Sunday, October 30, 2016

The top 25 cats in sci-fi & fantasy

Jeff Somers is the author of the Avery Cates series, The Ustari Cycle, Lifers, and Chum (among many other books) and numerous short stories.

At the B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy blog he tagged twenty-five of the best cats in sci-fi & fantasy, including:
Churchill from Pet Sematary, by Stephen King

Poor Church. A lively, loving cat, he is run over and killed on the road outside Creed’s house early in King’s classic 1983 novel. Brought back to life by the mysterious Pet Sematary [sic], Church initially seems like a miracle—especially for any readers who have lost pets. Sadly, resurrected Church comes back wrong—he smells bad, has an ill temper, and his playful hunting for mice and birds becomes slightly more…psychopathic. In the end, though, the tragedy of getting your pet back and discovering he’s not the same makes Church one of the most memorable cats in genre writing.
Read about another entry on the list.

Pet Sematary is among Jessica Ferri's five top books on American small towns and Sandra Greaves's top ten ghost stories.

--Marshal Zeringue