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Gummitch and Friends

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Here is a collection of extraordinary tales of cat-dom told only as Fritz could tell them. Many autobiographical in nature, all reflecting the powerful imagination for which he is famous, these ten stories span five decades of award-winning writing.Included are exceptional cat poems and an Afterword by Margo Skinner Leiber plus two cat poems by Karen and Poul Anderson.The ...more
Hardcover, 260 pages
Published January 1st 1992 by Donald M. Grant Publishers
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Dec 09, 2014 B. Barron rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Space-Time for Springers
***** - IMOP the best short story ever written, but for some
reason this version felt truncated.
Kreativity for Kats
***** - Excellent!
Cats Cradle
**** - Good story.
The Cat Hotel
*** - Meh!
Thrice the Brinded Cat
*** - Last of the Gummitch stories.
The Lotus Eaters
*** - Okay.
Cat Three
** - Did NOT like it!
The Bump
*** - Good story. Not great, but good.
The Great San Francisco Glacier
**** - Fun.
Ship of Shadows
*** - Good, but a little off.

Poems: (I rate each, but
Jun 21, 2016 Roy rated it it was amazing
Call this at 4.5 stars.
A collection of Lieber's stories on cats over his life...
If you are a fan of Lieber's and love cats this book is just short of irresistible. Overall, the Gummitch stories are the best. While there are a few stories that are more commonplace (hence 4.5 stars), many are excellent, full of cat whimsy and some feel somewhat auto-biographical. Lieber was one of the best writers of mid-to late 20 century horror/SF.
A couple of the stories have a bit of sexiness to them.
Mar 19, 2013 Karen rated it it was amazing
Shelves: scifi-fantasy
I have been adding read books to my shelves and when I added this I was amazed to find zero reviews. This book is the definitive collection of all of Leibers cat fantasy stories, the most famous of which is 'Spacetime for Springers' about a brilliant kitten who saves his family. I read Spacetime way back in the dark ages and several of the other stories also as they appeared in fantasy anthologies. The book printed only two editions and that may be why it has a low profile here. I have read that ...more
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Fritz Reuter Leiber, Jr. was one of the more interesting of the young writers who came into HP Lovecraft's orbit, and some of his best early short fiction is horror rather than sf or fantasy. He found his mature voice early in the first of the sword-and-sorcery adventures featuring the large sensitive barbarian Fafhrd and the small street-smart-ish Gray Mouser; he returned to this series at variou ...more
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