What are the best books by Larry Niven?

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    #1The Mote in God's Eye (Mote Series)

    The Mote in God's Eye (Mote Series)

    The Mote in God's Eye is a science fiction novel by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle. Set in the year 3016, it tells the story of the first interaction between mankind an alien species. It is the first book in the Mote series.

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    Benjamin Stewart
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "The book gives me mixed feelings. It has a good plot and awesome sci-fi, but the characters really need more development. They are shallow and unlikeable. In fact, I hate Sally and Horvath so much, that they almost drag down the entire book with them."
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    #2The Ringworld Engineers (Ringworld)

    The Ringworld Engineers (Ringworld)

    The Ringworld Engineers is the second book in the science fiction series Ringworld written by Larry Niven which continues the adventure of Louis Wu. 

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    Emma Vasquez
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "The Ringworld Engineers (Ringworld) is a book by Larry Niven"
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    #3Footfall

    Footfall
    Footfall is a standalone science fiction novel written by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle which centers on the American land as conquerors arrive in the human's territory want the death of all of them. 
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    Elvira Aguilera
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "This book by Larry Niven is a classic. It centers around action and adventure while making a point. "
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    #4Ringworld

    Ringworld

    Ringworld is the first novel in the Ringworld series written by Larry Niven. This science-fiction novel was originally published in 1970. This novel features aliens and the unexplored parts of the universe.

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    Ryan Barnes
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "RingWorld is the first novel in the RingWorld series, a nice blend of adventure and science fiction makes this a great read for your inner geek."
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    #5The Integral Trees

    The Integral Trees

    The Integral Trees is a science fiction novel written by Larry Niven. This speculative novel was originally published in 1984 by Del Rey Books. It was preceded by A World Out of Time by 1976.

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    Lauren Turner
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "The solution goes great with the topic. Especially if i was looking for books by this author"
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    #6Oath of Fealty

    Oath of Fealty

    Betrayer of Worlds is a science fiction novel written by Larry Nieven and Jerry Pournelle. This book was originally published in 1981. It was nominated for the Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel and Prometheus Award for Best Novel.

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    Peter Larson
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "Not the very best by Niven, but up there. As with most science fiction, the longer it ages the more it shows. If you can ignore the little things, the overall story is one of his best!"
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    #7Betrayer of Worlds

    Betrayer of Worlds

    Betrayer of Worlds is a science fiction novel written by Larry Niven and Edward M. Lerner. This book was originally published in October 2010 by Top Books. Betrayer of Worlds was set in the Known Space universe.

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    Brian Meyer
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "Betrayer of Worlds is a book by Larry Niven"
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    #8Juggler of Worlds

    Juggler of Worlds
    Juggler of Worlds: 200 Years Before the Discovery of the Ringworld is a science fiction novel written by Larry Niven and Edward M. Lerner. This book was originally published in September 2008 by Tor Books.
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    Samuel Russell
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "Juggler of Worlds is a thrill ride. Great book that was hard to put down."
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    #9A World Out of Time

    A World Out of Time

    A World Out of Time is a science fiction novel written by Larry Niven. This book was originally published in 1976 bu the Holt McDougal. It was followed by The Integral Trees in 1984.

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    Tian Ye
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "This was such a cool story. The concept of what life would be like millions of years from now is so hard to imagine and yet this book does that. It's a mind blowing book to read."
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    #10Destroyer of Worlds

    Destroyer of Worlds
    Destroyer of Worlds is a science fiction written by Larry Niven and Edward M. Lerner. This book was originally published in November 2009 by Tor Books. The cover was illustrated by artist Stephan Martiniere.
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    Diana Wagner
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "This is my favorite Larry Niven book. A great story, with wonderful detail. The characters develop so well too!"
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    #11Smoke Ring

    Smoke Ring

    The Smoke Ring is a science fiction novel written by Larry Niven. This book was originally published in 1987 by Del Rey Books. It was preceded by The Integral Trees and followed by N-Space in 1990.

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    David Douglas
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "This is the only book I have read by Larry Niven. It was actually pretty good. I found the book at the lost and found at work. And decided to read it when the day was going slow. It was a pretty decent book, just average."
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    #12Lucifer's Hammer

    Lucifer's Hammer

    Lucifer's Hammer is set in a post-apocalyptic world, after pieces of the Hammer-Brown comet struck Earth. The story follows the survivors of the impact, dubbed "Hammerfall," as they try to rebuild civilization.

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    Devansh Gupta
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "One of the best books I've ever had the pleasure of reading, I couldn't put this book down! It starts off slowly, as most books do to build their characters up but after a few chapters be prepared for a vivid and exciting reading experience."

Summary

Best What are the best books by Larry Niven
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The Mote in God's Eye (Mote Series)Books 42 Paid
2The Ringworld Engineers (Ringworld)Books 37 Paid
3FootfallBooks 36 Paid
4RingworldBooks 34 Paid
5The Integral TreesBooks 30 Paid
6Oath of FealtyBooks 29 Paid
7Betrayer of WorldsBooks 27 Paid
8Juggler of WorldsBooks 25 Paid
9A World Out of TimeBooks 23 Paid
10Destroyer of WorldsBooks 21 Paid
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