Today is the birthday of Laurence van Cott Niven (born April 30, 1938), science fiction author. He is best-known as Larry Niven author of the novel Ringworld (1970), which received Hugo, Locus, Ditmar, and Nebula awards.
"Anything you don't understand is dangerous until you do understand it." - Larry Niven
"Everything starts as somebody's daydream." - Larry Niven
"The dinosaurs became extinct because they didn't have a space program. And if we become extinct because we don't have a space program, it'll serve us right!" - Larry Niven
"Treat your life like something to be sculpted." - Larry Niven
"I do suspect that privacy was a passing fad." - Larry Niven
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Le Chariot Chuck: 1918 - Paris, France. circa 1918. "Sample Red Cross rolling kitchen, ready to travel. On exhibition at the Grand Palais." 5x7 glass negative. View full size.
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