I’ve been writing the occasional article on my experiences becoming an indie developer, and posting them over at Gamasutra.
Rather than cross post them here, feel free to check them out over on the Gamasutra web site.
Staying Focused and Motivated as an Indie Developer Working Alone.
Mentoring And Why It Matters To The Games Business.
It’s Not All Rainbows and Unicorns. Thoughts on Life, The Universe, and Indie Development.
I’m a big Space Opera / Sci-fi fan, and an equally big Larry Niven fan.
I recently decided to re-read a bunch of Larry Niven stories from his Known Space Series, but was at a complete loss about the read order of the various stories, short stories and novels that encompass the timeline.
So, after a fair bit of research (before I found a great reference here), I put together a solid read order for all the main stories on the Known Space timeline. There is a bit of jumping around and pulling chapters out of certain books, but this is what I ended up with.
- The Coldest Place
- Becalmed in Hell
- Wait it Out
- Eye of an Octopus
- How the Heroes Die
- The Jigsaw Man
- World of Ptavvs
- At the Bottom of a Hole
- Intent to Deceive
- Death By Ecstasy
- The Defenseless Dead
- Phsstphok (from Protector)
- The Patchwork Girl
- The Woman in Del Rey Crater
- Cloak of Anarchy
- The Ethics of Madness (start thru “2583.8 PLATEAU”)
- Interlude (from Protector)
- Vandervecken (from Protector)
- A Gift From Earth (novel)
- Protector (from Protector)
- The Ethics of Madness (“2583.8 PLATEAU” thru end)
- The Warriors
- Telepath’s Dance (from “Man-Kzin Wars VIII”)
- Madness Has Its Place
- Choosing Names (from “Man-Kzin Wars VIII”)
- Neutron Star
- A Relic of Empire
- At the Core
- The Handicapped
- Juggler of Worlds (Chapters: “They” thru “Besieged”)
- The Borderland of the Sol (from “Crashlander”)
- Juggler of Worlds (Chapter: “Besieged”)
- Fleet of Worlds (novel)
- Juggler of Worlds (Chapter: “Becalmed”)
- Procrustes (from “Crashlander”)
- Ghost (8 sections from “Crashlander”)
- Juggler of Worlds (Chapter: “Betrayed”)
- Fly-By-Night (from “Man-Kzin Wars IX”)
- The Soft Weapon
- Juggler of Worlds (Chapters: “The Outsiders” thru “Epilogue”)
- Destroyer of Worlds (novel)
- The Color of Sunfire (short story published on LarryNiven.net)
- Betrayer of Worlds (novel)
- There is a Tide
- Ringworld Engineers
- Ringworld Throne
- Ringworld’s Children
- Fate of Worlds: Return from the Ringworld
- The Hunting Park (from “Man-Kzin Wars XI”)
- Safe at Any Speed