Larry Niven

1938 - Today

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Laurence van Cott Niven (; born April 30, 1938) is an American science fiction writer. His best-known works are Ringworld (1970), which received Hugo, Locus, Ditmar, and Nebula awards, and, with Jerry Pournelle, The Mote in God's Eye (1974) and Lucifer's Hammer (1977). The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America named him the 2015 recipient of the Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Larry Niven has received more than 793,056 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Larry Niven is the 2,254th most popular writer (down from 2,091st in 2019), the 2,836th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,488th in 2019) and the 269th most popular American Writer.

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Among writers, Larry Niven ranks 2,254 out of 5,794Before him are Mariana Alcoforado, Andrey Kurbsky, Sholem Asch, Apollonius Dyscolus, Jeppe Aakjær, and Elena Poniatowska. After him are S. S. Van Dine, Eustache Deschamps, Miloš Crnjanski, Bálint Balassi, Terry Goodkind, and James Boswell.

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Among people born in 1938, Larry Niven ranks 165Before him are Perry Anderson, Mohammed Gammoudi, Sergei Novikov, James W. Christy, Beata Tyszkiewicz, and Omar Abdel-Rahman. After him are Ahmed Qurei, Edem Kodjo, Ove Andersson, Daniel Buren, Evel Knievel, and Isabelle Aubret.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Larry Niven ranks 2,836 out of 15,968Before him are John Lewis (1920), Doyle Brunson (1933), Maggie Gyllenhaal (1977), John Milnor (1931), Marian Anderson (1897), and Octavia Spencer (1972). After him are S. S. Van Dine (1888), Walter De Maria (1935), Dita Von Teese (1972), John B. Kelly Sr. (1889), Eva Longoria (1975), and Edwin H. Land (1909).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Larry Niven ranks 269Before him are August Derleth (1909), Alfred Bester (1913), John Barth (1930), David Eddings (1931), Fritz Leiber (1910), and Leon Uris (1924). After him are S. S. Van Dine (1888), Terry Goodkind (1948), Edgar Lee Masters (1868), Harlan Coben (1962), Stephenie Meyer (1973), and Elmore Leonard (1925).