Otters In Space

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Humans have left the Earth, and dogs rule. Kipper is an oppressed tabby-cat who dreams of a better place, where cats run their own lives. When she discovers a secret that sends her out of this world, Kipper must navigate through the mysterious otter space station and befriend a spaceship full of eccentric otters to find out: is there really a cat paradise?

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Published: July 12, 2010
Words: 60,130
Language: English
ISBN: 9781458068286
About Mary E. Lowd

Mary E. Lowd is a science-fiction and furry writer in Eugene, Oregon. She's had more than forty short stories published by various magazines and anthologies, and her first novel, "Otters In Space," was picked up by a small press after a year and half of being self-published. The sequel, "Otters In Space 2: Jupiter, Deadly," came out in the summer of 2013. Her fiction has been nominated thirteen times for Ursa Major Awards and has won a Cóyotl Award. She's a member of SFWA, the Furry Writers' Guild, a judge for the Cat Writers' Association, and co-chair of her local critique group, the Wordos. She lives with her husband, two children, three dogs, four cats, and zero otters.

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Review by: April Richards on July 31, 2012 : star star star star star
Extremely well written and funny! I love the cats and dogs in the story and the otters are great! I can't wait for the next book to come out :)
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Garrett Marco on April 19, 2012 : star star star star star
On the surface, Otters In Space: The Search for Cat Havana is an anthropomorphic animal-lover's dream, with cats, dogs, and otters walking and talking with the best of them. Dig deeper, and you'll find a compelling narrative about social class as well as rising against injustice and oppression; about what it means to have a home and the trials one is willing to go through to find that place. Otters in Space has hints of Richard Adam's Watership Down and Tad William's Tailchaser's Song, but manages a quirkiness all its own, with memorable characters and interesting turns. I wait eagerly for the next installment!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Sarina Dorie on April 13, 2012 : star star star star star
I just finished Otters in Space, a science fiction novel taking place on Earth after humans have left and genetically engineered animals have taken over the world.
This was a fun young adult book that readers of any age would enjoy! The characters are memorable and the humor witty. I was pulled along until the very end, staying up past my bedtime because I had to see what would happen next. I am amazed by the quality of the writing, the well-crafted storytelling, and the complexities of world-building. I really enjoyed how issues of race and oppression are explored in a safe and accessible way for young adults. I can’t wait for the sequel to come out!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Pseudosapien on Oct. 14, 2011 : star star star star
A fun furry read. Looking forward to a sequel.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Paul Vanderloos on Aug. 14, 2011 : star star star star
This is a delightful read about cats, dogs and otters in a world abandoned by humans. The characters were so aptly fleshed out and personified.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Paul Vanderloos on Aug. 14, 2011 : star star star star
This is a delightful read about cats, dogs and otters in a world abandoned by humans. The characters were so aptly fleshed out and personified.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Amos T. Fairchild on July 12, 2011 : star star star star star
Smart, funny. A must read, especially for those living in this world with our furry friends. Dearly hoping this will become a long series of otters (and cats and dogs) in space.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Molly Sullivan on July 31, 2010 : star star star star star
I was very surprised by this novel. There were points where I actually laughed out loud. The characters were endearing and the although covering some underlyingly serious social issues, the story felt fresh. I found this a thoroughly enjoyable read. Thumbs up.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Janet Schmidt on July 14, 2010 : star star star star star
Fabulous! Cats and dogs and otters, and somehow this captures their very different personalities. Well, I've never actually met an otter...loads of fun, can't wait for more.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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