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Warhorse Mass Market Paperback – March 1, 1990


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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 347 pages
  • Publisher: Baen; First Edition edition (March 1, 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0671698680
  • ISBN-13: 978-0671698683
  • Product Dimensions: 6.7 x 4.1 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,719,688 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Timothy Zahn is the Hugo Award-winning author of more than a dozen original science fiction novels and the bestselling Star Wars trilogy Heir to the Empire, among other works. He lives in the Pacific Northwest.

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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Steven on March 3, 2000
Format: Mass Market Paperback
The very first science fiction book I ever read was "Heir to the Empire", and ever since then, I have read every Timothy Zahn book that I could find, which are few, unfortunately. Warhorse is one of my favorite of his works.
The story is set, as with most of Zahn's books in the near future of the Human race. It is the story of human's encounter's and reconciliations with a new race of beings who (rather like the Native Americans, although that's not very PC) are very intune with perserving their environment. This naturally brings them into conflict with humans, who in this book seem to mostly resemble our vivacious and inhumane European ancestors. But the true magic of the book comes from the description of the space horse and their relatives, a species of animals that have evolved naturally space. Maybe a little farfetched, but hell, you don't read sci-fi if you want hard reality, right? The interactions of the characters and the action is all very nicely done. I would recommend this book and any Timothy Zahn book to those who enjoy could science fiction, without too much silly technical jargon. Zahn is perhaps one of the most underappreciated authors-most of his books outside of Star Wars are pretty darn hard to find, believe me, I'm still searching for most of them. But the search is worth it, as they can be re-read with te same enjoyment many times.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By John Elliott on January 16, 2000
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Warhorse is probably my favorite stand alone sci-fi book that I have ever read. The plot is very original, the characters are believable but a little shallow, and the action is extremely well written.
Basically the story is about humans who have become very technologically advanced, and another race that is very environmentally sensative discover a whole ecology of space life. I guess that may sound a little cheezy, but trust me it is extremely well written.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Larry on September 7, 2012
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I recently read "Warhorse" by Timothy Zahn. Zahn is best known for his often best-selling novels set in the "Star Wars" universe. However, I have enjoyed reading many of his lesser known, non-SW stories. I honestly did not have high expectations for this one given when it was written and a cover blurb that was not great. However, I was pleasantly surprised to find that thought the story got off to a slow start, it quickly became an engrossing book that I found hard to put down.

The story itself is set in a future time when the human race has begun to colonize other star systems using ships equipped with a faster than light (FTL) drive. However, they have begun interacting with another race, the Tampies, who employ "space horses" to travel between the stars and who are ardent conservationists. These "space horses" are not horses any more than are "sea horses" are, but their FTL capabilities are far greater than that of human ships. Conflicts arise between human culture and Tampie culture, and the book details attempts to deal with this and understand each other better.

Does not sound all that exciting on the face of it, but the book has a couple of interestingly written character, a fairly interesting plot and some cool hints of ideas about how a space based ecology could work. As a biologist I personally think the ecology described is impossible, but it is a fun one to consider.

Personally, I am not sure if you would want to make this your first Zahn book, since some of his more recent books are better written. However, if you have read and enjoyed other Zahn books you might want to give this one a try and perhaps find as I did that it was fun to read.
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By Amazon Customer on February 11, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
The premise is a little farfetched even for sci-fi. Warhorse is a biological spaceship..or space engine...that eats asteroids for food ...hmmm okay..but the writing is good...oh well its a Timothy Zahn novel...deal with it
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By Amazon Customer on February 5, 2014
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I have read much of Zahn's work over the years, but recently went looking for earlier books. "Warhorse" shows his early abilities and the formation of thoughts and ideas used in later novels. I've never been disappointed with his talent, and this is no exception. I highly recommend this and all of his books!
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By DP Colorado on November 7, 2013
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With a fair amount of "out of the box thinking" woven with key characters who are honorable and clever Warhorse was a great fun read.
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I found the plot engaging and liked the charaters. The story was a unique tale much like some of Timothy Zahn's other book.
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