I once again return to my favorite science fiction author, Larry Niven. This is a collection of short stories and excerpts drawn together to commemorate the anniversary of Niven's first published work. I was pleased that I'd only already read one of the stories, and was, as usual, thrilled with his other works. One story that particularly stands out is a little different from Niven's usual in that it is, at heart, a love story, and rather less snarky than his writing is normally. Niven's introductions to each piece are illuminating and interesting. I especially enjoyed the few essays in the collection, which display what is clearly a towering intellect that is often toned down for novelizations. These works, again, leave me hungry for more Niven, and I look forward to one day owning his entire body of work.