Man-Kzin Wars X: The Wunder War

It's Howling Time in Known Space again!
 Back to the Frontlines of the
Top Selling Space War in All of
Science Fiction.

The first colonists from Earth named the planet Wunderland. Generations later, the felinoid invaders called Kzin came and turned it into a hell for humans. Touched on in other accounts of the Man-Kzin wars, here for the first time is the decades-long saga of Wunderland: How the Wunderlanders first learned of the Kzin attacks on Earth by slower-than-light communications, barely in time to prepare to fight back. How valiant human defenders turned to guerilla warfare in the Wunderland jungles and caves after the feline warrior race had destroyed or seized the cities. And what happened after the Kzin suffered an ignominous defeat. Many humans wanted revenge and many Kzin still saw humans as just an annoying food source. Was the war really over. . . ?

"[Larry Niven is ] a writer of supreme talent." —Tom Clancy

"[The Man-Kzin Wars series is] excellent . . . gripping . . . expands well on Larry Niven's universe. . . ."

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"Masterful handling of hard SF embedded within a rich background of character and plot."

Cover art by Stephan Hickman

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This is a work of fiction. All the characters and events portrayed in this book are fictional, and any resemblance to real people or incidents is purely coincidental.

First printing, August 2003

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ISBN: 0-7434-3619-9

Copyright © 2003 by Larry Niven
"One War For Wunderland," "The Corporal in the Caves,"
"Music Box," and "Peter Robinson," all copyright © 2003 by Hal Colebatch

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Thanks are due as always to my wife, Alexandria, for all manner of support and constructive criticism, and also to my friends, including especially historical novelist Michael Talbot, for many helpful suggestions.


Created by Larry Niven

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