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Cathouse

(Man-Kzin Wars #complies material from 1 and 2)

3.59  ·  Rating details ·  86 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Carroll Locklear was up to his ears in Kzinti. He hadn't planned it tht way; what sane human would want to be trapped cheek by furry jowl with a bunch of homicidal bearcats? But when he was taken prisoner, somehow the subject of Locklear's likes and dislikes never came up, and now he finds himself stranded on a planet of prehistoric Kzinti. To survive, he must find common ...more
Paperback, 247 pages
Published May 1st 1992 by Baen Books (first published April 1st 1990)
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Chris Evans
Jun 17, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: sci-fi
Cathouse is the scifi equivalent of a 'stranded in the wilderness' fiction book. There's some intriguing setup for the setting and hints at some possible mystery, but it's mostly brushed aside for the survivals story line. It's all well done, and the characters are really good, but I couldn't help feel that the plot never really went anywhere.

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Uri Kurlianchik
Sep 25, 2016 rated it liked it
This is borderline furry porn with a Mary Sue protagonist and only a vague semblance of a plot. However, it's not boring most of the time. Embarrassing, sure, but not boring.
Andrew Willson
Oct 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: People looking for a fairly simple/fun scifi romp
This was a fun book, fitting very much into the early 90s science fiction. The characters are quite strongly archetypal and while they change over the story its more learning who they are than changing from one type to another. There is sexual content bits generally presented in a humorous manner, or at least I thought it was.

I believe the two pieces were originally novellas and were then combined into a single volume to create this book, it lists the the concept of the Man-Kzin wars as created
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Leelan
Nov 10, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy, scifi, not-kept
I am almost positive I have read this book before. But I saw this at the library just when I was needing something else to read so . . .

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Finished yesterday, 15th November.

I enjoyed it very much. It has been a long time since I read a Kzin novel and this one had everything I could ask for. I recommend it!

BTW I think I did read the first part before. It must have been in an old collection of Kzin stories.
Bruce
Aug 14, 2011 rated it liked it
Somehow Ing does not quite succeed in this story line. Well told but somehow never transcends the nagging doubts laid down by other authors of the qualities of man and kzin. A good tale but not transcendent nor even, I suspect, enduring in the genre. Given his mastery of WW3, disappointing on his part.
Lisa Hannon
Jun 06, 2011 rated it liked it
Not one of Ing's best, but not bad.
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Dean Charles Ing is an American author, who usually writes in the science fiction and techno-thriller genres.

He earned a bachelor’s degree from Fresno State University (1956), a master’s degree from San Jose State University (1970), and a Ph.D. from the University of Oregon (1974). It was his work in communication theory at the University of Oregon that prompted him to turn to writing in the 1970s
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