Catacombs

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Catacombs

A Tale of the Barque Cats

By Anne McCaffrey; Elizabeth Ann Scarborough

Del Rey Books, Paperback, 9780345513793, 256pp.

Publication Date: January 10, 2012

Description

The spacefaring Barque Cats are valued members of every vessel’s crew, thanks to their special bond with humans. Then Pshaw-Ra, a mysterious cat with highly advanced knowledge, gives the felines the power of telepathy. When panic over a virulent plague drives the government to exterminate animals, Pshaw-Ra guides the cats and humans of the starship Ranzo to safety on his home planet, Mau. But Pshaw-Ra has a hidden agenda. His ultimate goal? Mate the Barque Cats with their godlike counterparts who rule on Mau and create a superior race to conquer the universe. His plans, however, may be doomed by his daughters’ battle royal to become queen, by a suspicious Barque Cat with an equally curious human friend—and by something stirring deep beneath the city with a hunger to devour all life . . . and an undying hatred for cats.



About the Author
Anne McCaffrey, the Hugo Award-winning author of the bestselling Dragonriders of Pern novels, is one of science fiction's most popular authors. She lives in a house of her own design, Dragonhold-Underhill, in County Wicklow, Ireland.

Elizabeth Ann Scarborough, winner of the Nebula Award for her novel "The Healer's War, "is the author of numerous fantasy novels. She has co-authored eleven other novels with Anne McCaffrey. She lives on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State.

"From the Hardcover edition."


Praise For Catacombs

“Written with gentle humor and a genuine understanding of the feline species, this welcome addition to a new series will appeal to cat lovers and fans of McCaffrey and Scarborough.”—Library Journal

“[A] space adventure featuring super-smart cats . . . Readers of all ages will be entertained as the barque cats explore strange new worlds.”—Publishers Weekly
 
“The cats and their observations of humans are hilarious.”—SF Crowsnest