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 831,189 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia. Larry Niven is the 2,512th most popular writer (down from 2,253rd in 2019), the 3,249th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,835th in 2019) and the 293rd most popular Writer.

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Among writers, Larry Niven ranks 2,512 out of 5,755Before him are Francisco Ayala, Maciej Stryjkowski, Édouard Glissant, E. Nesbit, Anne McCaffrey, and Vasko Popa. After him are Alessandro Baricco, Juan Ruiz, James Aldridge, Jack Williamson, Edgar Lee Masters, and Heinrich Hoffmann.

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Among people born in 1938, Larry Niven ranks 190Before him are James W. Christy, Daniel Buren, Perry Anderson, Jim Simons, Yuri Temirkanov, and Carmela Corren. After him are Lawrence Block, Adolf Scherer, Jacqueline Andere, Jesús María Pereda, McCoy Tyner, and Tufuga Efi.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Larry Niven ranks 3,249 out of 18,182Before him are Anne McCaffrey (1926), Stone Cold Steve Austin (1964), Gene Amdahl (1922), Peter Cetera (1944), Max Baer (1909), and Michael C. Hall (1971). After him are Kamehameha IV (1834), Wilson Pickett (1941), Mortimer J. Adler (1902), Ric Ocasek (1949), Jack Williamson (1908), and Edgar Lee Masters (1868).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Larry Niven ranks 293Before him are Jim Thompson (1906), Howard Fast (1914), Richard Wright (1908), John Zerzan (1943), William Peter Blatty (1928), and Anne McCaffrey (1926). After him are Jack Williamson (1908), Edgar Lee Masters (1868), Stephenie Meyer (1973), Eric Roth (1945), Lawrence Block (1938), and Budd Schulberg (1914).