- File Size: 210 KB
- Print Length: 65 pages
- Publisher: Marion Zimmer Bradley Literary Works Trust (February 4, 2012)
- Publication Date: February 4, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0075YJEG0
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #493,195 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Shipscat Collection Kindle Edition
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The collection contains four short stories about human, Dick White, and his friend the telepathic ship cat named Skitty. I loved that humans had engineered intelligent cats for pest control and partnership and yet they still were cats . . . unpredictable, stubborn, choosy, and lovable. Spoiled too.
These stories are very fluffy and somewhat predictable but I absolutely adored them all. As usual Lackey’s world-building and characters are fun. The only major complaint I have is that I would like a full length novel about the further adventures of Skitty and White. The stories went by too quickly. Super short collection but worth me coin. Arrrrrr!
The central character is a race of genetically modified cats who can be trained to assist humans on spaceship journeys. Some are even telepathic. The ship has landed on a newfound planet that has a "small" pest problem. The solution - cats! True "ratters" solve the planet's problems, but even after instituting trade for as many modified cats as can be supplied to the aliens, the crew faces trouble from both human and alien enemies.
Ms Lackey uses these shorts to take the reader on a truly captivating trip to a new world on a spaceship cleaned by a race of genetically engineered "shipcats" to establish trade relations with an alien race. And we care about both the shipcats and their handlers! This is the work of a skilled author!
Trust me, if you buy this book you won't be disappointed.
Lackey's deft touch paints cats as clearly as birds, horses or gryphons. SKitty, SCat and their kittens purr their way past any disbelief and leave you wanting more.