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    DescriptionWhen a tremendous spacecraft took orbit around the Earth's moon and began sending smaller landers down toward the North Pole, the newly arrived visitors quickly set up a permanent spaceport in Siberia. Their presence attracted many, and a few people grew conspicuously rich from secrets they learned from talking to the aliens. One of these men, Rick Schumann, established a tavern catering to all of the various species of visiting aliens, a place he named the Draco Tavern. From the mind of #1 "New York Times" bestselling author Larry Niven come twenty-six tales and vignettes from this interplanetary gathering place, collected for the first time in one volume, including: "The Subject Is Closed": A priest visits the tavern and goes one-on-one with a chirpsithra alien on the subject of God and life after death. "Table Mannners: A Folk Tale": Rick Schumann is invited to hunt with five folk aliens, but he's not quite sure what their hunt entails, or if he will be the hunted. "Losing Mars": In this previously unpublished tale, a group of aliens who call Mars and its moon home arrive at the tavern only to find that humans have mostly forgotten about their neighboring planet.

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    The Draco Tavern
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Larry Niven
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 316
    Width: 107 mm
    Height: 170 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 159 g
    ISBN 13: 9780765347718
    ISBN 10: 0765347717

    BIC E4L: SCI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.2
    BIC E4L: SST
    BIC subject category V2: DQ, FL
    Abridged Dewey: 813
    B&T Book Type: FI
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PS
    DC22: FIC
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    DC21: 813.6
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    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
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    B&T Merchandise Category: MMP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21300
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 80
    Ingram Subject Code: FS
    Libri: I-FS
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET180
    Ingram Theme: CULT/RUSSIA
    B&T General Subject: 720
    B&T Approval Code: A23440000, P26106070
    BISAC V2.8: FIC028000, FIC028040
    BIC E4L: SCF
    Edition statement
    St Martin's Press
    Imprint name
    Tor Books
    Publication date
    28 November 2006
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Larry Niven is the award-winning author of the Ringworld series, along with many other science fiction masterpieces, and fantasy novels including the Magic Goes Away series. His "Beowulf's Children," co-authored with Jerry Pournelle and Steven Barnes, was a "New York Times" bestseller. He has received the Nebula Award, five Hugos, four Locus Awards, two Ditmars, the Prometheus, and the Robert A. Heinlein Award, among other honors. He lives in Chatsworth, California.
    Review quote
    "A must for Nivenites and just plain good reading for everyone else."--"Booklist "on "The Draco Tavern" "There are wise elder races and there are scamsters and folks who raise interesting questions. In some ways, the object-lesson stories remind one of pundits' political columns . Thought provoking.--"San Diego Union-Tribune" on "The Draco Tavern" "Brilliant . . . These stories are best taken a few at a time to savor their inventiveness."--"Publishers Weekly" on "The Draco Tavern" "Reads more like an episodic novel . There's joy and sadness and everything in between in these stories--which seem to have devised as vehicles for Niven to explore a wide variety of ideas and also happen to be about what it means to be human. One of the ways in which we learn about who we are is to see what we are not, and in this book there are many examples of what humans are not."--"Romantic Times Bookclub" on "The Draco Tavern" "