Catalyst: A Tale of the Barque Cats Paperback – 23 Nov 2010
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This is magic . . . science fiction at its most primal and its best. January Magazine
McCaffrey and Scarborough switch perspective to how the cats see things and their viewpoint is delightful. . . . This series is off to a good start. SF Crowsnest.com"
"This is magic . . . science fiction at its most primal and its best."--January Magazine
About the Author
Anne McCaffrey, one of the world's most popular authors, is best known for her Dragonriders of Pern(R) series. She was the first woman to win the two top prizes for science fiction writing, the Hugo and Nebula awards. She was also given the American Library Association's Margaret A. Edwards Award for Lifetime Literary Achievement in Young Adult Fiction, was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame, and was named a Science Fiction Writers of America Nebula Grand Master. Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1926, McCaffrey relocated to Ireland in the 1970s, where she lived in a house of her own design, named Dragonhold-Underhill. She died in 2011.Elizabeth Ann Scarborough, winner of the Nebula Award for her novel The Healer's War, is the author of numerous fantasy novels. She has co-authored ten other novels with Anne McCaffrey. She lives on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State. From the Hardcover edition.
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But it is not an adult book! The plot is obvious and simplistic, there is none of that rich charactor development that is the trademark of her Pern or shell people books the plot is sketchy and unbelievable and it is a great shame as this could have been an interesting story
My book shelf contains all your books, from 'Restoree' onwards, this one I don't know if it's destined for the cupboard under the stairs or the bin.
Subsistence farmers popping to and fro on their personal shuttles to a space station at any pretext, academy trained ship crew with no other role than cat handler, Academy trained crew sent on solo EVA without basic skills, adult horse trade between underdeveloped colony worlds where easy cloning by the untrained is an everyday supermarket item?????
Hmm, 2 to 2.5 stars (dependant if you are a cat loving 8 year old or not). Even for the kids, my book shelf space is for better books than this.
I remember earlier novels where they mentioned Basque Cats and whilst this didn't disappoint it reminded me too much of the disney movies regarding extra terrestrial cats!
Its a good book for kids but I find myself getting a little too long in the tooth to appreciate this properly.
At some point I'll pick up the sequel but until then enjoy yourselves!
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