By Larry Niven

An early choice of brief works.

Includes:

All the Myriad methods (1968)
Passerby (1969)
For a Foggy evening (1968)
Wait It Out [Known house] (1968)
The Jigsaw guy [Known area] (1967)
Not lengthy ahead of the top (1969)
Unfinished tale No. 1 (1970)
Unfinished tale No. 2 (1971)
Man of metal, lady of Kleenex (essay, 1969)
Exercise in hypothesis: the idea and perform of Teleportation (essay, 1969)
The concept and perform of Time shuttle (essay, 1971) Inconstant Moon (1971)
What are you able to Say approximately Chocolate lined Manhole Covers? (1971)
Becalmed in Hell [Known area] (1965)

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All the Myriad Ways

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Man of metal, girl of Kleenex (essay, 1969)
Exercise in hypothesis: the idea and perform of Teleportation (essay, 1969)
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Only when you raised its lid would you see the turntable sitting inside. It gave out a pretty primitive sound by today’s standards, but I remember us crouching around it happily for hours, taking off one track, carefully lowering the needle down onto another. We loved playing different versions of the same song, then arguing about the lyrics, or about the singers’ interpretations. Was that line really supposed to be sung so ironically? Was it better to sing “Georgia on My Mind” as though Georgia was a woman or the place in America?

I hurried out of the tent without saying anything to the others, made my way to Tony Gardner’s table, then had a moment’s panic not knowing how to start the conversation. I was standing behind him, but some sixth sense made him turn and look up at me—I guess it was all those years of having fans come up to him—and next thing I was introducing myself, explaining how much I admired him, how I was in the band he’d just been listening to, how my mother had been such a fan, all in one big rush. He listened with a grave expression, nodding every few seconds like he was my doctor.

It gave her the strength she needed later on, and boy, did she need it. It took her six years before her first break came along. Can you imagine it? Six years of manoeuvring, planning, putting yourself on the line like that. Getting knocked back over and over again. But it’s just like in our business. You can’t roll over and give up after the first few knocks. The girls who do, you can see them any place, married to nobodies in nowhere towns. But just a few of them, the ones like Lindy, they learn from every knock, they come back stronger, tougher, they come back fighting and mad.

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