBN: 0-345-30051-3 / 978-0-345-30051-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Del Rey
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May 1980 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: A Hole in Space
Author(s): Larry Niven
ISBN: 0-345-29225-1 / 978-0-345-29225-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Del Rey
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September 1978 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: A Hole in Space
Author(s): Larry Niven
ISBN: 0-345-28040-7 / 978-0-345-28040-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Del Rey
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1976 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: A Hole In Space
Author(s): Larry Niven
ISBN: 0-345-25287-X / 978-0-345-25287-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine
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June 1974 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Hole in Space (A Ballantine science fiction original)
Author(s): Larry Niven
ISBN: 0-345-24011-1 / 978-0-345-24011-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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June 2011 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Hole in Space
Author(s): Larry Niven
Publisher: Spectrum Literary Agency, Inc.
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