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Catalyst: A Tale of the Barque Cats (Misc)
Series: Misc
Genre: SF
ISBN: 0345513762
Pages: 272 pages
Publisher: Del Rey
Price: $26.00
Reader Rating: Not rated
Catalyst: A Tale of the Barque Cats by Anne McCaffrey & Elizabeth Ann Scarborough

Description: Pilot, navigator, engineer, doctor, scientist–ship's cat? All are essential to the well-staffed space vessel. Since the early days of interstellar travel, when Tuxedo Thomas, a Maine coon cat, showed what a cat could do for a ship and its crew, the so-called Barque Cats have become highly prized crew members. But even among Barque Cats, Chessie is something special. Her pedigree, skills, and intelligence, as well as the close rapport she has with her human, Janina, make her the most valuable crew member aboard the Molly Daise. And the litter of kittens in her belly only adds to her value.

Then the unthinkable happens. Chessie is kidnapped–er, catnapped–from Dr. Jared Vlast's vet clinic at Hood Station by a grizzled spacer named Carl Poindexter. But Chessie's newborn kittens turn out to be even more extraordinary than their mother. For while Chessie's connection to Janina is close and intuitive, the bond that the kitten Chester forms with Carl's son, Jubal, is downright telepathic. And when Chester is sent into space to learn his trade, neither he nor Jubal will rest until they're reunited.
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