The Man-Kzin Wars (Man-Kzin Wars #1)

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Title: The Man-Kzin Wars

Series: The Man-Kzin Wars #1

Author: Larry Niven, Poul Anderson, Dean Ing

Rating: 3 of 5 Stars

Genre: SFF

Pages: 389



Mankind meets the warlike Kzin [cat empire that is conquering everything they can] and we kick their freaking butts.

These 3 stories show First Contact and then some activities AFTER the war.


My Thoughts:

In all honesty, I was expecting more of the War and less whatever these stories were. Social commentaries or longwinded SFF monologues about science’y things. Boring, pointless and non-war oriented science’y things no less.

I was expecting something more like Alan Fosters trilogy, The Damned, where the fighting was what it was all about. This was just some rather generic space adventures. Not really sure how these 3 stories spawned over 10 books worth of stories.

It wasn’t bad, it simply wasn’t engaging or interesting enough. I won’t be reading any more in this series.

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