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Alien Pets

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This collection of stories focuses on the often-overlooked companions who travel the stars with their masters, human or otherwise. Tales of these faithful creatures vary from cuddly animals from Alpha Centauri, to genetically altered Earth animal, accompanying humans to the edge of the galaxy, and alien invaders disguised as loyal housepets.
Paperback, 320 pages
Published December 1st 1998 by DAW (first published 1998)
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Kara
Jul 08, 2013 Kara rated it it was ok

A very mixed bag of tales, both in tone and in age level -some would be perfect for the middle graders just getting into sci-fi, while others are decidedly more adult in tone. Given that, not sure who I would recommend it to.
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Dec 17, 2009 Bark's Book Nonsense rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
Alien Pets is a novel about, well, Alien Pets. Contained within are stories that are warm and fuzzy, hilarious and downright heartbreaking (though most are on the lighter side). As is the case with most anthologies, some of the stories just couldn’t hold my interest (the more techie sci-fi based ones) but for the most part I thoroughly enjoyed these mini-romps with odd pets of all sorts and sizes.

Starting things off is Nina Kiriki Hoffman's "Objects of Desire" which tells the tale of a youngster
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Oct 20, 2008 Susan marked it as currently-reading-anthcoll
♥"Objects of Desire" by Nina Kiriki Hoffman READ 10/20/2016 (collected in Time Travelers, Ghosts and Other Visitors) re-read 8/18/2015
What Fluffy Knew • shortstory by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Diamonds • novelette by Michelle West
Not Exactly a Dog • shortstory by Bruce Holland Rogers
♦Winner Takes Trouble by Jane M. Lindskold
Thenagain • novelette by Gary A. Braunbeck
Bongoid • novelette by David Bischoff
As the Robot Rubs • shortstory by Dean Wesley Smith
Dog Is My Copilot • shortstory by Karen Haber
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Mar 21, 2013 Deborah rated it really liked it
I always thought that my cats were from another planet, after reading this book, now I know it is true!
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Some stories are more interesting than others, but for the most part enjoyable.
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