Edited by Martin H. Greenberg & Janet Deaver-Pack
Review by Carolyn Frank
DAW Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780756405144
Date: 02 December 2008 List Price $7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
Catopolis is more than a city of cats; it is the cat's world from a multiplicity of feline perspectives. All varieties of cats are represented in these short tales, from feral cats to house pets, from tomcats to purebreds, from realistic felines to fantastic creatures with magical abilities. A few dogs appear, although this cat's world is more typically filled with birds and/or mice. People in the stories run the gamut from cruel tormentors to kindly helpless or occasionally helpful senior citizens. From official release/information:
From back of book: Anyone who has ever lived with cats knows that they have their own lives, activities, and relationships that are quite separate and different from the ones they share with humans.
Catopolis explores the secret worlds of cats in seven teen intriguing stories that range from that of 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 ct burglar looking for a musical treasure for his "boss."
From Guardians of both their own society and ours to mentors, detectives, demon fighters, guides, oracles, and more, here are an assortment of cats that many a human would be delighted to know.