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Catacombs : a tale of the Barque cats / by Anne McCaffrey, Elizabeth Ann Scarborough.

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  • 37 of 38 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Adams PL Sys. - Decatur Branch SFIC MCCAFFR CAT (Text) 34207001537522 Adult Fiction - Science Fiction Available -
Benton Co PL - Fowler F MCC (Text) 34044000735173 Adult Fiction Available -
Brazil PL - Brazil MCCAFFREY (Text) 38160000648186 Second Floor, Fiction Available -
Brookston Prairie Twp PL - Brookston FSF MCC (Text) 38209000746282 Science Fiction/Fantasy Available -
Butler PL - Butler FIC MCCAFF A Cats 2 (Text) 73174005010842 Adult: Fiction Available -
Danville-Center Twp PL - Danville SF MCC (Text) 32604000208649 DCTPLD AD Science Fiction Available -
Flora-Monroe Twp PL - Flora FIC MCC (Text) 50825010573250 Fiction Available -
Garrett PL - Garrett SF MCC (Text) 30010170597879 Science Fiction Available -
Greensburg-Decatur Co PL - Greensburg SF MACC (Text) 32826011762564 Science Fiction/Fantasy Available -
Greentown PL - Greentown AF MCCAFFREY (Text) 75342000070218 Adult Fiction Available -
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  • ISBN: 9780345513786 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 9780345524782 (ebook)
  • Physical Description: 236 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 2011.

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General Note: Sequel to: Catalyst.
Summary, etc.: In Catalyst, award-winning authors Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough introduced readers to the beguiling Barque Cats: spacefaring felines who serve aboard starships as full-fledged members of the crew. Highly evolved, the cats share an almost telepathic bond with their minders, or Cat Persons - until, suddenly, there is no 'almost' about it, and a particular Barque Cat, Chester, learns to exchange thoughts with his human friend, Jubal. Other cats soon gain the same ability. Behind the seeming miracle is a mysterious cat named Pshaw-Ra, who possesses knowledge and technology far beyond anything the Barque Cats - or their humans - have ever seen. When fear of a virulent plague leads the government first to quarantine and then to kill all animals suspected of infection, Pshaw-Ra - with the help of Chester, Jubal, and the crew of the starship Ranzo - activates a 'mousehole' in space that carries the refugees to a place of safety: Pshaw-Ra's home planet of Mau, where godlike cats are worshiped by human slaves. But Pshaw-Ra's actions are less noble than they appear. The scheming cat plans to mate the Barque Cats with his own feline stock, creating a hybrid race of superior cats - a race destined to conquer the universe. Yet right from the start, his plans go awry. For one thing, there's a new queen on Mau: Pshaw-Ra's daughter Nefure, a spoiled brat - er, cat - with a temper as short as her attention span. Pshaw-Ra's other daughter, the rightful queen Renpet, is exiled, running for her life in the only direction available to her - down into the vast catacombs beneath the Mauan desert. Far from receiving the hero's welcome he expected, Pshaw-Ra must use every bit of his considerable cleverness just to survive. Meanwhile, as usual, Chester and Jubal stumble right into the middle of things, in the process uncovering the lost secrets of the Mauan civilization. But that's not all they uncover. In the forgotten catacombs deep below the Mauan capital, something has awakened. Something as old as the universe. Something that hungers to devour all light and life - and that bears an undying hatred for cats.
Subject: Cats > Fiction.
Telepathy > Fiction.
Interstellar travel > Fiction.
Genre: Science fiction.

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