May 28

Magickcats!Click for larger image

Tom Noir Comments: If cats could read the story you wrote about them, they still wouldn’t.
Published 1984

Actually, that cover IS a classical work of art!I would touch it without protective gloves.I've seen worse. Far, far, worse.Interesting, but I would still read it in public.Middlng: Neither awful nor awfully goodWould not like to be seen reading that!Awful... just awful...That belongs in a gold-lame picture frame!Gah... my eyes are burning! Feels so good!Good Show Sir! (Average: 6.00 out of 10)

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15 Responses to “Magicats!”

  1. Tor Mented Says:

    Doesn’t look a bit like one of the Magi.

  2. THX 1138 Says:

    Did they ever release an anthology called “Exclamation Marks!”? How loud are you supposed to shout these titles, anyway?

  3. fred Says:

    Druidogs! have a special way of worshipping trees.

  4. Tat Wood Says:

    In 1984 any hint that Andrew Lloyd Webber and Stephen King were collaborating would sell well, so there’s a certain logic to the art.

  5. Francis Boyle Says:

    No one ever brought me a unicorn (or even a UNICORN!). I feel I’ve missed out.

  6. Bibliomancer Says:

    Featuring Fritz (The Cat) Leiber

  7. Anna T. Says:

    That cat has the smug grin of someone who knows something you don’t, but really should, and it is vaguely troubling.

  8. John D. Payne Says:

    RIP Gardner Dozois.

  9. Innocent Bystander Says:

    Are these fantasies you’re supposed to read to your cat? Or fantasies they have about what they want? Besides ruling the earth of course.

  10. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Magi Cats!: The story of philosopher felines from the East who visit scenes of Messianic birth.

    (I was gonna do the Fritz Leiber thing but B’Mancer beat me to it, as usual.) 😉

  11. Tag Wizard Says:

    @John D. Payne – Sorry to hear the sad news. Hope we didn’t jinx him with the post.

  12. GSS ex-noob Says:

    I probably read this and maybe even owned it.

    Unreasonably happy to see the “Cats!” tag.

    @Tor (1), @BC (10): Wouldn’t they be Persian cats? And wouldn’t traveling through deserts on camels mess up their long hair something terrible? And what would Baby Jesus do with a dead mouse, a bit of string, and a hairball as gifts?

    I was at a con this weekend and it turns out the aforementioned in here somewhere Melissa Snark indeed lives up to her name. Otherwise a nice person, and she managed to read aloud 10 minutes’ worth of a Chuck Tingle opus about Unicorns! without breaking down. A gay Civil War Unicorn! ghost. Featuring a hero named Roger. MY ASS IS HAUNTED BY THE GAY UNICORN COLONEL.

    Wherein the most mind-boggling thing to the panel and audience was that said Unicorn! was a cavalryman, which seemed redundant. I guess he’s pictured on the cover

    Was unable to look for GSS worthy covers.

  13. JuanPaul Says:

    Featuring : Magicats’asses

  14. GSS ex-noob Says:

    I am surprised they didn’t go for the “tails/tales” pun, what with kitty’s tail right there busting out of the scrolly framey thing.

  15. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Note that Stephen King’s name is the same small size as the other author names listed on the cover! That’s remarkable whichever way you see it.

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