Cats Sleep on SFF: Avalanche

Alma Alexander answered our call for critter photos with this magnificent gallery.

I am sending you several pictures of my newest addition, a retired international grand champion Maine Coon queen named Avalanche (she goes by Ava). She is now the companion to my current resident, my one-eyed ex-feral ex street cat adopted moggy from the local shelter who is fully half the new cat’s size (and I think she thinks he is a kitten…) She is regal and magnificent, as well as weirdly kittenish and kooky (she is only just a smidge over two years old…) and I feel privileged to have been permitted to share her life…

Alma shares much more of her cats’ backstory in “A Cat Called Avalanche”, a 2022 post at Book View Café.


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Cats Sleep on SFF: New Critter

Lis Carey had another new addition:

This charming young lady, unnamed as yet, but clearly of FAO Schwartz’s Edward line, arrived today. 

As you can see, Cider immediately explained to her who the critter boss is in our home. 

There were no injuries incurred on either side.


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Cats Sleep on SFF:  Reginald Bretnor

Joachim Boaz, creator of Science Fiction and Other Suspect Ruminations: Reviews of Vintage Science Fiction (1945-1985), shows his cat Margo beside an influential work of early science fiction scholarship, Modern Science Fiction: Its Meaning and Its Future edited by Reginald Bretnor (1953). And Margo seems to be gazing into her own future.


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Cats Sleep on SFF: Grand Master of SF H. W. Franke

Nina Horvath’s beloved cat May returns to File 770 for the third time. Her first appearance was here in 2018, and she returned a few months later presenting some fantasy beer. Now, years later, she is sleeping next to books of H.W. Franke. Says Nina —

I am Austrian and a keen science-fiction fan, H.W. was certainly the most influential Austrian science-fiction author. He was an academic jack of all trades. He was a great person and really deserved the title of the “European Grand Master of Science-Fiction” and all other awards he got!

He passed away this year after a long life spent well on this earth, teaching, working, exploring, doing art – but we will remember him for his science-fiction stories!


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Cats Sleep on SFF: Impact

Mark Owen’s cat Gandalf stands sentry beside the author’s entry in the Self-Published Science Fiction Competition.

Impact is currently in the SPSFC2 competition. A near future debut SF more noble bright than grim dark. Tamarind Chase trained to solve one of the world’s most intractable problems, but his friend is trapped at Moonbase Verity amidst a Kessler event. Can he rescue his friend without abandoning his life mission?


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Cats Sleep on SFF: Beyond Uhura

Anne Gray likes this book, and so do her cats:

I’m actually between SF lit books right now, and am instead in the middle of Nichelle Nichols’ autobiography, Beyond Uhura – Star Trek and Other Memories.

So far the main impression I’ve got is that her parents were amazing individuals. That and now I want to seek out other recordings of Nichelle, singing and dancing!

Here are two out of our three cats, hanging with the book. I was going to just get Skye with it leaning on her, but Candy really really wanted to be in the picture…


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Cats Sleep on SFF: Terminal Peace

Jayn makes the introductions:

This is my new SJW credential Lady Micifuz, snuggling with Jim Hines’ last volume of his Janitors of the Post-Apocalypse trilogy, Terminal Peace – a fine conclusion to a fun series that got stealthily deeper without ever becoming a whit less entertaining. 

I think Jim Hines is one of those good writers who doesn’t merely settle for staying good…he continues to get better over the time I’ve been reading him.

Lady Micifuz

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