Tails of Wonder and Imagination: Cat Stories

Tails of Wonder and Imagination: Cat Stories

Ellen Datlow

Language: English

Pages: 500

ISBN: 1597801704

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Tails of Wonder and Imagination: Cat Stories

Ellen Datlow

Language: English

Pages: 500

ISBN: 1597801704

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


From legendary editor Ellen Datlow, Tails of Wonder collects the best of the last thirty years of science fiction and fantasy stories about cats from an all-star list of contributors. The Stephen King Story is UNCOLLECTED, and has not been in print since the Horrorstory III anthology.

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"Sandman" graphic novel series, and for numerous other books and comics for adult, young adult, and younger readers. He has won the Hugo, Nebula, Mythopoeic, World Fantasy, and other awards. He is also the author of powerful short stories and poems. "The Price" is a lovely mystical, powerful, and moving tale that Gaiman admits is also more or less true. At least, the narrator in this story "is pretty much me, the house is my house, the cats my cats, and the family is my family. The black cat

least. Are you telling me I looked at the cat and didn't even notice him?" "When you came over," she said, "I used to put him in the other room." "What other room? You live in one room." "I put him in the closet." "In the closet?" "Uh-huh. So you wouldn't see him." "But why?" "The same reason I never mentioned him." "Why's that? I don't get it. Were you ashamed of him? What's wrong with him, anyway?" "There's nothing wrong with him." "Because if there's something shameful about the

he didn't know the cat's name, and now that the entire family was dead he never would. It was a calico, gray striped with a broad white face and an orange nose. "What's your name, puss-puss?" he whispered, scratching it behind the ears. The cat purred. One by one Railroad went round and rolled up the windows of the car. A fracture zigzagged across the windshield, and the front passenger's vent window was shattered. He stuffed Hiram's coat into the vent window hole. Then he put the cat inside the

published from 1980–2009, a few (such as the Lewis Carroll excerpt and the John Crowley and Stephen King stories) in the late 70s. There are stories in which cats are the heroes and some in which they're the villains. There are domestic cats, tigers, lions, mythical part-cat beings, people transformed into cats, and cats transformed into people. There's science fiction, fantasy, mystery, horror, and even one mainstream cat story. And yes, a few cute cats. This is not my first cat anthology. I

whiskers and no tails At this sight, the Princesses Margaret and Georgia began to laugh and point. They had never heard a cat sing, or seen a cat walk on its hind legs. Small lashed his five tails furiously, and all the fur of the catskin stood up on his arched back, and they laughed at that too. When they came back from the forest, with their baskets piled with berries, Small was stalking close at their heels, and The Witch's Revenge came walking just behind. But she left the bag of gold

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