Guess the Source

Science Fiction Mavens Offer Far Out Homeland Security Advice

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Among the group’s approximately 24 members is Larry Niven, the bestselling and award-winning author of such books as “Ringworld” and “Lucifer’s Hammer,” which he co-wrote with SIGMA member Jerry Pournelle.

Niven said a good way to help hospitals stem financial losses is to spread rumors in Spanish within the Latino community that emergency rooms are killing patients in order to harvest their organs for transplants.

“The problem [of hospitals going broke] is hugely exaggerated by illegal aliens who aren’t going to pay for anything anyway,” Niven said.

“Do you know how politically incorrect you are?” Pournelle asked.

“I know it may not be possible to use this solution, but it does work,” Niven replied.

Terrifyingly, it’s not the Onion.

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3 Responses to “Guess the Source”

  1. mhayinde Says:

    My God, he has to be joking…. doesn’t he?

  2. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Gosh wow, Mr. Niven, you sure are clever! Tell us more about how sheep’s bladders can prevent earthquakes…

  3. jmnlman Says:

    So was Niven always this ummm odd or is it resulting from long-term exposure to Pournelle?


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