Cats in Space and Other Places

Space. The Feline Frontier.

It has been said (by Mark Twain) that “If man could be crossed with the cat it would improve man, but it would deteriorate the cat.” In this volume we explore the many and manifest reasons why humans should voluntarily accord first place in space to their feline brethren. From Robert A. Heinlein’s “Ordeal in Space” in which the merest kitten confers the gift of courage on his human, to Cordwainer Smith’s “Ballad of Lost C’mell,” which answers the very question of what would be the outcome of the melding of human and cat, we offer here sixteen reasons why cats are Number One in our book.

Cover Art by Dean Morrissey

This is a work of fiction. All the characters and events portrayed in this book are fictional, and any resemblance to real people or incidents is purely coincidental.

First printing, 1992

Printed in the United States of America

eISBN: 978-1-62579-539-7

Copyright 1992 by Bill Fawcett & Associates

All rights reserved, including the right to reproduce this book or portions thereof in any form.

Electronic version by Baen Books