The fine people over at the "Known Space: The Future Worlds of Larry Niven" website have been reposting our book reviews of Niven's work for some time now, and we've been posting some of their film reviews which don't really fit in to the scheme of their site for almost as long (You can see 'em here: http://www.republibot.com/category/tags/bad-movie )
Recently they asked us to generate a little original content that would be exclusive to their site, and since Niven is pretty much unabashedly my favorite living SF writer I was only too happy to oblige.
I wrote what I hope will be the first in a series for their site, an essay about the fascinatingly exotic planets that Niven has invented for Known Space. You can check it out on their site here http://www.larryniven.org/knownspace-1.shtml
Go check it out now! Don't be frightened! It's just like one of our articles, except it's spending the night at a friends' house.