LEVIATHAN Larry Niven 1970
“I wonder how the foreign policies of the United States would look if we wiped out the national boundaries of the world, at least in our minds, and thought of all children everywhere as our own.” Howard Zinn
The Plain Facts
- Length:ten pages
- Genre:Science Fiction
- Time Travel
- Hard Science Fiction
- the "hardness" or rigor of the science itself
|Svetz||Godzilla(not named as?)|
|Secretary General||Library at Alexandria|
- United Nations Labrotary (Not Sure? So if a correction is needed please help me.)
|Post-Nuclear Age||Pre-Nuclear Age|
First WordsTWO MEN STOOD on one side of a thick glass wall.
Last Words"That's right. Ever hear of a bird call a rock?"
- "Leviathan hit the water with a sound of thunder."pg 184.
- "It(Time Travel)violates everything the scientists of time thought were natural laws. Logic. Conversation of matter and energy. Momentum, reaction, any law of motion that makes time a part of the statement. Relativity."pg.187
What I learned About WritingIts fun to take a piece of fictional world and make it believable because of the believable science behind finding it. Larry Niven's reliance on scientific fact can make the unbelievable - believable.
- Larry Niven Interview with John J. Miller
- Inconstant Moon Outer Limits by Lary Niven watch here.
- Larry Niven Interview with the Hour 25 Podcast.
Favorite Words Used
- Time Stream
- Roc from western mythology.