Title: A Relic of the Empire

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Title: A Relic of the Empire Title Record # 58984
Author: Larry Niven
Date: 1966-12-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: novelette
Series: Known Space
Language: English
Note: In the original publication in ''If'' (December 1966), the title was given as "A Relic of Empire" on the cover. It was listed as "A Relic of the Empire" in the table of contents and on the first page of the story.
Synopsis: A xenobiologist captured on an isolated planet by a crew of space pirates uses his knowledge of the unique species he is studying to escape.
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Other Titles

Translations
Year Language Title
1970 Dutch Een Relikwie van het Imperium
1974 Italian I Pirati

Awards

Place Year and Award Category
Win 1981 Seiun Best Translated Short Story

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog# Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
If, December 1966 1966-12-00 ed. Frederik Pohl Galaxy Publishing Corp; New York   $0.50 164 digest? mag Jack Gaughan Checkmark
Neutron Star 1968-04-00 Larry Niven Ballantine Books U6120 $0.75 285 pb? coll Checkmark
Neutron Star 1968-04-00 Larry Niven Ballantine Books U6120 C$0.75 285 pb? coll Checkmark
Neutron Star 1969-00-00 Larry Niven Macdonald 0-356-02652-3 25/- 285 hc? coll  
Neutronster 1970-11-00 Larry Niven Meulenhoff (M=SF #39) 39   320 pb? coll Reindert van Briemen Checkmark
Neutron Star 1971-07-00 Larry Niven Ballantine Books 0-345-02297-1 $0.95 285 pb? coll Michael McInnerney Checkmark
Neutron Star 1971-08-00 Larry Niven Ballantine Books 0-345-02297-1 C$0.95 285 pb? coll Michael McInnerney  
Neutron Star 1971-10-00 Larry Niven Sphere 63894 0.35 285 pb? coll Checkmark
Neutron Star 1972-00-00 Larry Niven Sphere (Sphere Science Fiction Classics #8) 0-7221-6385-1 0.35 285 pb? coll Eddie Jones Checkmark
Neutron Star 1972-00-00 Larry Niven Sphere (Sphere Science Fiction Classics #8) 0-7221-6385-1 0.35 285 pb? coll Eddie Jones Checkmark
Neutron Star 1973-08-00 Larry Niven Ballantine Books 0-345-23441-3 $0.95 285 pb? coll Michael McInnerney Checkmark
Urania #642 1974-04-14 ed. Carlo Fruttero, Franco Lucentini Arnoldo Mondadori Editore 642 350 Lit 176 digest? mag Karel Thole  
Neutron Star 1974-10-00 Larry Niven Ballantine Books 0-345-24047-2 $1.25 285 pb? coll Michael McInnerney  
Neutron Star 1975-08-00 Larry Niven Ballantine Books 0-345-24794-9 $1.50 285 pb? coll Rick Sternbach Checkmark
Neutron Star 1976-06-00 Larry Niven Ballantine Books 0-345-24794-9 $1.50 285 pb? coll Rick Sternbach Checkmark
Neutron Star 1977-07-00 Larry Niven Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-27065-7 $1.75 285 pb? coll Rick Sternbach Checkmark
Neutron Star 1978-03-00 Larry Niven Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-27065-7 $1.75 285 pb? coll Rick Sternbach Checkmark
Neutron Star 1978-04-00 Larry Niven Orbit 0-7088-8011-8 0.90 285 pb? coll Peter Jones Checkmark
Neutron Star 1979-01-00 Larry Niven Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-28378-3 $1.95 285 pb? coll Rick Sternbach Checkmark
Neutronster 1979-08-00 Larry Niven Meulenhoff (M=SF #39) 90-290-5002-0   320 pb? coll Chris Foss Checkmark
The Great Science Fiction Series 1980-11-00 ed. Joseph Olander, Martin Harry Greenberg, Frederik Pohl Harper & Row 0-06-013382-1 $16.95 x+
419
hc? anth Jon Weiman Checkmark
Neutron Star 1980-11-00 Larry Niven Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-29665-6 $2.50 285 pb? coll Rick Sternbach Checkmark
Neutron Star 1981-09-00 Larry Niven Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-29665-6 $2.50 285 pb? coll Rick Sternbach Checkmark
Neutron Star 1982-09-00 Larry Niven Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-29665-6 $2.50 285 pb? coll Rick Sternbach Checkmark
Neutron Star 1983-06-00 Larry Niven Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-29665-6 $2.50 285 pb? coll Rick Sternbach Checkmark
Neutron Star 1985-00-00 Larry Niven Orbit 0-7088-8011-8 2.25 285 pb? coll Peter Jones Checkmark
Neutron Star 1986-01-00 Larry Niven Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-33694-1 $3.50 285 pb? coll Rick Sternbach Checkmark
Neutron Star 1987-00-00 Larry Niven Orbit 0-7088-8011-8 2.50 285 pb? coll Peter Jones Checkmark
Neutron Star 1989-04-00 Larry Niven Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-33694-1 C$5.50 285 pb? coll Rick Sternbach Checkmark
Playgrounds of the Mind 1991-10-00 Larry Niven Tor 0-312-85219-3 $22.95 487 hc? coll David Archer Checkmark
Neutron Star 1992-00-00 Larry Niven Orbit 1-85723-106-6 2.50 285 pb? coll Keith Scaife Checkmark
Playgrounds of the Mind 1992-07-00 Larry Niven Tor 0-812-51695-8 $5.99 vii+
696
pb? coll David Archer Checkmark
Neutron Star 1993-00-00 Larry Niven Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-33694-1 C$6.99 285 pb? coll Rick Sternbach Checkmark
Neutron Star 1993-07-00 Larry Niven Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-33694-1 $4.95 285 pb? coll Rick Sternbach Checkmark
Playgrounds of the Mind 1996-04-00 Larry Niven Tor 0-812-51695-8 $5.99 viii+
696
pb? coll David Archer Checkmark
Playgrounds of the Mind 2003-08-00 Larry Niven Tor 0-812-51695-8 $7.99 vii+
696
pb? coll David Archer Checkmark
Neutron Star 2013-04-27 Larry Niven Spectrum Literary Agency   $7.99 285 ebook? coll  
Neutron Star date unknown Larry Niven Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-33694-1 C$6.99 285 pb? coll Rick Sternbach Checkmark
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