Cat Sleep on SFF: Zhukov

Fiona Moore relaunches our series with a celebration of a beloved cat:

As a long-time reader of Cats Sleep on SFF, I’d like to offer a contribution if I may. This is Zhukov, my much-missed Havana Brown cat who passed away in March at the too-young age of 12. Here he is in happier times, relaxing with a Doctor Who spinoff novel. It’s Lethbridge-Stewart: The Daughters of Earth by Sarah Groenewegen.


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Cats Sleep on SFF: Starling 13

Steve Johnson has been a File 770 reader since the late Seventies (albeit with a long, pre-Internet break) who used to read issues printed with a Gestetner mimeo. But I never had this bucket — or a cat:

Della Street is a two year old Calico cat, intensely curious about novel objects, so long as they are novel.  I doubt if she will ever again pay attention to the Gestetner Ice Bucket or anything printed on twiltone paper. (The fanzine is Starling 13, January 1969.)


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Cats Sleep on SFF: Tales of the Astonishing Black Spark

Kendall’s submission is not a cat, not asleep, but there is sff —

Not sure if this counts but it’s an old empty bottle of wine in the shape of a cat, posing on one of the books I got for Christmas. The book is Charlie J. Eskew’s Tales of the Astonishing Black Spark (“Black” is supposed to have strike-through on it.)

Just trying to help push the envelope on this whole “cats sleeping on SFF” thing. . . .


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Cats Sleep on SFF: Datalore

JJ sends photos of a nameswapped cat:

During the weekly extended-family Zoom call, we got to see the orange tabby cat stretched out on the bed of my sibling’s adult progeny (who, sadly, did not inherit the Star Trek gene from their parents). “That’s Data, one of my roommate’s cats,” we were told. “The other one is Lore.” I asked if the cats looked the same. “Yes,” came the response. “And originally this cat was called Lore, and the other one was Data — but when their personalities started becoming apparent, the names were switched, and ‘Lore’ was given to the mean one.”

Cats Sleep on SFF: Starsight

Simon Bisson pushes the envelope in his contribution to the series. (And who doesn’t?)

Well, not exactly sleeping, as our two recent arrivals, the literary calico Maine Coons Lyra and Phryne, are very very active indeed…

And not entirely sff, as Bisson reveals:

Here’s Lyra sitting on a book starring her sister’s namesake Phryne Fisher. Quite advanced reading for a four-month-old!


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Cats Sleep on SFF: The Return of Hyper Comics

Michael J. Walsh, who broadly defines the word “cat” to include extinct avian convention mascots, forwarded this photo of Izzard, the Capclave dodo, with the new Steve Stiles collection. Walsh reminds us:

Steve did many covers for the Capclave program/souvenir featuring dodos and usually something to do with the GoH.


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