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Mark O. Hal G. Paul Chafe. The Kzin Third Fleet has decided a change of strategy is in order after two unpleasant defeats at the hands of the humans or "monkeys" from Earth. Only luck or the Outsiders can save us now.
Buford Early's "wild talents" project could find, but linkers always went catatonic after a certain amount of time connected to high level computers. Bruno knew intellectually that he had to minimize cumulative link time; he had to stay sane for as long as possible. But with the link, he was so much more than human.
He could see the All. And, more than that, he could extract every last bit of effectiveness from the ship he was piloting, and so - maybe, just maybe - save himself and his lady love, who is also his Captain, from that most terrible of fates: capture by Kzin. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. Published July 1st by Baen Books first published June 1st More Details Original Title.
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There was also a somewhat ambiguous growing relationship between Dimity and Vaemar-Riit; the two are depicted together on the cover of Man-Kzin Wars XI. Initially, there were only plans for two volumes. This war is chronicled in considerable detail in the novel Destiny's Forge. Use parenthesis to group terms into subexpressions. The Man-Kzin Wars is a series of military science fiction short story collections and is the name of the first collection , as well as the eponymous conflicts between mankind and the Kzinti that they detail.
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Sep 30, Tim rated it it was amazing. This one has three stories, with the usual blessing of Mr. At any rate, they run into a number of Kzinti warships, the main one being captained by Rrowl-Captain. The Puppeteers are sort of the henchmen of the Outsiders, what my old philosophy teacher John Donne, S. In this context, then, we are presented with the back-story of how humans received the hyperdrive capacity.
Along the way we see an instance of human and Kzin joining forces to battle a destructive sub-species of the Outsiders, and we also have occasional glimpses into the communications among the Outsiders themselves, interesting but hard to get through. Without giving too much away, it is agreed by both parties that the Kzin manner of battle is aggressive attack without backup strategies, almost guaranteeing losses every time. Long finds out that this orientation to warfare reflects an underlying conquering and subjugating motivation. In contrast, the Kzin informs Long that the Kzinti see human warfare as oriented towards extinction of enemies and points out many such events in human history.
Also, the ultimate conclusions regarding how human and Kzin can co-exist are somewhat of a surprise and made me wonder how the future books in this series could come about. Well, I saw this as an extremely well-written story, which helps the reader understand the Kzin mind a lot more. Three stories of the Man-Kzin wars help to fill in the blanks of the past and predict the future. In The Colonel's Tiger, we learn of the details of the ARMs control over the evils of man's depredations and war-mongering, and how that control almost made humans too 'pacifist' to defend themselves.
A Darker Geometry reveals the story of the Outsiders decision point to give humanity the Hyperdrive It also adds a 'how it all began' chapter to the history of Niven's Known Space Three stories of the Man-Kzin wars help to fill in the blanks of the past and predict the future. It also adds a 'how it all began' chapter to the history of Niven's Known Space. Finally, Prisoner of War gives us a good old space battle, followed by Kzin-view of humanity's nature and a prediction of what will happen if mankind doesn't stop resting on its laurels of victory. I have read all the books in this series up to 11 but somehow missed this one.
They are all good. This one is Really Good. I can't quite give it a 4th star, but it's very close.
All in all I call this one a Really Good Read. Aug 23, Andreas rated it liked it. Niven started this thing up because while the Wars were very significant in the history of Known Space, he himself was not adept at writing about conflict. Niven has written some of the stories but most are by other authors. The writing ranges from average to excellent. Recommended if you are a fan of Known Space. Aug 24, Brian rated it really liked it. Three fun novellas in the series, and they're all great fun in there own way. The first fills in some early days on the home front when the Man-Kzin wars are just getting started, the second expands on how humans got FTL and the third is an awesome reconfirmation of what makes a Kzin a Kzin.