He is one of the founders of Mayfair Games, a board and role-play gaming company. Paperback Stirling, the cats amuse and puzzle and keep you reading. There were some stories that I loved, some that I thought were so-so, and some a didn't care for -- a mixed bag. I read this book very slowly; one story at a time over about a year and the depth and variety of the stories amazed me.

I thought the funniest was Who's There by Arthur C. Clark, and the most amazing Black Destroyer by A. E. Van Vogt, written 80 years ago but as riveting as anything today. Chessie in the Barque Cats series, by Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough Please try your request again later. The diversity of these stories was amazing, from cat as helper to "cat" as a completely developed separate species. Where dogs are blindly loyal, a cat’s ambivalence speaks of alien wisdom. From Cordwainer Smith’s ‘The Ballad of Lost C’Mell’ to ‘The Man Who Would Be Kzin” by Greg Bear and S.M. He saves Mowgli from certain death when he kills a bull in order to induct the lost human boy into the protection of a wolf tribe. When released from his bonds, he pretty much wants to destroy the Abhorsens in revenge for having kept him in servitude. Cats in Space and Other Places is a collection of stories edited by Bill Fawcett. Van Vogt. Paperback

Lying cat can always tell if someone is deliberately lying, and thus is an invaluable companion to bounty hunter The Will in this remarkable comic series. This is a collection of science fiction stories about cats, of course, though I think a couple of them would quality more as fantasy than science fiction.

Just one self-indulgent story which I found I couldn't continue reading but the rest were charming and at times, very exciting. In fact, the only creature Greebo seems to be daunted by is a small white kitten, which is just common sense, as small white kittens are terrifying. Reviewed in the United States on January 19, 2010. Although fully acclimated to space travel, they also gain control of a “clan” through old-fashioned combat between two males. An orphan passing through the town of Ulthar loses track of his only companion, a black kitten. Gareth can speak, and has the ability to travel to nine fixed points in time—his nine lives. This makes him one of the most unusual cat-like creatures in SFF, especially when those instincts war with each other, forcing Strig to work out whether he should rescue something, eat it, or ignore it altogether. Half of the book contains stories about cats as we know them on Earth in various situations, all of which they overcome. Religious allegories aside, the moment in The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe where Aslan sacrifices himself—and is then set free of his bonds by an army of non-talking mice—is guaranteed to make even grizzled adults shed a tear. The stories by a various group of writers were originally published between the 1940s and 1990.

Dax in Tuf Voyaging, by George R.R. After being born in captivity, he escapes the zoo and establishes himself as cunning and brave. I read this book very slowly; one story at a time over about a year and the depth and variety of the storie. Overall, this is an enjoyable anthology of excellent stories for anyone who likes cats. Maybe I am just too stressed right now to handle stories that are a combination of too much exposition and a depressing, dystopian future. Paperback Tailchaser is a fine cat, but what makes him special, really, is the complex and deeply imagined mythology and culture of feral cats that Williams creates around him in this remarkable novel. Recommended. He’s just a cat. Cats in Space and Other Places is a collection of stories edited by Bill Fawcett.

Lying Cat in Saga, by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples Original. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Behemoth in The Master and Margarita, by Mikhail Bulgakov

$15.95. A great collection of interesting stories for easy reading. merchandise.

In love with the dog next door, genetically modified by a race of invading super ants, and transformed into a lethal warrior, he chooses his unusual name because of its uncertainty. The cats are definitely the main attraction in these charming books, highly valued in-universe and capable of much more than the boring normal cats we have to deal with in the real world. I read this book very slowly; one story at a time over about a year and the depth and variety of the stories amazed me. I thought many were great and most were good, but some lost me. $8.99. My favorites were both Fritz Leiber stories, and then. Reviewed in the United States on August 31, 2014. To create our... To see what your friends thought of this book, Fun, if uneven, collection of stories, but then that is my usual expectation with anthologies. Bill Fawcett has been a professor, teacher, corporate executive, and college dean. video.

social media contact. Cats in Space is a fun little collection of science fiction stories involving cats.

They have a new ship called the Einstein, which has hyperdrive and they travel to Alpha Centauri. Also, you don't have to like cats to get a kick out of this collection, but a predilection for science fiction will help. Paperback As a book packager, a person who prepares series of books from concept to production for major publishers, his company, Bill Fawcett & Associates, has packaged more than 250 titles for virtually every major publisher. His entire life has been spent in the creative fields and managing other creative individuals. $17.00. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. Alexander was inspired to create Gareth by one of his own pet cats, who, like Gareth, would simply appear and disappear, seemingly by magic. The second section of the book is a little strange as it has stories about catlike …

Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. As an author, Fawcett has written or coauthored over a dozen books and dozens of articles and short stories. Thank goodness Master Ren is there: with two tails and a font of wisdom surprising for a cat, Master Ren is the ideal companion for traumatized, rough-around-the-edges protagonist Maika, providing smart comebacks, great advice, and the occasional fierce bluff in times of crisis.

There were some stories that I loved, some that I thought were so-so, and some a didn't care for -- a mixed bag. Scientist Feleedus is transformed via chemical accident into a creature with a cat’s head, bird’s wings, and the instincts and abilities of both. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Reviewed in the United States on May 9, 2014. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Tinker proves to be one heck of a fierce cat in the battles that follow, and while you might not want a cat that can blow up your house when kibble is late, you’ll have to admit this one is pretty awesome. I appreciate a good theme anthology, and this one has some classic stories, including Who's There and Ordeal in Space, old favorites, along with the Chanur and Man-Kzin series and McCaffrey's ship story, though it focuses on a cat with her own agenda. Cats in Space and Other Places is a collection of stories edited by Bill Fawcett.

As an author, Fawcett has written or coauthored over a dozen books and dozens of articles and short stories. Paperback Churchill from Pet Sematary, by Stephen King Please try again. Tobermory, by Saki Paperback From Cordwainer Smith’s ‘The Ballad of Lost C’Mell’ to ‘The Man Who Would Be Kzin” by Greg Bear and S.M. That’s likely why there are so many great cats in sci-fi and fantasy: if your cat one day sat up and calmly informed you that it was a mystical being on a quest to save the world, you’d probably buy it, no problem. All Out: The No-Longer-Secret Stories of Queer Teens throughout the Ages, The City We Became: A Novel (The Great Cities Trilogy, 1), The Adventure Zone: Petals to the Metal (The Adventure Zone, 3).

Strig Feleedus in Angel Catbird, by Margaret Atwood, Johnnie Christmas, and Tamra Bonvillain $14.95. His entire life has been spent in the creative fields and managing other creative individuals. Anyone who has witnessed casual cruelty to animals knows it’s a strong hint that the perpetrator is a sociopath (at best). One of the best presents I've ever gotten. I liked the stories by Jody Lynn Nye, Robert Heinlein, and Anne McCaffrey. Great fun. It is the only story told by a cat. It’s a mixed litter of kittens; some stories will make you laugh while others will make you weep. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published I like to think that she still enjoyed herself near the end. Although the cat doesn’t factor much into the rest of the story—which  pretty strange—these days we could all use a cat that made us feel good just by its very presence. Tinker, one of three cybernetically augmented animals created via secret government program.

This so perfectly captures the usual cat/human dynamic most pet owners experience it makes Mogget one of the most compelling cats in SFF more or less by default. Able to take the form of a man at times, Behemoth is largely a jester in Woland’s court, and over the course of the novel isn’t given much respect, even by the humans.

This collection of short stories deals, as you guessed, with cats. | $18.00. Liu and Takeda’s dark, profane comic sprawls into epic pretty quickly. Cute lil’ Mogget is actually Yrael, the Eighth Bright Shiner, bound into cat-form. From Robert A. Heinlein’s “Ordeal in Space” in which the merest kitten confers the gift of courage on his human, to Cordwainer Smith’s “Ballad of Lost C’mell,” which answers the very question of what would be the outcome of the melding of human and cat, we offer here sixteen reasons why cats are Number One in our book.



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