- Playgrounds of the Mind
Playgrounds of the Mind is a collection of short stories by
Larry Niven, published in 1991. It is the sequel to N-Space.
Many of the stories are set in Niven's
Known Spaceuniverse. There are also excerpts from his The Magic Goes Awaynovel series, as well as several stories from his " The Draco Tavern" setting (an alien bar) and other sources.
# Thraxisp: A Memoir
# A Teardrop Falls
# From INFERNO (with
A World Out of Time
# From "The Ethics of Madness"
# Becalmed in Hell
# Wait It Out
# A Relic of the Empire
Lucifer's Hammer(with Jerry Pournelle)
The Soft Weapon
The Borderland of Sol
The Ringworld Engineers
# What Good Is a Glass Dagger?
The Magic Goes Away
The Defenseless Dead
# From "
The Patchwork Girl"
# From "Oath of Fealty" (with Jerry Pournelle)
# Unfinished Story
# Cautionary Tales
# The Dreadful White Page
Dream Park(with Steven Barnes)
# The Green Marauder
# Assimilating Our Culture, That's What They're Doing!
# War Movie
# The Lost Ideas
# Bigger Than Worlds
# Ghetto? But I Thought...
# Adrienne and Irish Coffee
# One Night at the Draco Tavern
# Why Men Fight Wars, and What "You" Can Do About It!
The Legacy of Heorot(with Jerry Pournelle and Steven Barnes)
# The Portrait of Daryanree the King
# The Wishing Game
# The Lion In His Attic
Footfall(with Jerry Pournelle)
# Works in Progress
# From The Moat Around Murcheson's Eye
# From Fallen Angels
# Wanted Fan
The California Voodoo Game
* "A Teardrop Falls" is set in
Fred Saberhagen's "Berserker universe.
The Soft Weapon" was adapted into an episode of called " The Slaver Weapon".
* "TrantorCon Report" is a humorous article about planning a
science fiction convention20,000 years from now on the planet Trantor(from Isaac Asimov's "Empire" series), with guests from "every" fictional universe. Tickets must be reserved in advance.
* "The Portrait of Daryanree the King" is loosely based on "
The Picture of Dorian Gray", by Oscar Wilde.
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