Madness Has Its Place

Man-Kzin Wars III

Short story from 1990. Published in the collections N-Space (1990), Three Books of Known Space (1996) and in the anthology Man-Kzin Wars III (1990).

Larry Niven paints a picture of the peace-loving Sol system in the years before 2375, when the Kzin make their appearance known with a devistating attack. A few humans in ARM are able to piece together enough information and technology in advance to start secretly building Sol's defenses, but will it be enough?

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