As of 2018 he has eighteen published books: nine solo novels, three collections, five novels co-authored with Larry Niven in the Known Space universe, and one popular-science book. The majority of Lerner's shorter works were originally published in Analog and (until it ceased publication) in Jim Baen's Universe.
His 2001 short story "Grandpa?" was made into a short film, The Grandfather Paradox, and shown at the 2006 Balticon Science Fiction convention where it won the Best Film Award. It was also a semi-finalist at the 2006 Science Fiction Short Film Festival.
Edward M. Lerner
|Born||1949 (age 69–70)|
|Genre||Science fiction, techno-thriller, popular science, hard science fiction|
For over thirty years Edward M. Lerner worked in the aerospace and information technology industries while writing science fiction part-time. He held positions at numerous companies such as Bell Labs, Hughes Aircraft, Honeywell, and Northrop Grumman. In February 2004, after receiving a book deal for Moonstruck, he decided to write science fiction full-time.
Lerner's novel InterstellarNet: Enigma won the inaugural (2015) Canopus Award for long-form fiction (i.e., novels) "honoring excellence in interstellar writing." He also won the annual "Anlab" (Analog Readers Poll) for nonfiction in 2013, for "Faster Than a Speeding Photon: The Why, Where, and (Perhaps the) How of Faster-Than-Light Technology" and for short story in 2018, for "Paradise Regained"," among his many Anlab nominations. His fiction has also been nominated for Locus, Prometheus, and Hugo awards.
|The Matthews Conundrum||2013||Lerner, Edward M. (November 2013). "The Matthews Conundrum". Analog Science Fiction and Fact. 133 (11): 73–103.||Novella; InterstellarNet|
|Championship b'tok||2014||Lerner, Edward M. (September 2014). "Championship b'tok". Analog Science Fiction and Fact. 134 (9): 80–103.||Novelette; InterstellarNet|
(Following are the original short-fiction and serial appearances; see above for subsequent novelizations.)
The 100 Year Starship (100YSS) is a joint U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) grant project to a private entity. The goal of the study is not to have the government fund the actual building of spacecraft, but rather to create a business plan that can last 100 years in order to help foster the research needed for interstellar travel.Betrayer of Worlds
Betrayer of Worlds is a science fiction novel by American writers Larry Niven and Edward M. Lerner, set in the Known Space series. It is a sequel to their previous novels Fleet of Worlds, Juggler of Worlds, and Destroyer of Worlds, and is set 70 years before Ringworld.Bowen High School (Chicago)
James H. Bowen High School (known simply as Bowen High School) is a public 4–year high school located in the South Chicago neighborhood on the south side of Chicago, Illinois, United States. Bowen is operated by the Chicago Public Schools district.
From 1993 until 2011, Bowen was divided into four smaller schools. Today, the smaller schools have been re-consolidated back into one school.Destroyer of Worlds (novel)
Destroyer of Worlds is a science fiction novel by American writer Larry Niven and Edward M. Lerner, set in the Known Space series. It is a sequel to their previous novels, Fleet of Worlds and Juggler of Worlds. It is set ten years after Juggler of Worlds, drawing heavily from Protector, but, like the rest of the series, can stand alone.The plot involves New Terra and the Puppeteers (and the Gw'oth) entering into conflict with a Pak Protector fleet (though not the fleets featured in Protector). It also resolves why Alice Jordan's knowledge about the Pak never entered later novels, and restates the known timeline of the Home conversion to a planet of protectors.Edward Lerner
Edward Lerner may refer to:
Edward (Ned) Lerner (fl. 1983–present), video game designer
Edward M. Lerner (born 1949), American author of science fiction, techno-thrillers, and popular scienceFate of Worlds
Fate of Worlds (2012) is a science fiction novel by American writers Larry Niven and Edward M. Lerner. It is the fifth and final book in the Fleet of Worlds series, itself a subset of Niven's Known Space series.
Fate of Worlds opens as Ringworld's Children (part of the Ringworld series) closes, decades after Betrayer of Worlds, the prior book in the Fleet of Worlds series. The novel thus concludes both series, and involves characters from both.Fleet of Worlds
Fleet of Worlds is a science fiction novel by American writers Larry Niven and Edward M. Lerner, part of Niven's Known Space series.
The Fleet of Worlds (sub)series, consisting of this book and its four sequels, is named for its opening book.Juggler of Worlds
Juggler of Worlds (2008) is a science fiction novel by American writers Larry Niven and Edward M. Lerner, a sequel to their Fleet of Worlds .It is set in the Known Space universe. Most of the book revisits earlier stories (the Beowulf Shaeffer stories in Crashlander from the points of view of Sigmund Ausfaller and several Pierson's Puppeteers, and "The Soft Weapon" and parts of Fleet of Worlds from the point of view of Nessus). The novel also severely revises the established knowledge of the Outsider race. The final quarter of the book returns to the setting of Fleet of Worlds.Kzin
The Kzinti (singular Kzin) are a fictional, very warlike and bloodthirsty race of cat-like aliens in Larry Niven's Known Space series.
The Kzinti were initially introduced in Niven's story "The Warriors" (originally in Worlds of If (1966), collected in Tales of Known Space (1975)) and "The Soft Weapon" (1967), collected in Neutron Star (1968). A Kzin character, Speaker-to-Animals (later known as Chmeee), subsequently played a major role in Niven's Hugo and Nebula award-winning Ringworld (1970) and Ringworld Engineers (1980), giving considerably more background of the Kzinti and their interactions with human civilizations. Following Ringworld, Niven gave permission to several friends to write stories taking place in the time following "The Warriors" but before "The Soft Weapon"; these stories (including a handful by Niven) were collected in a number of volumes of The Man-Kzin Wars, which eventually reached fourteen volumes, the first published in June 1988. Kzinti also appear in Juggler of Worlds (2008) and Fate of Worlds (2012), novels within the Fleet of Worlds series (cowritten with Edward M. Lerner).
The Kzinti were also written by Niven into the Star Trek universe, appearing first in Star Trek: The Animated Series, also in Star Fleet Universe, as well as material for Star Trek: Enterprise that was never produced because of the series' cancellation.Larry Niven
Laurence van Cott Niven (; born April 30, 1938) is an American science fiction writer. His best-known work is Ringworld (1970), which received Hugo, Locus, Ditmar, and Nebula awards. The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America named him the 2015 recipient of the Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award. His work is primarily hard science fiction, using big science concepts and theoretical physics. It also often includes elements of detective fiction and adventure stories. His fantasy includes the series The Magic Goes Away, rational fantasy dealing with magic as a non-renewable resource.Larry Niven bibliography
This is a complete bibliography by American science fiction author Larry Niven.Man-Kzin Wars
The Man-Kzin Wars is a series of military science fiction short story collections (and is the name of the first collection), as well as the eponymous conflicts between mankind and the Kzinti that they detail. They are set in Larry Niven's Known Space universe; however, Niven himself has only written a small number of the stories.
All of the cover art for the books in the series are drawn by Stephen Hickman.Outsider (Known Space)
The Outsiders are a fictional alien race in Larry Niven's Known Space series. They are many-limbed beings that are invariably described as a cat o'nine tails with a fattened handle. Their body composition includes ultra-cold superfluid helium.Phoenix Pick
Phoenix Pick is the science fiction and fantasy imprint of Arc Manor Publishers based in Rockville, Maryland, United States.
Phoenix Pick publishes many classic and semi-classic works of science fiction and fantasy. These include Dark Universe (1961) and Simulacron-3 (1964) by Daniel F. Galouye, Lest Darkness Fall and Related Stories (1939) by L. Sprague de Camp (with the related stories by Frederik Pohl, David Drake, and S. M. Stirling) and The Long Tomorrow (1955) by Leigh Brackett.
In 2010, Phoenix Pick published two novellas nominated for the Nebula Award: "Act One" by Nancy Kress and '"Arkfall" by Carolyn Gilman. "Act One" was also nominated for the Hugo Award. That year, Phoenix Pick also published Ceres by L. Neil Smith, a finalist for the Prometheus Award.Other publications include Alexei and Cory Panshin's Hugo-Award-winning study on science fiction, The World Beyond the Hill (1989) and the Phoenix Science Fiction Classics series. The series publishes a number of annotated classic texts (with commentary) specifically geared toward college students. PSF Classics is edited by Paul Cook, and authors represented in this series include H. G. Wells and Jules Verne. Additionally, Phoenix Pick promotes Arc Manor's bimonthly Galaxy's Edge magazine.Ringworld
Ringworld is a 1970 science fiction novel by Larry Niven, set in his Known Space universe and considered a classic of science fiction literature. Ringworld tells the story of Louis Wu and his companions on a mission to the Ringworld, a massive alien construct in space 186 million miles in diameter. Niven later added four sequels and four prequels, the Fleet of Worlds series, co-written with Edward M. Lerner, provides the four prequels, as well as Fate of Worlds, the final sequel. The novels tie into numerous other books set in Known Space. Ringworld won the Nebula Award in 1970, as well as both the Hugo Award and Locus Award in 1971.Ringworld series
The Ringworld series is a series of science fiction novels written by American author Larry Niven. It is part of his Known Space set of stories. Its backdrop is the Ringworld, a giant artifact 600 million miles in circumference around a star. The series is composed of five standalone science fiction novels, the original award-winning book and its four sequels:
1980: The Ringworld Engineers
1996: The Ringworld Throne
2004: Ringworld's Children
2012: Fate of Worlds (by Niven and Edward M. Lerner)Fate of Worlds is also a sequel to the four books of the Fleet of Worlds series, set in the same "Known Space" universe and all written by Niven and Edward M. Lerner:
2007: Fleet of Worlds
2008: Juggler of Worlds
2009: Destroyer of Worlds
2010: Betrayer of WorldsStars and Gods
Stars and Gods is a collection of science fiction and non-fiction by Larry Niven and edited by Jonathan Strahan, first published in hardcover and ebook form by Tor Books in August 2010. A trade paperback edition followed from the same publisher in August 2011.The book contains nine excerpts from longer works, fifteen works of short fiction, and seven short nonfictional works by Niven, some written in collaboration, together with a preface and fifteen introductions to several of the pieces by the author and an interview of Niven by Brenda Cooper.Year's Best SF 7
Year's Best SF 7 is a science fiction anthology edited by David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer that was published in 2002. It is the seventh in the Year's Best SF series.