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SUMMARY ☆ The Draco Tavern Bartender Rick Shumann at his Siberian tavern catering to aliens narrates 26 tales includeThe Subject Very light and easy reading this collection of short SF stories is framed chronologically and all told from the PoV of the bartenderowner of the Draco Tavern a waystation for aliens in the 2030 s Siberia right here on EarthI have nothing bad to say about any of the stories except that they re lightweight That s NOT actually a bad thing Imminently readable uirky observational they tackle interesting subjects that might not be hard hitting but are still entertainingNiven wrote these in a thirty year stretch and they all work very well together as a single cohesive whole His main strengths as always are his aliens This is something I had a GREAT time with Mos Eisley Cantina Niven style

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SUMMARY ☆ The Draco Tavern R or hunted by five Folk aliens Losing Mars Unpublished Aliens on Mars angry humans forget their plane This is one of those books where I really wish I could give 12 stars It should be about 45 stars but I m pretty strict about not giving out 5 stars unless it s one of my favorite booksThe Draco Tavern is a collection of short stories that take place in Earth s only interstellar bar This book plays to Niven s strengths The aliens are both interesting and actually alien instead of the slightly tweaked humans that you get in a lot of sci fi He crams a lot of neat little details in there that really make it seem like this is a working bar things like restroom facilities for multiple speciesSince it s short stories you re going to run into some that don t really do it for you For me the stories related to 911 were too clunky though I ve yet to read a really good literary treatment of 911 The story about the priest and Chirpsithra was one of my favorites as was the advanced computer that Rick builds Georg Buchner hunted by five Folk aliens Losing Mars Unpublished Aliens on Mars angry 月下夢幻譚神無夜話 4 humans forget their plane This is one of those books where I really wish I could give 12 stars It should be about 45 stars but I m pretty strict about not giving out 5 stars unless it s one of my favorite booksThe Draco Tavern is a collection of short stories that take place in Earth s only interstellar bar This book plays to Niven s strengths The aliens are both interesting and actually alien instead of the slightly tweaked How to Fly with Broken Wings humans that you get in a lot of sci fi He crams a lot of neat little details in there that really make it seem like this is a working bar things like restroom facilities for multiple speciesSince it s short stories you re going to run into some that don t really do it for you For me the stories related to 911 were too clunky though I ve yet to read a really good literary treatment of 911 The story about the priest and Chirpsithra was one of my favorites as was the advanced computer that Rick builds

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SUMMARY ☆ The Draco Tavern Is Closed Could AI stop working on life after death because subject solved Table Manners Is Rick hunte Larry Niven says in the Foreward something to the effect of As a writer of science fiction I need to think about big things and I wanted a place where I could write about them in a short format Larry several of those ideas BLEW MY MIND Essentially the Draco Tavern is a collection of sci fi short stories that all take place in and around the only bar outside of an alien spaceport on Earth There s one particular race that are like the pilots of the galaxy and they ve made Earth a stopping point on the galactic transit map Their passengers are all the other crazy weird thought provoking alien races who come through and each of them figures into one of the short tales The narrator is the owner and operator of the Draco Tavern and over the course of his stories he learns about everything from artificial intelligences ancient civilizations alien reproduction and ceremonial feeding habits to the effects of perpetual light speed travel Not a single story disappoints and several of them are downright profound Like Niven says it s a concentrated collection of epic ideas any of which could be used to flesh out an entire novel all on their own It s like getting to see what Niven wound up throwing awayDefinitely a gem Definitely recommendedAlso if you get a chance the audiobook is narrated by Tom Weiner That guy s voice could chill a tumbler of fine scotch


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    REVIEW ë PADDINGTONFESTIVAL.CO.UK Ø Larry Niven PDF The Draco Tavern Larry Niven Ø 1 SUMMARY Very light and easy reading this collection of short SF stories is framed chronologically and all told from the PoV of the bartenderowner of the Draco Tavern a waystation for aliens in the 2030's Siberia right here on EarthI have nothing bad to say about any of the stories except that they're lightweight That's NOT actually a bad thing Imminently readable uirky observational they tackle interesting subjects th

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    PDF The Draco Tavern REVIEW ë PADDINGTONFESTIVAL.CO.UK Ø Larry Niven The best of these might become Larry Niven's literary immortalityThese stories date from 1977 to 2006 and feature the very long lived Chirpsithra the masters of the galaxy's red dwarf planets and the owner operators of the g

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    PDF The Draco Tavern Larry Niven Ø 1 SUMMARY FREE DOWNLOAD The Draco Tavern Bars for some reason are a recurring setting in science fiction and fantasy stories So much so in fact that there were even a couple of anthologies Tales From the Spaceport Bar and Another Round at the Spaceport Bar revolving around the theme To be fair it's not just SFF literature that makes use of this setting Look how largely the saloon looms in Westerns for instance I suppose it's useful in storytelling to have a lo

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    PDF The Draco Tavern FREE DOWNLOAD The Draco Tavern 35 stars Draco Tavern is an group of short stories exploring various science ficiton themes that are tied together by their narrator Rick Schumann the ownerbartender of the Draco Tavern Built in Siberia near the Mt Forel spaceport following the arrival of a group of sentient aliens called the Chirpsithra The Chirps are explorers who

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    PDF The Draco Tavern Larry Niven says in the Foreward something to the effect of As a writer of science fiction I need to think about big things and I wanted a place where I could write about them in a short format Larry several of those ideas BLEW MY MIND Essent

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    FREE DOWNLOAD The Draco Tavern PDF The Draco Tavern Great concept and great storiesWhen I first started reading this anthology I commented that it reminded me of the book Tales from the White Hart by Arthur C Clarke Both are anthologies set as stories set in bars in Clarke's case an English pub in Niven's an interstellar watering hole The stories feature the bars owner and a changing cast of alien visitors to earth The stories were all fun and well written and I enjoyed the book from beginn

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    FREE DOWNLOAD The Draco Tavern PDF The Draco Tavern REVIEW ë PADDINGTONFESTIVAL.CO.UK Ø Larry Niven I've always like the tales from the Draco Tavern when I read them in other Niven books I was uite excited to find them all in one place in th

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    PDF The Draco Tavern 35 StarsI'm not normally a fan of short stories but I largely enjoyed this compilation I started a book club in July and someone rec

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    PDF The Draco Tavern Larry Niven Ø 1 SUMMARY This is one of those books where I really wish I could give 12 stars It should be about 45 stars but I'm pretty strict about not giv

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    FREE DOWNLOAD The Draco Tavern PDF The Draco Tavern REVIEW ë PADDINGTONFESTIVAL.CO.UK Ø Larry Niven I've really enjoyed all the different aliens here and the stories especially the first 23rds were clever and twist y in a Ted Chiang sort of way but I kept waiting patiently for the author to remember that Siberia is actually ahem populated by some real world people and he never actually did The book has not a single mention of Russia as an entity or a Russian character cameo despite a portion of Siberia randomly becoming a lan

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  • Paperback
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  • The Draco Tavern
  • Larry Niven
  • English
  • 03 November 2020
  • 9780765347718

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