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Coldest Place, the (1964) [Short Story]
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Nivenís first published story takes place on the dark side of a non-rotating Mercury, where explorers Eric and Howie collect unexpected samples of life.

Originally published in Worlds of If, December 1964.

Original title: The Coldest Place
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionScience FictionAlien Beings

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Tales of Known Space: The Universe of Larry Niven (1975) [Collection]
      Author: Larry Niven
     Hitting the Skids in Pixeltown (2003) [Anthology]
      Authors: Larry Niven , David D. Levine , Rosemary Jones , Kyle David Jelle , Harold Gross , Matthew S. Rotundo , Carl Frederick , Rebecca Carmi , Eugie Foster , Paul Pence , Jake West , Christine Watson , David John Baker


  • "Becalmed in Hell" is a sequel with the same two characters
  • Due to recent studies of Mercury, this story was rendered obsolete before it was even published

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