The Survivor

Man-Kzin Wars IV Short story by Donald Kingsbury. First published in Man-Kzin Wars IV (1991). Later published in The Space Opera Renaissance.

The disturbing life story of Short-Son of Chiirr-Nig, a rare cowardly Kzin (as a kit he earns the name Eater-of-Grass rather than fight) caught up in the conclusion of the first Man-Kzin war. This story introduces the Jotoki to Known Space and gives a detailed look into Kzin society, from the lowest ranks to the Patriarchy itself.

The story continues in The Heroic Myth of Lt. Nora Argamentine

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