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July 2nd, 2008, 12:08 PM
Hi all

I'm new here and I'm looking for a collection of short stories I read when I was a teenager (some 20 years ago).
The backdrop was a bar where all sorts of humans and aliens came by and told stories. One story was about an alien race of females only, who in their language had different possessive pronouns, depending on whether the object was a being, a possession or a part of one's body (ie. my dog, my chair, my leg) and not much was known about the males of that species, other than that the females referred to them as possession. Another story was about an alien who told of yet another alien race, who, through mathematical proof, had found out what happened after death, and all committed suicide immediately. I think another story was about human sexual escapades with aliens.

Does anybody know the title or author?

July 3rd, 2008, 07:26 AM
This thread from this very forum has space bar books - space bar stories (http://www.sffworld.com/forums/showthread.php?t=19891).
Here is a link to a short item on 'Draco's Bar' stories of Larry Niven, that has a list of story contents at end - Draco's Tavern (http://texasbestgrok.mu.nu/archives/232055.php)

July 3rd, 2008, 07:51 AM
Looks like it's the one I was looking for, many thanks, ordered the book.

I did try to find something with the search feature before, but obviously not with the right search terms as I didn't find the right one...