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by Larry Niven

This is Larry Niven's first novel (or novella); it explains a lot about the Known Space technologies seen in his later work. The novel begins two billion years ago, when a member of a telepathically powerful race (the Thrintun, later called Slavers in Niven's stories) has drive problems and puts himself in a stasis field hoping to be rescued soon. However, ages pass until he is discovered in the modern era.

Science fiction in the News articles describe real-world events that relate to the ideas and inventions in sf novels and movies. Select a news article:

Laser-Armed Robots To Do Weed Control
   "Got yourself a runaway pest controller.' ... 'Any armament?'- Michael Crichton, 1985.

Laser-Wielding Weeding Robot Rules In Densely Planted Chard
   'The mirror-blossom was a terrible weapon.' - Larry Niven, 1965.

Are You Ready To Zoom With Dr. ChatGPT?
   'Skarwold pushed a switch and Katzís autodoc sprayed sedative into his lungs.' - Larry Niven, 1965.

Let's Make Slaver Sunflowers! Engineering Plants To Reflect Light
   'The mirror-blossom was a terrible weapon.' - Larry Niven, 1965. is devoted to the creative inventions of science fiction authors and movie makers. Look for the Science Fiction Invention Category that interests you, the Glossary of Science Fiction Inventions, the Timeline of Science Fiction Inventions, or see what's New.
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Shanghai Guidelines For Humanoid Robots
re: Isaac Asimov

Desktop TARS Robot From Interstellar
re: Christopher Nolan

Robots Can Now Have Smiling Faces With Human Skin
re: James Cameron

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