Catfantastic Nine Lives and Fifteen Tales Two of the biggest names in the fantasy field have put together a unique collection of fantastical cat tales for friends of furry felines Cats work a special magic in these stories from the future fr

  • Title: Catfantastic: Nine Lives and Fifteen Tales
  • Author: Andre Norton Donna Farley Clare Bell Elizabeth Boyer Blake Cahoon Jayge Carr Mary Lois Dunn C.S. Friedman
  • ISBN: 9780886773557
  • Page: 450
  • Format: Paperback
  • Two of the biggest names in the fantasy field have put together a unique collection of fantastical cat tales for friends of furry felines Cats work a special magic in these stories from the future, from the past, and from dimensions people never dream of.

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    1. Norton was co-editor, but only the preface and one of the stories is by her. This book contains some stories I knew I'd read, but didn't know where I'd encountered them. To alleviate that problem for others, here's a table of contents:(1) Introduction (by Andre Norton)(2)The Gate of Kittens (by Wilanne Schneider Belden) (sort of a Witch World meets a librarian through the agency of a cat story)(3)The Damcat (by Clare Bell) (this is the one in which a bobcat threads wires through a pipe you'd thi [...]

    2. I loved this series of books when I was younger, probably middle school-ish I think. Very many of the books I read as a child involved animals - from James Herriot to these to Redwall and Watership Down to collections of "Heroic Animals Save Lives!" This fit in well. But I don't remember any of them aside from the one where a woman's cat (I think it was named Turtle) turns out to be Bastet, the Egyptian diety. I hope I one day know a child who is equally obsessed so I can share all these books.

    3. Set of mostly fair stories with a few very enjoyable ones.Summaries; occasional reactions:Introduction: Speaking of Cats - A Very Weighty Subject · Andre Norton | Intro. Skip.The Gate of the Kittens · Wilanne Schneider Belden | Mobile librarian finds entry to other world; takes cat and favorite books. My one favorite of the bunch.The Damcat · Clare Bell | Cat prevents faulty dam from breaking; saves city.Borrowing Trouble · Elizabeth H. Boyer | Magic. Cats. Demon-summoning. Blah.Day of Disco [...]

    4. Overall, I liked Catfantastic and the authors’ insights into feline minds. Some of the stories I liked better than others, but that’s to be expected.Andre Norton sums up the sci-fi/fantasy anthology purrfectly in the introduction:"Herein are neither Heathcliff nor Garfield but some others who have as definite personalities to make forceful impressions within their territories Cats are presented in all shapes, colors, sizes, alike in self-confidence and general ingenuity. There seems never to [...]

    5. Stories I actually liked: *Borrowing Trouble, by Elizabeth Boyer. 5 stars*Day of Discovery, by Blake Cahoon. 3 stars*Yellow Eyes, by Marylois Dunn. 4 stars*It Must Be Some Place, by Donna Farley. 5 stars*Trouble, by P.M. Griffin. 4 stars*From the Diary of Hermione, by Ardath Mayhar. 3 stars (I didn't like the writing style. It mirrored Jonathan Swift's style, in that every other word was capitalized for no apparent reason. I find that distracting).All the others were either just ok, or not even [...]

    6. I loved this. If you are a cat lover, like me, and love fantasy and science fiction, like me, this is the book for you. What fun, anthology of many stories by several different authors. My favorite was "It Must Be Someplace" by Donna Farley. This was such fun. I have the entire series, so I'll have to keep reading. Every story in this anthology was worth the read.

    7. Find my review on my blog as part of my 'Retro Fiction Review Series' - transcendancingerous/ This anthology is beautifully put together as a hardcover with thick paper and it's one of those books you enjoy the physical feeling of reading. The book boasts 15 stories with an interesting table of contents. The anthology features predominantly female author names, with three or four gender ambiguous names as well. There are a variety of protagonists, some human, some cat, some male, some female - a [...]

    8. Introduction: Speaking of Cats - A Very Weighty Subject • essay by Andre NortonThe Gate of the Kittens • novelette by Wilanne Schneider BeldenThe Damcat • novelette by Clare BellBorrowing Trouble • novelette by Elizabeth H. BoyerDay of Discovery • shortstory by Blake CahoonWart • shortstory by Jayge CarrYellow Eyes • novelette by Marylois DunnIt Must Be Some Place • novelette by Donna FarleyThe Dreaming Kind • novelette by C. S. FriedmanTrouble • novelette by P. M. GriffinSKi [...]

    9. One of the books I picked up in Portland at Miss Sparrow's Party. I love cats, and although this book is more a collection of science fiction, I put it in fantasy since the cats were fantastical ;-} I enjoyed all the stories, but especially, "Borrowing Trouble" by Elizabeth H Boyer; "It Must Be Some Place" by Donna Farley; "It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's. SuperCat!" by Ann Miller and Karen Elizabeth Rigley; and "Noble Warrior" by Andre Norton.

    10. Pretty much exactly what you would expect from a collection of stories about cats and fantasy and science fiction. Most of the stories are cute, often cloyingly so. No new ground is covered, but cat lovers will leave feeling that their love has been properly represented. The two best stories - Andre Norton's "Noble Warrior" and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough's "Bastet's Blessing" - are appropriately saved for last.

    11. This book contains 15 short cat stories. I enjoyed reading this as it was nice to take a break from long books and non-fiction and read something short a bit at a time without losing the plot.I particularly liked cats aboard spaceships :) . These stories are written from both the perspectives of humans and cats, and I think I'll keep an eye out for the other ones in the series.

    12. I love this book. I've read it dozens of time and I have to admit, the main reason is "It Must Be Someplace". From a dimension of lost socks to the concept that lost time must go somewhere and collects tangibly, this short story is a gem.

    13. Short stories + an editor/writer I adore + a subject I'm partial to (cats) + scifi/fantasy? Yes! It took severe discipline and a good amount of bribery to let this one last more than one sitting. I'm now on the hunt for the other four

    14. I am a little embarassed to rate this book, but I did because I think it's funny to see it on my "shelf" here. I read it years and years and years ago, when I was but a young tween who loved cats. Some of the stories in this one weren't bad.

    15. A collection of short stories about cats, I found most of them pretty interesting. There were a few I found boring, and there were a few that I loved. I would recommend this book to most anyone who likes cats and/or fantasy.

    16. Definitely for cat lovers. The C.S. Freidman story was my favourite, followed closely by the Mercedes Lackey.

    17. Not gonna lie, I picked this up at the used book store because fantasy book about cats. How could I say no to that, especially when it was like $2 of trade credit.

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