Otters In Space

Rated 4.75/5 based on 8 reviews
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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About Mary E. Lowd

Mary E. Lowd is a science-fiction and furry writer in Eugene, Oregon. She's had more than eighty short stories published by various magazines and anthologies, and four novels published by FurPlanet. Her fiction has won an Ursa Major Award and two Cóyotl Awards. She's also the editor of ROAR Volumes 6 - 9. She lives with her husband, two children, a bevy of cats and dogs, and the occasional fish.

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April Richards reviewed on July 31, 2012

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 22 days after purchase)
Garrett Marco reviewed on April 19, 2012

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)
Sarina Dorie reviewed on April 13, 2012

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)
Pseudosapien reviewed on Oct. 14, 2011

A fun furry read. Looking forward to a sequel.
(reviewed 21 days after purchase)
Paul Vanderloos reviewed on Aug. 14, 2011

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 33 days after purchase)
Amos T. Fairchild reviewed on July 12, 2011

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 2 days after purchase)
Molly Sullivan reviewed on July 31, 2010

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)
Janet Schmidt reviewed on July 14, 2010

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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