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The houses of the Kzinti
Pournelle, Jerry, 1933-
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Publication Information:
Riverdale, NY : Baen Books ; New York : Distributed by Simon & Schuster, 2002.

Physical Description:
435 pages; 23 cm
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"A Baen Books original omnibus"--T.p. verso.
Cathouse / by Dean Ing -- The children's hour / by Jerry Pournelle & S.M. Stirling.
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PS648.S3 P68 1991 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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As the war between the mighty felinoid warriors from the planet Kzin and the wimpy leaf-eating monkey-boys from Earth rages on, one Kzin commander thinks he has the answer: learn from the monkeys and cooperate to destroy.

Author Notes

Jerry Eugene Pournelle was born in Shreveport, Louisiana on August 7, 1933. During the Korean War, he served in the U. S. Army. He received a B.S. in psychology in 1955, an M.S. in psychology in 1958, and a Ph.D. in political science in 1964 from the University of Washington. He worked for Boeing and NASA where he worked on the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo missions. He also advised the federal government on military matters and space exploration.

He wrote science fiction and helped popularize the military science fiction genre. His first novel, Red Heroin, was published in 1969 under the pen name Wade Curtis. His other novels published under his own name included Janissaries, Starswarm, and The Mercenary. He also wrote novels with Larry Niven including Oath of Fealty, The Mote in God's Eye, Lucifer's Hammer, Inferno, Escape from Hell, and Footfall. Pournelle was widely credited as the first major author to write a published novel entirely on a computer. He wrote a witty advice columns for computer users in Byte magazine. He received the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer of 1973. He died of heart failure on September 8, 2017 at the age of 84.

(Bowker Author Biography)