Zanzibar and Niven Follow Ups

Three from Larry Niven:

Honest-to-goodness astrophysicist and science fiction writer (his novels look interesting) Mike Brotherton takes a close, mathematical look at Larry Niven’s “Neutron Star”.

While a bit too cranky and snarky for my taste, I do have to say James Nicoll has a point about some Niven stories when he says, “The point of stories like this is enjoying the process as Shaeffer slowly comprehends the depth of the crap into which he has stepped, not mere plausibility.”

The Zanzibar Parallax

Dr. Malthus has not retired, and John Brunner’s point, if not his timing, is still valid.