A Hole in Space
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|Cover artist||Dean Ellis|
|Media type||Print (Hardcover)|
|LC Class||PZ4.N734 Ho PS3564.I9|
A Hole in Space (U.K. edition ISBN 0-86007-853-1) is a collection of 9 science fiction short stories and one essay, all by Larry Niven, published in 1974. This 1975 winner of the Locus Poll Award, Best Single Author Collection (Place: 2) includes:
- "Rammer (story)" (this story was later expanded into the novel A World Out of Time)
- "The Alibi Machine"
- "The Last Days of the Permanent Floating Riot Club"
- "A Kind of Murder"
- "All the Bridges Rusting"
- "There Is a Tide" [Note 1]
- "Bigger Than Worlds" (essay)
- "The Hole Man"
- "The Fourth Profession"
- The title is a double quotation. (1) Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, Act IV Scene iii - "There is a tide in the affairs of men / Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune." (2) Byron, Don Juan, Canto the Sixth "There is a tide in the affairs of women, / Which, taken at the flood, leads – God knows where."
- "William Shakespeare: Julius Caesar, Act 4. Scene III". The Literature Network. Retrieved May 19, 2015.
- "Don Juan by Lord George Gordon Byron: Canto the Sixth". The Literature Network. Retrieved May 19, 2015.
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