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SKitty (Shipscat #1)

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The Captain thought that their shipscat would be an asset at the trade negations, so he ordered Dick to bring her with them. Dick had warned her repeatedly not to hunt on this planet, but what cat ever does what a human tells her to?
Nook, Short Story, 0 pages
Published July 1st 1989 by Marion Zimmer Bradley Literary Works Trust
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Jan 10, 2014 Fizzgig rated it it was amazing
This short story is a about the bonding between SKitty and Mr. White. It is a good introduction to the Shipscat. If you like this short story, read the books. It is also the first story of four short stories about the Shipscat. It's good for a quick bedtime read.
Vaguely disappointing. Maybe it's the fault of the short length; there's just not enough time to develop characters and background to my satisfaction. I remember now why I avoid short stories.

A lowly spacer has charge of the ship's cat, which has been genetically modified for intelligence and secretly has developed telepathic communication. The ship has stopped at a distant planet where they are trying to establish trade with an alien race. Very predictably, the cat saves the day and wins it's s
Jennifer Smith
Nov 18, 2015 Jennifer Smith rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

I'm a cat lover, so of course this is a natural for me. But the notion of a telepathic cat roaming the spaceways brings back nostalgic memories of early Andre Norton stories. I just wish this one was longer...
Gina Watson-Haley
Jul 30, 2016 Gina Watson-Haley rated it really liked it
Great fun! A thoroughly enjoyable escape to a new world. And I'm not altogether sure that Some cats I've known don't have the same special talents Skitty possesses...they just aren't ready to let the Hans know quite yet.

I recommend this one highly if you like cats.
Jan 21, 2014 Susan marked it as collected  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014
re-read 2/27/2014
Jun 06, 2012 Jesi rated it liked it
Enjoyable enough, although the formatting could have used some work. Words were weirdly hyphenated.
Patricia Simmons
Dec 29, 2015 Patricia Simmons rated it it was amazing
I love Skitty. I actually named a cat after her. Would love a full sized set of books or a trilogy with her and S-cat.
Jan 09, 2013 Serena rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
My Rating System:
* couldn't finish, ** wouldn't recommend, *** would recommend, **** would read again, ***** have read again.
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very cute, will have to read the rest!
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