Choosing Names - Larry Niven
Short story about a captured telepath, who demands his own Name in the wake of the first Kzin attack at Sol.
Telepath's Dance - Hal Colebatch
A sequel to Niven's "The Warriors," exploring what happened to the Angel's Pencil.
Galley Slave - Jean Lamb
When the Kzinti take over of a patrol ship in the vicinity of earth, a female computer
programmer helps to defeat the invaders by reprogramming the food synthesizers
to weaken her foes. This partially free
story is available to read on-line.
Jotok - Paul Chafe
A story of a Jotok scout coming to a pre-civilized Kzin world. Very
insight on early Kzinti civilization.
Slowboat Nightmare - Warren W. James
Another story about a slowboat taken over by a Kzin ship. The few human survivors must use every resource and weapon, and all their monkey cleverness, to take on the Kzin crew.
Pele - Poul Anderson
This is Poul Anderson's last published story; it first appeared in
Analog Science Fiction Magazine right around the time that he passed. In this sequel
to "Inconstant Star" the star Pele, thirty light years
from Earth, is about to undergo a major
cataclysm: a 10-Jupiter mass gas giant is about to be absorbed by
the star. As the planet "Kumukhahi" begins its deadly spiral,
science ships from Earth and Kzin and a passenger ship containing
Tyra Nordbo arrive to witness the destruction. Of course the dishonoured
Kzin "Chrul-Captain" just can't resist being a hero and
uses a prototype ship to get right in the middle of the action.
His Sergeant's Honor - Hal Colebatch
Set during the last days of the Kzin occupation of Wunderland, "His
Sergeant's Honor" tells the story of Raargh-Sergeant, who defends the life of a collaborator who has
been branded a traitor by the Provisional Free Wunderland Government,
all for a sense of honor.
Windows of the Soul - Paul Chafe
Captain Joel Allson of the ARM has a murder on his hands when a dismembered
body is found in a transport tube on the asteroid/space station
world of Tiamat. Man and Kzin make strange bedfellows in this noir-ish detective thriller.
Fly-By-Night - Larry Niven
Known Space short story returns us to the adventures of one of its
favourite characters, Beowulf Shaeffer, ex-pilot, adventurer
and one of Larry's popular "space tourists."
Set after the events of "Procrustes" (see the colection Crashlander),
Shaeffer finds himself onboard a passenger ship, the Odysseus, just
as it is being captured by a ship of Kzinti pirates. Shaeffer is
taken prisoner and develops an unusual alliance with a non-practising
Kzinti Telepath, "Fly-by-Night" and his octopus-like Jotoki
There are quite a few "in-jokes" to watch for in the
- Shaeffer screaming and leaping at a Kzin - ok he's got an excuse
- he's in a vacuum and must expel all oxygen from his lungs before
- The Kzin of the title using corks on his claws so he can use
a human-designed laptop keyboard.
- A kzin using cheese as a face disguise!
Man-Kzin WarsX: The Wunder War
One War for Wunderland - Hal Colebatch
The story of how the first Kzinti invaders were spotted on Wunderland
and how the Wunderland Government prepared for the first onslaught. This proved difficult in the light of the ARM-censored culture
on war information and weaponry.
Professor Nils Rykermann, the University of Munchen's Biologist,
is called in to sit on the Wunderland Defense Council Meetings before
the invasion begins in force. But despite the efforts of the Meteor
Defense crews and the heroic bravery of the Serpent Swarm asteroid
miners, Rykermann doubts that the Wunderland forces can keep the
Kzinti at bay, and he takes to the hills to go into hiding with
fellow scientist Dimity Carmody.
This is the first time that the start of the Wunderland invasion
has been touched on in the Man-Kzin Wars series. This novel-length
story by Hal Colebatch describes the space and ground war for Wunderland
in graphic detail, and continues the cycle begun in "His Sergeant's Honor."
The Corporal in the Caves - Hal Colebatch
Thirty or so years into the Occupation, Kzinti forces are still
mopping up the resistence of feral humans living in the Hohe Kalkstein
cave system. Thought cleverly-laid traps despatched over
half the kzinti squads, the surviving Kzin leader earned himself
a commission and his Name, Raargh. A later attack by the cave-dwelling
Morlocks forces the Kzin and remaining humans to fight
as one force to survive the onslaught, forging a permanent alliance
between Raargh-Sergeant and Rykermann of the Resistence.
Music Box - Hal Colebatch
After the last of the Kzinti forces on Wunderland surrendered, Raargh-Hero
escaped the cities, taking with him the last surviving member of
Chuut-Ritt's family, a kit named Vaemar.
Since then, Raargh and Vaemar have been living in the wildlands,
hunting their own prey and doing an odd job or two for neighbouring
farmers. But with the political situation on Wunderland finally
stabilising, Vaemar is in danger of becoming a political tool to
lead the Kzin on Wunderland to victory again. Raargh takes him
to visit Professor Rykermann - now turned politician - for his advice.
Unfortunately Vaemar and Raargh are captured en route by a group
of humans loyal to the memories of Chuut-Ritt.
This story also reunites Professor Rykermann with Dimity from the
first story "One War for Wunderland".
Peter Robinson - Hal Colebatch
This last story is a little hidden gem. Set during the contemporary
Known Space era of the Ringworld Throne, an expedition by the Institute
of Knowledge on Jinx, funded by the Puppeteers sets of to explore
a recently detected slaver stasis box.
When arriving at the target, the team of explorers (including Wunderlanders, a Jinxian and two Kzinti) approach the stasis box,
which is floating freely in space. Sensors detect that it is nine
miles in diameter, the largest box ever discovered.
The prologue and the first seven chapters of "One War for
Wunderland" can be read at Baen.com
Man-Kzin Wars X: The Wunder War
Three at Table - Hal Colebatch
Arthur Guthlac, a survivor of the Occupation and Liberation of Wunderland, discovers a mysterious woman and a wounded Kzin living in the wilderness.
Grossgeister Swamp - Hal Colebatch
Vaemar, last survivor of Chuut-Riit's bloodline, investigates a rash of disappearances and uncovers a horrifying secret deep in a Wunderland swamp.
Catspaws - Hal Colebatch
Colebatch's cast of characters—Vaemar, Nils Rykerman, Raargh, Arthur Guthlac and Dimity Carmody—encounter a Protector created from Wunderland's cave-dwelling Morlocks.
Teachers Pet - Matthew Joseph Harrington
Fleeing the Kzinti, Peace Corben turns her stolen ship towards the failed colony planet of Home and discovers the real reason the world was abandoned. (Read the story all the way through to learn more about the spread of the Kdaptist sect among the Kzin.)
War and Peace - Matthew Joseph Harrington
Now a Protector, Peace Corben meddles in the later Man Kzin Wars in subtle and not-so-subtle ways.
The Hunting Park - Larry Niven
A group of Kzin ambassadors gain valuable insight into humanity when they barely survive an African safari.
Man-Kzin Wars XII
Echoes of Distant Guns - Matthew Joseph Harrington
This introductory chapter is really three seperate vignettes set around the dawn of the Man-Kzin Wars.
The first concerns Kzinti and the Grogs, the next the ARM, and the last the Smart (a race called the Pierin).
Foreign Legion - Hal Colebatch and Matthew Joseph Harrington
The Jotoki unleashed the Kzinti on the universe by employing them as mercenaries. Later they "recruited" a Roman Legion from Earth to help in the fight against the Kzinti. Centuries later, the descendants of that legion (and the Jotoki who brought them) are discovered on a distant Kzin colony world by a human who wants to bring them home.
The Trooper and the Triangle - Hal Colebatch
A short story of a Kzinti warrior who doesn't fit in.
String - Hal Colebatch and Matthew Joseph Harrington
In this sequel to "Peter Robinson," Richard and Gay Guthlac and
Charrgh-Captain encounter a Slaver stasis box with quite unexpected contents.
Peace and Freedom - Matthew Joseph Harrington
Peace Corben returns. The smart-alec Protector recruits a small army of humans, as well as the young kzintosh Shleer, to
fight a Thrint and his Tnuctipun thralls.
Independent - Paul Chafe
A single-ship pilot accused of killing his passenger remembers nothing about the trip and is forced to team up with a vengeful Kzin to clear his name.
The Best Of All Possible Wars
A "best-of" collection containing The Warriors
and Madness Has Its Place by Larry
Niven, The Man Who Would be Kzin by
Greg Bear and S.M. Stirling, and In the Hall
of the Mountain King by Jerry Pournelle and S.M. Stirling.
Jerry Pournelle, S.M. Stirling and Dean Ing
Another compilation of Kzinti stories, containing the
"Cathouse" stories by
Dean Ing, and
"The Children's Hour" (and its sequel) by
Jerry Pournelle and S.M.
Stirling. This title is now otherwise out of print.
Annals of the Man-Kzin-Wars: An Unofficial Companion Guide
This is a Companion novel to the Man-Kzin Wars series. Whilst in-depth and detailed, we do feel that some
of the information contained inside has no doubt been researched from
this very website.