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Pets in Space (Cats, Dogs and Other Worldly Creatures)

Pets in Space (Cats, Dogs and Other Worldly Creatures)

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by Pauline Baird Jones

Library Journals Best Books 2016 E-Original Fiction Pick for Best Genre Fiction! 

A tremendously fun collection of novellas that feature pets who travel the galaxies, along with their humans. The settings range from an inter­galactic cruise liner to a canine cyborg from outer space looking for a pack of his own here on Earth. In each story, the


Library Journals Best Books 2016 E-Original Fiction Pick for Best Genre Fiction! 

A tremendously fun collection of novellas that feature pets who travel the galaxies, along with their humans. The settings range from an inter­galactic cruise liner to a canine cyborg from outer space looking for a pack of his own here on Earth. In each story, the humans and their otherworldly pets save the day, generate more than a few laughs, and find their happily ever after among the stars.--Marlene Harris

Even an alien needs a pet...

Join the adventure as nine pet loving sci-fi romance authors take you out of this world and pull you into their action-packed stories filled with suspense, laughter, and romance. The alien pets have an agenda that will capture the hearts of those they touch. Follow along as they work side by side to help stop a genetically-engineered creature from destroying the Earth to finding a lost dragon; life is never the same after their pets decide to get involved. Can the animals win the day or will the stars shine just a little less brightly?

New York Times, USA TODAY, Award Winning, and Best selling authors have eight original, never-released stories and one expanded story giving readers nine amazing adventures that will capture your imagination and help a worthy charity. Come join us as we take you on nine amazing adventures that will change the way you look at your pet!

10% of the first month’s profits go to Hero-Dogs.org. Hero Dogs raises and trains service dogs and places them free of charge with US Veterans to improve quality of life and restore independence.

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Pets in Space (Cats, Dogs and Other Worldly Creatures) 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous 11 months ago
(I read the sampler version, not the whole thing) “A hero is just somebody who does what they have to do because they’re the only one who can do it" This is a line from one of the first chapters of a brand new anthology that celebrates pets in space. A group of pet loving established scifi authors wrote stories around the need for pets:from dragons to intelligbys: other places besides our home planet. And if only our Earth-bound pets could do what these companions can! When I first heard about it, I was very excited to read this group of authors who love sci-fi and their pets. However, even at its small orice, the full anthology was cost prohibitive, but the sampler wasn't and now I have to save for the whole book. I haven't been this excited for a book in years!
Anonymous 30 days ago
Enjoyed every story. Unique and not so unique pets who are devoted to their masters and mates (know it or not).
Anonymous 3 months ago
If you love S. E. Smith and Susan Grant it is worth buying. I, also, enjoyed finding new authors to read.
slugpuppy3 9 months ago
I very much enjoyed this anthology of stories that included all kinds of pets in space. S.E.Smith's A Mate for Matrix has a cyborg wolf hybrid; Susan's Grant's Stray has a dog named Bang Bang; Veronica Scott's pets for Star Cruise Stowaway are a cat and a creature that looks like an odd green furball; & Pauline Baird Jones' The Real Dragon features a bearded dragon -- or is it? Of course, the stories also include people, adventure and a bit of romance so there is definitely something for everyone!
LolaReviews 11 months ago
I received a free copy of this book and voluntary reviewed it The concept of this box set caught my attention, the whole pets in space theme sounded perfect for me as I love pets and sci-fi book. I knew a few of the authors in this box set already and decided I had to read this one. To summarize: I really enjoyed this box set with science fiction romance stories that all involve pets. There are some stories I enjoyed more and some I enjoyed less, but that's normal for a box set. Overall I think it had a good group of stories and some of these authors I definitely want to read more of. This set had a few authors I had read something by before and it was a good mix of some familiar and quite some new to me authors. I like how there is a picture of each pet or pets in one case before the start of the story. It was a nice touch and gave a nice visual image of what the pets looked like. This box set is perfect for people who like stories with pets and/or science fiction books.
Anonymous 11 months ago
Susan Grant's story Stray is awesome! It touched my heart. This is a must read story.
Anonymous 11 months ago
Cute little stories.
laurelwanrow 11 months ago
Like many readers attracted to this anthology, I love animals, plus I already read science fiction romance. Opening this beautifully formatted ebook has been a treat, and the cherry on top—for me—are the custom animal drawings at the start of each story. After discovering the first, I had to retreat to the table of contents to view each one. Laugh if you wish, but we are talking about a diversity of animals in this collection: husky-type cyborg caring for kittens, furry pups, the usual ship’s cat, but accompanied by his alien fluff-ball friend with the striped tail—who turns out to have a marsupial pouch! The teaser drawings made discovering each one’s role even more fun, then surrounding each of these lovable creatures was an edge of danger, the thrill of future technology and a heart-tugging romance. Purr-fect reading! In A Mate for Matrix by S.E. Smith, the wolf cyborg is truly an equal partner to the alien hero when it comes to deciding their future. In Stray by Susan Grant, Bang-Bang is described as a ‘yipwag’, but his empathic skills far exceed a canine’s when the damaged hero needs help. In Spark of Attraction by Cara Bristol, Sparky, a furry robot protector has much in common with the grumpy hero. In Star Cruise: Stowaway by Veronica Scott, the aforementioned ship’s cat and alien fluff-ball discover the stowaway—and help save her more than once. In The Real Dragon by Pauline Baird Jones, a bearded dragon first reveals he’s more than he seems when sits down to type. Spike by Alexis Glynn Latner had the most undecipherable image at the start of the story—a swirl of threads. They aptly represent a robot swarm—which pleasantly reminded me of the spot creatures in Tamora Pierce’s Trickster’s Queen. In StarDog by Laurie A Green, a canine-feline-weasel-mongoose mix is hired on to rid a ship of vipers, and he’s lucky he is! In Space Ranger by Lea Kirk, a stray puppy brings two determined people together. In Escape Run by Carysa Locke, only a psychically gifted fox can track down psychically gifted people. I receive a review copy in exchange for my honest review.
Cherri-Anne 11 months ago
One FURTASTIC COLLECTION!! 9 GOLD PAWS UP Can anything possibly be better than having pets and sci-fi romance combined together? How about having it told by some of the most SPACETACULAR authors out there? Then add in the fact that 10% of the first month’s profits go to Hero-Dogs.org. and you get one ABSO-FURRY-LUTELY PAWFECT collection to make you purrrrrr... and if you are a sap like me, you will probably shed a few tears, maybe even howl too! What can I say? I am a sucker for stories told from the PAWINT of view of a defenseless little one! Which is why I couldn't help but whimper with poor little soon-to-be Ranger in Lea Kirk's story in this collection! Of course the ending made it all worthwhile! And for the record Ranger, I love puppy kisses! wink I fell in love with Lea's debut release Prophecy and am LOVING this short story that continues that SPACETASTIC series! Having it told in part through the eyes of a little puppy was adorable!!! And getting more story about Simone & Graig made my heart soar!!! Then there was the kith in Carysa Locke's Escape Run in her PIRATETACULAR Telepathic Space Pirates Universe! What I wouldn't give to bond with an animal at that level!! I have tried with my own Sheltie - who also looked like a little fox when she was younger - but I guess we don't have the same thought waves! wink But having such an amazing friend (you definitely do not want to call Ember a "pet") who you can speak, feel & connect with at that deep of a telepathic/psychic level adds so much more to this story!! Or at least it does for me! Seeing things from the point of view of a "Fox" adds some humor and tenderness, as well as the PAWFECT way to share backgrounds, histories, thoughts & feelings, and to even play Cupid, making Ember one KITHTACULAR addition to this story, and the kith as a whole to the series!! I have only had the chance to read those 2 stories so far, but look forward to reading the others as soon as I can!