An Anthropomorphic Century To Launch at RainFurrest

An Anthropomorphic Century COMP

Fred Patten’s sf anthology An Anthropomorphic Century will be published on September 24 and released at the RainFurrest 2015 convention, in Seattle on September 24-27. The book can be ordered from FurPlanet.

Patten has selected 20 short stories and novelettes published from 1909 to 2008.

  • Tobermory, by Saki (1909).
  • Dr. Lu-mie, by Clifton B. Kruse (1934).
  • The Blue Giraffe, by L. Sprague de Camp (1939).
  • Barney, by Will Stanton (1951).
  • Expendable, by Philip K. Dick (1953).
  • The Conspirators, by James White (1954).
  • Sic Transit…?  A Shaggy Hairless-Dog Story, by Steven Utley & Howard Waldrop (1976).
  • Crow’s Curse, by Michael H. Payne (1991).
  • Nine Lives to Live, by Sharyn McCrumb (1992).
  • Vole, by John Gregory Betancourt (1994).
  • Choice Cuts, by Edd Vick (1997).
  • Transmutational Transcontinental, by Phil Geusz (1997).
  • Daylight Fading, by Chris Hoekstra (2000) – illustrated by Dark Natasha.
  • The Good Sport, by Bill Kieffer (2001).
  • The Dog Said Bow-Wow, by Michael Swanwick (2001).
  • Cat ‘n’ Mouse, by Steven Millhauser (2004).
  • Pig Paradise, by Scott Bradfield (2004).
  • Sergeant Chip, by Bradley Denton (2004).
  • Gordon, the Self-Made Cat, by Peter S. Beagle (2005).
  • The Wishing Tree, by Renee Carter Hall (2008).

The price is $19.95.  321 pages.  Cover by Mark Brill.

12 thoughts on “An Anthropomorphic Century To Launch at RainFurrest

  1. RedWombat on September 12, 2015 at 5:39 pm said:

    Patten does good work which often gets overlooked by people outside furry fandom.

    Agreed. I was quite pleased to have Patten doing reviews for my netzine, Anthro.

  2. Sadly, no Cordwainer Smith. No “The Crime and Glory of Commander Suzdal” or “A Planet Called Shayol” or even “The Ballad of Lost C’Mell.” A pity, I loved his uplifted animals, and they deserve to be on that list, IMHO.

  3. There were many, many more anthropomorphic s-f stories that could have been included in “An Anthropomorphic Century”. It was hard to limit it to twenty.

    I especially regret that I have not been able to include what I consider one of the finest anthropomorphic stories in any of my anthologies; “Jerry Was a Man” by Robert A. Heinlein. The Heinlein estate will not give me reprint permission.

  4. My first thought on seeing this was “Does RedWombat know about it?” and sure enough, there she is

  5. Wait, Cubist. You’re that Cubist? I hadn’t made the connection and in retrospect it’s surprising I didn’t. (It’s not a common name after all.) My mind, it boggles.

    I will add to the selection of voices advocating Fred’s work. I have a few of his anthologies on my bookshelf.

  6. @Fred Patten

    There will almost certainly be a $9.95 e-book edition soon at Bad Dog Books, FurPlanet Productions’ e-book subsidiary.

    Thanks!

  7. I’ll admit to having a bit of a soft spot for the ‘specialists’ of Michael G. Coney, particularly the chapter in ‘The Celestial Steam Locomotive’ which went into the backstory of how the animal-human hybrids of that world attained their rights.

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