This Week in Cats: November 6, 2016

Awarding-winning author and co-founder of io9.com, Charlie Jane Anders is one of those writers whose work I read the second I see it: online, on a shelf, anywhere--my world stops for a few minutes or a few hours. Her latest novel All the Birds in the Sky was lovely, and her novelette “Six Months, Three Days” is a beautiful portrayal of a relationship complicated by precognition.

Given my affection for her work, it’s no surprise that I was delighted to discover that she has written a cat story. “Clover” takes place in the same world as All the Birds in the Sky, but even if you haven’t read the book yet, you’ll be able to enjoy the story of Berkley and Clover, two cats who live with and tend to their humans, Joe and Anwar. Do cats bring us luck? Are they overwhelmed with their desire to speak? The answer may be yes, and it may be no. You’ll have to read to find out.

This Week in Cats is a weekly (more or less) post about all things cat-related. The nature of what “related” means in this context will be determined by Sam T. Cat and his plucky sidekick, Josie Kafka. The nature of what “cat” means is unknowable to human brains; all we can do is read, hope for enlightenment, and provide more boxes for them to play with.

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