Larry Niven:
Science Fiction Technology and Ideas
Larry Niven was born in California in 1938; he earned a BA in mathematics from Washburn University, Kansas. His first sf story The Coldest Place was published in 1964. He has won four short-fiction Hugos; he won both the Hugo and Nebula award in 1971 for Ringworld. He is also known for his Tales of Known Space.

Niven is a frequent collaborator; see his other contributions under Niven w/J. Pournelle, Niven w/EM Lerner, Niven w/S. Barnes, Niven w/Pournell, Flynn and Niven w/GC Johnson.

Invention/Technology Source Work (Publication Date)

Womb Room - return to the control room
The ultimate ship's bridge.

A World Out of Time (1976)

Wunderland Treatymaker - peace through power mining
A weapon based on a power mining technique - a bit more advanced than a shovel.

Ringworld Engineers (1980)

Young-Forever
A very particular formula for human immortality, which solves the most serious attendant problem (population explosion).

A World Out of Time (1976)

Zero-Time Jail - no time off for good behavior
A building in which an energy field prevents time from passing.

A World Out of Time (1976)

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