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Perspicuus
July 11th, 2009, 12:48 PM
Hoping someone will be able to help me on this one.

I've read this sci-fi trilogy some years ago, What I recall of the books is that it was similar to Shogun where you have travellers (Space travellers) encountering a new civilization (crashed landed on a planet) and in order to survive\prosper they immersed themselves (2-3 humans I think) in the alien mentality.

What I recall of the alien culture is that the author based it off Mongols and they had a hierarchy structure with Khan titles.

The aliens looked human but had somewhat catlike features.

I presume it might have been writen in the Seventies.
Would love to read them again.
Let me know if it rings a bell.

Pellinore
July 12th, 2009, 01:44 PM
I had a few books come to mind, but none of them really completely match. I'll throw them out there though- maybe someone who remembers them more clearly can help:

A Stainless Steel Rat is Born- Harry Harrison -not cat-like, but stranded on Shogun-ish planet for half of the book or so.

Icerigger- Alan Dean Foster- Protagonists crash landed on an icy planet with bat/cat-ish medieval civilization.

Pro- Gordon Dickson -A 'professional' tries to integrate with a civilization and somehow bring them to a status that they can be integrated into some sort of galactic civilization by whatever means necessary. Don't remember what the civilization was like.

I don't know how helpful that is, but thats what came to mind. Good luck.

Perspicuus
July 16th, 2009, 07:39 PM
I had a few books come to mind, but none of them really completely match. I'll throw them out there though- maybe someone who remembers them more clearly can help:

A Stainless Steel Rat is Born- Harry Harrison -not cat-like, but stranded on Shogun-ish planet for half of the book or so.

Icerigger- Alan Dean Foster- Protagonists crash landed on an icy planet with bat/cat-ish medieval civilization.

Pro- Gordon Dickson -A 'professional' tries to integrate with a civilization and somehow bring them to a status that they can be integrated into some sort of galactic civilization by whatever means necessary. Don't remember what the civilization was like.

I don't know how helpful that is, but thats what came to mind. Good luck.

Hummm nope, It's not one of those.
Thanks for the help!
I appreciate it. :)

lolrus
July 17th, 2009, 10:51 AM
Sounds a bit like the third book in the Deathworld Trilogy by Harry Harrison Linky (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deathworld#Deathworld_3)

Perspicuus
July 17th, 2009, 01:29 PM
Sounds a bit like the third book in the Deathworld Trilogy by Harry Harrison Linky (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deathworld#Deathworld_3)

Good call, That aint the book though.
Thanks for trying!

Peace.

Nic33
July 27th, 2009, 04:03 AM
by CJ Cherryh

Hobbit
July 27th, 2009, 08:30 AM
Sounds like the Larry Niven Man-Kzin (http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/n/larry-niven/mankzin-wars.htm) series. Many writers there, as it was a shared world.

Whilst thinking cat, how about Cherryh's Chanur (http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/c/c-j-cherryh/pride-of-chanur.htm)series?

Mark

Perspicuus
August 1st, 2009, 11:46 AM
by CJ Cherryh




Sounds like the Larry Niven Man-Kzin (http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/n/larry-niven/mankzin-wars.htm) series. Many writers there, as it was a shared world.

Whilst thinking cat, how about Cherryh's Chanur (http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/c/c-j-cherryh/pride-of-chanur.htm)series?

Mark


Thanks for the suggestions guys! I really appreciate it.
Looked those up online and it does have similarities but those aren't the one i've been looking for.

Again, thanks for the help!

Peace.

Seli
August 5th, 2009, 06:21 PM
It does not seem to fit with the mongol theme, but the Tschai/Planet of adventure books by Jack Vance have the crash-landed survivors.