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.
Catopolisby Martin H. Greenberg, Janet Deaver-Pack
Set in a world that exists on the same plane as humans, yet is hidden from us, Catopolis introduces readers to an assortment of cats, ranging from a feline Seer who must take destiny into her own paws to defeat a dictatorial tomcat thug...to a black cat who can call upon the powers of the ?big/i>/b>
Seventeen original stories about the ?city of cats?
Set in a world that exists on the same plane as humans, yet is hidden from us, Catopolis introduces readers to an assortment of cats, ranging from a feline Seer who must take destiny into her own paws to defeat a dictatorial tomcat thug...to a black cat who can call upon the powers of the ?big cats? to wage a war against evil...to a cat who would be king...to the ins and outs of cat politics and the perils of using mice as ballots...to a cat burglar looking for a musical treasure for his ?boss.?
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- Age Range:
- 18 Years
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If you know cats, I think you'll love many of these wonderful stories of sentient felines. They live right here in our world, but have their own comings and goings that we don't know about. After these stories, you'll look differently at your own pet.
I bought this book because I have a hard time falling asleep and do so better when my boyfriend reads me a bedtime story. Try finding those for adults! The short stories in this book were the perfect solution. I love cats and am really amused by the personification of them in Catopolis. I look at my felines in a completely different way now.
And then I started reading this book. I seriously bet there have to be better stories about the world of cats out there. This was weak and not really worth my time but I forced myself to read it since I had bought the book.
Was much better then I expected. Lots of good stories very readable
Feline fantasy fans will enjoy these seventeen tales of life in a magical "city of cats" that resides alongside our mundane world, but is kept hidden. Each tale is well written, but because the theme is somewhat limiting in terms of its catastrophic anthropomorphosis theme, readers should spread out enjoying the visit to Williams Lake, Wisconsin over a few weeks. The contributors are a nice blending of famous writers like Esther M. Friesner, Ed Greenwood, Richard Lee Byers, Jean Rabe and Donald J. Bingle with relatively newcomers; though some have had several short stories published. The tales range the spectrum from political to criminal to fantasy thrillers. Once again all seventeen are interesting with personal favorites being ¿I Am King¿ by Edward Carmien which has relevancy in DC right now, Lee Martindale¿s ¿Old Age and Sorcery¿ as ¿the life of Free Cats was not without its dangers¿, and ¿The Persian, the Coon, and Bullets (Matthew Woodring Stover) as cats learn bullets may be the means but its humans who kill. Readers will enjoy following the escapades of feisty felines like ¿The Guardian of Grimoire Hall" (Christopher Welsh) and the ¿Mentor of the Potala¿ (Bruce A. Heard) as CATOPOLIS is an entertaining compilation.