Man-Kzin Wars XIII

Man-Kzin Wars XIII
Man-Kzin Wars XIII is an anthology with stories set in the Known Space Universe during the period called Man-Kzin Wars.

Misunderstanding – Hal Colebatch & Jessica Q. Fox

Relates a contact between a Kzin warship and the Dilillipsans. The ship captain was a narrow minded creature and soon convinced the Dilillipsans that the only relationship they would have with the Kzin was as slaves or prey.

Two Type of Teeth – Jane Lindskold

Set at the very beginning of the First Man/Kzin War, later than Niven’s classic “The Warriors”, but before humanity has anything like a complete understanding of what it’s up against. The main character is a doctor with an interest in xenology, living in a universe where the existence of aliens has only been recently confirmed – and that under very hostile circumstances.

Pick of the Litter – Charles E. Gannon

Describes the capture of five kzin kits and their internment in a human facility. The human leaders think that they can tame the kzin, but others disagree. One kzin kit seems to have imprinted on his captor.

Tomcat Tactics – Charles E. Gannon

Reveals the testing of a new weapon on Wunderland. The tester was inserted on the planet during a major attack on Kzin facilities. He was found by five Resistance fighters and then attracted the attention of locals in a swamp.

Work as a short, two-part novel together with “Pick of the Litter”.

At the Gates – Alex Hernandez

Discloses the actions of a pair of youngsters interested in a recently discovered Kzin warship in their system. The human confronts the leaders of his colony and learns the orbital parameters of the damaged ship. The kzin fights his father for permission to take a barge into space to investigate the ship.

Zeno’s Roulette – David Bartell

The story concerns a Jinxian named Flex Bothme, his girlfriend and partner spy Annie Venzi, and their secret mission to gather intelligence about an exotic wormhole. Sent on an apparent suicide mission of revenge to a Kzin recreational world by a mysterious Puppeteer, they must find the wormhole before the Kzin beat them to it.

Bound for the Promised Land – Alex Hernandez

Follows the plotting of a kzin telepath and an ARM agent. after discovering a newborn kzin with telepathic potential and three sentient females, the telepath asks for help from the ARM agent. The telepath only has a short time before his captain will send warriors after him.

Man-Kzin anthologies

The Man-Kzin Wars (1988, Larry Niven, Poul Anderson, Dean Ing)
Man-Kzin Wars II (1989, Dean Ing, Jerry Pournelle and S.M. Stirling)
Man-Kzin Wars III (1990, Larry Niven, Poul Anderson, Jerry Pournelle and S.M. Stirling)
Man-Kzin Wars IV (1991, Donald Kingsbury, Greg Bear and S.M. Stirling)
Man-Kzin Wars V (1992, Thomas T. Thomas, Jerry Pournelle and S.M. Stirling)
Man-Kzin Wars VI (1994, Donald Kingsbury, Mark O. Martin and Gregory Benford)
Man-Kzin Wars VII (1995, Hal Colebatch, Paul Chafe, Mark O. Martin and Gregory Benford)
Man-Kzin Wars VIII: Choosing Names (1998, Larry Niven, Hal Colebatch, Jean Lamb, Paul Chafe and Warren W. James)
The Best of All Possible Wars: The Best of the Man-Kzin Wars (1998)
Man-Kzin Wars IX (2002, Larry Niven, Poul Anderson, Hal Colebatch, Paul Chafe)
Man-Kzin Wars X: The Wunder War (2003, Hal Colebatch)
Man-Kzin Wars XI (2005, Larry Niven, Hal Colebatch and Matthew Joseph Harrington)
Man-Kzin Wars XII (2009, Paul Chafe, Hal Colebatch and Matthew Joseph Harrington)
Man-Kzin Wars XIII (2012, Hal Colebatch, Jessica Q. Fox, Jane Lindskold, Charles E. Gannon, Alex Hernandez and David Bartell)

Man-Kzin novels

Cathouse: A Novel of the Man Kzin-Wars (1990 Dean Ing)
The Children’s Hour: A Novel of the Man-Kzin Wars (1991, Jerry Pournelle and S. M. Stirling)
Inconstant Star (1991, Poul Anderson)
A Darker Geometry (1996, Mark O. Martin and Gregory Benford)
The Houses of the Kzinti (2002, Dean Ing, Jerry Pournelle, S. M. Stirling)
Destiny’s Forge: A Man-Kzin Wars Novel (2007, Paul Chafe)

Other books

Annals of the Man-Kzin-Wars: An Unofficial Companion Guide (Alan Michaud, 2001)

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