This original anthology gathers together eighteen fantastical stories about cats, dogs, mice, and other furry creatures from realms beyond our world.
Includes stories by Michael A. Stackpole, Keith DeCandido, James M. Ward, Jody Lynn Nye, Nancy Holder, Loren L. Coleman, David Bischoff, and others.
|Product dimensions:||4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.86(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Jean Rabe is a fantasy and science fiction writer who sometimes dabbles in military fiction and mysteries. She’s an avid reader who has far too many books to fit on her bookshelves, and she resides in a tiny town in Illinois with her husband, three dogs, an obnoxious parrot, and an assortment of tropical fish. She can be found at jeanrabe.com.
Brian Thomsen was a Hugo Award-nominated author. He wrote more than thirty short stories and collaborated with Julius Schwartz on Schwartz’s autobiography. He was also a founding editor of the Questar Science Fiction publishing house and served as managing fiction editor at TSR, Inc.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Before anyone decides this is too cute for fantasy, the editors remind the audience of the works of Beatrix Potter (Peter Rabbit), Richard Adams (Watership Down) and Robert C. O¿Brien (Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh). However, the inspiration for the theme comes from Andre Norton¿s ¿Catfantastic¿ tales. The eighteen all new stories are fun though mostly lighthearted as the contributors have had a good time writing the tales. The stars range from the normal fur bearers like dogs and cats to the rodent breed like mice, weasels, possums and gerbils while some of the tales contain supernatural magical creatures who soar in the sky or come back from the dead. In all cases, the headliner battles evil using enchantments and courage to protect loved ones including human pets. Readers of short personification fantasies will appreciate this delightful anthology while those from the WC Fields¿ thought of never co-starring with animals (natural or paranormal) will pass as humans for the most part play a support part in danger roles. --- Harriet Klausner