Cats Sleep on SFF: The Empire Strikes Back

Von Dimpleheimer returns to those thrilling days of yesteryear:

I can’t answer the call to provide more photos of cats on SFF, but what about cats on SFF fans during the Golden Age of SF–when they were 12? Whiskey passed away decades ago, the couch and VHS tapes (one of which was The Empire Strikes Back) are long gone, but I still have the blanket that my mother made from my childhood t-shirts.

P.S. Judging from the box of tissues and that I was lying on the couch with a pillow and blanket, I must have had a cold. Sadly, I do not recall that applying a cat to the torso hastened my recovery. But such a potentially groundbreaking medical treatment should not be dismissed from one data point, so I recommend Filers test it for themselves.


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Cats Sleep on SFF: Hearts of Tabat

Cat Rambo agreed with my idea for publicizing her new book Hearts of Tabat. As for her cat —

Taco says she is somewhat dubious about all of this.

Help convince Taco — pick up a copy soon!

In Tabat, Beasts — magical creatures like dryads, minotaurs, and centaurs — question a social order forcing them into its lowest level. Adelina Nettlepurse, scholar and secret owner of Spinner Press, watches the politics and intrigue with interest, only to be drawn into its heart by a dangerous text and a wholly unsuitable love affair with a man well below her station. When Adelina’s best friend and former lover, glamorous and charming gladiator Bella Kanto, is convicted of sorcery and exiled, the city of Tabat undergoes increasing turmoil as even the weather changes to reflect the confusion and loss of one of its most beloved heroes.


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Cats Sleep on SFF: Order of the Phoenix

Mark Hepworth introduces two cats who seem unexpectedly relaxed around a giant owl…

This is Luna (left) and Lily (right) who were named by the big Harry Potter fan in my house. They are dozing with Order of the Phoenix plus a bonus Hedwig cushion.


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Cats Sleep on SFF: Bryony and Roses

Jules Bertaut improves the mind of a visiting cat:

This is Slider, sleeping next to and washing on Oor Wombat’s Bryony and Roses.  She isn’t my cat, she belongs to a family friend (my lease is no pets, alas).  She’s so named because she enjoys dashing around and sliding on the wood floors.


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Cats Sleep on SFF: Old Fanzines

Steven Johnson remembers:

Our late Triska, as he (apparently) pondered the cover of Maneki-neko, February 11th, 2011.

Thanks for running the Cats Sleep series, which inspired me to look around for some misplaced jpgs, including this one.


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Cats Sleep on SFF: The Girl in the Green Silk Gown

Jennifer Brozek’s cat was sleeping, originally —

This is Mena. I put Seanan McGuire’s The Girl in the Green Silk Gown ARC down and forgot where it was. Mena shoved it over and went to sleep. I don’t think she’s happy I woke her.


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