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Larry Niven

Larry Niven was born on April 30, 1938 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Laurence van Cott Niven. He is a writer, known for Land of the Lost (1974), Star Trek: The Animated Series (1973) and The Nature of Existence (2010). He has been married to Marilyn Joyce Wisowaty since September 6, 1969. See full bio »

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 1996 The Outer Limits (TV Series) (short story - 1 episode)
- Inconstant Moon (1996) ... (short story)
 1974 Land of the Lost (TV Series) (written by - 3 episodes)
- Circle (1974) ... (written by)
- Hurricane (1974) ... (written by)
- Downstream (1974) ... (written by)
  Star Trek: The Animated Series (TV Series) (adapted from his story "The Soft Weapon" - 1 episode, 1973) (written by - 1 episode, 1973)
- The Slaver Weapon (1973) ... (adapted from his story "The Soft Weapon") / (written by)
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 2011 The Nature of Existence Companion Series (Video documentary)
 2010 The Nature of Existence (Documentary)
 2003 SexTV (TV Series documentary)
 2001 2001 and Beyond (TV Movie documentary)
 1996 Future Fantastic (TV Series documentary)
- The Incredible Shrinking Planet (1996) ... Himself
 1981 Arena (TV Series documentary)
- The Comic Strip Hero (1981) ... Himself
 1980 Target... Earth? (Documentary)

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Other Works:

Fiction: "Smut Talk", "Playboy" (USA), January 2000, p.162-164+226-228. See more »

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Niven's Law for Musicians: If the applause isn't louder than the music something's wrong. Play better or softer. See more »


His novel "Ringworld" (1970) received Hugo, Locus, Ditmar, and Nebula awards. See more »

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