Sunday, June 25, 2006

Monday Spotlight: Larry Niven

I'm going to be busy all day tomorrow, so here's this week's Monday spotlight, highlighting one of the 500+ documents on my website at, a few hours early ...

In August, I'm heading out to Calgary for Con-Version 22, this year's installment of one of my favourite SF conventions. One of this year's guests of honour is Larry Niven, and that puts me amind of this tribute to Larry Niven I wrote five years ago for the program book of another convention.


At June 26, 2006 1:39 AM , Blogger E.Jim Shannon said...

Larry Niven was a guest on Coast to Coast about a month ago. I stayed up late just to listen to him.

At June 26, 2006 7:45 AM , Blogger Jose said...

Larry's the writer who turned me into a science fiction geek. I'd read a Star Wars novelization and enjoyed it but it was a collection of his shorts that switched a light on in my young head and its stayed on ever since.

At June 26, 2006 10:04 AM , Blogger RobertJSawyer said...

His shorts really did it for me, too. I was blown away by Neutron Star.

I'll confess I discovered Larry's work from watching the animated Star Trek series. I noted the credit on "The Slaver Weapon," which said: "By Larry Niven, based on his short story 'The Soft Weapon.'" Needless to say, I had to track down that short story, and the rest is history! :)

At June 26, 2006 5:49 PM , Anonymous Phil said...

Okay, see now I can't crib your speech for my speech this summer. I will actually have to write one from scratch.

Thanks alot, Rob.


At June 26, 2006 6:00 PM , Blogger RobertJSawyer said...

You'll do just fine, Phil! (Lurkers: Phil Bacon is the Toastmaster at Con-Version this year -- and he's VERY entertaining!)


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