N-Space (short story collection)

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First edition
AuthorLarry Niven
Cover artistDave Archer
CountryUnited States
GenreScience fiction
PublisherTor Books
Publication date
Media typePrint (hardback & paperback)
Pages527 pp (hardcover edition)

N-Space is a collection of short stories by American science fiction author Larry Niven released in 1990. Some of the stories are set in Niven's Known Space universe. Also included are various essays, articles and anecdotes by Niven and others, excerpts from some of his novels, and an introduction by Tom Clancy. Its sequel is Playgrounds of the Mind.


  1. Introduction: The Maker of Worlds by Tom Clancy
  2. On Niven (by David Brin, Gregory Benford, Wendy All, John Hertz, Steven Barnes, and Frederik Pohl)
  3. Dramatis Personae
  4. Foreword: Playgrounds for the Mind
  5. From World of Ptavvs
  6. Bordered in Black
  7. Convergent Series
  8. All the Myriad Ways
  9. From A Gift From Earth
  10. For a Foggy Night
  11. The Meddler
  12. Passerby
  13. Down in Flames
  14. From Ringworld
  15. The Fourth Profession
  16. Shall We Indulge in Rishathra? (with cartoons by William Rotsler)
  17. Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex
  18. Inconstant Moon
  19. What Can You Say about Chocolate Covered Manhole Covers?
  20. Cloak of Anarchy
  21. From Protector
  22. The Hole Man
  23. Night on Mispec Moor
  24. Flare Time
  25. The Locusts (with Steven Barnes)
  26. From The Mote in God's Eye (with Jerry Pournelle)
  27. Building The Mote in God's Eye (with Jerry Pournelle)
  28. Brenda
  29. The Return of William Proxmire
  30. The Tale of the Jinni and the Sisters
  31. Madness Has its Place
  32. Niven's Laws
  33. The Kiteman
  34. The Alien in Our Minds
  35. Space
  36. Bibliography of Larry Niven

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