Man-Kzin Wars 7 Author:Mark O. Martin, Gregory Benford, Larry Niven (Editor) Chronicles the continuing battle between the humans of Earth and the lethal felines of Kzin. This book contains three long stories, one each by Colebatch and Chafe and one collaboration between Martin and Benford, all set within Niven's complex Known Space series. — -- The Colonel's Tiger / Hal Colebatch — -- Prisoner of War / Paul Chafe — ... more »-- A Darker Geometry / Mark O. Martin, Gregory Benford
The Kzin were the mightiest warriors in the galaxy, which they were wasting no time in conquering, one star system at a time. Then those feline lords of creation ran into those ridiculous weed-eating pacifistic apes who called themselves humans. And the catlike Kzin found they had their collective tail caught in a meat grinder. When the mighty Kzin moved in to take over the monkey-infested worlds, they got clobbered. The humans, with their underhanded monkey cunning, turned communications equipment and space drives into weapons that cut the dauntless Kzin heroes into ribbons. And then those underhanded humans gained a faster-than-light drive, and no amount of screaming and leaping could keep the Kzin from losing their first war in centuries of successful conquest. But you can't keep a good warcat down, and the Kzin have by no means given up. New weapons, new strategies, and new leaders: Here they come again and those monkey-boys from Earth had better watch their backs. Once again, it's howling time in Known Space.« less
A darker geometry---Bruno was the most stable linker that Colonel Buford Early's 'wild talents' project could find, but linkers always went catatonic after a certain amount of time connected to high level computers. Bruno knew intellectually that he had to minimize cumulative link time; he had to stay sane for as long as possible. But with the link, he was so much MORE than human. He could see the All. And more than that, he could extract every last bit of effectivness from the ship he was piloting, and so--maybe, just maybe--save himself and his lady love, who is also his Captain, from that most horrible of fates: capture by Kzin.
This volume also includes the stories 'Prisoner of War' by Paul Chafe; and 'The Colonel's Tiger' by Hal Colebatch