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USA Today bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch writes in almost every genre. Generally, she uses her real name (Rusch) for most of her writing. Under that name, she publishes bestselling science fiction and fantasy, award-winning mysteries, acclaimed mainstream fiction, controversial nonfiction, and the occasional romance. Her novels have made bestseller lists around the world and her short fiction has appeared in eighteen best of the year collections. She has won more than twenty-five awards for her fiction, including the Hugo, Le Prix Imaginales, the Asimov’s Readers Choice award, and the Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Readers Choice Award.
Publications from The Chicago Tribune to Booklist have included her Kris Nelscott mystery novels in their top-ten-best mystery novels of the year. The Nelscott books have received nominations for almost every award in the mystery field, including the best novel Edgar Award, and the Shamus Award.
She writes goofy romance novels as award-winner Kristine Grayson, romantic suspense as Kristine Dexter, and futuristic sf as Kris DeLake.
Her popular weekly blog on the changes in publishing has become an industry must-read.
She also edits. Beginning with work at the innovative publishing company, Pulphouse, followed by her award-winning tenure at The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, she took fifteen years off before returning to editing with the original anthology series Fiction River, published by WMG Publishing. She acts as series editor with her husband, writer Dean Wesley Smith, and edits at least two anthologies in the series per year on her own.
To keep up with everything she does, go to kriswrites.com. To track her many pen names and series, see their individual websites (krisnelscott.com, kristinegrayson.com, krisdelake.com, retrievalartist.com, divingintothewreck.com). She lives and occasionally sleeps in Oregon.
on Aug. 06, 2012 :
Fluffy is a cat that is cared for by owners that treat her like a princess or a queen - and Fluffy knows it.
Her domain consists of a few other cats too, two of whom drive her crazy with their antics. Then Fluffy's life goes haywire when something invades her domain...some tiny aliens that the human beings look askance at, for a little while anyway.
Until those little aliens start attacking cats.
So how will Fluffy get rid of these horrible aliens?
This short story is not all sweetness and light because it's about a cat. I was actually startled by what happens in this story. Not that I was expecting sweetness and light, but egad! Because it startled me so much (or despite it), I had to know the ending.
You're mostly seeing events from Fluffy's perspective, with the occasional aside or two from the humans involved.
Fluffy comes off as resourceful and smart, and if you have a cat in your life, you already know that :-).
Just get by that somewhat gruesome scene, and you'll enjoy the story.
(reviewed 26 days after purchase)