Cats Sleep on SFF: Starman Jones and The Menace From Earth Posted on February 10, 2018 by Mike Glyer Farah Mendlesohn introduces “My Mews. Lord Miles Vorkosicat rather alert with two Heinleins.” Photos of your felines resting on genre works are welcome. Send to mikeglyer (at) cs (dot) com Share this:TwitterFacebook
That expression says he’s brooking no nonsense!
Beautiful cat! But what are the dimensions of that edition of Starman Jones? Is that a British format?
“Lord Miles Vorkosicat” – Hahahahaha, what a great name! And a very upper-class, dare I say regal, looking cat. 🙂
John, “Starman Jones” is definitely the British edition; if nothing else the pre-decimal price (4 shillings and six pence) on the cover gives it away. Also, it perfectly matches the 1966 Puffin edition on my shelf. It’s the standard British paperback size of the era, approx. 7″ by 4.5″.
I know that many cats have RBF, but that one is exemplary. Beautiful cat.
@Mike Hall: Thanks! I recognized the puffin but not the price. That’s a sweet size for a book, especially if one has old eyes or a great illustration for the cover.
@John: Agree about the size, and being a Puffin (Penguin) of that era the glue is probably holding up well enough to stop pages falling out. Having looked at the photo again I found myself wondering about “The Menace from Earth”. It has the cover illustration used in the UK so could the fact that – to me – it looks a bit smaller than “Starman Jones” be an effect of the perspective with this also be the British edition?
The only problem I have with that wonderful cat name is…
…pets have a distressing tendency to live up to their names.
(Says the person who foolishly once named a Doberman Pincer “Taz”.)