Thursday, April 23, 2009

A Critique of “The Hole Man”, a classic short story by Larry Niven

The website of Locus, the magazine of the science fiction & fantasy field, has an interesting critique by Jonathan Strahan of “The Hole Man” (1974), a classic, hard science, short story set on Mars and written by Larry Niven. Originally published in the January 1974 issue of Analog magazine, Niven’s work won the Hugo Award for Best Short Story in 1975. I read the story a year or two ago, but didn’t think much of it. You can purchase “The Hole Man” through Fictionwise for less than a dollar.

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