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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 and producer, known for Inconstant Moon, Land of the Lost (1974) and Ringworld. He has been married to Marilyn Joyce Wisowaty since September 6, 1969. See full bio »

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Ringworld Writer
Star Trek Writer


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  Ringworld (TV Movie) (novel) (announced)
 2011 Green Lantern: The Animated Series (TV Series) (character: Ganthet - 1 episode)
- Beware My Power: Part One (2011) ... (character: Ganthet - uncredited)
 2003 Duck Dodgers (TV Series) (character: Ganthet - 1 episode)
- The Green Loontern (2003) ... (character: Ganthet - uncredited)
 1996 The Outer Limits (TV Series) (short story - 1 episode)
- Inconstant Moon (1996) ... (short story)
 1994 Return to Ringworld (Video Game) (based on the Known Space novels by)
 1992 Ringworld: Revenge of the Patriarch (Video Game) (Ringworld and Known Space created by)
 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 (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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  Ringworld (TV Movie) (executive producer) (announced)
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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:

Novel: "The Smoke Ring," 1987. See more »

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Personal Quote:

The point of my science fiction I suppose is that there are minds out there that work as well as yours, just not necessarily in the same way. See more »


His short story, The Fourth Profession, appeared in The 1972 Annual World's Best SF, a compilation on Science Fiction writers. See more »

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