9/4/11: Another update in less than a year! Destroyer of Worlds is
done. Closing in on 2500 entries, and recently passed a DECADE since I made it public.
4/21/11: What, an update?!? Yes, after more than a year, I finally
included info for Juggler of Worlds. Lack of reading time, and then misplacing my notes didn't help. Only
three books behind now... :)
3/7/10: Fleet of Worlds entries are done. Now to reading Juggler of
3/3/10: Destiny's Forge is FINISHED. Fleet of Worlds should be done
1/10/10: Still working on Destiny's Forge. There was a LOT of info, and
the holidays came quickly. I really need to rewrite the admin interface. About 200 entries today, now over
11/10/09: Finally, I've begun indexing data from Destiny's Forge.
02/08/09: Yes, I'm late - like it's a surprise, but all the data for
MKW XI is done. Unfortunately, MKW XII is out now...so I'm still 4 books behind. I have at least started
11/24/08: Just heard from Destiny's Forge author Paul Chafe as
well, who will be using the Encyclopedia as a resource for his next MKW story. His book is next to be read
and indexed as well, just finishing the entry of MKW XI, which should be done by the end of the week.
10/19/08: Just a word of thanks to both Hal Colebatch and Edward M.
Lerner (both KS authors) for their encouragement (and occasional corrections...) - it helps drive to get
this thing updated...
10/13/08: Oy. Yes its been far too long. I underestimated how
important taking a train was to my reading. I had several other books in the pipeline as well. But I
finally got back to MKW XI after having stopped (and had to re-read from the beginning), and have the
first three stories indexed in the Encyclopedia (now past 2000 entries at 2024). I hope to have the
remainder done within a few weeks. Then I will only be 3 books behind. :(
2/26/06: MKW XI will make its way soon.
I haven't finished reading it yet, and then I need to read it again to do
the references. I don't take a train to work any more, so my reading time is
7/10/05: Yes, its been a year, But
Ringworld's Children is in now.
9/17/03: Phew...MKW X is done.
9/3/03: It's been over a year, but Hal
Colebatch has turned out 4 more MKW stories, and they are in process...
6/14/02: Well, it wasn't as hard as I
thought. The "Niven Filter" has been added. Under the "Misc" heading in the
entry list, you
will see a "Show Niven-only" or "Show Non-Niven" link, depending on what mode
you are in. Niven-only will display entries that appear in Niven stories.
Non-Niven will include entries that appear only in stories by other authors.
Non-Niven is the default.
6/13/02: Oh my. It's - done! The last
two stories, those from MKW4, are now indexed, and that means that I'm
finished - at least for now!!!! There are no known (at least to me)
stories that have been published, but we all know there will be more - and
Hal Colebatch (His Sergeant's Honor, Telepath's Dance, and
The Colonel's Tiger) stopped by the site, helped me out on a couple
of conections I missed, and let me know that there is definitely more MKW
coming, with a few of his own already accepted!
I'll be taking a bit of a break, but I hope to get the Niven/non-Niven
filter written soon, and then probably reprocess the database to keep
everything clean (and maybe reorder the story ids so MKW4 comes before the
Thanks for all the support! And Larry, if you are watching, I hope it meets
with your approval!
6/6/02: Finally had the time to enter in
The Handicapped, which concludes the "Niven Canon" stories. Now just
the two from MKW4, and we're complete!!!
5/23/02: Sorry about the lack of
updates...various things have left me with precious little time to enter
data. I finally got The Ethics of Madness in - only 3 more stories to
5/1/02: Thanks to Curt Danhauser, I've
actually read all the Known Space stories!!! I've already indexed "A Relic
of the Empire" and "The Soft Weapon", and should have the other two from
Neutron Star and the two from MKW4 done shortly.
If anyone knows of anything I'm missing, please let me know!!!
4/14/02: "Fly-by-Night" has been
entered, finishing MKW9. Now, thanks to the tremendous donation of
Neutron Star and MKW4 by Curt Danhauser, the only two books I lacked,
the Encyclopedia will soon be finished...
3/28/02: Finally entered the third MKW9
story, "Windows of the Soul".
3/20/02: The second MKW9 story, "His
Sergeants Honor", is now in. The others are ready - I just haven't had the
time to enter them.
3/10/02: The last story from MKW8,
"Slowboat Nightmare", and the first from MKW9, "Pele", are now in place.
3/5/02: Two more stories from MKW8 have
been added, and the last should be tomorrow. MKW9 stories are also ready for
entry when I have the time. I am now hunting down a used copy of Neutron
Star for the missing stories.
2/24/02: After a brief hiatus, I'm
updating things again. The first two storied of MKW8 are up, and the other
two should follow shortly. I'm already halfway through MKW9, but I was on
vacation last week and trying to get a lot of other things done...
1/28/02: All three stories from MKW7 are
complete - over 1500 entires!!!! On to MKW8.
By the way, MKW9 is out in hardcover - check it out at the Bookstore of Known Space.
1/21/02: The Heroic Myth of
Lieutenant Nora Argamentine and Trojan Cat from MKW6 are done,
and I've already begun MKW7.
1/12/02: In the Hall of the Mountain
King and Hey Diddle Diddle are now done. I'm most of the way
through the Argmentine story in MKW6, so that should be ready
1/8/02: I am in the process of adding
In the Hall of the Mountain King, but it is slow going. MKW V should
be entered by the end of the week.
12/30/01: Madness Has Its Place,
The Asteroid Queen, and Inconstant Star have been added. Since
I don't currently have MKW IV, on to V.
12/9/01: The Children's Hour has
now been entered. On to book 3.
12/8/01: Cathouse and Briar
Patch, the two Dean Ing "Zoo" stories, have been entered.
11/30/01: Iron is done, and the
next three stories are ready to go. I will be taking a bit of a break from
the books to read the third B5 Techno-Mage novel, then I'll get back to
11/28/01: Finally getting around to
adding the MKW stuff, starting with Iron. I still plan on having a
MKW/Non-MKW option, but I want to get data entered before implementing.
11/19/01: A Gift From Earth is
finished - making ~960 entries (don't have exact count because of the way it
is stored right now). Now on to the non-Niven MKW books that I have.
Iron is already to go, possibly tomorrow.
11/15/01: World of Ptavvs is
complete, and A Gift From Earth is ready to be entered. Then it is on
to the MKW books.
11/12/01: I've started entering World of
Ptavvs but I haven't yet finished. Hopefully within a couple of days.
11/06/01: The Ringworld Throne
has been added. Whew - that was the biggest single addition so far! I'm
almost finished with A Gift From Earth, and World of Ptavvs is
waiting to be entered, hopefully within the next week. Then it is on to the
Man-Kzin Wars books at last. I'm thinking of having an option that
allows you to include or not include the MKW stuff, depending on what you
think is canon. I also need to put together a list of missing stories to see
if some of you kind souls out there might be able to get them for me...like
Man-Kzin Wars IV
11/01/01: The Ringworld Engineers
is finished, and I've got notes for The Ringworld Throne and World
of Ptavvs already done, just need time to enter them. I've got more time
to read than I do to enter data right now...
10/30/01: I've begun entering data for
The Ringworld Engineers and The Ringworld Throne, but it will take
10/01/01: "Vandervecken" and "Protector"
have been indexed. Next up is The Ringworld Engineers.
9/28/01: "Phssthpok" (Protector)
has been indexed. I've already completed "Vandervecken", but haven't had
time to enter the data yet.
has been indexed. It was a tough one, because quite a lot may change when
adding the other two books. I'm going to take a break from the Ringworld
series and do Protector next.
9/10/01: "The Woman in Del Rey Crater"
has been indexed, completing Flatlander. Next up will probably be
Ringworld, so it will be at least a week.
9/7/01: "Patchwork Girl" has been
indexed, and "The Woman in Del Rey Crater" should be done soon, which
9/5/01: "ARM" has been indexed.
8/31/01: "The Defenseless Dead" has been
8/30/01: The "search by story" feature
is finished and available from the SEARCH selection
8/29/01: The first story from
Flatlander has been indexed, "Death by Ecstasy"
I plan an adding a "search by story" feature, but I need to reorganize the
8/28/01: This page will contain various
notes giving you an update on status.
I'm finishing up indexing the last stories of Crashlander, and will
be starting Flatlander. I'm going for the collections first to get
the broadest base of info, then I will hit the Ringworld novels and
Some inconsitencies so far: The gas giant Jinx orbits was called "Primary"
in the first story I read ("The Borderland of Sol"), but it was called
"Binary" in a couple of other stories that may actually predate it. I'm
changing the entry to be "Binary", but leaving the note attached.
It was previously mentioned that Carlos Wu was one of 60 people with
unlimited birthrights. In "Procrustes", it was 120, so I just gave a range
in his entry.
Also in "Procrustes", Trinocs are mentioned by Feather Filip. However, Trinocs are
supposedly not even discovered until Louis Wu went out in "There is a Tide"
quite a few years later. Perhaps the ARM knew of them already, and didn't
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