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Feline Fiction
« on: October 28, 2007, 11:10:42 am »
ok here goes...i don't many series of feline based fiction
Cat Who series by Lillian Jackson Braun
(has two siamese sidekicks)
Mrs. Murphey series by Rita Mae Brown and Sneaky Pie Brown
(Mrs. Murphey helps her human solve crimes)
Catswold Portal by Shirley Rosseau Murphey
(shape shifting cats?)
Witchling and Changling by Yasmine Galenorn
(shape shifting half fae)
Blitzcat by Robert Westhall
There are also lots of anthologies with feline themes... one of my favorties is Cat who had 14 Tales by Lilian Jackson Braun

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Re: Feline Fiction
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2007, 12:00:15 pm »
You know...I read the Catswold portal years ago, and decided to try reading it again.  The second time around, I really, really didn't like it.  I wound up hating the main character, and the plot seemed to fall apart, and then the ending was disappointing too.

Mercades Lackey has an intelligent cat in one of the Valdemar books, can't remember the title though. 

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Re: Feline Fiction
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2007, 01:15:40 pm »
My sister has some mistery books where the "detective" is a domestic cat: I can't recall their titles or their author though :-\
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Re: Feline Fiction
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2007, 01:18:26 pm »
There are Firecats in the Storm Trilogy, & maybe the Mage Winds one as well.
Murphy also has a series of mysteries featuring Joe Grey, a cat who for some reason gains human speech & level of intelligence.
Anyone else read the Gandalara Cycle by Randall Garrett?
Oh, and of course the Midnight Louie stories by Carole Nelson Douglas.
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Re: Feline Fiction
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2007, 02:54:27 pm »
And the cat wizards in Diane Duane's books 'The Book of Night with Moon' and
'On Her Majesty's Wizardly Service' (UK) or 'To Visit the Queen' (US)

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Re: Feline Fiction
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2007, 03:01:37 pm »
and coming soon-ish, 'he big meow' in that series.
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Re: Feline Fiction
« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2007, 03:14:08 pm »
Oh, and there was a tom cat in one of Pratchett's books that had the witches in it...Although he was in human shape for most of it. 
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Re: Feline Fiction
« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2007, 03:20:04 pm »
Greebo's in several of them, not just 'Witches Abroad", and there's Maurice in his "Maurice and His Amazing Educated Rodents".
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Re: Feline Fiction
« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2007, 12:01:23 pm »
Huff's Summoner series has a talking cat, Hodgell's Jaimethiel is bonded to a blind hunting cat, and there's a race of cat-people in Sagara's Cast series.  Some more hunting cats in Hobb's Fool's Errand, and there's always Shetterly's Cats Have No Lord and Pratchett's The Unadulterated Cat.

The webcomics Girl Genius and No Rest for the Wicked each have a talking cat traveling with the heroine:
http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20021104
http://www.forthewicked.net/archive/index.html

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Re: Feline Fiction
« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2007, 07:54:54 pm »
Then theres Summons the Keeper, The Second Summoning, and The Long Hot Summoning. All by Tanya Huff. The cats might not be the main characters, but they're important, and very funny.

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Re: Feline Fiction
« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2007, 01:40:51 pm »
And I forgot to mention Zelazny's Night in the Lonesome October, and the webcomics Alpha Shade and Haru-Sari:
http://www.alpha-shade.com/
http://www.haru-sari.com/b74t9082/story/

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Re: Feline Fiction
« Reply #11 on: November 03, 2007, 12:00:56 am »
And Tick Tock in the Telzy Amberdon novel by James Schmidt.  And the Sholans in the Sholan Alliance series by Lisann Norman.
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Re: Feline Fiction
« Reply #12 on: November 03, 2007, 08:57:38 am »


Mercades Lackey has an intelligent cat in one of the Valdemar books, can't remember the title though. 



She also has several short stories about a (space) ship's cat that was initially inspired by the story of Dick Whittington his cat (not sure I got that name right).

The cats in Tanya Huff's Summoning series are a hoot and the series would not be the same without them. Clearly, Tanya knows cats! :D
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Re: Feline Fiction
« Reply #13 on: November 03, 2007, 07:38:58 pm »
The three cat stories my Lackey are called S'Kitty, after the cat of course. ^^
She also did a story for Witch World about a woman who could turn into a panther.

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Re: Feline Fiction
« Reply #14 on: November 05, 2007, 10:55:27 am »
There's a catlike creature in Linnea Sinclair's last one, Games of Command. Then there's the Honor Harrington series by David Weber. It starts with On Basilisk Station. Most of the covers show the "cat" :)
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