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Draco Tavern, the (2006) [Collection]
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Summary (From the publisher):

When 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 at Mount Forel 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 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 Manners: 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.

“Wisdom of Demons”: The age-old question of wisdom vs. knowledge is asked when Rick is confronted by a human who has been granted the wisdom of an individual gligstith(click)optok alien.

“Losing Mars” in this unpublished tale, a group of aliens who call Mars and its moon home, arrive at the Tavern only to find that humans have mostly forgotten about their neighboring planet.

Join Rick Schummann and his staff as they explore the alien passersby and attempt to chronicle the seemingly infinite alien species that spend a few moments pondering life and all its questions within the Draco Tavern.

Original title: The Draco Tavern
Original languages: English

Quotes:

Genre: FictionScience FictionAlien BeingsInterspecies Relations


The following works are contained within this one:
     Subject Is Closed, the (1977) [Short Story]
      Author: Larry Niven
     Cruel and Unusual (1977) [Short Story]
      Author: Larry Niven
     Grammar Lesson (1977) [Short Story]
      Author: Larry Niven
     Assimilating Our Culture, That's What They're Doing! (1979) [Short Story]
      Author: Larry Niven
     Schumann Computer, the (1979) [Short Story]
      Author: Larry Niven
     Green Marauder, the (1980) [Short Story]
      Author: Larry Niven
     War Movie (1981) [Short Story]
      Author: Larry Niven
     Limits (1981) [Short Story]
      Author: Larry Niven
     Real Thing, the (1981) [Short Story]
      Author: Larry Niven
     Table Manners (1984) [Short Story]
      Author: Larry Niven
     One Night at the Draco Tavern (1991) [Play]
      Author: Larry Niven
     Smut Talk (2000) [Short Story]
      Author: Larry Niven
     Missing Mass, the (2000) [Short Story]
      Author: Larry Niven
     Wisdom of Demons, the (2000) [Short Story]
      Author: Larry Niven
     Ssoroghod's People (2001) [Short Story]
      Author: Larry Niven
     Heights, the (2001) [Short Story]
      Author: Larry Niven
     Chrysalis (2002) [Short Story]
      Author: Larry Niven
     Convergence of the Old Mind, the (2002) [Short Story]
      Author: Larry Niven
     Ones Who Stay Home, the (2003) [Short Story]
      Author: Larry Niven
     Death Addict, the (2003) [Short Story]
      Author: Larry Niven
     Storm Front (2004) [Short Story]
      Author: Larry Niven
     Breeding Maze (2005) [Short Story]
      Author: Larry Niven
     Slow Ones, the (2005) [Short Story]
      Author: Larry Niven
     Playground Earth (2006) [Short Story]
      Author: Larry Niven
     Playhouse (2006) [Short Story]
      Author: Larry Niven
     Lost (2006) [Short Story]
      Author: Larry Niven
     Losing Mars (2006) [Short Story]
      Author: Larry Niven

Edition #1: Draco Tavern, the

Draco Tavern, the (2006)
Edition Details:

Language: English

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Manifested in:

The Draco Tavern (January 2006)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN: 0765347717
Dimensions: 4.2 x 6.7 x 1.0
Pages: 316

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