All the Myriad Ways by Larry Niven

By Larry Niven

An early number of brief works.

Includes:

All the Myriad methods (1968)
Passerby (1969)
For a Foggy evening (1968)
Wait It Out [Known house] (1968)
The Jigsaw guy [Known area] (1967)
Not lengthy prior to the top (1969)
Unfinished tale No. 1 (1970)
Unfinished tale No. 2 (1971)
Man of metal, lady of Kleenex (essay, 1969)
Exercise in hypothesis: the idea and perform of Teleportation (essay, 1969)
The concept and perform of Time go back and forth (essay, 1971) Inconstant Moon (1971)
What are you able to Say approximately Chocolate coated Manhole Covers? (1971)
Becalmed in Hell [Known area] (1965)

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What about when you said you loved me? He stared at her and just for a moment she could have sworn his eyes reflected tenderness and longing…regret. Then he shrugged and the moment was gone. “You really are young, aren’t you, Blondie? ” She hadn’t known, hadn’t even realized it was a game, and she could only stare at him in humiliated misery as he bent down, gave her a friendly peck on the cheek, and murmured for her to take care. Then the door swung closed behind Nick’s back. And Daisy was left all alone in a room high atop the Mark Hopkins to contemplate her passage into adulthood.

She rose to her feet. “Keep your room. ” Every chivalric lesson ever drummed into his head protested the idea. ” “Actually, it’s mandatory. For one thing, I’ll fit the couch a lot better than you. More importantly, my services aren’t going to do you a fat lot of good if hubby’s goons manage to get in here and beat the bejesus out of you while I’m sawing Z’s in the bedroom. ” She breezed past him. ” Her cocky posturing rubbed him the wrong way and impulsively he reached out and grabbed her arm to tell her to can the attitude.

As Nick resumed his seat, she looked across the desk at him. ” 2 LATE that afternoon, Daisy boarded a bus for Nick’s. Staring out the window, she gazed blindly at the passing scenery and allowed the gentle rocking, the monotonous stops and starts, to lull her into a drowsy, near-hypnotic state. Unbidden, her mind began to wander. If there was one thing she had learned in her twenty-eight years, it was that men don’t stick around. Growing up, it had mostly just been her and Mama. The men who’d come and gone in their modest house in the suburbs had seemed more like visitors than anything resembling family.

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