A Booklist webinar featuring new titles in fantasy and science fiction was particularly worthwhile; cats were prominent on a to-read list that I took with me from the webinar.
Treecat Wars by David Weber and Jane Lindskold
Treecat Wars is a Young Adult science fiction novel that will be published this October by Baen Books. Treecat Wars is the continuation of a story that began with A Beautiful Friendship and continued in Fire Season.
The series tells the story of first contact between a young girl, Stephanie Harrington, and a race of beings called Treecats on the planet Sphinx. Harrington and a treecat, Climbs Quickly, formed a telepathic bond and, as Treecat Wars opens, Harrington has been offered an opportunity to go off-world for special training.
Stephanie Harrington is the ancestor of Weber’s character Honor Harrington, an officer in the Royal Manticoran Navy who has a telepathic bond with a treecat named Laughs Brightly.
Cat Girl’s Day Off by Kimberly Pauley
Tu Books publisher/founder Stacy Whitman described Cat Girl’s Day Off as a comedic fantasy set in an alternate-world Chicago. According to Whitman, the title has had a lot of success with cat bloggers. In one, the blogger’s cat interviewed the book’s lead feline character.
So that’s one direction my summer reading is going to take: YA science fiction and fantasy with cats. I look forward to sharing the adventures in Treecat Wars and Cat Girl’s Day Off.
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