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  • Publication: Scatterbrain Publication Record # 29017
  • Author: Larry Niven
  • Date: 2003-08-00
  • ISBN: 0-765-30137-7 [978-0-7653-0137-6]
  • Publisher: Tor
  • Price: $24.95
  • Pages: 317
  • Format:
    hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
  • Type: COLLECTION
  • Cover: Scatterbrain (2003) • by Getty Images
  • Notes:
    • First printing by number line 0987654321.
    • "First Edition: August 2003"
    • $34.95 in Canada.
    • The essay "Saturn's Race: Collaboration with Steven Barnes" and the excerpt from "Saturn's Race" are not separately titled in the TOC, but each work has it's own equivalent title page in the book, and each has it's own different page header indicating a separate work. They are indexed here separately.
    • Many of the works in this publication have brief introductions, some with and some without interesting bibliographical and historical information. Only the excerpt from "Saturn's Race" has a multi-page introduction. The other introductions are noted and described here in notes for completeness.
      • Pg. 21: Destiny's Road: A brief description of the time-line and the outline of the writing of the story, and statements how the cover artwork influenced the novel.
      • Pg. 30: Ringworld Throne: Details about Barbara Hambly's involvement in the unpublished novella "The Vampire Nest". (1/3 published in "Sisters of the Night", 1/3 in Omni Comics, the whole embedded in Ringworld Throne).
      • Pg. 79: Loki: Four sentence introduction.
      • Pg. 87: Procustes: A brief comparison of Beowulf Shaeffer's time-line and Niven's own.
      • Pg. 141: Burning City: The Los Angeles Riots in 1992 are described as inspiration.
      • Pg. 243: Smut Talk: Biref notes about Playboy, and that they delayed publication over a year in order to put it in the January 2000 issue.
      • Pg. 254: Telepresence: A brief blurb.
      • Pg. 289: Introduction to "Watching Trees Grow": The Introduction to the Introduction....
      • Pg. 293: Introductory Material for Man-Kzin Wars II: Another Introduction to the Introduction, but this is a reprint of a one line letter to Jim Baen merely delivering the goods.
      • Pg. 302: What I Tell Librarians: A few words on what was going through his thoughts as he wrote the essay.
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Collection Title: Scatterbrain • collection by Larry Niven

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