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Man-Kzin Wars XIII [Mass Market Paperback]

Larry Niven
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12 Feb 2013 Man-Kzin Wars (Book 13)
Larry Niven's bestselling Man-Kzin series continues! The kzin, formerly invincible conquerors of all they encountered, had a hard time dealing with their ignominious defeat by the leaf-eating humans. 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. 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 New York Times bestseller, incomparable tale-spinner, and Nebula- and five-time Hugo-Award-winner, Larry Niven. Featuring stories by Jane Lindskold, Charles E. Gannon, Hal Colebatch, and more.

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  • Mass Market Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Baen Books; Reprint edition (12 Feb 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1451638949
  • ISBN-13: 978-1451638943
  • Product Dimensions: 2.8 x 10.8 x 17.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 344,065 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Larry Niven is the author of multiple "New York Times "bestsellers, both alone ("The Integral Trees," "The Ringworld Throne")" "and in collaboration with Jerry Pournelle ("The Mote in God's Eye," "Lucifer's Hammer," "Footfall"). His Known Space series, from which the highly successful Man-Kzin Wars books derive, is a landmark of modern science fiction, rating favorable comparison to Heinlein's Future History series and Asimov's Foundation series. Winner of a Nebula award and five Hugo awards, SF legend Niven remains among the foremost writers of the new century.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Fun 22 May 2014
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A fun romp for those, like me, who enjoy the Man-Kzin Wars series. Nothing startlingly new, just solid fun reading.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The beat goes on... 9 May 2013
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Those who love Larry Niven's Known Space novels, as well as all those who have read the previous twelve (yup! twelve) will find XIII very satisfying. New authors can't seem to get enough of playing in Larry's meadow.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Man-Kzin Wars 21 Feb 2013
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Some quite brilliant stories in this one, I have read all of these Man-Kzin books and this is one of the best. I am also re-reading the earlier books as the whole series is quite brilliant, fascinating to see the different treatment from a wide range of authors
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5.0 out of 5 stars More of known space, who can object ? 3 Jun 2012
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The first story, misunderstanding" by Hal Colebatch & Jessica Q. Fox is about a contact between a Kzin scoutship and an(other) advanced alien race, the Dilillipsans. The story is ment to be funny, though at times I can't help feeling 'it' tries too hard. But in the end I had a smile on my face when I finished it and it was entertaining enough.

The other stories are more in line with classic man-kzin wars stories.

One of my favorites is "Bound for the Promised Land", a kzin-telepath 'defects' after he finds three sapient kzinretts and a telepath kitten in a euh... 'cathouse'

I truly enjoyed Pick of the litter, two type of teeth, Tomcat tactics and 'at the gates' ...

In the end, Zeno's Roulette is the only story (out of 7) that couldn't really convince me. It has slaver technology in it, a puppeteer, Kzin, Jinxians, all the ingredients for a good known-space short story but it just doesn't deliver.
And I certainly did not connect to the characters in the story.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good, but beware it is a LARGE paperback! 16 Jun 2012
By Chris
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If you've bought earlier Man-Kzin Wars books, then you should pretty-much known what to expect. If you liked earlier volumes, then this is worth buying too!

BUT BEWARE that this "paperback" volume is huge - it is as large as a hardback. I buy paperbacks because they are small & easy to store, so this is a bit of a negative for me (I shall have to buy it again when it comes out as a proper paperback). However, I have left it at 5 stars since the content is good - I just would have liked to have known what I was buying (who bothers to check the dimensions of a book?!?).
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