The Kif Strike Back (Alliance-Union Universe) and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more

Vous voulez voir cette page en français ? Cliquez ici.

Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Start reading The Kif Strike Back (Alliance-Union Universe) on your Kindle in under a minute.

Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

Chanur Novels 03 Kif Strike Back [Mass Market Paperback]

C Cherryh
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Available from these sellers.


Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition --  
Hardcover --  
Paperback --  
Mass Market Paperback --  
Join Amazon Student in Canada

Book Description

Jan. 1 1981 Daw Science Fiction
When the kif seize Hilfy and Tully, Pyanfar and her shipmates enter into a simple rescue attempt that soon becomes a deadly game of interstellar politics. Reissue.

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought

Product Details

Customer Reviews

5 star
2 star
1 star
3.5 out of 5 stars
3.5 out of 5 stars
Most helpful customer reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Again, Great Writing, But No Ending Sept. 12 2003
This is the sequel to "Chanur's Venture." It continues where that book leaves off. Unfortunately, like that book, this one doesn't end properly. The ending here is slightly more reasonable than what the publisher did with "Chanur's Venture," but if you read this book, you'd better have a copy of "Chanur's Homecoming" (the sequel) handy. As with the prior Chanur books, this one is excellently written. However, this one does go on a bit too much with everything possible going wrong at the worst possible time. After about 170 pages of that in "Chanur's Venture," the additional 270 pages here gets exhausting. If the book had ended at a more reasonable point, I'd have given it four stars.
Was this review helpful to you?
4.0 out of 5 stars Another great book in the Chanur series! Oct. 27 1998
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
If you like space, aliens, and politics, this struggle will appeal to you. Pyanfar again attempts to protect her human friend and gets her family/crew spiraled into another political hurricane which could cost her family everything.
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) 4.4 out of 5 stars  12 reviews
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must read... March 17 1999
By A Customer - Published on
If you are an avid Sci-Fi reader and especially look forward to aliens and adventure, then you need this book, and all of the other Chanur books.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I *really* don't want this high-powered intellectual adventure to end . . . Jan. 19 2007
By Michael K. Smith - Published on
Despite the Star Wars-like title, this is the third in the four-volume Chanur saga and it's basically more of the same, picking up immediately where _Chanur's Venture_ ended -- or stopped. (The division between the two is pretty artificial and may have been ordered by the publisher for budgetary reasons.) Again, Pyanfar Chanur and her intensely loyal crew, all of them her cousins, are trying desperately to survive in the midst of a far-ranging political struggle among half a dozen disparate races over vast distances. Pyanfar and her trading ship got sucked into the plans of her mahendo-sat allies (except maybe they're not such good allies after all) and now she finds herself hooked up with a very ambitious kif -- who, although unpredictable and extremely dangerous, is almost the only one who hasn't played her false. Even Tully, the semi-derelict human whom she rescuedin the first book, an action that largely set off this four-volume saga, seems to have withheld vital information regarding humanity's pending incursion into the volume of space governed by the Compact. Cherryh continues to explicate alien society and psychology without stinting on an action-filled plot. In fact, the last section, with two dockside battle scenes developing pell mell and in parallel and described in alternating chunks, will have you crouched on the edge of your chair. Again, the end of the book is merely a pause; you will want to have the concluding volume handy so you can segue to it immediately.
2.0 out of 5 stars The story is easily five stars Aug. 14 2014
By Amazon Customer - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
The story is easily five stars. Boo to Amazon for selling an incomplete series!

The Chanur series is one of my wife and my all-time favorite book series. I was ecstatic to see it was out in ebook, and promptly bought them ... and only after buying the first three did I realize the FOURTH book - the conclusion of the Chanur's Venture trilogy - is NOT available.

Note this is not the conclusion of an ordinary trilogy - CJ Cherryh wrote them as a single very long story, then got her publisher to chop it in three and market it. There is NO attempt at tying up any loose ends at the end of either Venture or Kif.

Who thought it would be a good idea to sell 2 of 3 books in a series?

Guys, it's this sort of thing that drives would-be paying customers to piracy sites.
5.0 out of 5 stars The Incomparable Chanur Saga, Book Three May 12 2014
By Chris Fox - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
A pity Cherryh abandoned the merchanter universe for the glacial Foreigner one, because I could read a dozen more books about the Compact. Set on the other side of Earth from Alliance and Union, the compact with its six alien races represents the finest work in the intricate world-building that Cherryh has perfected.

The four books really need to be taken as one, only the opening Pride of Chanur stands alone. She revisited the felinoid Hani and the Chanur Clan in a next-generation fifth book but aside from new insights into the stsho she had little to add and many scenes feel like reworkings of the quartet.

In this volume Chur is recovering from her injuries sustained at Kshshti and the Pride gets a new engine as Pyanfar rises in stature in a perilous balance between alliance with aliens and betrayal of the authorities of her home world Anuurn. We learn more about the kif and their strangely noble bloodthirstiness and their very strange food animal.

Oh, for another dozen Compact books.
4.0 out of 5 stars MisO/.Ok 20 years ago l read this series , IT' better now. April 17 2014
By Tom Collins - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
as I read these books I was put off by all the alien script . Now I understand why it must be there.
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews

Look for similar items by category