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Man-Kzin Wars X cover Man-Kzin Wars X: The Wunder War

Created by Larry Niven

Cover art by Stephen Hickman

Published by Baen Books

In the tenth volume of the Man-Kzin Wars series, Hal Colebatch takes a grim look at just what happened on Wunderland when the feline Kzin came a-conquering. But along with the grimness one also finds hope, in stories of a time afterward, when humans and Kzin have found an accomodation and live together, albeit uneasily.

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Explorer cover Explorer by C. J. Cherryh

Cover art by Michael Whelan

Published by Daw Books

In the latest volume of the series begun in Foreigner, the combined human-atevi mission to Reunion Station must find a way of defusing a delicate situation. Everything rests upon the shoulders of the ambassador Bren Cameron, who must unravel yet another alien language, full of assumptions that grow from hardwired differences in neuropsychology.

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Here is the complete list of all science fiction and fantasy books reviewed on this site. They may be purchased through All are directly linked for your convenience.

Buzz Aldrin

Aaron Allston

Kevin J. Anderson

Isaac Asimov

Margaret Atwood

John Barnes

Alfred Bester

Michael Bishop

Marion Zimmer Bradley

David Brin

Terry Brooks

Orson Scott Card

Jack Chalker

C. J. Cherryh

Ellen Datlow

Debra Doyle

Gardner Dozois

David Drake

Richard Dreyfuss

Rosemary Edghill

Eric Flint

Michael Flynn

Karen Wynn Fonstad

Robert Foster

Dave Freer

Carolyn Ives Gilman

James E Gunn

Harry Harrison

Patrick Nielsen Hayden

Robert A Heinlein

Brian Herbert

Frank Herbert

James P. Hogan

Gregory Keyes

Tom Kratman

Ursula Le Guin

Lois Lowry

R. A. MacAvoy

James D. Macdonald

Anne McCaffrey

Vonda N. McIntyre

Vera Nazarian

Larry Niven

Andre Norton

Jerry Pournelle

John Ringo

Christopher Rowley

J. K. Rowling

Kristine Kathryn Rusch

James. M. Schmitz

Sherwood Smith

S.M. Stirling

Sherri S. Tepper

J.R.R. Tolkien

Christopher Tolkien

Dave Trowbridge

Harry Turtledove

John Varley

Katie Waitman

David Weber

Walter Jon Williams

Jack Williamson

Robert Charles Wilson

Terri Windling

Jane Yolen

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Last updated April 4, 2004