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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, as told by Hal Colebatch, Paul
Chafe, and Michael Joseph Harrington, expanding on the
concepts created by New York Times best-selling
writer Larry Niven.
A human secret agent and her hired
kzin companion infiltrate a planet newly occupied by the
kzin, and discover that humans were on the planet before the
dawn of space travel, and claim to be part of the Roman
Empire. Where did they come from—and can they survive the
inevitable kzin attack?
· A man wakes up
with over a month’s gap in his memory. He remembers being
hired by a mysterious woman for a job with the condition
that his memory would be scrubbed afterward. Obviously, the
scrub worked, but now the police suspect him of murdering
the missing woman. And a kzin is threatening him with much
worse than anything the police would do.
The Protectors—powerful ancestors of the human race who live
only to guard it and destroy all its enemies—have learned
that the kzin have discovered a rich cache of anti-matter in
deep space. One Protector brings a human out of stasis-sleep
and enlists his involuntary help in her desperate mission to
stop the kzin from gaining this source of unimaginable
These stories and more fill an exciting
volume of human/alien conflict. Once again, it’s howling
time in Known Space!
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