Book Reviews of The Draco Tavern

The Draco Tavern
The Draco Tavern
Author: Larry Niven
ISBN-13: 9780765347718
ISBN-10: 0765347717
Publication Date: 11/28/2006
Pages: 336
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 42

3.9 stars, based on 42 ratings
Publisher: Tor Science Fiction
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Reviews: Amazon | Write a Review

5 Book Reviews submitted by our Members...sorted by voted most helpful

reviewed The Draco Tavern on + 3 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
The Draco Tavern is the collected tales of Rick Schumann, bartender to the stars--that is, the inhabitants of stars, planets, and places in between. Story after story Niven proposes a bizarre problem: alien daycare, procreation versus recreation in a species that kills their mates, negotiating the purchase of Mars; I found myself wondering how he was going to solve THIS one, but Niven does, and with aplomb. All this is set in a bar on Earth carefully designed to cater to a variety of intelligences, creating an atmosphere of general comfort and conviviality. I found myself looking in the back for a map--I'd love to visit the place!
reviewed The Draco Tavern on + 15 more book reviews
Really enjoyed it, a quick read, several short stories that are charming and funny.
reviewed The Draco Tavern on
Interesting short story collection of Alien encounters. Dated but a fun read.
reviewed The Draco Tavern on + 7 more book reviews
Some of the stories have an easy-to-understand point; some of them are very obscure. I've read better stories by Niven; not real impressed by these.
reviewed The Draco Tavern on
just ok