Cat Fantastic Hardcover – Feb 1997
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About the Author
In 1995 Martin H. Greenberg was honored by the Mystery Writers of America with the Ellery Queen Award for lifetime achievement in mystery editing. He is also the recipient of two Anthony awards. Mystery Scene magazine called him "the best mystery anthologist since Ellery Queen." He has compiled more than 1,000 anthologies and is the president of TEKNO books. He lives in Green Bay, Wisconsin. --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.
Top Customer Reviews
Bell, Clare "The Damcat": The writing style here reminds me of Lilian Jackson Braun's 'oral history' stories, without an interviewer. The elderly narrator worked on the Black Canyon dam project in 1934, along with a Hopituh and his wildcat, and has his reasons for saying that it can't be demolished.
Boyer, Elizabeth H. "Borrowing Trouble" - No relation to "Trouble" later in this volume; the human protagonist is a fire wizard's apprentice who gets a familiar to keep from being expelled as hopeless. The character's names are all Scandinavian, but there aren't many other Scandinavian overtones.
Cahoon, Blake "Day of Discovery" - Toys with the 'cats are aliens' theory (see Norton's _Star Ka'at_ for an example). The human characters are physicists who may answer the eternal question, how can a cat disappear in a small apartment?
Carr, Jayge "Wart" - Spacers' shipscats run the gamut from the Biotech shipscats in Lackey's SKitty stories, where they've been genetically modified for greater intelligence, to this story. Wart and his rival Grimalkin not only don't mindspeak each other or the humans aboard ship; Wart doesn't think in particularly sophisticated terms, although this story is told from his point of view.
Dunn, Marylois "Yellow Eyes": Cat and White Cat also appear in _Tales of the Witch World 1_ and Catfantastic 2's "Shado". White Cat, the female, acts as a familiar to the lady of the castle, while the macho Cat spends his time hunting, bossing the other cats and dogs around, and cadging food in the kitchens.Read more ›
As with all compendiums there are some good, and some bad stories, but I feel that the good drasticaly outweight the bad. I've found this to be a well collected anthology series and would highly recommend it to anyone who is fond of cats!
Most recent customer reviews
It's short stories. What are you going to do? After all, some are bound to be fantastic, and others... well others just aren't as good. That's how I felt about this book. Read morePublished on June 29 2002
I am thoroughly pleased with the variety of stories in this book. I intentionally got it for light summer reading but sadly I am through it... Read morePublished on May 16 2001 by Christine
I got this book yesterday and I just started reading it. The stories are delightful and very well-written. I recommend this collection to all cat-lovers.Published on Sept. 27 2000
Like all collections this had good and bad, but in this case the good by far outnumbered the bad and I greatly enjoyed reading this.Published on Sept. 18 2000
This is a wonderful book, filled with lots of stories of cats and magic. Any cat fanatic should love it!Published on Jan. 26 2000 by CatLuver8