Cats Sleep on SFF: Adventure Comics

Mike Penick sent in a sequel to the “Cats Sleep on SFF: The Zanzibar Cat” post of last November.

I am Mike Penick, the husband of Ron Maas who sent you the Zanzibar Cat photo.  This is Imra, named after Saturn Girl of the Legion of Super-Heroes with her head on a copy of Adventure Comics #364, January 1968.  It happens to be the first Legion comic I ever owned (not the same copy).  In addition to having an extensive comic book collection, I am also a longtime fan of prose science fiction and fantasy. Imra the cat is decidedly non-heroic, but is round in shape like LSH member Bouncing Boy. 


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Cats Sleep on SFF: Monstrous Regiment

MSB’s cat Susie B takes cover behind a Monstrous Regiment – what could be safer?

The attached photo shows my cat Susie B hiding from the hoover behind my Terry Pratchett collection, as she does every week. I use Ikea’s Ivar shelves, so as to pack as many volumes in the space as possible. Susie resumes her place on the sofa (in the sun) as soon as the hoover stops.


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Cats Sleep on SFF: The Power

Ken Richards shares a last visit with his cat on File 770:

I bring you my cranky old Birman Ruskin, to whom we bid farewell today. He is resting in ‘The Power’ indeed, having given up on Lovecraft. Here he is also, taking in one last bit of sunshine in the courtyard.


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Cats Sleep on SFF:
The Zanzibar Cat

Ron Maas points to Joanna Russ’ book The Zanzibar Cat as the most feline of the titles his cat Cunégonde decided to lie down on. 

Ron, a fan since the Seventies, lives in Washington D.C. with his husband Mike. Their other cat is named Imra Ardeen, after Saturn Girl from the comics. Mike’s favorite series is the Legion of Super Heroes. Ron’s main fan activity is contributing to the ISFDB where he goes by Rtrace.


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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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