Hani are a bipedal sentient felinoid species who inhabit Compact Space, from the Chanur books by C.J. Cherryh. Shorter than humans, they are evolved hunters, with the associated killing-rage and hunter-reflexes that this entails; however, due to the generosity of their spatial neighbors the mahendo'sat, they are a spacefaring species. Not limited to insystem travel, either; Hani jumpships such as The Pride of Chanur and Chanur's Legacy ply the trade routes of the Compact, trying against all odds to make a reasonably honest credit as merchants. Sometimes they aren't given that option, and become entangled in the political affairs of their fellow Compact species, the Kif, Mahendo'sat and Stsho as well as the methane-breathing Knnn, Tc'a and Chi.

The Hani are organized by patriarchal Clans on their homeworld of Anuurn; clans hold territory until their clan Lords are defeated in challenge combat by ambitious males. Because Hani males are typically quite prone to killing rages and in addition hold the fortunes of their houses in their prowess at mayhem, they are typically kept on the homeworld and coddled by their coteries of wives and female relations. Other male members of a family, if they do not challenge the Lord, can be turned out into the Hermitage (essentially a wilderness preserve) by the Lord in order to remove competition.

Hani had gone their merry way, learning to be canny traders, bar brawlers, jumpship handlers, and the like, and none of this looked to change until a strange creature from unknown space is dumped in the lap of Pyanfar Chanur, clan head and captain of the starship The Pride of Chanur. Dirty, unkempt, incoherent to regular Hani people and their ilk, he has run from the kif - a notably violent and piratic species - who then come after the Hani ship he is on. In the process of running from the kif and determining what the blazes is going on, Pyanfar Chanur and her crew come to understand the strange creature and the enormous implications of his presence in their midst.

His name is Tully. He's from an unknown planet called, unimaginatively, Earth.

This story is chronicled in the first Chanur book, The Pride of Chanur. An exquisite look at First Contact from the other side; cracking good action and alien species with completely unique and fascinating traits. I can't recommend this series highly enough.

Pretty much the best thing ever.

The so-called Hani, kin to the Detroit's famous National Coney Island is very delicious and enjoyable. Hani's are the most popular sandwich ordered at this restaurant.

The Hani is made up of simple ingredients for a mouth-watering taste. The ingredients include: sliced golden brown chicken tenders, with melted Swiss and American cheese, served on pita bread with shredded lettuce, tomato, and mayonnaise.

This is made-to-order, so you can get everything or minus tomato. It is ordered as a 'small' meaning a half sandwich or 'large', a full or 2 halves. Most Hani lovers utter 'Hani Deluxe' which is a full sandwich plus golden fries.

Now, are you craving a Hani??...because I know I am.

Unfortunately for some, Hani's are only at National Coney Island's located around the Metro Detroit area.

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