Cats Sleep on SFF: New Dimensions

Mark Kelly, who maintains the indispensable SF Awards Database, introduces us to a cat and the collections she’s sleeping on:

Soybean, our 2-1/2-year-old female, finding a spot on the sofa where I’m sorting anthologies (and other books) for my SFADB anthologies project. The towel was there to protect the books from the afternoon sun; I turned it back a bit for the photo. At right is a complete run of Damon Knight’s Orbit anthologies, in paperback and hardcover; left of that, paperbacks of Delany/Hacker’s Quark/ books and other pb anthologies. Ordinarily I would never let one of my cats settle onto a stack of books, but in this case the towel softened the impact, I think. Underneath Soybean is a complete run of Silverberg (& Randall) New Dimensions anthologies.


Photos of other cats (or whatever you’ve got!) resting on genre works are welcome. Send to mikeglyer (at) cs (dot) com

5 thoughts on “Cats Sleep on SFF: New Dimensions

  1. So, is Mark Kelly saying he does not respect the venerable custom of cats sleeping on our valued books, absorbing their contents?

    I’m shocked, I tell ya. Shocked!

    Lovely kitty.

  2. Cats love any place to sleep on/in that is new. You can put a piece of paper on the floor and she is going to sleep on it. Soybean may not be remarkable in her behaviour, but in her beauty. She is really pretty and three-coloured cats are also supposed to provide good luck for their humans.

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