Title: Bordered in Black

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Title: Bordered in Black Title Record # 53897
Author: Larry Niven
Date: 1966-04-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Webpages: Wikipedia-EN
Language: English
Note: In the notes to Convergent Series, Niven says: "Bordered in Black does not belong to the Known Space universe. [...] When I wrote Bordered in Black, Known Space had not taken form. I was playing with some preliminary ideas, and one of these - the 'Blind Spot' effect of this form of faster-than-light travel - was later incorporated into Known Space. But it's a different timeline entirely. Similar statements hold for One Face".
Synopsis: Two men are sent in the first FTL ship to explore an Earth-like planet of Sirius B; only one returns, and destroys the ship. Slowly he recounts how they saw all shores of a bare continent surrounded by a black heat-emiting mass, found the ocean full of a sterile monoculture of engineered algae, and when they landed to investigate...
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Translations
Year Language Title
1966 German Die Menschenfarm
1967 French La bordure noire
1968 Italian Sirio B IV
1975 Dutch De Stranden van Sirius Vier

Awards

Place Year and Award Category
Made First Ballot 1967 Nebula Short Story

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog# Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, April 1966 1966-04-00 ed. Edward L. Ferman Mercury Press, Inc.   $0.50 132 digest? mag Jack Gaughan Checkmark
Die Menschenfarm 1966-10-00 ed. Wulf H. Bergner Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #3081) #3081 DM 2.40 157 pb? anth Atelier Heinrichs & Bachmann Checkmark
Fiction, #162 1967-05-00 ed. Alain Dorémieux OPTA   F3.00 164 digest? mag Jean Alessandrini Checkmark
Urania #490 1968-06-16 ed. Carlo Fruttero, Franco Lucentini Arnoldo Mondadori Editore #490 250 Lit 168 digest? mag Karel Thole Checkmark
The Shape of Space 1969-09-00 Larry Niven Ballantine Books #01712 $0.75 244 pb? coll Peter Bramley Checkmark
The Shape of Space 1969-09-00 Larry Niven Ballantine Books #01712 C$0.75 244 pb? coll Peter Bramley Checkmark
SF: Authors' Choice 3 1971-00-00 ed. Harry Harrison G. P. Putnam's Sons     222 hc? anth Checkmark
Inconstant Moon 1973-02-00 Larry Niven Gollancz 0-575-01586-1 £2.20 251 hc? coll  
SF: Author's Choice 3 1973-08-00 ed. Harry Harrison Berkley Medallion #02400 $0.95 272 pb? anth Checkmark
Inconstant Moon 1974-04-00 Larry Niven The Science Fiction Book Club (UK) #1086   251 hc? coll  
Inconstant Moon 1974-10-00 Larry Niven Sphere Books 0-7221-6383-5 £0.40 200 pb? coll Eddie Jones Checkmark
De Stranden van Sirius Vier 1975-00-00 Larry Niven Meulenhoff (M=SF #91) 90-290-0160-7   316 pb? coll Chris Foss Checkmark
Inconstant Moon 1975-05-00 Larry Niven Sphere Books 0-7221-6383-5 £0.40 200 pb? coll Eddie Jones  
Inconstant Moon 1976-06-00 Larry Niven Sphere Books 0-7221-6394-0 £0.65 200 pb? coll Eddie Jones  
Inconstant Moon 1977-00-00 Larry Niven Sphere Books 0-7221-6381-9 £0.85 200 pb? coll Eddie Jones Checkmark
Convergent Series 1979-03-00 Larry Niven Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-27740-6 $1.95 viii+
227
pb? coll Eric Ladd Checkmark
Convergent Series 1979-03-00 Larry Niven Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-27740-6 C$2.50 viii+
227
pb? coll Eric Ladd Checkmark
Convergent Series 1979-09-00 Larry Niven Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-27740-6 C$2.50 viii+
227
pb? coll Eric Ladd Checkmark
Convergent Series 1980-00-00 Larry Niven Orbit / Futura 0-7088-8062-2 £1.10 viii+
227
pb? coll Peter Jones Checkmark
Convergent Series 1980-10-00 Larry Niven Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-29566-8 $2.25 viii+
227
pb? coll Eric Ladd Checkmark
Convergent Series 1981-00-00 Larry Niven Orbit 0-7088-8062-2 £1.50 viii+
227
pb? coll Peter Jones Checkmark
Convergent Series 1981-09-00 Larry Niven Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-29566-8 $2.25 viii+
227
pb? coll Eric Ladd Checkmark
Convergent Series 1983-05-00 Larry Niven Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-31410-7 $2.50 viii+
227
pb? coll Eric Ladd Checkmark
Convergent Series 1984-00-00 Larry Niven Orbit 0-7088-8062-2 £1.95 viii+
227
pb? coll Peter Jones Checkmark
Convergent Series 1986-08-00 Larry Niven Orbit 0-7088-8062-2 £2.50 viii+
227
pb? coll Checkmark
Inconstant Moon 1986-08-00 Larry Niven Sphere Books 0-7221-6408-4 £2.50 200 pb? coll Tony Roberts Checkmark
Convergent Series 1987-02-00 Larry Niven Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-33922-3 $2.95 viii+
227
pb? coll Eric Ladd Checkmark
N-Space 1990-09-00 Larry Niven Tor 0-312-85089-1 $19.95 529 hc? coll Dave Archer Checkmark
N-Space 1991-02-00 Larry Niven Tor / SFBC #17755 $9.98 529 hc? coll Dave Archer Checkmark
Inconstant Moon 1991-08-00 Larry Niven Orbit 0-7088-8375-3 £3.99 200 pb? coll Checkmark
N-Space 1991-09-00 Larry Niven Tor 0-812-51001-1 $5.99 vi+
693
pb? coll Dave Archer Checkmark
N-Space 1992-01-00 Larry Niven Orbit 1-85723-003-5 £4.99 617 pb? coll Fred Gambino  
N-Space 1992-01-00 Larry Niven Orbit 0-356-20242-9 £14.99 526 hc? coll Fred Gambino  
N-Space 1992-02-00 Larry Niven Orbit 1-85723-003-5 £4.99 617 pb? coll Fred Gambino Checkmark
Convergent Series 1992-10-00 Larry Niven Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-33922-3 $4.95 viii+
227
pb? coll Eric Ladd Checkmark
N-Space 1997-05-00 Larry Niven Tor 0-812-51001-1 $6.99 vi+
693
pb? coll Dave Archer Checkmark
N-Space 1998-00-00 Larry Niven Orbit 1-85723-003-5 £6.99 617 pb? coll Fred Gambino Checkmark
De Stranden van Sirius Vier 1998-03-00 Larry Niven Meulenhoff (*M) 90-290-5708-4   126 hc? coll Peter A. Jones Checkmark
N-Space 2007-08-00 Larry Niven Tor 0-765-31824-5 $15.95 vi+
534
tp? coll Ray Massey  
The Best of Larry Niven 2010-12-00 Larry Niven Subterranean Press 978-1-59606-331-0 $40.00 618 hc? coll Edward Miller Checkmark
The Best of Larry Niven 2010-12-00 Larry Niven Subterranean Press 978-1-59606-331-0 $60.00 618 hc? coll Edward Miller  
Convergent Series 2011-06-09 Larry Niven Spectrum Literary Agency   $6.35 227 ebook? coll  
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