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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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« 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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Re: Feline Fiction
« Reply #15 on: November 05, 2007, 04:17:57 pm »
i want a treecat!!!

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Re: Feline Fiction
« Reply #16 on: November 05, 2007, 08:38:42 pm »
Treecat, Firecat, Pernese dragon, Companion, take your pick.  I want one.  Sigh.
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« Reply #17 on: November 06, 2007, 10:20:59 am »
love cats
i really lik medea in this book, she is so sweet to everyone


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Re: Feline Fiction
« Reply #18 on: November 06, 2007, 10:23:01 am »
I still say she sounds brain damaged, like Grey Drakkon's iris.
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« Reply #19 on: November 06, 2007, 10:23:53 am »
yeah but still so nice


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« Reply #20 on: November 06, 2007, 11:25:34 am »
or maybe Medea knows that Mercy will protect her so she can afford to be friendly to everyone. Or she is one of those rare cats who has never met a stranger. We had one of those when I was growing up. We used to joke that if teh house was burgled, he'd give them a warm welcome and show them where to find everything. :D
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Re: Feline Fiction
« Reply #21 on: November 07, 2007, 03:14:39 pm »
Might be brain damged, as you said Patti. I had a cat like that, she only turned grumpy when she got old enough to always be sore.

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« Reply #22 on: November 08, 2007, 03:25:21 pm »
my cat stormy is like that but she gets along with cats too, but she loves people - never hisses except at our other pets - 2 cats and a dog


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Re: Feline Fiction
« Reply #23 on: November 09, 2007, 05:13:13 pm »
Mercedes Lackey has a new book out Reserved for the Cat in her Elemental Masters series.  It has a telepathic cat called Thomas.

Robin Owens in her Celta books (the ones that start with the word Heart) has FamCats in all of them.  If you have not yet read any Robin Owens I highly recommend her books.

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« Reply #24 on: November 09, 2007, 07:54:43 pm »
Mercedes Lackey has a new book out Reserved for the Cat in her Elemental Masters series.  It has a telepathic cat called Thomas.

 :o Really? I thought that she was done with that series.

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« Reply #25 on: November 10, 2007, 06:51:08 am »
She doesn't seem to be retelling a fairytale with this one; however she does have a Gray Parrot who thinks he is Mozart (I won't spoil any more).

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« Reply #26 on: November 10, 2007, 11:38:23 am »
ohhh interesting i shall get that


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« Reply #27 on: November 10, 2007, 01:32:13 pm »
She doesn't seem to be retelling a fairytale with this one; however she does have a Gray Parrot who thinks he is Mozart (I won't spoil any more).

Actually, the fairy tale is Puss in Boots :)
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« Reply #28 on: November 10, 2007, 02:07:40 pm »
ha ha puss can talk, i dont think he's telepathic  ;)


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« Reply #29 on: November 11, 2007, 09:35:17 pm »
Actually, the fairy tale is Puss in Boots :)

Cool.  I am not far enough in to see that, but now I'll know what to be looking for. 

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« Reply #30 on: November 11, 2007, 09:48:39 pm »
The blurb or teaser I read seemed to indicate that it was partly that & partly 'The Red Shoes'.
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« Reply #31 on: November 13, 2007, 10:35:20 am »
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« Reply #32 on: November 16, 2007, 09:36:10 am »
There's also the Warrior Cats series by Erin Hunter (I think!) about different clans of cats. Will have to go check the author's name now, in case I got that wrong!  ::)
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« Reply #33 on: November 16, 2007, 09:49:20 am »
Okay, I went and checked and there is no-one called Erin Hunter, it's actually a pseudonym for three childrens writers. Just noticed as well they are UK books so I'm not sure if they are available overseas!
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« Reply #34 on: November 16, 2007, 11:00:38 am »
I'm pretty sure they're here under the series title of 'Warriors'  And there's 'Lion Boy' trilogy by a mother & daughter team in young readers too.
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Re: Feline Fiction
« Reply #35 on: January 26, 2008, 03:40:41 pm »
For some reason, today I was thinking about this & that, and noticed that there was a 'news' article recently about people whose body chemistries have altered so that they always stink, badly.  There was a character in one of the 'The Cat Who' books who'd had that happen to him.  Anyone else remember it?
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« Reply #36 on: February 20, 2008, 07:46:55 am »
My sister has some mistery books where the "detective" is a domestic cat: I can't recall their titles or their author though :-\

I am pretty sure you are talking about FELIDAE and the following books by Akif Pirinçci (german author).... two of his books were translated to english, as far as I know.... There even is a movie called FELIDAE .... it's an animated movie, made in the 90ies I think... but nothing for kids, I tell you, it's quite disturbing, but really really good!

I have the first two books and they are pretty good..... the cat is called Francis by the way and his friend Blaubart ( at least in german )


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« Reply #38 on: April 13, 2011, 01:18:43 am »
I have some you guys have missed so far:

Andre Norton:

The Beast Master
Lord of Thunder
Beast Master's Ark
Beast Master's Circus
Beast Master's Quest
Catseye
Gate of the Cat
The Mark of the Cat
Mark of the Cat, Year of the Rat
Fur Magic
Octagon Magic with Sabrina, the black cat
Star Ka'at
Star Ka'at World
Star Ka'at and the Plant People
Star Ka'at and the Winged Warriors

The Zero Stone - Eet is a telepathic Alien cat, constant companion of Murdoc Jern
Uncharted Stars
Search for the Star Stones (omnibus)(2008) contains - The Zero Stone & Uncharted Stars

Genetically ehanced, humanoid cats in A Breed to Come
Lura the cat in Daybreak:2250 A.D. (aka Star Man's Son)

Also, in Sci-Fi anthologies compiled by Andre Norton
Noble Warrior - CATFANTASTIC
Hob's Pot - CATFANTASTIC II
Noble Warrior Meets With a Ghost - CATFANTASTIC III
Noble Warrior, Teller of Fortunes - CATFANTASTIC IV
Noble Warrior and the Gentleman - CATFANTASTIC V
Three-Inch Trouble - A CONSTELLATION OF CATS

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Re: Feline Fiction
« Reply #39 on: May 29, 2011, 05:02:25 pm »
Working toward a movie of Tad Williams' "Tailchaser's Song"
http://www.aintitcool.com/node/49817
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