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Bruno is pilot of a starship which is actually a gigantic weapon that may end the war with the Kzin with one swift stroke. But now three shiploads of Kzin are closing in on him and his lady.... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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5 ratings

Best of all the Man Kzin reads

A Darker Geometry is quite simply, the finest non-Niven Kzin/Man story. It has the works - Kzin, Outsiders, Puppeteers (even an aggressive, WARLIKE Puppeteer !) A superb story that would have graced Niven.


If you like Sci-Fi and you like Space, then You've GOT to read Larry Niven's Man Kzin books. He's gotten together with scientists and over 20 writers and created a so-fi world unlike any that's ever been created. His sci-fi world will continue perpetuating itself long after he's gone because many young writers have bought into his sci-fi version of space as well as MANY older well established ones.


An excellent and exciting contribution to an excellent series. In particular I liked "The Colonel's Tiger" by Hal Colebatch, which as well as filling in an important part of the story of the Man-Kzin wars, is a subtle detective story and a convincing and frightening portrait of a defenceless society smothered by blandness in the tradtion of Huxley's "Brave New World." - the naive, defenceless Earth as it existed just before the carniverous, predatory Kzin came calling! The other stories are good too, increasing the complexity of the Kzin without distorting their nature. Buy it as an entertaining read and a good mind-stretch.

Hellz yeah, man.

This book deserves an extra star just for that story "A Darker Geometry". Way to explain the Outsiders to us, when somebody, whose initials are L.N. completely forgot that his readers are interested in them. Beautiful, and I hope it won a Hugo at some point in the past, or hope it will in the future.

An excellent read!

Three snapshots of the wars. Hal Colebatch's "The Colonel's Tiger" is parrticularly impressive, a blend of Gothic horror story, hard SF, Victorian detective story and a hint of Kipling. The three stories cover the wars from first contact to the first appointment of a humble and nameless Kzin as "Ambassador". All well-written, fast moving and with strong believeable characters, human and Kzin. A must for all fans of the series!
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