Larry Niven

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Birthday
30, 1938
Birthplace
California
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
30, 1938 (age 81)
Birthplace
California

About

A twentieth-century American author, he is best known for his award-winning science fiction novel, Ringworld. The novel, published in 1970, received Hugo, Locus, Ditmar, and Nebula awards.

Before Fame

He graduated from Washburn University (Topeka, Kansas) with a degree in mathematics, and went on to a year of graduate study at the University of California-Los Angeles.

Trivia

He adapted several of his works into scripts for The Outer Limits and other science fiction series.

Family Life

His great-grandfather, Edward L. Doheny, was involved in the Teapot Dome political scandal in the 1920s.

Associated With

He helped advise Ronald Reagan on the Space Defensive Initiative, also called Star Wars, during the Cold War.