Cats Sleep on SFF: Becoming Terran

Mark Roth-Whitworth introduces us to his cat of many names:

This is my Lord & Master, after a hard morning, relaxing with a good book (my new one). Everyone knows cats have several names, but he’s got more than usual. He came with the name Tico, which I didn’t think was formal enough, so I expanded it to Don (in the Spanish usage) Tico Smiley, which, if you abbreviate, last name first… you get Smilodon. Then, my ex added Velociraptor, seeing him open the basement door (which now has a latch on it). Then I added the last, he says, going up the steps… what?! There are paws around my ankle? No, they’re gone! So that made him the Cossack, the Terror of the Steps.


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Cats Sleep on SFF: Worlds Beyond Time

Patricia Bryan is introducing a cat to sff:

This is my new cat, Ollie, learning about my favourite genre.

We are still getting used to each (only been a month) so I try not to compare him with Mooglie.

(Patricia shared a photo of Mooglie in January.)


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Cats Sleep on SFF: The Time War

Shrinking Violet invites us to apply our X-ray vision:

It’s not visible in the photo, but the bag that Casper is resting on contains a copy of This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone.


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Cats Sleep on SFF: Girl Genius Kickstarter

From Phil Foglio we hear —

Studio Foglio is pleased to announce that our latest Kickstarter for Girl Genius Volume 21 has launched: “An Entertainment In Londinium: A Girl Genius Graphic Novel by Studio Foglio” and is already doing quite well. 

Girl Genius is a webcomic that can be read here for free and it updates every Monday/Wednesday/Friday. It won 3 Hugos™ for Best Graphic story before stepping aside for other creators. This volume is written by Kaja and Phil Foglio, drawn by Reuben Award winner Phil Foglio, and colored by Cheyenne Wright.

We have also included a picture for the “Cats Sleeping on SFF” Department, though in all honesty, it could be sub-filed under “Cats Lolling About Adjacent to SF”.


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Cats Sleep on SFF: Julia

Andy says: “So delighted to receive Sandra Newman’s Julia, been wanting to read this ever since I heard about it.”

Also, lying by the side of Andy’s copy is Pippin, a domestic ginger cat, paying homage to the book.


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Cats Sleep on SFF: Umar

Dale Nelson says —

No sf books in sight here; but I mentioned this picture in a comment on the current picture (cat with Tolkien book).  There was no reason to think she really was feeling the weight of the world, but it sure looks that way to me (but bearing up all the same). If you think your readers would like to see the picture, here it is. This was taken not very long before the end of Umar’s life, though if cats have nine of those, I don’t know which one she had arrived at.


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