Sunday, 21 May 2017
like a short man;
disproportionately long legs;
large clawed feet;
large slanted eyes;
large ears resembling bat-wings;
sleek black-striped orange fur, white at the throat.
I do not remember any of these details while reading the novel. I suppose it is a bit like an anthropomorphic tiger. An exercise would be to reread the description in The Game Of Empire to check whether it adds or contradicts.
Other Feline Aliens
Larry Niven's kzinti - Anderson wrote three kzin stories.
James Blish's Martian dune cats in Welcome To Mars, Aaa in The Star Dwellers and Chrestos in The Warriors Of Day.