Playgrounds of the Mind

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Cover of the first edition, published by Tor Books. Art by Dave Archer.

Playgrounds of the Mind is a collection of short stories by American writer Larry Niven, published in 1991. It is the sequel to N-Space.

Many of the stories are set in Niven's Known Space universe. There are also excerpts from his The Magic Goes Away novel series, as well as several stories from his The Draco Tavern setting (an alien bar) and other sources.


  1. Thraxisp: A Memoir
  2. A Teardrop Falls
  3. From INFERNO (with Jerry Pournelle)
  4. From A World Out of Time
  5. Rammer
  6. From "The Ethics of Madness"
  7. Becalmed in Hell
  8. Wait It Out
  9. A Relic of the Empire
  10. From Lucifer's Hammer (with Jerry Pournelle)
  11. The Soft Weapon
  12. The Borderland of Sol
  13. From The Ringworld Engineers
  14. What Good Is a Glass Dagger?
  15. From The Magic Goes Away
  16. The Defenseless Dead
  17. From "The Patchwork Girl"
  18. Leviathan!
  19. From Oath of Fealty (with Jerry Pournelle)
  20. Unfinished Story
  21. Cautionary Tales
  22. The Dreadful White Page
  23. From Dream Park (with Steven Barnes)
  24. Retrospective
  25. The Green Marauder
  26. Assimilating Our Culture, That's What They're Doing!
  27. War Movie
  28. Limits
  29. The Lost Ideas
  30. Bigger Than Worlds
  31. Ghetto? But I Thought...
  32. Adrienne and Irish Coffee
  33. One Night at the Draco Tavern
  34. TrantorCon Report
  35. Why Men Fight Wars, and What You Can Do About It!
  36. Comics
  37. From Green Lantern Bible
  38. Criticism
  39. From The Legacy of Heorot (with Jerry Pournelle and Steven Barnes)
  40. The Portrait of Daryanree the King
  41. The Wishing Game
  42. The Lion In His Attic
  43. From Footfall (with Jerry Pournelle)
  44. Works in Progress
  45. From The Moat Around Murcheson's Eye
  46. From Fallen Angels
  47. Wanted Fan
  48. [from] The California Voodoo Game
  49. Letter