By Larry Niven, Gregory Benford, Mark O. Martin
Enthusiasts of the Man-Kzin Wars sequence are provided hard-science motives to mysteries of recognized house that display why the Kzin species conquered the interstellar empire, the origins of the Pak and Jotoki races, and extra.
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He had a quiet, almost gentle expression on his gaunt face. He drove as if not completely trusting either himself or the aged car. In the back seat lay heaps and stacks of mailing-tapes ready to be sent out. The floor sagged under heavy bundles of metalfoil to be imprinted and franked. An old raincoat was wadded in the corner, together with a stale container of lunch and a number of discarded overshoes. Wedged under the seat was a loaded Hopper popper, stuck there years ago. The buildings on both sides of Cartwright were old and faded, thin peeling things of dusty windows and drab neon signs.
Sit down,” Cartwright said. ” Moore remained standing. “I won’t take up much of your time, Mr. Cartwright. ” Wakeman grunted sourly. ” Cartwright demanded. “Let’s put it this way. You’re in. Verrick is out. You hold the supreme position in the system. ” “His strategy,” Wakeman said thoughtfully, “is to convince you you’re an amateur. That much we can get. ” Moore began pacing around, cheeks flushed with excitement, gesturing vividly, highly animated by the flow of words beginning to pour out of his mouth.
A Darker Geometry: A Man-Kzin Novel by Larry Niven, Gregory Benford, Mark O. Martin