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Man-Kzin Wars 12 (Man-Kzin Wars #12)

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New weapons, new strategies and new leaders - the Kzin are on the march and the humans had better watch out. Once again, it's howling time in Known Space.
Hardcover, 266 pages
Published February 1st 2009 by Baen Books
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The 12th installment of the Man-Kzin Wars continues to make me a happy Kz'eerkti! It starts off with some short background tales about pre-first-encounter times for Man and Kzin in 'Echoes of Distant Guns'. Then almost a full novel on the 'true story' of what happened to the Roman 9th Legion at Hadrian's Wall in 'Aquila Advenio'. Next is a somewhat morose short story about a reluctant young Kzin soldier who's only solace in life (and death, apparently) is a gift from a human in 'The Trooper and ...more
Tim Hicks
Dec 15, 2013 Tim Hicks rated it liked it
Shelves: science-fiction
Not bad. Coupla good ones.

"The Trooper and the Triangle" made me think of Steve Earle's "John Walker's Blues" also about a misfit who found sanctuary unexpectedly.

"String" was silly and funny and clever. Nice change of pace.

"Independent" was weak, I thought. They did this, then they did this, and they got trapped, and then they did this, and there was a predictable ending. Yawn.

The long "Aquila Advenio" wandered around for a while then put a Roman legion into play, sort of. Well, maybe. It wa
David Davies
The Peace corben story (Sequel to Teacher's Pet and War and Peace from MKW 11) is IMO the best reason to read this collection, she's a great character...More stories please Mr Harrington
Aug 20, 2011 Andrew rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
this is the next instalment of the Man-Kzin wars. This is a share world series originally created as part of Larry Nivens tales of known space. It has since grown and grown in to a standalone series of stories where leading authors of the genre have added their own private stories to the history of the Man-Kzin conflicts. The stories though in no chronological order are now leaving the clearly drawn battle lines of the early conflicts and now start to explore the outskirts where Kzins are starti ...more
MKW12 is a fine addition to the venerable Man-Kzin Wars series. As is often the case with multi-author anthologies, the quality and tone varies from story to story. The cast of characters includes human telepath Larry Greenberg, Pak Protectors, the Pierin and even a lost Roman Legion.
Jul 03, 2011 Bruce rated it it was ok
Reasonable read. Entertaining although the fabric is worn a bit thin these days by too much for a good thing. An ample airplane book to distract one from the Trailways quality of modern air travel and the tyranny of pretentiously overprotective government.
Ch J Loveall
Feb 22, 2016 Ch J Loveall rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Off to see there are more in this series.
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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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