Find out more about Man-Kzin Wars XIII by Larry Niven at Simon & Schuster. Read book reviews & excerpts, watch author videos & more. In war and in uneasy peace, kzin and humans continue their adventures with a masterful addition to the Man-Kzin Wars shared universe created by multiple. Read “Man-Kzin Wars XIII” by Jane Lindskold with Rakuten Kobo. Larry Niven’s bestselling Man-Kzin series continues! The kzin, formerly invincible conquerors.

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It’s a fine line to walk and many authors aren’t as successful at it, but when they hit it, everything is golden. The 13th book in the series was satisfying from that perspective as well.

Man-Kzin Wars XIII (Man-Kzin, book 13) by Larry Niven

The Moon Maze Game. After the Kzin telepath learned that the humans were unarmed and didn’t even understand the concept of weapons, they attempted to kill the human crew in a slow, painful manner using an inductive heating weapon hoping to capture their ship intact for intelligence purposes.

Some secretly hatched schemes for a rematch, others concentrated on gathering power within the kzin hierarchy, and some shamefully cooperated with the contemptible humans, though often for hidden motives.

Add to Cart Add to Cart. The first story, ‘Misunderstanding’ has no conflict between Kzin and human. JamesJessica Q.

Meanwhile, however, on Wunderland, now liberated by humans, several surviving Kzin, led by Vaemar-Riit, last surviving kitten of Chuut-Riit, and with the cooperation of Dimity Carmody, Nils Rykermann, Leonie Rykermann and other humans, began to cautiously cooperate with humans and try to learn human ways. It is the primitives who are hired by the Jotoki, to use as mercenaries against the more advanced Kzinti.

Btw, I’d heard earlier that Alex Herandez was a good, upcoming addition to the anthology authors. Two Types of Teeth by Jane Lindskold: Human ships attempting escape back to Earth were shot down, but a single vessel managed to carry some refugees to the sister colony We Made It.

Humans and Kzin inhabit a lost colony of Earth when a damaged Kzin ship appears above the planet. Sep 08, Sal Coraccio rated it it was amazing. Lonnie rated it really liked it Nov 03, 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.


The Kzinti of both their homeworld and the prominent colony of W’kkai begin researching hyperdrive technology in an attempt to break the blockade, with the High Admiral of W’kkai also hoping to overthrow the Patriarch. Refresh and try again. In order to delay the next attack, a Terran Bussard ramjet starship was utilized to transport and deploy several relativistic kill vehicles in the Wunderland system. Over the next several decades, three more fleets were launched against Earthand all were beaten back.

Known Space is awesome, I have every book in it and I would love to get a 2nd copy of each book so I could put the stories in chron order so I’d have an excuse to reread them all again! JavaScript seems to be disabled in your browser. Yet, Niven’s ” The Soft Weapon ” states:. Issue 26, May Get a FREE e-book by joining our mailing list today! AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

Man-Kzin Wars XIII

Over the next decades and centuries, some Kzinti dream of another kzinn, and go through great lengths such as piracy, seeking Slaver stasis boxes, and going to Ringworld in an attempt to gain enough of an upper hand to begin one.

Peter rated it liked it Aug 01, It truly captures the flavor of the classic tales of Known Space as written by Niven: Many of the stories in the series have added details to Known Space and its history, details which may be incompatible with older stories in the canon in particular, those written by Niven long before the Man-Kzin Wars series was published. To that end, the Puppeteers used a starseed lure on Procyon to ensure that the Outsiders would equip mankind with hyperdrives, knowing that it would be the tool kzib would allow victory for humans.

Rick rated it liked it Feb 22, No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks! He did a year of graduate work in mathematics at the University of California at Los Angeles. Angel’s Pencil and Hot Needle of Inquiry. This slowly growing Man-Kzin co-operation was bitterly opposed both by many other Kzin and by many revanchist humans on Wunderland, while others among the human and kzin communities on Wunderland sought to manipulate the situation for their own ends.

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The best story was Tomcat Tactics, in which the situation mirrors situations in real life which makes you think outside wafs own box. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Alex Tulloch rated it it was amazing Mar 15, A typical instance of this most exception of two series that manages to be Energizer Bunny of good dars fiction in the contemporary environment.


Even without knowing about the larger aspects of Known Space a reader can easily follow this straight-forward story. There were also ongoing human situations – for example Nils Rykermann, a Wunderland academic, in love with Dimity Carmody, married Leonie Rykermann, one of his students, during the occupation, believing Dimity to be dead.

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It’s a good story, but again it went to a dark place more than once. Following the end of hostilities, the Human forces use their hyperdrive ships to initiate a blockade of all Kzinti worlds within range of Human space. For example, various Kzkn stories state that Kzinti did not establish their own interstellar empire nor invent their own spacefaring technology.

In the course of the First Man-Kzin War, the Kzinti invaded and occupied the human colony of Wunderland, in the Alpha Centauri system, as a staging point for an attack on Earth. Now, Chihuahuas on the other hand Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Chuck Aldrich rated it liked it Dec 20, Some of the wzrs in the series have been brilliant, some terrible, but overall they’ve been quite entertaining. How to write a great review Do Say what you liked best and least Describe the author’s style Explain the rating you gave Don’t Use rude and profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book’s price Recap the plot.

But she decides in her first interview that “Otto Bismarck” is t This book differed from the rest of the series a bit.