The Houses of the Kzinti


*The Children's Hour by Jerry Pournelle and S.M. Stirling: A new kind of question for the mighty felinoid warriors from the planet Kzin. After several ignominious defeats at the hands of the furless hominids from Planet Earth, at least one Kzin commander thinks he's got the answer: learn from the monkeys cooperate to destroy! And it's working. But the humans have millennia of experience dealing with cooperative enemies, and what is perceived as a strength can sometimes be manipulated into a tragic flaw. Here's what can happen when one's rivals cooperate against one. . . .

* Cathouse by Dean Ing: Carroll Locklear was up to his ears in Kzinti. He hadn't planned it that way; what sane human would want to be trapped cheek by furry jowl with a bunch of homicidal bearcats? But when he was taken prisoner, somehow the subject of Locklear's likes and dislikes never came up, and now he finds himself stranded on a planet of prehistoric Kzinti. To survive he must find common cause, if not with the males then with the females of that antique species. . . .

Publisher's Note:
Cathouse and The Children's Hour have appeared
previously as two separate novels: This is their first
appearance in a single volume.

Praise for the Man-Kzin Wars series:

". . . excellent . . . gripping . . . expands well on Larry Niven's universe. . ." Locus

"Well, you know the drill by now. Scream and leap to your nearest bookstore . . . they are going to sell out fast." Rave Reviews

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

Cover art by Larry Elmore


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, December 2002

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ISBN: 0-7434-3577-X

Cathouse copyright 1990 by Dean Ing;
The Children's Hour
copyright 1991 by Jerry Pournelle & S.M. Stirling.

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