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Man-Kzin Wars 5 (Man-Kzin Wars #5)

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Between wars, an odd assortment of human and Kzin characters search for a hidden treasure -- which is not what it seems. Elsewhere, Kzin and humans seek a weapon too horrible to use...
Paperback, 331 pages
Published October 1st 1992 by Baen Books
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Timothy Boyd
May 10, 2015 Timothy Boyd rated it liked it
An excellent volume in this shared world series. Great SiFi stories set in Larry Niven's "Known Space" setting. Recommended
Tracey
Jan 23, 2009 Tracey rated it it was ok
Felinoid aliens with Klingon-like attitudes attack Known Space - humanity must re-learn how to wage war in a hell of a hurry.

Entertaining enough, if you're into shared world collaborations. The Kzin are formidable opponents; would be interesting to see this brought to TV/movies.
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Dec 04, 2013 Tim rated it really liked it
This is the fifth in the “Man Kzin Wars” series, and contains two stories. An initial comment: As I read more of these books, the characters, context and back stories become more familiar and the going gets much easier, so that this volume was a faster read.

The first, and longer, story, “In the Hall of the Mountain King,” by Jerry Pournelle and S. M. Stirling, gives us a period between wars, starting out on Wunderland at Harold Yarthkin’s Interplanetary Bar (think of the bar on Alderan from “Sta
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Aug 23, 2011 Andreas rated it liked it
A long running anthology series with stories set during the Man-Kzin Wars in Larry Niven’s Known Space universe. 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.

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Laurence van Cott Niven's best known work is Ringworld (Ringworld, #1) (1970), which received the Hugo, Locus, Ditmar, and Nebula awards. His work is primarily hard science fiction, using big science concepts and theoretical physics. The creation of thoroughly worked-out alien species, which are very different from humans both physically and mentally, is recognized as one of Niven's main strengths ...more
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